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  • Natural causes couldn't do this.

    We have only noticed global warming since the early 1900s. Wouldn't all the natural causes have started global warming before then? Also, humans contribute to most of the CO2 in the air that causes global warming. This happens when we fly in planes, use cars, and even use electricity. Pretty much all of our air pollution contributes to global warming. If you think about that, that's all of the cars, factories, and nearly everything that emits harmful gases. As we have used more cars and built more factories, global warming has increased. Therefore, humans are the ones causing global warming.

  • HUMANS are the causes of Climate Change

    Earth has been a perfect place until humans started to become smarter and invent many machines which increase the amount of greenhouse gases in out atmosphere. I know that technogy and machinery are nessessary for everyday life but they are affecting out earth! If we dont stop destroying our planet then there wont be a place for the next generations to live. THink about our children and grandchildren!

  • Yes, because of the amount of driving humans do.

    There are massive amounts of Co2 emission in the atmosphere. The time spent at a red light is two weeks of your life in just 7 days. Also I have been looking at data; the amount of Co2 emission that has entered our atmosphere has sky rocketed since the Industrial Revolution in 1900.

  • Yes, it is all humans' actions.

    Yes, because humans are responsible for taking what they believe is theirs and finding ways to destroy it. Global warming has been studied extensively, and has been credited for the hole in the ozone layer created by methane gases, which were created by humans. It really is that simple. Our need to create, explore, and invent has caused rapid changes in manufacturing and development, without concerns for the environmental issues they may create. Our expanded population is also responsible, as more products and services are needed and more pollution is created to support the population. An true example is that humans are responsible for global warming but we continue to just throw trash everywhere and we keep allowing bad things into the air. We as humans don't seem to care that trash is everywhere. We just keep throwing garbage all over the place. We are given tools to recycle and yet we are either just to lazy to use them or we don't care. We have earth friendly products, but we don't seem to be using them. Although we have many resources available to us we just seem to go on about our lives thinking that someone else will do it. Instead of walking or riding a bike we drive or take the bus in turn polluting the air. Factories continue to let off gases into the atmosphere instead of doing something that's earth friendly because it would cost them money.

  • We cause global warming due to carbon dioxide emissions.

    I know that we cause global warming, mostly because we let out so much carbon dioxide, and that messes with our atmosphere. Not only are humans doing this, but so are mammals. I believe this, because I have done a lot of research on the topic, and I has come to my attention, that we are the issue.

  • Global warming making a good point

    Becuz we have all this stuff we are putting in the air like the pic that is on this all the full from are cars all the littering we are throwing are trash on the ground and all that why when the end comes it is not going to be nothing we are going to make it happen before any thing else people do not think about this kind of stuff i hate people becuz of all that stuff just if you would stop all that bad stuff the world would be a lot better then it is right now all the war all the bad stuff we put in the air

  • One word, Correlation

    Looking at climate graphs and atmospheric CO2 levels before and after the 1700- 1800 ( I know this is a huge time period but relative to the rest of the time this is a tiny space of time) there is a correlation you can just not ignore the CO2 and temperature both increase at pretty much the same rate (slight time delay as CO2 in the atmosphere doesn't have an immediate effect)

  • No more debate on this

    Our body heat makes the world hot. :D nah
    actually........ We, humans, are definitely the cause of all these. We make the world unbalance. We complain so much when, in fact, we are to be blamed. Many people just don't accept the fact that they are the reason and even blame Mother Nature. LOL@mother nature. Seriously? Self-sufficient much? Hahahaha.

  • Yes, I do feel that humans are responsible for global warming

    The United States currently leads the world in the production of carbon dioxide emissions. This comes from daily necessities such as, energy and transportation through fossil fuels and sewage treatment. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased more than 30% since the beginning of the industrial age.

  • Nature Doesn't Destroy Itself

    Temperatures where I live have gone up significantly over the last ten years. Just last year we had record heat and wild fires. Something that contributed to the fires was that the pine beetles are killing all the trees, and they can only be killed by extremely cold winters which were common but are now very rare so the pine beetle population has exploded giving the fire dry and dead trees. We also continue to cut down the rain forests which produces the majority of the oxygen we breathe. Less trees means more CO2 and less O2. I don't know about you but I don't enjoy breathing in exhaust but that's what we could be heading for if we continue going down the path that we are already on. Also in the last 30 years the average temperature of the earth has increased 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which to people who are uneducated on the subject may not sound like a lot but its enough to melt ice caps which raise sea levels so you can say good bye to your beach home rich folk who continue to ignore the problems that face the world and only care about their own pay checks. But even you are not protected from this disaster. If the average global temperature increases another 1.5 degrees the ice caps will be completely gone, the oceans will have no current, which then would produce anaerobic bacteria which produce this wonderful gas called hydrogen sulfide which smells like rotting eggs, and here is the kicker hydrogen sulfide is extremely toxic so everything on the earth would die. Doesn't sound like a great future to me. Over all I just don't understand why its so hard to change our ways just a little bit to help the world. Its the only home we have why don't we take care of it?

  • Yes they are

    I believe humans are almost entirely responsible for global warming because science backs up this notion.Scientists have spent a lot of time researching global warming in recent years and it seems clear that humans are the root cause. Yes, there have been climate patterns with hotter weather giving way to ice ages and then hotter weather again, but the current phenomena does not follow this trend. Ever since fossil fuels have been burning and humans industrialized, the Earth has gotten warmer, making it clear that humanity is to blame for global warming.

  • Reliable Sources Support Yes

    None of the "no" sides arguments are true or make any sense. I've done lots of research on this and all real and reliable sources, not like watsupwiththat. Support "yes". NOAA and NASA and UCAR and NCAR all say yes. And, on top of that, we all trust these sources whether we want to or not because they set the clocks.

  • Humans are destroyers

    We use cars which produce carbon dioxide which destroys the ozone layer. This then lets in too much sun which eventually will melt the polar ice caps. We also use factories that produce carbon dioxide. We destroy forests which produce oxygen which helps protect the ozone layer. Humans are evill and they destroy everything.

  • Burning fossil fuels

    The burning of fossil fuels as you all know leads to an increase in pollution in the air (carbon dioxide and monoxide e.T.C.) which traps the heat from the sun in the earths atmosphere there is no other cause that I can see apart from wasting energy and not being as energy efficient as we should be.

  • How can people say there not!?

    The main factor why global warming has started"Climate change' generally refers to a long-term change (usually an increase) in global temperatures. Since the beginning of the last century, the average global temperature has risen by 0.75 degrees, and over the coming decades the world could see a further rise in average temperature of up to 4 degrees, with some regions of the world experiencing temperature rises of as much as 16 degrees.

    Climate change doesn't just cause temperatures to rise (indeed in some places temperatures have fallen), scientists also believe that climate change is causing an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disasters. Climate change is obviously because of human beings
    Since 1750 when we started building factories and steam engines we have been burning more and more fossil fuel (coal, oil and natural gas). This releases all the carbon that had been stored underground for millions of years. This extra carbon dioxide is a powerful greenhouse gas that is contributing to the runaway greenhouse effect, which is causing global warming, which causes climate change.
    Humans have also cut down the vast forests that used to cover our planet. Plants and trees absorb and store carbon and release oxygen (Fifty percent of a tree's weight is carbon). These huge carbon sinks are still being destroyed in many parts of the world.
    We burn oil to drive our transport and generate electricity.
    Too many factories are letting out CO2 and other pollutants.
    Obviously by the human activities being done by over three billion people in the world: pollution of all sorts.
    We are certainly a contributor. With 7 billion people (and climbing rapidly) on earth utilizing earth's resources and producing mountain of wastes, to think that we have little impact to earth is very naive and complete denial. There was a time when people believed that the ocean had endless amount of fish for us to eat. That's certainly isn't true now.
    By changing the ratio of forest to land clearings and altering the composition of the atmosphere.
    Oxidization of bio materials for energy.
    Cattle farming.
    Rubbish dumping.
    Destruction of plants and Forests that in turn rot and create more CO2 and so on.

  • Winters are already giving less snow, and summers are coming sooner. Yet we all still deny anything is happening?

    Pretty much all arguments I see on the other side claim that it's the government's fault. How about you quit blaming other people for the world's problems and realize that humans are nothing more than parasites. CO2 levels are killing out earth and most seem to be ignoring it. Ridiculous.

    Http://upload.Wikimedia.Org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Global_Temperature_Anomaly_1880-2012.Svg

    http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/File:2000_Year_Temperature_Comparison.Png

  • Since the industrial revolution, everything started changing rapidly.

    The more production humans need and want, the more harm we do to ourselves, but not only us; animals suffer the consequences. Also, future generations will pay for this, the question is; do we really want future generations to suffer and deal with global warming? We can't stop this, but we can decrease it.

  • Humans are the cause for everything!

    We litter, we smoke, we pollute, we use pesticides, we kill our environment (deforestation) and we don't do anything to prevent climate change occurring. If we want to stop climate change, humans are the things that have to change to make it work. We need to start using renewable energy, eating organic produce, reducing, reusing, recycling, we also need to use the car less often. We should take alternatives like walking, riding, using public transport, or car pulling. Humans are the main reasons for climate change and we need to stop it now!

  • Humans are responsible for litter and pollution, which are 2 contributing factors to global warming.

    Everyday, we humans are responsible for litter. We throw everything into landfills. The garbage just piles up everywhere. Humans are also responsible for pollution. All of the factories are manmade and the fossil fuels that escape are caused by our release of them. Humans, even if they don't have bad intentions, have caused global warming.

  • Yes we are

    Climate change is a big change in earth and people are the cause of global warming. Carbon pollution is the main reason our planet is getting hotter, increasing the chances of weather disasters, drought and flood and hurting our health. Global warming is a serious issue or numerous population. Global warming and the extra CO2 that comes as a result of global warming isn't a bad thing. In fact, they’re good for agriculture and will ultimately serve to better humanity.

  • Yes they are.

    Because if humans didn't exist then the global warmth would be the same as it was naturally, if humans did exist in a general sense then even us breathing creates carbon dioxide that affects global warming, so with us breathing and having planes/factories/cars and all the rest of it affects the warmth even more.

  • We pollute our atmosphere with fossil carbon. That additional carbon adds to the natural greenhouse effect.

    Average temperatures of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans and surfaces continue to rise in spite of liar denier claims. The atmospheric physics is clear and unambiguous. Carbon dioxide blankets our atmosphere and slows escaping heat. The liars might pretend otherwise but this does not change the unfortunate facts. I suggest that those of us who have allowed themselves to be deluded by these climate liars take a peek at Earth's ten year running averages for temperature anomaly. 10 years is long enough to smooth out enough natural climate variability and see the clear trend.

    Those who assert there has been no warming for the past decade or more are either deluded or deliberately lying.

  • Yes they are

    We use cars that sends carbon dioxide straight into the air and then there people cutting down trees and its increasing the carbon dioxide levels.Human activity--such as burning fossil fuels--causes more greenhouse gases to build up in the atmosphere. As the atmosphere "thickens" with more greenhouse gases, more heat is held in. Fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas are high in carbon and, when burned, produce major amounts of carbon dioxide or CO2. A single gallon of gasoline, when burned, puts 19 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  • The effects of global warming

    Global warming is not something whose effects will be felt centuries later, it is already affecting our lives. The recent scorching weather is not purely an act of nature. Neither is the increasingly volatile weather that is wreaking havoc in certain parts of the globe. Humans are causing global warming and we are suffering as a result, and the consequences will only get heavier. Coastal islands and cities such as Venice are already sinking. Many more coastal areas will be totally submerged in the future.

    (http://library.Thinkquest.Org/08aug/02429/effects.Html)

  • Humans are the Cause of Earth's downfall

    Humans are the fault of global warming. Everyday, hundreds of new cars are being released onto the roads. Every month, thousands of tons of greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere. When the arctic melts, plants frozen in the ice release some co2. Other places that release those dangerous gasses come from power plants. Coal, nuclear, natural gases, and geothermal are examples of power used by humans. Coal plants: there are more than 2000 of them on Earth and each one produces enough waste to pollute thousands of acres of lakes and bodies of water per year. Now imagine 2000 of them, polluting more and more of Earth. The average household uses the average of 11 thousand kilowatts of electricity annually. That's a whole lotta power plants gotta generate. Even renewable sources of energy are harming the environment, such as mass producing solar panels. Even though solar panels are a nice type of energy, materials are needed. Think it like this: if you were to remove humans from Earth right now and let Earth as it is for a couple hundred years, hundreds of species would repopulate, Earth's climate might go back down, Earth again would be a peaceful planet.

  • Humans Are The Main Cause Of Global Warming!

    We pollute and release greenhouse gasses causing global warming. We need to walk or ride bikes because all the driving we do cause the most pollution. We are to lazy to try and make an impact and that needs to stop. Yeah the earth would naturally cause global warming eventually but we are just adding to it.

  • Yes they are

    We have been polluting for a long time. Through dumping,air polluting, and many other things. This is by bad for us. No, not only us but to the whole world. We need to reduce unhealthy and dangerous polluting that we do. For people in the older category, this won't affect you a lot. What about the new generations after you guys? What will they think? I will bet that they will think that we were selfish because we think about how to make more money, not if this will affect the new generation or the environment. My only words are that we need to rethink what we are doing today and start thinking about the other generations after us.

  • Humans ARE Causing Global Warming

    Although the earth has natural gases that stay in the atmosphere and help heat earth humans are releasing more. With industries growing we are polluting the earth more and to make these harmful factories or plants we are clearing plants and trees which are cleaning our air. Along with our bad habits humans just breathing releases CO2 and with the increasing population and decreasing of trees we're warming the air.

  • We are Bad

    We don't realize that it can only be humans doing this. Was there such a thing as Global Warming when the dinosaurs or other animals were on this earth? No of course not. OK, this is shocking but true: If the whole world ate like the average American we would need 5 earth's resources.

  • we are destroying the planet

    We cut down the tress, burn fossil fuels. So we are responsible for global warming. We even destroyed the ozone layer which is protecting us from the sun and keeping us alive. At least now we should take some responsibility. We should stop cutting the trees and stop deforestation. We should plant more tress. We shouldn't burn all those fossil fuels. We should keep our environment clean and green.

  • I believe it's all human activities

    Yes, because humans are responsible for taking what they believe is theirs and finding ways to destroy it. Global warming has been studied extensively, and has been credited for the hole in the ozone layer created by methane gases, which were created by humans. It really is that simple. Our need to create, explore, and invent has caused rapid changes in manufacturing and development, without concerns for the environmental issues they may create. Our expanded population is also responsible, as more products and services are needed and more pollution is created to support the population. An true example is that humans are responsible for global warming but we continue to just throw trash everywhere and we keep allowing bad things into the air. We as humans don't seem to care that trash is everywhere. We just keep throwing garbage all over the place. We are given tools to recycle and yet we are either just to lazy to use them or we don't care. We have earth friendly products, but we don't seem to be using them. Although we have many resources available to us we just seem to go on about our lives thinking that someone else will do it. Instead of walking or riding a bike we drive or take the bus in turn polluting the air. Factories continue to let off gases into the atmosphere instead of doing something that's earth friendly because it would cost them money .

  • humans are responsible

    Humans are responsible because everyday thousands of people drive cars and pollute and that feeds into global warming. Also, when we see factories we see the thick smoke coming out of the tall brick pipes that is also part of global warming. I am doing a school project on this topic. Weather it is humans or natural causes and after reading into it is see that it is humans and everyday we make it worse and worse!

  • The Fossil Fuels we use

    The homes we live in contain Fossil Fuels. They are gasses we use For example coal, gas, and oil. These Fossil Fuels increase CO2. We use coal to heat up our house to stay warm, gasoline for the cars we use that burn CO2 and go to the atmosphere, and last but not least oil that we use to make food.
    Another reason why I believe Global Warming is caused by humans is because the world is over populated. This is causing a lot of Carbon Dioxide because of all the people around the world are polluting. If anything we are pouring more Carbon Dioxide than plants or animals by overpopulation.

  • Yes the human race caused global warming.

    Humans use petrol in cars and this cases more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere also power plants and stations this has the burning of fossil fuels which also stays up in the atmosphere. We are causing the ice to melt in the north which is causing the weather to change as well. One thing leads to another because then we go into greenhouse effect and gases but that is another story.

  • We don't realise what we are doing.

    Yes, because we do not realise what we are doing! Minute after minute, we are burning fossil fuels, therefore climate change is speeding up. I am currently doing a school project on polar bears, and how they link to geography, and I have decided to link them to global warming. The pictures I have found are shocking, and it's clearly our fault. We burn fossil fuels through cars and factories and it may not seem bad, but this is because it isn't affecting us, yet. In the next 30-50 years, we probably won't have the animals we have today.

  • Lets Help Our Planet

    Any and all humans who do anything that releases carbon dioxide into the air by burning anything is responsible for the greenhouse effect that is causing global climate change.

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    The problem is adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, which raises the temperature and throws the system out of balance.

    Depends a bit on what you understand under 'Global Warming'.

    Earth's climate varies naturally. From what science has been able to learn thus far, over the past 650,000 years the earth has experienced both warming as cooling periods. These changes always took several thousands of years (to move from warm to cold and vice versa).

    Science has also established that there is a direct link between the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth's atmosphere and the global temperature: more CO2 means warmer climate and less means a cooler climate.

    The earth both emits natural CO2 (ie, from volcanoes, plants, etc.) but also re-captures it (ie, in oceans and plants which use CO2 for their photosynthesis process). This natural process is called the carbon cycle. Through this process the earth has always been able to balance the amount of natural CO2 in the atmosphere though it could take several thousands of years to do so and thus go from a warm period to a cooler one and the other way round. Since the beginning of the industrialization, some 200 years ago, humans have also started to add CO2 to the atmosphere. While our contribution is relatively low (when compared to natural emissions), the scientific consensus is that we are unbalancing the carbon cycle as we only add CO2 and do not re-capture it as nature does.

    In the past 650,000 years (with its previous warming cycles) the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has never exceeded 300 ppm (parts per million). Currently, they are around 390 ppm. The rate of this increase (approximately some 150 years) is also worrying as in the past natural CO2 increases and drops took several thousands of year. As predicted by scientists already in 1988, the global temperature has risen at a rate never before experienced during that 650,000 years period.

    The current scientific understanding and consensus is that:the earth is unequivocally warming;
    it is very likely (>90% certainty) that most of the observed increase in global temperature is due to man-made CO2 emissions.
    humans need to cut on their CO2 emissions rapidly while at the same time stop deforestation (forests are a natural CO2 storage) if we want to avoid drastic global climate change and all the risks associated to that (extreme floods, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, droughts, bush-fires, etc.).
    All who says NO, is they DIDN'T care about there Planet they wasting there lives here!

  • We people are the cause of this global warming.

    Any and all humans who do anything to release carbon dioxide into the air by burning anything is responsible for the greenhouse effect that is causing global climate change.The problem is adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, which raises the temperature and throws the system out of balance.

    Your view depends a bit on what you understand about 'Global Warming'.

    Earth's climate varies naturally. From what science has been able to learn thus far, over the past 650,000 years the earth has experienced both warming as cooling periods. These changes always took several thousands of years (to move from warm to cold and vice versa).

    Science has also established that there is a direct link between the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth's atmosphere and the global temperature: more CO2 means warmer climate and less means a cooler climate.

    The earth both emits natural CO2 (ie, from volcanoes, plants, etc.) but also re-captures it (ie, in oceans and plants which use CO2 for their photosynthesis process). This natural process is called the carbon cycle. Through this process the earth has always been able to balance the amount of natural CO2 in the atmosphere though it could take several thousands of years to do so and thus go from a warm period to a cooler one and the other way round. Since the beginning of the industrialization, some 200 years ago, humans have also started to add CO2 to the atmosphere. While our contribution is relatively low (when compared to natural emissions), the scientific consensus is that we are unbalancing the carbon cycle as we only add CO2 and do not re-capture it as nature does.

    In the past 650,000 years (with its previous warming cycles) the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has never exceeded 300 ppm (parts per million). Currently, they are around 390 ppm. The rate of this increase (approximately some 150 years) is also worrying as in the past natural CO2 increases and drops took several thousands of year. As predicted by scientists already in 1988, the global temperature has risen at a rate never before experienced during that 650,000 years period.

    The current scientific understanding and consensus is that:

    the earth is unequivocally warming;
    it is very likely (>90% certainty) that most of the observed increase in global temperature is due to man-made CO2 emissions.
    Humans need to cut on their CO2 emissions rapidly while at the same time stop deforestation (forests are a natural CO2 storage) if we want to avoid drastic global climate change and all the risks associated to that (extreme floods, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, droughts, bush-fires, etc.). "WE SHOULD HELP MOTHER EARTH!

  • Ignorance is bliss (not the sun, my friends.)

    Ultimately, the climate system is powered by the sun: all else being equal, if you turn up the sun, you'll warm up the Earth. According to IPCC estimates, the sun has accounted for just a small portion of warming since 1750. A study of more recent solar activity has demonstrated that since about 1985 the sun has changed in ways that, if anything, should have cooled the planet—even as global temperatures have been rising. So the sun is not causing global warming.

  • Are you kidding me?

    We are the ones inventing the cars, factories, tearing down forests etc to make ourselves happy this 47% that is saying we are not polluting the air and causing global warming are insane! Do you drive? Your polluting. Do you smoke? Your polluting. Basically our society has come to the point where everything pollutes the air or someone's health.

  • People are spoiling everything!

    All these days, people have been polluting the air. People cause air pollution, which cases water pollution, noise pollution, etc. All these things are to be known together as global warming. It is been increasing day by day. Such as through factories, cars, etc. Somewhere or the other, human beings are responsible for global warming and I agree to this!

  • Humans are the culprit.

    Global warming is due to industrialization, deforestation, pollution and population explosion, and all these are caused by none other than we humans. We try to ease our life and make it simpler by introducing new techniques that leads to this global issue - global warming. It is the increase in temperature to the Earth's atmosphere due to human interference!

  • Global warming sucks!

    We create too much pollution, methane from animals, and should cut down to reduce the global warming and greenhouse gases getting worse. It changes the environment and the Earth will soon be unable to live on. Factories and cars burn too much fossil fuels and there is lots of evidence linking to this.

  • How obvious can it get?

    All the trusted websites states that scientists have agreed 90% likely that humans are the one causing global warming. I've read a couple of these statements from both sides, and would like to point out one thing. The people who said that humans aren't causing global warming, use the methane from cows that caused the hole in the ozone, as their evidence. I read that as humans dig up coal and oil (a high demand), they dig up the methane in the Earth's ground. There are much more humans on this world than cows, so humans have a bigger effect of the hole in the ozone layer than cows. It would be arrogant if humans said they aren't the ones causing global warming. All scientific evidence points towards the rapid growing human population. CO2 is being used in our basic needs; fuels for heating and cooking, water, electricity, it's everywhere. In the last 800,000 years, there has been 30% more CO2 in the atmosphere. Now that is a lot, considering 800,000 more years that percentage will double, if not triple, if humans don't do something about it. Global warming is obviously caused by humans. No doubt about it.

  • Global warming started at the Industrial revolution.

    We are the only animal that uses fossil fuel readily. In the last 200 years it has increased a lot, ever since the Industrial revolution. We use machinery that emits many greenhouse gases and uses fossil fuels that are non-renewable. An example is when people drive cars every day and emit a lot of gases.

  • It's obviously us that have caused this

    Because records of CO2 emissions started to rise as soon as the industrial resolution began. This proves that ever since we invented factories and technology to help us with our lives CO2 had been given off - Global Warming. CO2 is the cause because it's a greenhouse gas which causes the ice caps to melt which is global warming.

  • Agreed with the Following.

    Yes, because humans are responsible for taking what they believe is theirs and finding ways to destroy it. Global warming has been studied extensively, and has been credited for the hole in the ozone layer created by methane gases, which were created by humans. It really is that simple. Our need to create, explore, and invent has caused rapid changes in manufacturing and development, without concerns for the environmental issues they may create. Our expanded population is also responsible, as more products and services are needed and more pollution is created to support the population. An true example is that humans are responsible for global warming but we continue to just throw trash everywhere and we keep allowing bad things into the air. We as humans don't seem to care that trash is everywhere. We just keep throwing garbage all over the place. We are given tools to recycle and yet we are either just to lazy to use them or we don't care. We have earth friendly products, but we don't seem to be using them. Although we have many resources available to us we just seem to go on about our lives thinking that someone else will do it. Instead of walking or riding a bike we drive or take the bus in turn polluting the air. Factories continue to let off gases into the atmosphere instead of doing something that's earth friendly because it would cost them money.

  • Scientific evidence has proven it.

    Pollution is one of the biggest man-made problems. Burning fossil fuels is one thing that causes pollution. When fossil fuels are burned, they give off a green house gas called CO2. Also, mining coal and oil allows methane to escape. Methane is naturally in the ground. When coal or oil is mined you have to dig up the earth a little. When you dig up the fossil fuels you dig up methane as well. Population is another cause. More people means more food, and methods of transportation needed for it. That means more methane, because there will be more burning of fossil fuels, and more agriculture. When we breathe we breathe out CO2 and CO2 causes global warming.

  • Yes, because there is scientific evidence.

    Life on Earth is possible because of the warmth of the sun. While some of this incoming solar radiation bounces back into space, a small portion of it is trapped by the delicate balance of gases that make up our atmosphere. Without this layer of insulation, Earth would simply be another frozen rock hurtling through space. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most important gas in this layer of insulation.
    Carbon is stored all over the planet — in plants, soil, the ocean, and even us. We release it into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide through activities such as burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) and cutting down trees. As a result, today's atmosphere contains 32 per cent more carbon dioxide than it did at the start of the industrial era.
    We have released so much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that our planet's atmosphere is now like a thick, heat-trapping blanket. By disrupting the atmospheric balance that keeps the climate stable, we are now seeing extreme effects around the globe. It's like a thermostat that's gone haywire — it just doesn't work the way it should. The result: the climate changes, and it gets warmer. Extreme weather events also become more common.
    Global warming has already begun. Since 1900, the global average temperature has risen by 0.6 degrees Celsius, and the northern hemisphere is substantially warmer than at any point during the past 1,000 years.
    Global climate change is cause in part by different aspects of our worlds environment. The primary excepted cause however is the increase in carbon dioxide emitted into the are by industry, and living organisms. Though humans are not the only source of carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere, our activities have been increasingly accepted as the most dominant. Increasing atmospheric concentrations of methane have led scientists to examine its sources of origin. Ruminant livestock can produce 250 to 500 L of methane per day. This level of production results in estimates of the contribution by cattle to global warming that may occur in the next 50 to 100 yr to be a little less than 2%. Although these livestock is again raised for our benefit, attributing to our influence on the growing influence on the environment.

  • Global warming all over the world

    Yes because we are the one who is using the earth and God give us this earth for us to give care but we are being irresponsible,we have to be discipline. We as human building a factories,developing our countryside/cutting trees,we should decreased that and increased planting trees. We can do it if we help and be united.

  • Yes human is responsible

    There are massive amounts of Co2 emission in the atmosphere. The time spent at a red light is two weeks of your life in just 7 days. Also I have been looking at data; the amount of Co2 emission that has entered our atmosphere has sky rocketed since the Industrial Revolution in 1900.

  • Yes, we are the main cause of global warming

    We have made factories that produce carbon gases, and cars that use petrol and to get or make petrol we have to dig up earth's natural resources, and to dig them up, we must use heavy machinery that use gas and petrol. Yes, global warming is all because of us...Humans.

  • This isn't a debate.

    Http://scholar.Google.Com/scholar_url?Hl=en&q=http://www.Cyprus-institute.Ecoethics.Net/PDF/2006-MacMichael-Climate-Human-Health.Pdf&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm2rz177COfQgwJYUz6mpkX-eAw9qw&oi=scholarr

    That is a scholarly, peer-reviewed article. Only the proponents have them because people who don't know we caused it are idiots who haven't done any research. Nothing I, or anybody in this forum, is saying is relevant. All your opinions are worthless. The only thing that matters are facts, backed up with peer-review. Shut your mouths and start reading.

  • There is a direct link.

    Increased emissions of carbon dioxide from manufacture and the auto industry have been shown to directly correspond with global climate change. There is simply no way to question this data. Human actions are the direct cause for climate change (global warming is something of a misnomer), as displayed by essentially every study not conducted by Bert the cement mixer.

  • I do believe global warming is legitimate.

    The ice caps are melting, we've noticed a rise in temperature, and we have all this evidence for it. You can't deny total evidence. Besides, if we keep putting CO2 into the air, you don't think there would be a change. There would definitely be some sort of change. But, there is one question I've wondered: We breathe out CO2, which contributes to global warming, so why doesn't the Earth get hotter every time we breathe out? I think it's because we breathe out into the air, but emissions go up straight into the atmosphere, trapping more sunlight in, and making it warmer. This is called the greenhouse effect, and it's the same reason why a car gets super hot when left out in the Sun for a while. Sunlight comes in, and can't come out, and so heat builds up and it gets hot. This is the same deal with the atmosphere. We put gases into it, like CO2, that trap more and more sunlight, causing the heat to build up, and the Earth to get warmer.
    And that's why I believe in global warming.

  • Demands for nutritious meal as population multiply

    Cows are overbreed, in order to meet the demand of beef and milk for human beings. Each cow produces 100 kg of methane per year, which is equal to 2300 kg of CO2 per year. In addition, humans are clearing rain forests into farmland or grazing land, so the population of livestock can increase. This is responsible for 2.8 billions metric tons of CO2 emission per year.
    If human reduces the consumption of red meat, cows population will decline, and this can reduce the 20% significance of the main causes for global warming.

  • Humans might not be the sole cause of global warming, but we are certainly the sole cause of ACCELERATED global warming.

    Some people say that volcanoes are causing global warming, and others say that the Earth's two degree change in tilt is causing global warming. And those things might be true. But the point is, humans are at least ACCELERATING global warming at an unnatural pace that this Earth cannot handle!

  • Earth as we know it is Doomed!

    To those who say no? The planet Earth as we know it is doomed because you exist. It is possible that Earth would have eventually cycled through this pattern of climate change. But to think humans have not influenced the acceleration of Global Warming is naive and ignorant. Look up deforestation, pollution, population increase. Earth will survive. Human's won't.

  • Human beings are responsible for global warming

    Since each and every human activity like using plastic and burning that plastics, using fossil fuels etc are give the result that we are responsible. Not only that we are using vehicle for even the walkable distance hence all vehicles liberates harmful gases which will affect our environment, because each and every want to live the luxurious life no body consider about our environment............

  • Humans responsible for global warming

    Its true that global warming is a natural cycle. But, global warming cycle is being shortened by humans activities and its no longer natural. Lets say, the cycle is repeated every 10 milleniums or so, then because of humans activities nowadays (for the last twenty years, the amount of carbon dioxyde has increasing rapidly due to industries, transportations, etc), the cycle has been shortened into 5 milleniums. So, humans are also making contribution in global warming, we're shortened the earth's life and also the humans lifes itself.

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  • Natural causes couldn't do this.

    We have only noticed global warming since the early 1900s. Wouldn't all the natural causes have started global warming before then? Also, humans contribute to most of the CO2 in the air that causes global warming. This happens when we fly in planes, use cars, and even use electricity. Pretty much all of our air pollution contributes to global warming. If you think about that, that's all of the cars, factories, and nearly everything that emits harmful gases. As we have used more cars and built more factories, global warming has increased. Therefore, humans are the ones causing global warming.

  • Yes, we are.

    Although there have always been cycles in our planet's climate, I think there is little doubt that our activities on the planet are having a profound impact upon the environment (and the weather). I agree with those who say that the evidence is beginning to look more conclusive with each passing day.

    Http://www.Guardian.Co.Uk/environment/2010/dec/30/humans-causing-global-warming

    Has it really taken us this long to understand the interconnectedness of the various ecosystems upon the planet?!!! Sudden and rapid changes, like deforestation on a large scale, cause breakdowns and displacements, complex networks collapse. Everything we do (in our billions) has an impact upon our environment. The sooner we face up to the urgency of this matter, the better.

  • Yes humans are

    Since CO2 contributes to global warming, the increase in population makes the problem worse because we breathe out CO2. Also, the trees that convert our CO2 to oxygen are being demolished because we're using the land that we cut the trees down from as property for our homes and buildings. We are not replacing the trees (an important part of our eco system), so we are constantly taking advantage of our natural resources and giving nothing back in return.

  • Yes, humans are responsible.

    Humans are responsible because of the amount of CO2 they contribute to the environment. With the amount of cars being driven and factories, many greenhouse gases are adamant to contribute to global warming. The continuous use of CFCs and the excessive burning of the products,that humans do, release harmful gases. It would be right to say that humans are responsible for global warming.

  • Goes both ways

    Although the green house effect is completely natural and in moderation is good for our planet, the pollution and foot print that humans are leaving a rapidity speeding up this process, causing the suns heat and radiation to be caught in the now thickening ozone layer and change our climate.

  • We are to blame

    We cut down the tress, burn fossil fuels. We destroyed the ozone layer which is protecting us from the sun and keeping us alive by using CFCS. We should stop cutting the trees and stop deforestation. We should plant more trees. We shouldn't burn all those fossil fuels. We should keep our environment clean. We have already stopped using CFCS because we made a hole in the ozone layer which means more UV light was emitted through.

  • Yes, it's mostly humans

    Many people believe that humans aren't responsible for the rising in global temperature, but they're wrong. Humans are speeding up the carbon cycle rapidly with newer technology, beginning in the early 1900's. Even though the Earth's temperature is supposed to fluctuate, we humans are speeding up this naturally occurring process. Using electricity, driving cars, using the train, making things in factories are all contributing to the rising carbon amount in our atmosphere. We need to find alternative energy sources quick, so we could keep the Earth habitable for as long as we can.

  • Yes. We are the cause.

    Reading most of the arguments on the "no" side I think, what a bunch of baloney. Compared to the population of humans on earth, the earth (size) isn't that big. Carbon dioxide emitted into the earth from burning fossil fuels, such as driving cars, or the production of factories, is the main reason. NATURE CONTRIBUTES TO THIS?! What? O.0 No. Nature has been around for a long time. This hasn't been noticed since only 1900.
    Yes. We are the cause.

  • PLEASE READ Yes Humans are definetly causing global warming

    The average temperature of our planet is rising. It has risen by 0.8 degrees in the last 200 years, essentially since the beginning of the industrial revolution. The effects of global warming are already underway. We have seen an accelerated melting of ice flows and a dramatic reduction in Greenlands' ice mass, losing 250 cubic kilometres of water each year. All this melt water adds up to higher sea levels which are rising at about 3mm per year. Many Pacific islands will disappear and cities like London and New York are threatened by rising tides. Many scientists believe that a rise from .8 to 2 degrees, may be a tipping point which could trigger an irreversible further rise by up to 6 degrees.

    The cause of this rise is attributed to an increased level of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. The gasses cause our atmosphere to absorb heat energy from the sun, but limit the amount of energy that escapes thus causing the same effect as a greenhouse - it heats up. Together with Methane and other gasses, an over abundance of Carbon Dioxide is one of the biggest problems. Humans generate millions of tonnes of Carbon Dioxide every day. Some of the biggest pollutants are household cars and coal fired power stations. Visit our earth clock page for a visual display of our planets vital statistics.

    So, what happens to our climate when we reach 1 degree? We will find desserts developing in the High Plains of the United States and Mount Kilimanjaro will lose all its ice. The Gulf stream could switch off, which will plunge Europe into an icy climate similar to Canada. Scotlands' climate may resemble that of Alaska. Many species of animals and plants will be wiped out. Coral reefs will suffer as the carbon dioxide dissolved into the sea will increase its acidity to intolerable levels. The Great Barrier Reef could be largely destroyed by 2030

    A change of 2 degrees will have even more disastrous results. We could see creatures disappearing forever on a grand scale, including Polar Bears, Walruses and other ice- dependant mammals. A third of all species across the planet could be threatened with extinction.

    A change of over 3 degrees would have a serious impact on water supplies and millions of people will be made homeless as their land becomes uninhabitable. This prospect is not very appealing and one that could be avoided if we move fast. It is essential that the carbon levels in the atmosphere are reduced. Reforestation projects are the natural way to reset the balance. Thousands of acres need to be planted to offset the huge volume of carbon dioxide we produce. You can make a difference today by sponsoring a reforestation program with us.

  • Human breathe out carbon dioxide which causes global warming.

    People are responsible for global warming because they polluted the air and they breathe carbon dioxide which causes pollution and global warming. Also there is factories that send smoke out which causes global warming. This is why humans are responsible for global warming.

  • Our Self Destruction

    Yes because us humans are burning fossil fuels and other source of waste causing Carbon Dioxide to trap heat around the surface of the earth which makes certain ice land such as ice bergs melt causing island floods and Heat waves causing dangerous storms. My prediction as other people think that in a couple of decades Manhattan would be under water cause of the water sea levels that are rising.

  • Humans are responsible for global warming

    Since the start of industralization temperatures have increased because of greater emission of green house gasses. Green house gases keep the earth warm. The problem is that as they are being released in a higher proportion it traps more heat which makes the globe get hotter. In other words humans are the ones who are resposible for the increase in emissions and responsible for the global warming.

  • I think humans are partially responsible for global warming

    I think we are contributing to global warming through using fossil fuels as a source of power. When these fuels are burnt, they produce carbon dioxide, and this is the gas that causes global warming. However, how are we to know that global warming wasn't going to happen anyway without any input from humans? It is proven that we have not been the only cause of global warming; it happens naturally too: forest fires, volcanoes and respiration from plants and animals all produce carbon dioxide. Naturally occurring climate change has happened during the last few million years and there is proof of this in ancient rocks, such as in the Grand Canyon. It is possible that human activity has sped up climate change and this has led to global warming: therefore I think we are the main cause of global warming at the moment.

  • Humans are responsible for Global Warming

    People produce fossil fuels in cars, factories and electricity production. The gas most responsible for the warming is carbon dioxide. The gases cause the temperature of the atmosphere to rise. I do not think it is being cause naturally. People make the gases that are being used to make the temperature go up. If people would try and use less gas the temperature would be okay.

  • Why then are we forced to pay a carbon tax?

    Government in Australia have imposed a carbon tax to try and decrease the use of fossil fuels and decrease our carbon footprint. If the government thinks that we are using too much, then maybe we should listen to them (for once at least) . We all know that the earth is getting hotterand that we now have more CO2 in the admosphere. It seems like we have turned on the CO2 creator.

  • It is us, the humans.

    You wonder what will happen when the ice melts in Antarctica. Anarctica holds over 85% of the worlds water. If there were no factories there would not be much global warming and the world would not be in be in danger. It's the factories and cars that spit nitrogen out of smoke chimneys and exhausts. If we did not use our technological advancements as much as we do, the world would not be in danger of ourselves. But this is just my point of view. After all I'm just a school kid. It's your choice to agree or disagree. Me, I'd just vote yes and reply.
    Regards,
    The worlds carer

  • We produce a lot of Carbon Dioxide.

    One thousand million grown African male elephants is the same weight as the CO² humans put into the atmosphere. We cut down trees, trees take in carbon dioxide, we drive, we fly, we burn fossil fuels. The list goes on forever. All the extra carbon dioxide is thickening the atmosphere therefore letting less heat out and trapping more in, in result to the earth getting warmer.

  • We caused Global warming so we should stop it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Although the sun did help we were the ones who started it! The earth has a protective layer that is invisible and you are not able to touch it. It protects us from the suns ultra violet rays. Those rays burn things and are what give us sun burns! It is called the ozone layer! Our cars, Styrofome and a lot of other things have caused the issues we have with global warming today!

  • We are 50% of the problem!

    I believe we are fifty percent of the problem. I think that we are fifty percent of the problem because, we harm the earth in variety of ways. One way is pollution, we pollute the earth every second of the day. But also we are not the whole problem because, the earth rotation is the other 50%.

  • We r solely reponsible

    To my opinoin global warming is solely caused by humans. We possibly cant blame any natural selection or process. Humans are the ones who indirectly create carbon dioxid. This is by driving cars and other vehicles like boats, airplanes, etc. (You cant by anyway disaree by this unless you have ever see a animal driving a car around a jungle). If we stop using fossil fuels I belive there will be less global warming compared to the present world that we are living in. I now this is impossible but atleast to be a good citizen we should have respect for our own contries and follow the 3 rs. So make your decision.

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  • The sun is not the problem. Its our fault.

    Although there is some sort of a natural process to global warming. There is a lot more of human impact. What we are doing is the air pollution which causes the warming to accelerate. You are wrong if you think it is not our fault at all. The planet has gone through this process before, we are just speeding it up too quickly.

  • It's easier to say it doesn't exist than to have to do something about it!

    I find that often, those who argue against mankind being the cause for global warming (among other things), are the individuals who don't really stop to research all sides of the argument. Intelligence is a sign of a person who can objectively look at all sides of an argument and all pieces of evidence (whether for or against) and draw a conclusion or inference from what has been presented. There are a lot of people in the scientific community that fling about a lot of scientific jargon to support their opinion on whether or not global warming is due to human habitation of this world. Most laypersons cannot make heads or tails out of a lot of this scientific information. This causes a lot of confusion. It is not impossible, however, to open ones eyes and ears and see what is happening right now - out there - most especially in the northern regions of the world. I live in Alberta, Canada. Winters here used to be very cold. Now, we have melting conditions in the middle of January. (This has most recently happened in 2011, 2013 & 2014.) In addition, we have been inundated with some of the heaviest snow falls in my memory (I'm over 50, so I can remember a lot). Heavy snowfalls are NOT a sign of cooling - quite the opposite, but you'd have to understand something of what causes weather to understand that part. While it may be normal for huge accumulations of snow in other parts of the world, I can't say I can remember so many consecutive winters where we've had these kinds of conditions. We seem to have become a world of weather extremes. The relatively small increase in the earth's overall temperature, has produced some wicked climatic changes.

    To all you people who say that we are not responsible for global warming - shame on you because you all know very well that you won't be here to see the aftermath of what we are doing to our planet. Our descendants will be saddled with a world we have all but destroyed with our greed. If you were truly concerned, you would take a more intelligent approach such as making a conscious decision to take matters into hand and doing everything you can to not only reduce your carbon footprint but to reduce overall global pollution by adopting a "green" consumer approach.

    For the individual who thinks the sun is the problem - I think you've been out in it too long.

  • Humans are responsible and here are my reasons

    Yes WE Humans are responsible for global warming. If it weren't for our need to consume more and make more money then global warming would practilly not exist, PRACTICLY because it is partly natures way of deposing what it doesn't need. We make more and more cars, companies and factories for 'our own good' but really we don't think of what earth gives to us we don't take care of it like we should. It provides us with all we need and yet we don't even realize that we are trashing it. Most of you say "ohh it's the sun and it's gases from within" but really who has been to the sun you can't actually lay it down as a fact because you don't have data or evidence to say that is exactly how it happens, so if you can't support what you say with evidence don't say it at all. Now people might say that we don't see the situation clearly and are blaming ourselves but I can only speak for myself, and I do see the problem clearly we need to stop being so greedy and start giving we have more than we really need and we are over doing it for our own pleasure

  • Humans ARE responsible.

    One of the major causes of Global Warming is because of the harmful gases released by our vehicles. Who makes these vehicles? Who uses these vehicles? WE humans have made these vehicles, WE are the ones who use it and it is because of the harmful gases released from OUR vehicles which is resulting in increase in the temperature.

    Posted by: Becs
  • We are responsible we are responsible for global warming

    We are responsible for global warming because of littering and CO2.
    Global warming is destroying animal habits, rising sea levels and the sun is not responsible for what we do to our world. Join me in protesting that humans are responsible for what happens to us and our family members.

  • We are responsible we are responsible for global warming

    We are responsible for global warming because of littering and CO2.
    Global warming is destroying animal habits, rising sea levels and the sun is not responsible for what we do to our world. Join me in protesting that humans are responsible for what happens to us and our family members.

  • We can fix it

    Nature Doesn't Destroy Itself Temperatures where I live have gone up significantly over the last ten years. Just last year we had record heat and wild fires. Something that contributed to the fires was that the pine beetles are killing all the trees, and they can only be killed by extremely cold winters which were common but are now very rare so the pine beetle population has exploded giving the fire dry and dead trees. We also continue to cut down the rain forests which produces the majority of the oxygen we breathe. Less trees means more CO2 and less O2. I don't know about you but I don't enjoy breathing in exhaust but that's what we could be heading for if we continue going down the path that we are already on. Also in the last 30 years the average temperature of the earth has increased 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which to people who are uneducated on the subject may not sound like a lot but its enough to melt ice caps which raise sea levels so you can say good bye to your beach home rich folk who continue to ignore the problems that face the world and only care about their own pay checks. But even you are not protected from this disaster. If the average global temperature increases another 1.5 degrees the ice caps will be completely gone, the oceans will have no current, which then would produce anaerobic bacteria which produce this wonderful gas called hydrogen sulfide which smells like rotting eggs, and here is the kicker hydrogen sulfide is extremely toxic so everything on the earth would die. Doesn't sound like a great future to me. Over all I just don't understand why its so hard to change our ways just a little bit to help the world. Its the only home we have why don't we take care of it?

  • We can fix it

    We are responsible for this because we are the one who started it Nature Doesn't Destroy Itself Temperatures where I live have gone up significantly over the last ten years. Just last year we had record heat and wild fires. Something that contributed to the fires was that the pine beetles are killing all the trees, and they can only be killed by extremely cold winters which were common but are now very rare so the pine beetle population has exploded giving the fire dry and dead trees. We also continue to cut down the rain forests which produces the majority of the oxygen we breathe. Less trees means more CO2 and less O2. I don't know about you but I don't enjoy breathing in exhaust but that's what we could be heading for if we continue going down the path that we are already on. Also in the last 30 years the average temperature of the earth has increased 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit, which to people who are uneducated on the subject may not sound like a lot but its enough to melt ice caps which raise sea levels so you can say good bye to your beach home rich folk who continue to ignore the problems that face the world and only care about their own pay checks. But even you are not protected from this disaster. If the average global temperature increases another 1.5 degrees the ice caps will be completely gone, the oceans will have no current, which then would produce anaerobic bacteria which produce this wonderful gas called hydrogen sulfide which smells like rotting eggs, and here is the kicker hydrogen sulfide is extremely toxic so everything on the earth would die. Doesn't sound like a great future to me. Over all I just don't understand why its so hard to change our ways just a little bit to help the world. Its the only home we have why don't we take care of it?

  • I don't understand how 44% of you disagree with this statement.

    Honestly. Nature doesn't destroy itself. Using ice, scientists can accurately determine the temperature up to 6500 years ago. Yes, the Earth has its cycles of ice ages and heat waves, but the heat waves are getting hotter. The temperature IS increasing. All of this follows the trend of the burning of fossil fuels, which is releasing thousands of years of stored carbon, which is thickening the atmosphere, which heats up the earth. All the glaciers are melting. Water levels are rising because of this. Water temperature is rising, and more hurricanes, tornadoes and cyclones are resulting in this. These storms are also getting stronger. So if you think our species is not the cause of global warming and higher CO2 levels... Theres no other way to say it. You're stupid.

  • YES, humans are responsible for global warming!

    Nature never destroy itself. Imagine, ancient creatures (or we could say people) lived on our Earth for much more longer than our modern civilization lived and there are not much problems with them but us, see the climate nowadays! I'm from a country at southeast asia and I experienced many type of climates in half a year! My home-country is a tropical country and everyone knows, tropical countries has 2 seasons, only the wet and the dry but this year there, in the first month of this year, January, we experienced the cold win, very cold that we never met before and in April and May, the climate becomes very hot that our skin nearly burn, and after 2 months of hotness, we experienced heavy rain that flooded most of the capital area and also, wind became stronger and lightning strikes more than before that at my house area, i saw 3 to 4 trees were striked! So, who is responsible for these climate changes? HUman-beings of course!

  • YES, humans are responsible for global warming!

    Nature never destroy itself. Imagine, ancient creatures (or we could say people) lived on our Earth for much more longer than our modern civilization lived and there are not much problems with them but us, see the climate nowadays! I'm from a country at southeast asia and I experienced many type of climates in half a year! My home-country is a tropical country and everyone knows, tropical countries has 2 seasons, only the wet and the dry but this year there, in the first month of this year, January, we experienced the cold win, very cold that we never met before and in April and May, the climate becomes very hot that our skin nearly burn, and after 2 months of hotness, we experienced heavy rain that flooded most of the capital area and also, wind became stronger and lightning strikes more than before that at my house area, i saw 3 to 4 trees were striked! So, who is responsible for these climate changes? HUman-beings of course!

  • We are the reason don't blame anyone or anything

    We are the reason for this global warming so you should be complaining about how hot it is now. Firstly we humans use transportation which releases carbon dioxide to the atmosphere I know we are trying to cut back on the transportation and I love you all for that. Secondly we use fossil fuel which affect the greenhouse effect, it makes the greenhouse effect overactive. Which the green house effect the whole world would be also could as the North pole 65 years ago guess what i was going to 10 years ago but remember how hot it was 10 years ago it wasn't as hot as this but it was still hot.
    Thirdly, we cut down trees and we claim to replanting them back but guess what it a lie. These plant that take carbon dioxide as their food are getting less and less in the world, al i know is that when i grow up i would plant more trees around my country Nigeria it would be one of the coolest country in the world by the time am done with it. Nigeria would not be no longer know for bad thing but also good things that will overpower the bad things
    funny enough in my English class am always blank to write something but now am tying my guts out isn't so fascinating am a horrible speller it because of auto correct that there are no mistake.
    Written from Nigeria in Greensprings at 4:31

  • Its True!Human actions are causing this mess

    Millions of humans use cars everyday putting CO2 in our oxygen. Not only that but factories give off so much CO2 in one day causing temperature to rise. Our mistakes will cause our Earth to eat up our oxygen and release carbon into the air,which will kill us. We can make better decisions about how we treat our oxygen, but the thing is some of us don't care

  • Its True!Human actions are causing this mess

    Millions of humans use cars everyday putting CO2 in our oxygen. Not only that but factories give off so much CO2 in one day causing temperature to rise. Our mistakes will cause our Earth to eat up our oxygen and release carbon into the air,which will kill us. We can make better decisions about how we treat our oxygen, but the thing is some of us don't care

  • Humans are the cause!!!!

    Global warming is defined as an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere. Global warming is caused by human activity, such as burning of fossil fuels, industrial, farming, and deforestation. Many people around the world debate about the facts about global warming. The evidence that supports the human cause is plentiful and powerful, but few can find support for the issue that global warming is a natural part of the Earth's climatic change. Some people do support this issue, like John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Christy says, "The carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is distributed [very] evenly around the globe and not concentrated in the Arctic, so we can't blame greenhouse gases for the Northern Hemisphere warming over the past 27 years... The most likely suspect for [warming] is a natural climate change or cycle that we didn't expect or just don't understand." This quote describes a natural cause to global warming, and refrains from relating to cause by carbon dioxide emissions from humans.

    People have also begun to link global warming to the sun in the last decade. The views of David Bellamy, a conservationist, and Dr Sami Solanki, the director of Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, include that the majority of people are seeing global warming in the wrong light and that the brightness of the sun is directly related to the warming of the Earth in the last century (Leidig and Nikkhah 1). The sun is a popular resource for natural cause of global warming, but there are scarce amounts of evidence on this information. Sallie Baliunas, an astrophysicist, believes that the sun is the main culprit of global warming, and that its varying activity is the cause for the global warming. As a strong scientist of her field, Baliunas supports her opinion with many statistics that prove that the sun does cause changes in the earth's climate. However, by stating that the sun is the only reason for global warming, she is quite a biased individual. The evidence presented by these scholars is very influential in the scientific community, contradicting the mainstream idea that humans are to blame; this is negative upon the goal of the people trying to stop global warming.

    Many believe that global warming is a myth, just an excuse for the record temperatures and other weather patterns, but they are very wrong. There are two main sides to the argument of the cause of global warming; those who believe that global warming is just a natural phase in the climatic habits of earth, and those who believe humans are the direct cause through the burning of fossil fuels and other processes. Each side of the debate provides much scientific evidence that proves there point. In an article released by the Dept. Of Commerce, NASA claims "...The solar increases do not have the ability to cause large global temperature increases... Greenhouse gasses are indeed playing a dominant role"

  • Humans are the cause!!!!

    Global warming is defined as an increase in the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere. Global warming is caused by human activity, such as burning of fossil fuels, industrial, farming, and deforestation. Many people around the world debate about the facts about global warming. The evidence that supports the human cause is plentiful and powerful, but few can find support for the issue that global warming is a natural part of the Earth's climatic change. Some people do support this issue, like John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Christy says, "The carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is distributed [very] evenly around the globe and not concentrated in the Arctic, so we can't blame greenhouse gases for the Northern Hemisphere warming over the past 27 years... The most likely suspect for [warming] is a natural climate change or cycle that we didn't expect or just don't understand." This quote describes a natural cause to global warming, and refrains from relating to cause by carbon dioxide emissions from humans.

    People have also begun to link global warming to the sun in the last decade. The views of David Bellamy, a conservationist, and Dr Sami Solanki, the director of Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, include that the majority of people are seeing global warming in the wrong light and that the brightness of the sun is directly related to the warming of the Earth in the last century (Leidig and Nikkhah 1). The sun is a popular resource for natural cause of global warming, but there are scarce amounts of evidence on this information. Sallie Baliunas, an astrophysicist, believes that the sun is the main culprit of global warming, and that its varying activity is the cause for the global warming. As a strong scientist of her field, Baliunas supports her opinion with many statistics that prove that the sun does cause changes in the earth's climate. However, by stating that the sun is the only reason for global warming, she is quite a biased individual. The evidence presented by these scholars is very influential in the scientific community, contradicting the mainstream idea that humans are to blame; this is negative upon the goal of the people trying to stop global warming.

    Many believe that global warming is a myth, just an excuse for the record temperatures and other weather patterns, but they are very wrong. There are two main sides to the argument of the cause of global warming; those who believe that global warming is just a natural phase in the climatic habits of earth, and those who believe humans are the direct cause through the burning of fossil fuels and other processes. Each side of the debate provides much scientific evidence that proves there point. In an article released by the Dept. Of Commerce, NASA claims "...The solar increases do not have the ability to cause large global temperature increases... Greenhouse gasses are indeed playing a dominant role"

  • Green house gasses such as methane carbon dioxide and water vapor

    The greenhouse gasses such as methane, carbon dioxide and water vapor traps gasses in the atmosphere. These gasses also trap heat which increase the planet's tempetuare. Humans are produce alot of these greenhouse gasses. For example when you burn fosssil fuel the carbon that is burned is boned with the oxygen in the air to create more carbon dioxide. Farming also creats methane. Cfc's cholorflourocarbons are aslo a green house gas that destroy the ozone layer and creates more carbon dioxide and can be found in pesticides aersol can ect.

  • The past decade has been the hottest on record and its mainly because of the actions we portray!

    Yes we are the reason global warming is rising! The last decade has been the hottest on record and 10 main indicators that the world is gradually getting hotter is the surfing and ocean temperature are gradually rising, the amount of sea and ice glaciers and levels of humidity are soaring. Globally air temperature has rised by 0.6 Celsius since the 1940's, it may not seem like much of a rise but the way it can affect the worlds balance is crazy and all of this is happening mainly because of us. WE are the ones cutting down trees. WE are the ones driving our cars so much it produces billions and billions of green house gases annually, you know all we need to do to reduce greenhouse gases is switch an ordinary light bulb for a compact fluorescent light bulb which uses less energy therefore giving off 70% less gas. If every family in the US changed just one bulb we could eliminate 90 billion pounds of green house gas which is the equivalent of taking 7.5million cars of the road! If our worlds average temperature rises any more than 1 Celsius all of the ice caps will be melted, animals will loose there homes, become EXTINCT! All we need to do is contribute towards things like recycling, using less air con and heating or even something as little as switching a light bulb we can do it all it takes is a little determination and we can save the beautiful planet we live on, EARTH.
    Btw I am 13 and I'm concerned about global warming it just goes to show how much teens are concerned about this issue as much as the rest of you!

  • Global Warming is Not Human Induced

    If global warming were human induced how come there have been temperature fluctuations in the past? CO2 emissions contribute to only 0.039% of greenhouse gases. 500 million years ago CO2 levels were approximately 20 times higher than today yet the temperature was not higher. What have you to say to that IPCC?

  • Global Warming is Not Human Induced

    If global warming were human induced how come there have been temperature fluctuations in the past? CO2 emissions contribute to only 0.039% of greenhouse gases. 500 million years ago CO2 levels were approximately 20 times higher than today yet the temperature was not higher. What have you to say to that IPCC?

  • Yes we are

    . I don't know about you but I don't enjoy breathing in exhaust but that's what we could be heading for if we continue going down the path that we are already on felling trees, throwing trash in streets and giving less importance to the environment in all, when we all know that it can affect us in a future and is affecting to others now. This happens when we fly in planes, use cars, and even use electricity. Pretty much all of our air pollution contributes to global warming. If you think about that, that's all of the cars, factories, and nearly everything that emits harmful gases. As we have used more cars and built more factories, global warming has increased we are the ones causing it in all.

  • Humans are the problem

    Before the Industrial Revolution there was no record of any major change in the environment. Excuse me if I am wrong because I am just a 7th grader but, during the Industrial Revolution there was a MAJOR factory distribution around the country and England. This placed Greenhouse Gasses in the Atmosphere. C'mon Guys. The facts are majorly overwhelming. So why are you all of you saying that this is Natural. Because it is not.

  • Human activity is causing global warming

    How our activity leads to climate change

    When we extract and burn fossil fuels such as coal or petroleum, we cause the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" into the atmosphere.

    Though natural amounts of CO2 have varied from 180 to 300 parts per million (ppm), today's CO2 levels are around 400 ppm. That's 30% more than the highest natural levels over the past 800,000 years.

    We also can tell that the additional CO2 in the atmosphere comes mainly from coal and oil because the chemical composition of the CO2 contains a unique fingerprint.

    Losing forests makes it worse

    Clearing forests also releases large amounts of CO2. On top of that, plants and trees use CO2 to grow. Worldwide deforestation means we don't have as many trees to absorb the extra CO2.

    This means more CO2 stays in the atmosphere, trapping more heat.

    So what do we do about it?

    The climate is changing, but so are the political and business climates. There's a path forward, and thousands of people like you are helping.

  • Yeah humans are somewhat responsible

    Humans are somewhat responsible in the way that we contribute to majority of the greenhouse gases. Of course global warming would've happened over time but at a very slow rate and humans are the catalyst to the greenhouse gases and we are therefore responsible for global warming and the problems we encounter.

  • Make global warming colder

    He sun is the problem!!! Do we realize that we are putting the blame on our selves and not thinking clearly? The sun is the answer to global warming. Deep within the core there are hot gases that are escaping to the surface of the sun. These hot gases are traveling long distances to reach the earths atmosphere. When they get to the atmosphere they are trapped in there and since it is hot, it causes rise in temperature. The earths mantle is also a problem. So, there are a lot of other things that I can talk about forever that are not humans that arecausing the global warming problem.

  • Make global warming colder

    He sun is the problem!!! Do we realize that we are putting the blame on our selves and not thinking clearly? The sun is the answer to global warming. Deep within the core there are hot gases that are escaping to the surface of the sun. These hot gases are traveling long distances to reach the earths atmosphere. When they get to the atmosphere they are trapped in there and since it is hot, it causes rise in temperature. The earths mantle is also a problem. So, there are a lot of other things that I can talk about forever that are not humans that arecausing the global warming problem.

  • Humans are causing global warming

    We are responsible for burning coal and fuel and everything! The gas which comes out of the cars is bad and it is all released in the air so we are responsible for it. We do half of the things to destroy the atmosphere and nature dosen't destroy itself at all.

  • Humans are causing global warming

    We are responsible for burning coal and fuel and everything! The gas which comes out of the cars is bad and it is all released in the air so we are responsible for it. We do half of the things to destroy the atmosphere and nature dosen't destroy itself at all.

  • We are the problem

    We are the problem because we are the ones that are using plane, using the cars, which causes the ice caps to melt. We use up a lot electricity that makes the earth hot, the earth once used to be a place where there was no such things as T.V but now look where we are in a world that has computers, T.V, planes and many other electrical things, we have contributed to making the world a global warming place to be.

  • Yes humans are causing global warming

    Why? Well scientific research prove's that we humans are the main cause for global warming because we use cars, trucks, we import foods, we raise cows which cause methane, we also use lots of electricity in our every day life. Yes maybe we may not be the cause but we do not have enough evidence to support all these claims.

  • Climate change human caused

    Climate change can be changed
    Since the beginning Industrial Revolution, carbon levels have sky rocket.1 This is effected when we fly in planes, use cars, and even use electricity2. If it was nature doing this it would have happend way before the industrial Revolution2. The problem here is when you change the climate you change everything. You change landforms, the average temperature, we put wildlife at risk, there's riding seas, more droughts, flooding and fires 3. These are just a handful of different things that change. We can change these things plus more from getting even worse. This is why I believe that we can stop climate change if we, find a substitute for gas that is environmentally friendly, cut down on electricity usage, and put a stop to unneeded factory's that we can live without.
    Reason #1
    Transportation has realy effected climate change do to the burning of gasoline it uses 5. To change that we need to find a substitute for gasoline. There are a lot of ideas, but they all have been bought up by the gas companies so no one can use them. These is because the gas companies make a lot of money off of gasoline Infact the second highest making company In the USA is a gas company6. So do to greed we need to find other ideas and try to get them to people who actually will help try.
    Reason #2
    We need to stop using so much electricity when not needed. Most electricity is made by burning fossil fuels7. Burning fossil fuels causes pollution in the air, air pollution causes climate change. So if we can cut down on time using electricity we can slow down climate change. Do it for your grandchildren. If we completely stop using electricity which will probably not going to happen it will really really slow down the climate change.
    Reason #3
    We need to stop producing new factory's as we have plenty of factory's that make everything we need7. Factory's are a very big cause of climate change. Can't we live without twinkys and other junk food. It would actually help Americas obesity problem and climate change, that's killing two birds with one stone.
    Conclusion
    In conclusion the problem here is when you change the climate you change everything. I believe that we can stop climate change if we, find a substitute for gas that is environmentally friendly, cut down on electricity usage, and put a stop to unneeded factory's that we can live without. So think about it you could just set there and let your grandchildren die or get up and do something about it!
    1. http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C52/carbon_emissions_2013
    2. http://www.debate.org/opinions/are-humans-responsible-for-global-warming
    3. http://www.chasingice.com/learn/is-climate-change-a-problem/
    4. http://science.time.com/2013/10/21/why-we-dont-care-about-saving-our-grandchildren-from-climate-change/
    5. https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/climate.shtml
    6. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091106222320AAykcN2
    7. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/basics/.

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  • There is Experimental Evidence

    Yes, the earth goes through temperature fluctuations, but over the last hundred years it has spiked up unnaturally. These fluctuations happen over thousands of years and just the fact that we've noticed such a temperature change is evidence to how much it has increased. ALSO an overwhelming majority of scientific studies prove this point

  • Tell me you don't see the exhaust coming out of cars.

    Tell me you don't see the smoke coming out from smoke stacks and the exhaust coming out of cars. Tell me you don't know that we produce tons of CO2. Maybe you're right. Maybe humans didn't *start* Global Warming, and if they didn't, we are *definitely* contributing to Global Warming.

  • If not us, then who?

    We are causing global warming. We are cutting down trees for more land and slowly reducing whatever the natural causes may be. Volcanoes aren't around as much anymore. The forests we cut down did once reduce carbon dioxide levels. If you think about it, the human population increases all the time. This increases factories, cars and buses being used.

  • It just makes sense...

    I think the statement that human activity is the cause of global warming, is fair and true. I do believe that what we do, on the earth and to the earth, affects it. I highly doubt that the global warming is a natural process. The chemicals and pollution that is being released into the atmosphere is a definite factor of global warming and one of the main problems. The speed of global warming is quickening because we are producing more and more pollution. We have only noticed global warming since the early 1900’s. If it was natural causes, wouldn’t they have started earlier than that? We, as humans, contribute to most of the CO2 in the air. Whenever we fly in planes, drive in cars, take taxis/buses/boats, use electricity, etc. we are releasing pollution and CO2 into the atmosphere. It is proven that we are advancing fast in our society, and growing rapidly as a population. Also, the amount of pollution has sky rocketed since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1900’s. So it just makes sense that the pollution would increase. Which would then increase/speed up the global effects, then speeding up the global warming.

  • It just makes sense...

    I think the statement that human activity is the cause of global warming, is fair and true. I do believe that what we do, on the earth and to the earth, affects it. I highly doubt that the global warming is a natural process. The chemicals and pollution that is being released into the atmosphere is a definite factor of global warming and one of the main problems. The speed of global warming is quickening because we are producing more and more pollution. We have only noticed global warming since the early 1900’s. If it was natural causes, wouldn’t they have started earlier than that? We, as humans, contribute to most of the CO2 in the air. Whenever we fly in planes, drive in cars, take taxis/buses/boats, use electricity, etc. we are releasing pollution and CO2 into the atmosphere. It is proven that we are advancing fast in our society, and growing rapidly as a population. Also, the amount of pollution has sky rocketed since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1900’s. So it just makes sense that the pollution would increase. Which would then increase/speed up the global effects, then speeding up the global warming.

  • Humans Effects on Global Warming

    Humans don't realize it but every day Global Warming is increasing rapidly because of humans. Here's an example your drinking a plastic bottle of water and when your done you throw away or throw it in the recycling bin and you think "i'm saving the world" but you know what would really save the world reusing that plastic water bottle. Anyways if we all just do one thing like recycling we could all save the planet and stop Global Warming.
    -Michael Keller age 10

  • We cause global warming!!

    There is lots of evidence proving that we cause global warming. Over the last hundred years the carbon dioxide levels have risen as the we have been burning fossil fuel, which creates greenhouse gases. However it is not all our fault as natural being such as cows produce methane which is released into the atmosphere.

  • Yes we do however it is not just us

    We are always going to be held responsible for global warming and we are... Partially, as global warming is a natural thing if you look at the spikes in co2 and when we have ice ages they are very much so related. Scientists think when our air is 2000ppm co2 we will be in the next ice age.

  • Yes we do however it is not just us

    We are always going to be held responsible for global warming and we are... Partially, as global warming is a natural thing if you look at the spikes in co2 and when we have ice ages they are very much so related. Scientists think when our air is 2000ppm co2 we will be in the next ice age.

  • Oh yes we are

    • Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

    • The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.

    • The Arctic is feeling the effects the most. Average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average, according to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004.

    • Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea-ice loss.

    • Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting—for example, Montana's Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later.

    • Coral reefs, which are highly sensitive to small changes in water temperature, suffered the worst bleaching—or die-off in response to stress—ever recorded in 1998, with some areas seeing bleach rates of 70 percent. Experts expect these sorts of events to increase in frequency and intensity in the next 50 years as sea temperatures rise.

    • An upsurge in the amount of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, heat waves, and strong tropical storms, is also attributed in part to climate change by some experts.

    Although we know the sun can't be causing the current global warming because solar activity has declined slightly over the past 50 years, "it's the sun" nevertheless remains one of the most popular climate contrarian arguments. However, in recent years, research has pointed in the direction of a relatively small solar impact on the Earth's climate changes.

    It's important to realize that while the Earth is bombarded by a lot of heat from the sun, the amount of solar energy reaching the planet is relatively stable. According to the best recent estimates, it's only increased by about 0.1 percent over the past 300 years, causing a global energy imbalance less than 10 percent as large as that caused by humans over the same period

  • Humans are the cause

    Because this is all mainly happening due to pollution and humans aren't actually doing much to stop it. We burn fossil fuels and emit harmful substances to the air.If humans aren't the cause the would try to stop it. We need to try to stop global warming, but it seems like no one actually cares.

  • We are responsible for global warming

    While the greenhouse effect is a natural cause and without it we wouldn't have evolved to inhabit the earth but we are enhancing the effect by burning more fossil fuels which causes an enhanced greenhouse effect which means that the becomes gradually warmer.
    The greenhouse effect is were the suns radiation passes through the atmosphere and as it hits the earth it turns in to a different kind of radiation before the enhanced greenhouse effect a large proportion of this radiation would leave back into space but as there is a larger proportion of co2 CFCs and methane in the atmosphere the amount of radiation that can leave into space is reduced massively.
    While this is a natural cause it is being enhanced at an unnatural rate!

  • It is obvious.

    Humans must have because even when we breath we create carbon dioxide. Every time we use energy we create CO2 cars, factories all cause global warming even littering will cause global warming. I think we can stop global warming by trying to use less energy every day. As of now humans are responsible for global warmig

  • Humans Are Causing Global Climate Change

    Us humans are causing the world to heat up because of our activities like when ever we fly some place we use gas that will put Co2 into the atmosphere and will heat the earth up a tiny bit. Since it is not only planes but cars, factories, electricity, ect. Doing this everyday will cause the world to heat up a lot faster.

  • Yes human are responsible for global warming

    Human are responsible for global warming because "It's global warming, stupid," the magazine boldly declared.

    In its detailed report on the storm [PDF], the National Hurricane Center was similarly plain-spoken about the bizarre and far-reaching extreme impacts:

    ...Houses were washed from their foundations, boardwalks were dismantled or destroyed, cars were tossed about, and boats were pushed well inland from the coast.

    National Hurricane Center study [PDF]
    And that was just in New York and New Jersey. In West Virginia and North Carolina, a blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow.

    Scary stuff, indeed. And exactly the kind of danger that EDF scientists and many others have been warning about for years.

    Why is this happening?

    The science is clear: Human activity is causing our climate to change.

  • Natural causes couldn't do this.

    We have only noticed global warming since the early 1900s. Wouldn't all the natural causes have started global warming before then? Also, humans contribute to most of the CO2 in the air that causes global warming. This happens when we fly in planes, use cars, and even use electricity. Pretty much all of our air pollution contributes to global warming. If you think about that, that's all of the cars, factories, and nearly everything that emits harmful gases. As we have used more cars and built more factories, global warming has increased. Therefore, humans are the ones causing global warming

  • Deforestation, Greenhouse Gases

    Because of the human population taking out the trees, it leaves alto more carbon dioxide for the other trees and plants which could actually drowned. Also with all the factories we have now, they release a lot of Co2 and a bunch of other chemicals into the atmosphere cause the suns rays to be trapped in with Earth.

  • Who else could cause this?

    As human beings, we are the top most intelligent, living creatures on this planet. And with this intelligence, we are able to create outstanding feats like building a rocket. But, with all these great creations, comes a catch. They emit poisonous and very harmful gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, which severely harms our atmosphere and causes it to disintegrate. Due to the atmosphere withering away, our planet is taking on some damage due to the sun's harmful rays. People may think it isn't doing anything, but really it's cause our planet to die even faster.

  • Yes we are

    We and animals and factories are responsible, because we are the ones who produce the most methane and carbon dioxide also we dont recycle as much as we need to. So the more we recycle and use less gases we can live longer, the more gases we produce and dont recycle we could die, become extinct.

  • Academy of science

    Academy of science from 19 countries say yes. So people on the no side with your plethora of scientific training, what is your defense. Let look at the chemistry. We no longer have as much flora with with its infamous rubisco. We have more factories as chemical reactions ax has combustion that leads to carbon dioxide. What other natural process is going to sequester it? Perhaps the ocean but this is goog to lead to a loss of life in the Oceanside to acidification. Eventually the ocean will saturate. What than?

  • Yes, we human are responsible for global warming

    There is so much increase from when us human started to use cars and technology causing huge amount of carbon dioxide emission and nitrogen gases to open holes in the ozone layer. By looking at the graphs there is an increase of carbon dioxide emission. Plus human population is increasing and we using more technology which continue to have an increase of global warming

  • Changes in the sun's energy output do not seem to be responsible for all the changes in the climate

    According to NASA, while it is reasonable to assume that changes in the sun’s energy output would also influence the climate (studies show that solar variability has played a role in past climate changes), the current global warming trend does not seem to be able to be explained by global warming. Since 1750, the amount of average energy coming from the sun has either remained constant or increased slightly. Also, if the warming were caused by increased solar activity, scientists should expect to see warmer temperatures in all layers of the atmosphere. But the upper atmosphere has actually cooled, and the warming primarily occurs at the surface and the lower parts of the atmosphere, supporting the theory that greenhouse gases are trapping heat in the lower atmosphere.

  • Nature wouldn't destroy itself

    It has been scientifically proven that OUR actions are the ones that is causing climate change. We have overtaken literally the whole of the world apart from the arctic and the Antarctic, yet we're destroying that as well!! The only place we haven't overtook we are destroying. Ridiculous. Have you realised that if we disappeared from the earth life would flourish. This proves that global warming is NOT natural because if it was it would happen either way if we were here or not. We need to sort out our way of life or at least limit our population because really, have you actually SEEN how out of control we are? And to think it this way, all the bad things we do is completely for profit!! Would you rather have some stupid money or an actual place to live??? I swear people suck so bad I hope they all die and I mean it.

  • Humans cause global warming

    Us humans cause global warming and many ways. We cause it by polluting the earth by factories, smoking, and especially cars; old cars to be exact. We sometimes cause it by littering sometimes and thrashing lakes and rivers. When people smoke they don't know that they are polluting the earth and when their smoking their cigarette they just literate on the ground. Those are reason why humans cause global warming.

  • Humans increased air pollution

    We built all the factories, cars and everything that made air pollution, global warming. Today there is enough pollution to kill all of the humans on earth. Acid rain can cause decholarisation in plants. The air pollution we have created can cause cancers in humans as well as in all living beings.

  • YES humans are responsible for global warming!

    There are many things that cause global warming. Greenhouses effect occurs when certain gases in the atmosphere trap infrared radiation. This effect make the planet warmer. When there are more greenhouse gases in the air, the air holds more heat. This is why more greenhouses gases cause global warming. So basically it is caused by the increasing conceptions of the greenhouses gases, which are the result of the burning fossils fuels and deforestation.
    The global warming increases the temperature of the earth between 0.4oC and 0.8oC. It especially affects the poles. The melting of the sea levels and it changes the climate of the world. It also kills the animal that live there.

  • Yes yes yes

    The early 1900s. Wouldn't all the natural causes have started global warming before then? Also, humans contribute to most of the CO2 in the air that causes global warming. This happens when we fly in planes, use cars, and even use electricity. Pretty much all of our air pollution contributes to global warming. If you think about that, that's all of the cars, factories, and nearly everything that emits harmful gases. As we have used more cars and built more factories, global warming has increased. Therefore, humans are the ones causing global warming.
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    Yes, because of the amount of driving humans do. There are massive amounts of Co2 emission in the atmosphere. The time spent at a red light is two weeks of your life in just 7 days. Also I have been looking at data; the amount of Co2 emission that has entered our atmosphere has sky rocketed since the Industrial Revolution in 1900.
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    Yes, it is all humans' actions. Yes, because humans are responsible for taking what they believe is theirs and finding ways to destroy it. Global

  • Yes, But just barely

    Its not just a coincidence that right after we start to burn fossil fuels, coal, and other stuff that generates Co2, then the world begins to heat up. We as humans have to be the cause of global warming, there just is not another reason why this would happen. .

  • Yes,we are the main cause

    Yes its cause by natural cycle but we cause it too with the green house gases which can cause global warming also we are the ones who do things and we don't know we are doing it which an cause global warming another example is vehicles more than half of the people in world use vehicles which can be an effect to global warming I MIGHT BE TEN BUT I KNOW A LOT BY:PRECIOUS O.

  • Increasing greenhouse gases and deforestation

    There is evidence that the earth has warmed 1.4°F over the past century. The warming we are observing is consistent with the warming properties of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases that we are adding to the atmosphere. Climate has changed before, yes, but the natural influences of the earth’s climate have not changed dramatically enough to account for the increasing temperature. Deforestation decreases the number of trees, so they cannot absorb the excess carbon dioxide. I just did a report on this issue, and I could go on and on, but long story short, ever since the Industrial Revolution, the earth has warmed, the oceans have experienced a 30% increase in acidity, Arctic ice is melting, and the number of extreme weather events has skyrocketed.

  • Yes we cause global warming

    Its because we don't ride horses and we don't use sunshine anymore. If only we could go back to our wagons and just stop all the co2 emissions to our atmosphere; then we would help prevent the polar bears from dying. But in a way i'm alright with it because i never got to see a dinosaur; you don't see me crying about it.

  • Fossil Fuels and Green House Gases

    Warming caused by human-produced greenhouse gases is changing the earth's hydrologic climate. Rainfall is increasing in many areas due to increased evaporation stemming from global warming. Higher temperatures are also causing some mountainous areas to receive rain rather than snow. According to researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, up to 60% of the changes in river flow, winter air temperature, and snow pack in the western US (1950-1999) were human-induced. Warming caused by human-produced greenhouse gases and soot (black carbon) produced from burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, is reducing the size of the Arctic ice cap. A smaller ice cap reflects less of the sun's energy away from the earth. This energy is absorbed instead, causing air and water temperatures to rise. From 1953–2006, Arctic sea ice declined 7.8% per decade. Between 1979 and 2006, the decline was 9.1% each decade. Climate models predict that Arctic sea ice will continue to retreat through the 21st century further disrupting the global climate.

  • I think that Global Warming is definitely centred around human actions.

    Global Warming is caused by humans for many reasons. An example is the burning of fossil fuels that is released in the air which creates carbon dioxide destroying the Earths atmosphere. Do you really want a dirty Earth? Oh wait, that's a stupid question; its already dirty. Cause of us humans. We are the centre of all this mass production of the burning of fossil fuels released into the air. If you haven't any clue of my name; well obviously my name is, me.

  • Green House Gases

    Concerning the Green house effects, and understanding that it has been proved that the greater gass retainer is CO2, and because of such matters, hemisphere human activity claim that it is due to industrialization that the Earth was acquired climatic change. The United States, through the US Enivormental Protenction Agency, informed that atmospheric CO2 concentrations have increased by almost 40% since pre-industrial times, approximately 280 parts per million by volume (ppmv) in the 18th century to 390 ppmv in 2010. Supposely, the current CO2 level is higher than it has been in at least 800,000 years. In addition, it claims that Human activities currently release over 30 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every Year: “This build-up in the atmosphere is like a tub filling with water, where more water flows from the faucet than the drain can take away.” Furthermore, Due to human activities, CH4 concentrations increased sharply during most of the 20th century and are now more than two-and-a-half times pre-industrial levels. In recent decades, the rate of increase has slowed considerably. Moreover, mainly through agricultural activities, natural biological processes, and fuel burning, N2O is formed; Concentrations of N2O have risen approximately 18% since the start of the Industrial Revolution, with a relatively rapid increase towards the end of the 20th century.

    Source: http://www.Epa.Gov/climatechange/science/causes.Html

  • Co2 emissions are thickening ozone layer

    The huge amount of carbon emissions humans produce from cars, planes, factories, industrial processes etc. Are thickening the Earth's ozone layer, this is causing more of the Sun's rays which are reflected off the Earth's to be absorbed in the atmosphere and therefore heat the Earth. If we don't make an effort to cut down on carbon emissions then the Earth's temperature will continue to rise.

  • Yes ,humans are responsible.

    Yes, humans are completely responsible for global warming . And , they don't know that they have to face very devastating effects of this. Humans are just keep on polluting the environment , they do not bother about this. Some people who are wise are doing many efforts to reduce this .By reducing this, we all have to do....

  • We trash the dang place

    We litter simple as that. The principal cause for global warming (I think) is litter. Like, I don't know, but to me it's kind of obvious. How do you not see that humans destroy everything that is given to them. I'm talking in 3rd person not meaning that I don't do any of those stuff, no like, come on we're all humans, we've all littered in our lives. I'm not scientist or smart either, but I think it's pretty obvious.

  • Yes we are the problem.

    Would you think that global warming is caused by the sun... Well we are. The factories that we made are causing the problem also we use cars and veacals that cause the green house affect. If you don't know what the green house affect is we'll look it up I mean really how can the sun alone cause global warming.

  • Yes and were arrogant and cant be bothered to make an effort

    I think that it is humans who are the biggest offenders I was involved in a panel of scientists who met in Stockholm, Sweden our findings showed that we are almost 95% certain that humans are the prominent cause of global warming. We also found out motor we also found humans contribute to most of the C02 in the air if you think about it that's all the cars,factories and nearly everything that emits harmful gases

  • Why Global warming is not caused by humans

    Are you tired of hearing that global warming is our fault? That climate change is a result of our bad habits? Well, this is not true. Recently scientists made a budget of how much carbon can be released into the atmosphere in the future, in an aid to curb the already miniscule emissions that we have. Another non - human cause of global warming is the copious amounts of greenhouse gasses produced by farm animal flatulence. Scientific research shows that cows emit up to 500 litres a day. (132 gallons) About the same as your average car. Also, methane, a major component of cow flatulence, is 23 times more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to global warming. Finally, cows produce two thirds of all ammonia gases in the world which is another big greenhouse gas affecting global warming and climate change. To wrap up all these statements, I have a direct quote from the NIPCC (Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change) “the human impact on climate is very small, and . . . Any warming that may be due to human greenhouse gas emissions is likely to be so small as to be invisible,”

  • We are causing Global Warming

    We the people are causing global warming due to the fact that we are the ones that emit harmful greenhouse gases ! We do this by doing everyday things, and the problem is that we do not even realise it! Examples are driving the car, flying in the plane and even using the electricity! So please pull your act together and try to be nature friendly. We altogether can make a change!

    Alexander(13yrs old)

  • For sure we are responsible for global warming.

    When we extract and burn fossil fuels such as coal or petroleum, we cause the release of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other heat trapping "greenhouse gases" into the atmosphere.Though natural amounts of co2 have varied from 180 to 300 parts per million (ppm) todays CO2 levels are around 400 ppm. That's 30% more than the highest natural levels over the past 800,000 years.Also think about the cars, trucks, factories. Most cars run on petroleum, a fossil fuel. Where fossil fuel is burnt it releases the carbon that has been stored in it millions of years ago. This Carbon dioxide adds to the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere,contributing to global warming.

  • We're to blame

    Humans are to blame, they are the ones that pollute the air with car exhaust. We hurt and damage the world around us with burning fossil fuels and also by waste coming into water that can cause ground water pollution. The people are to blame we can change this also.

  • Humans are to blame

    Humans have been using lots of fuel and burning coal and trees. That releases pollution into the air, that causes the greenhouse effect to get worse making temperatures rise. Rising temperatures leads to global warming. If you were thinking humans are not to blame then you should guess again.

  • Humans do Contribute

    Yes, humans do contribute to global warming. Since the start of the industrial era, the overall effect of human activities on climate has been a “warming” influence. Global warming is cause by a number of different things. Pollution, eating meat and exotic foods, and deforestation are a few of the many well known ways humans contribute to Global warming. Those three are just a few. The need for us to create, explore, and innovate had grown significantly over the years, and if we don't realize where we are headed, well, then we are in for a rough ride.

  • Humans are destroying everything in their path

    As a result of nuclear plants etc. Trains planes and other vehicles, our environment is being DESTROYED!!! The Northern and Southern polar-caps are melting due to the considerable rise in the atmosphere temperature since the mid-20th century. Also our greediness is killing off many beautiful species of animals such as the Tiger, Snow-Leopard, and Giant Panda. We are taking their homes due to deforestation and hence this their food rations are going down.

  • We are going to regret this ....

    Cause humans are the most careless creatures to walk on this earth. No lie I stopped to fill up gas this morning and I saw a man throw his empty water bottle on the ground when he was standing right next to a recycling bin. Also I live in Sacramento which is very beautiful and is known for the American river and as I was swimming in it a mother setting a horrible example for her children decided to throw the remains of her Pepsi can into the river as she was standing right next to a trash can.

  • Humans are to blame

    Well I think humans are to be blamed because the amount of times we use our cars that releases carbon dioxide and that is the cause of global warming. Also because we leave our plugs on the switch and we don't turn it off. If we minimise this then we could be able to stop global warming.

  • It's our fault

    We ARE responsible! How can you even say that humans aren't responsible? Who else is producing all the greenhouse gases. You don't see animals or plants driving around in cars and using electricity! WE are to blame, we must think about what we are doing, and take responsibility rather than passing the buck!

  • Factories, transport and stuff are to blame

    We have most of our world, created industrial revolution, added more greenhouse gases, I mean, if it's not us, who is? Rabbits? Who burns fossil fuels and makes gigantic chimneys? Us, isn't it? Why can't we use more environmentally friendly way of making energy? At least 40% of greenhouse gases are created by us, even if the population is out of our control, we could set up giant solar panels in the Sahara desert, and when at night, Australia?

  • It's Our Fault

    The Greenhouse effect is natural and keeps the Earth from freezing. However the increase in greenhouse gases that is caused by nature and (mostly) by us humans. The factories that work each day give out a big amount of greenhouse gases. Some will say: So do volcanoes. However we increase that amount with our factories, cars, etc.

  • We ARE responsible!

    How can you even say that humans aren't responsible? Who else is producing all the greenhouse gases. You don't see animals or plants driving around in cars and using electricity! WE are to blame, we must think about what we are doing, and take responsibility rather than passing the buck!

  • Of course we are!

    We are the !MAIN! Cause of global warming because we do many non-Eco-friendly things in our daily lives such as using vehicles and electricity around our households which produce global warming, it is not just us as some of it is due to natural causes but most of it is !US!

  • Blah blah blah

    Yes we are.

    Humans make many non Eco-friendly decisions in life and we have used many of our non-renewable energy sources far more than we should have, meaning that we have less hope for the planet. So if you know you spend far too much time alone in a car when you could walk, cycle, take the bus, take the train or carpool, change your choices.

  • Yes we are.

    Humans make many non Eco-friendly decisions in life and we have used many of our non-renewable energy sources far more than we should have, meaning that we have less hope for the planet. So if you know you spend far too much time alone in a car when you could walk, cycle, take the bus, take the train or carpool, change your choices.

  • Carbon dioxide mostly come from human activity devices

    Nature had a cycle of carbon dioxide being let out from animals and fungi but now, humans have wrecked this cycle, we have out ruled and made it uneven hence the trees are unable to keep up with all the greenhouse gases and this is dramatically changing and ruining our earth.

  • Climate change is man made !

    We drive cars, we make factories, we cut trees down, we have green houses, the climate is changing because of us! It's called global warming! The world may be evolving but we have made a difference! Not just these things but our farming techniques have changes so much! We use different things in our products

  • We humans do speed up global warming !!!

    We do this is because we use machinery which lets out fumes which can actually make ice melt & create more sea . Also we make chemicals that can rip the layer in space apart which leads to more heat & GLOBAL WARMING!!! We should not Just do nothing we should stop this!

  • To win it

    The humans are the reasons for global warming because we put fumes into the air we also pollute the earth with trash and it just spreads around the world. Also war, because of war w have get rid of landmarks and many different places around the world. It is us.

  • Humans are the reason our earths global temperature has been rising rapidly in recent years

    Humans are defiantly main contributors to the earths global temperatures rising in recent years due to many different reasons. For example the amount of carbon dioxide we have been putting into the atmosphere has been rising way more than it has been in previous years because of the amount of fossil fuels we have been burning. Although this is only one reason to why it is down to human causes, there are millions of reasons and facts that explain how it's down to humans.

  • We are responsible

    Humans are the fault of global warming. Everyday, hundreds of new cars are being released onto the roads. Every month, thousands of tons of greenhouse gasses are released into the atmosphere. When the arctic melts, plants frozen in the ice release some co2. Other places that release those dangerous gasses come from power plants
    Humans are responsible for global warming. Since the start of industrialization, temperatures have increased because of greater emission of green house gasses. Green house gases keep the earth warm. The problem is that as they are being released in a higher proportion it traps more heat which makes the globe get hotter. In other words humans are the ones who are responsible for the increase in emissions and responsible for the global warming.

  • I believe we are responsible for Global Warming

    Global warming is mostly caused by trapped heat from the sun. This heat is trapped by what we call a layer of Greenhouse This is produced by the burning of Fossil fuels, such as coal and oil. This Carbon Dioxide was not being let off 100,000 years ago, when technology was less advanced, so the industrial revolution where better technology began to be developed is where the beginning of Global Warming began, so in becoming more developed we have started the warming of the Earth

  • Yes,we are responsible for global worming

    as because of the mining in hilly areas it harms d strata and causes disturbances in the strata of the rocks and deforestation building of industries instead of planting trees d industries release harmful gases like carbon monoxide nitrogen .......d cfc's used in refrigerators and microwaves which goes up in the stratosphere where d ozone layer lies and hence,depleting d ozone layer which protect us from the harmful damaging uv rays of the sun and hence, increasing the earth's temperature

  • Supporting the cause

    Yes I say because people start pollution and they don't like to pick up after their selves or even others. Your supposed to take care of your environment and homes and city's. Take care of the world so things don't cause things that should grow to grow. Making the world a better place is a big change. So if u don't pick up or clean up its you who is ruining the environment.

  • There is strong evidence that the warming of the Earth over the last half-century has been caused largely by human activity,

    such as the burning of fossil fuels and changes in land use, including agriculture and deforestation. these gases capture heat that would otherwise escape to space – the equivalent of wrapping the planet in an invisible blanket. . Because of CFC’s and greenhouse gases caused by factory and automobile emissions.

  • 1880[fgh]

    Yes, I agree because humans are the prime cause for global warming.According to scientific researches, global warming can mainly be caused by the emission of green house gases(Co2) which include the emission from vehicles and industrialization process, so it is evident that the prime cause of global warming can be blamed on our civilization

  • Humans are incresing polution which is harming our planet by making global warming more usual

    The whole reason global warming started was because of pollution, noise, water, air and the lot. People dump all the hazardous chemicals into the fresh water just because there's no where else to throw it out. I mean, that can create acid rain too. There's a lot of things which harm our planet including pollution.

  • Not global warming so much as being wasteful...

    The earth, if uninhabited by mankind, would be completely different. The amount of carbon dioxide would remain low, because nature has ways of keeping things curbed. More trees = less carbon contributing to global warming.

    There's a lot more I could say on the topic, though, it's too broad to cover..

  • Humans are absolutely responsible for global warming, due to our over-usage of our natural resources.

    Mankind's use of our natural resources has diminished the earth's self-healing properties and inhibited the growth of those resources. Our introduction of industry has depleted resources, as well as leaving a detrimental impact on our environment. The chemicals and emissions we leave behind tear down the already diminished resources we have, and cause harm to plants, animals, and our very air.

    Posted by: VersedMitch26
  • I believe humans are almost entirely responsible for global warming because science backs up this notion.

    Scientists have spent a lot of time researching global warming in recent years and it seems clear that humans are the root cause. Yes, there have been climate patterns with hotter weather giving way to ice ages and then hotter weather again, but the current phenomena does not follow this trend. Ever since fossil fuels have been burning and humans industrialized, the Earth has gotten warmer, making it clear that humanity is to blame for global warming.

    Posted by: LongBo86
  • Yes and no

    It is true that humans helped developing faster global warming, but it is also true that, as far as we can prove, it was something that earth had to suffer sooner or later, with or without humans' activities.

  • I agree that humans are responsible for global warming, because of our irresponsible use of motor vehicles.

    Over time, the use of motor vehicles has clogged our Earth's atmosphere. I think that we have irresponsibly used motor vehicles and other devices, and now we are paying the price. As humans, we need to take better control of the environment and cause less pollution and litter. If we do not have a secure atmosphere, then our children are going to suffer later in life with mother nature's fury.

    Posted by: DeliriousLee
  • Human activities definitely contribute to global warming, because carbon emissions from cars, factories, and other sources all contribute to the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere

    Carbon emissions from cars, factories, and other sources all contribute to the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere. The effect is clear and well-documented. The repercussions are only theoretical. It could be a good thing for all we know. But, the facts are clear that what we are doing is contributing to the warming of the planet.

    Posted by: AbjectOren85
  • Yes, all human activity since the industrial revolution has had large impacts on the environment.

    Humans are a large part of the global warming issue. Their activities emit large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, exacerbating the issue. There is controversy about what exactly is causing global warming, however there is no doubt that humans play a part in it. Aside from burning fossil fuels, we keep large amounts of livestock, in particular, bovines release large amounts of methane into the atmosphere, a gas many times more effective as a greenhouse gas. The pattern of over-consumption in developed countries, especially the United States, are at fault for this.

    Posted by: 4uncLife
  • Yes, because humans are responsible for taking what they believe is theirs and finding ways to destroy it.

    Global warming has been studied extensively, and has been credited for the hole in the ozone layer created by methane gases, which were created by humans. It really is that simple. Our need to create, explore, and invent has caused rapid changes in manufacturing and development, without concerns for the environmental issues they may create. Our expanded population is also responsible, as more products and services are needed and more pollution is created to support the population.

    Posted by: Ment0n3
  • I feel humans are responsible for global warming due to their inventions.

    The Earth has changed so much through the millions of years and I think humans have caused global warming. There is so much pollution out there due to things created by humans like cars, sprays, oils etc... These all hurt the environment and is now catching up with the world. That is why you see it on television so much these days. We are the cause of it.

    Posted by: dadude913
  • Yes, I agree because humans are the prime cause for global warming.

    According to scientific researches, global warming can mainly be caused by the emission of green house gases(Co2) which include the emission from vehicles and industrialization process, so it is evident that the prime cause of global warming can be blamed on our civilization

    Posted by: KI3JoIIy
  • Without a doubt humans have contributed to most of global warming with the by products of civilization.

    I don't think you can refute the fact that humans have changed the planet through our actions, through the consumption of resources and the by products of that consumption. No other animal interferes with its environment the way we have stamped our carbon footprint on the Earth. Just by paving over so much of the planet's surface we have suffocated her skin, and by stripping the land and trees we incurred damage that would take generations to reverse if we had the wisdom to change our ways.

    Posted by: Th4Fire
  • I feel that humans are responsible for global warming because we continue to just throw trash everywhere and we keep allowing bad things into the air.

    We as humans don't seem to care that trash is everywhere. We just keep throwing garbage all over the place. We are given tools to recycle and yet we are either just to lazy to use them or we don't care. We have earth friendly products, but we don't seem to be using them. Although we have many resources available to us we just seem to go on about our lives thinking that someone else will do it. Instead of walking or riding a bike we drive or take the bus in turn polluting the air. Factories continue to let off gases into the atmosphere instead of doing something that's earth friendly because it would cost them money.

    Posted by: ChiP05hy
  • I believe humans are responsible for global warming as we have produced and released all kinds of toxins into the air, from factories to automobile emissions.

    As there has been an increase in human population, and technology, there has been an increase in pollution. Did the polar bears have to swim for days to find an ice cap to rest on in 1836? I doubt it.
    I feel that humans are abusing planet Earth, and need to work together for the future, or there might not be one.

    Posted by: R4wHaywa
  • To some degree humans are responsible for global warming and cannot deny it.

    Although we cannot completely verify the consequences of all our actions it is illogical to conclude that all our carbon contributions to the atmosphere do not have a negative effect and if the current trend in global climate is warming then we had a hand in it!

    Posted by: MarsBIue
  • Yes, humans are directly responsible for global warming.

    You can't blame animals for global warming. Humans are cutting forests, killing animals, and emitting pollutions by creating machines and disturbing natural ecological balance. Increased use of technology and machines which emit harmful gases like co and co2 cause global warming and to make matter worse humans are cutting trees to gain land to build houses. The combined result is global warming.

    Posted by: Tim0tFlames
  • I agree because it is indisputable that since the industrial revolution, we have been pumping rubbish into the atmosphere and polluting the world. It has to stop and this is, hopefully, a means to a less insanely wasteful society.

    See the work of scientists the world over who agree that something has to be done, and rapidly. I am sick of people thinking its not their problem - we are now reaping the whirlwind of our hubris in the form of hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.

    Posted by: IscoBradley
  • Yes, it is all humans

    Yes, because humans are responsible for taking what they believe is theirs and finding ways to destroy it. Global warming has been studied extensively, and has been credited for the hole in the ozone layer created by methane gases, which were created by humans. It really is that simple. Our need to create, explore, and invent has caused rapid changes in manufacturing and development, without concerns for the environmental issues they may create. Our expanded population is also responsible, as more products and services are needed and more pollution is created to support the population. An true example is that humans are responsible for global warming but we continue to just throw trash everywhere and we keep allowing bad things into the air. We as humans don't seem to care that trash is everywhere. We just keep throwing garbage all over the place. We are given tools to recycle and yet we are either just to lazy to use them or we don't care. We have earth friendly products, but we don't seem to be using them. Although we have many resources available to us we just seem to go on about our lives thinking that someone else will do it. Instead of walking or riding a bike we drive or take the bus in turn polluting the air. Factories continue to let off gases into the atmosphere instead of doing something that's earth friendly because it would cost them money.

  • Global warming!

    We create too much pollution, methane from animals, and should cut down to reduce the global warming and greenhouse gases getting worse. It changes the environment and soon would be unable to live on. Factories and cars burn too much fossil fuels and there are lots of evidence linking to this.

  • We create CO2, and it keeps the heat in.

    The sun has not given off more heat in the past 30 years; that has been proven by satellites. We must be doing something to change the environment. We are creating more fossil fuels that give off greenhouse gases . I do believe that nature plays a big role in global warming, but humans are adding to the problem too.

  • We are the problem

    I agree that we cannot be totally to blame but we are speeding up the "fluctuation cycles" and although I believe that the earth has been changing for thousands of years, the temperatures didn't change by .8 degrees Celsius in a couple years. Lastly, in the last 10 years we have seen drastic changes in earth's temperature and it is all happening while we are the most industrious and burning the most fossil fuels.

  • CO2 use by humans through out the world

    We spread so much CO2, which makes the poles melt. But I do not only blame humans, nature has its impact to, but humans still play a role in the global warming, because of all the gases from factories, cars, houses, airplanes and so forth. I mean every human black, brown or white, young or old, nearly everybody has in some kind a role in global warming

  • Humans' burning of fossil fuels is to blame.

    It's obvious that humans are to blame for global warming. The world gives out over 25 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year by burning fossil fuels. People believe that large companies are to blame for global warming, but the truth is that no one is innocent. We are all as guilty as each other.

  • I think that people are the ones who affect the environment and cause global warming.

    Yes, because people are the ones who pollute the environment by using lots of transportation methods that use lots of gas. The factories produce lots of smoke and they burn fossil fuels. By doing this, they damage the atmosphere and this causes global warming. So, people are the ones that should be blamed, but not only people, also mammals.

  • I do believe that humans are responsible for global warming

    Every day when we use transportation such as cars, buses, trains, etc. we're causing pollution. Also, factories throw out smoke that's adding to the pollution. Not many people notice that we are part of the cause of global warming. People think that the temperature changes naturally or the weather changes because of nature. It can be that, too, but humans take the big part of it.

  • The planet has not warmed for 10-15 years - but GG emissions have continued to rise.

    We have been assured by scientists and their supporters in the environmental movement and the media that the world is warming because of the greenhouse effect.
    Well, now even the IPCC head has admitted that the world has not warmed since 1998.
    My question is this - if there is an incontrovertible link between GG emissions and global warming, then the YES side needs to explain why the world has not warmed for over a decade, even though GG emissions have continued to skyrocket.

  • Humans are not responsible for global warming.

    No, because compared to the size of the Earth, human activity is pathetically small. We don't cause it. We do contribute to it. Global warming has been happening for a long time and it started before humans existed. Meaning that global warming happens from nature. Humans may have speed up the process a little bit but it is mainly nature and the outside environment. This planet has gone through many ice ages before humans were here. Global warming is probably happening, but I do not believe that it is the fault of humans. This planet has not had the same climate through it's entire existence. It has warmed up and cooled down many different times and I think that we are in one of the warming cycles. Also I question the accuracy of the thermometers they used 100 years ago to even think that the entire world is warming up. Global warming is NOT humans fault and responsibility.

  • Humans are not to blame for global warming

    Global warming is caused by natural cycles. The earth is round. Time is short. The reason why the Earth is warming up is because of the fluctuations from the ice ages to now. Eventually the Earth will start cooling down again and go into the next ice age. If the carbon dioxide is hurting the Earth, then why don't we all stop breathing?

  • It's just apart of Nature.

    The world heats up every couple of centuries. It's apart of how it works, to help renew itself. It replaces the old with the new. Human's have made an impact, a small one... While this is the worst on record, so was the last one, and the one before that. It's not because of humans.

    As the populations of ALL animals increase, methane and Carbon Dioxide amounts increase. With this in mind, every time the world heats up, it get a little worse. The world will naturally cool down on it's own, and life will carry on.

    Scientists believe the world can hold hundreds of billions (exact amount is hard to pinpoint) of humans. We aren't the problem, only a piece of it, not that there is a problem right now. When the "renewal" process the world goes through is down, we won't notice it anymore.

    It'll be another 150 years before the world heats up again. It might take 300 years for it to be too bad to ignore, but it still won't be all because of humans. In the end, it's just apart of Nature.

  • No they are not the data is contaminated

    This has been proven that when the government has started recording the data of global warming when temperatures were returning to normal shortly after the little ice age. it has also been proven that we are not the full cause. things that also cause global warming is the growth of cities/

  • No no no

    We have no way of knowing exactly what causes it but I am sure we do not cause global worming. I do not have any research on global worming but my answer is no we do not cause global warming and I dislike global worming freaks that say yes we are causing global warming

  • No, global warming is not caused by us.

    The planet has not warmed for 10-15 years, but GG emissions have continued to rise. We have been assured by scientists and their supporters in the environmental movement and the media that the world is warming because of the greenhouse effect. Well, now even the IPCC head has admitted that the world has not warmed since 1998. My question is this - if there is an incontrovertible link between GG emissions and global warming, then the YES side needs to explain why the world has not warmed for over a decade, even though GG emissions have continued to skyrocket.

    No, because compared to the size of the Earth, human activity is pathetically small. The Earth is huge and it is heated by the Sun and to a lesser extent by the remaining heat in its own core. Humans contribute virtually nothing to how it functions. We are insignificant and to suggest that we have the ability to affect global temperature is hugely arrogant. The sun, however, and the Earth's core are vast and presumably their heat outputs fluctuate over time. This has led to temperature changes on the Earth's surface in the past and will continue to affect the Earth's temperature in the future. Global warming does seem to be happening - we should not be wasting time and money trying to prevent this, we need to accept that global temperature is beyond our control and then ensure that countries that are most affected are supported.

    Humans are not to blame for global warming Global warming is caused by natural cycles. The earth is round. Time is short. The reason why the Earth is warming up is because of the fluctuations from the ice ages to now. Eventually the Earth will start cooling down again and go into the next ice age. If the carbon dioxide is hurting the Earth, then why don't we all stop breathing?

  • Humans are not responsible for global warming. In fact, this is a hoax dreamed up by the government.

    I dont think that people are responsible for Global Warming, Yes we have the resorces to create an epidimic, especially one that creates jobs....yes jobs, and more money. This controversey has, undoubtedly caused many raises in ecological and economical studys and degrees. The more money, We the people recive, the more money weput back into the system so they can pump it into their respected organizations so they can be the first to discover the "cure" for global warming......either be it clearing up or using the gases to power something, this my fellow people is why I think the Global Warming is a Hoax and is not a valid threat.

    Posted by: Xeno
  • We contribute, but are not the sole cause.

    No, because compared to the size of the Earth, human activity is pathetically small. We don't cause it. We do contribute to it. Global warming has been happening for a long time and it started before humans existed, meaning that global warming happens from nature. Humans may have sped up the process a little bit, but it is mainly nature and the outside environment. This planet has gone through many ice ages before humans were here. Global warming is probably happening, but I do not believe that it is the fault of humans. This planet has not had the same climate through its entire existence. It has warmed up and cooled down many different times and I think that we are in one of the warming cycles. Also I question the accuracy of the thermometers they used 100 years ago to even think that the entire world is warming up. Global warming is NOT humans' fault and responsibility.

  • The sun is the problem!!!

    Do we realize that we are putting the blame on our selves and not thinking clearly? The sun is the answer to global warming. Deep within the core there are hot gases that are escaping to the surface of the sun. These hot gases are traveling long distances to reach the earths atmosphere. When they get to the atmosphere they are trapped in there and since it is hot, it causes rise in temperature. The earths mantle is also a problem. So, there are a lot of other things that I can talk about forever that are not humans that arecausing the global warming problem.

  • The greenhouse effect isn't everything...

    Sure, humans do contribute to greenhouse emissions, but so do termites. The worst greenhouse gas out there is water vapor, and research into its effect on the atmosphere has only just begun. We do not know enough about the global climate to make strong predictions, and those that do are politically motivated, not scientifically.

  • It would happen anyway.

    As many people have already said, global warming is a natural occurrence, and while our emissions of pollutants into the air doesn't help any, if we were to remove them completely it would only slow the process down. As an example, a research project was done at MIT, and they had discovered that about 1/5 of the "greenhouse gas" collecting in the atmosphere was composed of methane. While it only makes up for one fifth, it has about 25x the impact that carbon dioxide has, and humans are not entirely responsible for the production of methane. While we do have the gas and coal industry that produces quite a bit of methane, it is also produced by wetlands and cows, which would be around regardless. So, in short, methane, among other gases, would still be around, and therefore global warming would likely still occur.

  • Human's activity not the major factor.

    Humans contribute very little to Earth's increase in temperature because methane is the vital factor that prevents reflection of ultraviolet rays back to the atmosphere. This global warming occurrence is just temporary and will not last long. Just like the Ice Age many, many years ago, now is probably the 'Hot Age"

  • There Is No scientific Evidence That Humans Are Responsible for Global Warming.

    The earth gets all of its energy from the sun. If the sun increases its output, then the earth and other planets get hotter -- when output falls they get cooler. The earth, with its atmosphere and seas, lags from solar output effects. The earth's orbit and rotational axis change over time which, coupled with the sun's solar output, also affect the earth's temperature over time. In a closed system CO2 does act as a green house gas, but in the atmosphere its heating effect is not proven.

  • Humans don't cause global warming, because it is only a natural change that the planet is going through.

    Humans are not responsible for global warming, and neither are cows and their emissions of methane gases. True humans are wasteful and we do put a lot of carbon dioxide particles in the air, but this is not the total cause of what people are calling "global warming". Over the millions of years that our earth has been in existence, the climates have changed back and forth, from cooler temperatures to warmer temperatures. These climactic changes are part and parcel of natural occurrences in the earth, and are not caused by humans.

    Posted by: ep0xihusky
  • Freaking Hypocrites.

    "Mankind's use of our natural resources has diminished the earth's self-healing properties and inhibited the growth of those resources. Our introduction of industry has depleted resources, as well as leaving a detrimental impact on our environment. The chemicals and emissions we leave behind tear down the already diminished resources we have, and cause harm to plants, animals, and our very air." -VersedMitch26

    "There are other natural effects that can give off effects to global warming, get over yourselves, the earth some how recovered from worse, you act as if you're helping posting on a computer and all." Anyone who is voting yes, stop being such a hypocrite. Buying all your technology products are taking those resources are taking advantage of them. All these products you purchase are a product of those factories who pollute the air and all of the sort. You are PRO Blaming companies and humans. Like I said, get over yourself, you're human and it seems to me you are PRO Technology using that computer or phone of yours.

  • The earth goes through its own natural phases, just like animals and humans.

    The earth is constantly changing and it is like a large "living" thing. It has been going through these phases before humans were even here! The earth, like humans and animals alike, is constantly changing and it will continue to until the end! It goes through hot and cold phases just like humans do when they're sick. If anything, we should be aware of it, but not be obsessed.

  • There is no proof and global warming is a trillion dollar business in Europe

    This whole subject is just a matter of believing, just like a religion. Your guess is as good as mine.
    If we go with facts, there is no compelling evidence to say that humans are responsible for global warming.
    Sun could be as much to blame, or even more, much more.
    The sun activity is changing constantly, the sun burns more energy sometimes, while other times less. That's why this planet had a lot of ice ages, and really hot times. After all, it would have been suspicious if climate had never changed a bit in our lifetime, knowing that it did before us. That would have been also a reason to blame man.
    As far as the CO2 goes, no one really knows if it traps the heat in the Earth, and even if it does, there is a naturally produced CO2 by volcanoes, a lot of it, so it's not just man made.
    In the end, what causes the global warming, or I should better say climate change (since many places get cooler, too) we might never know. But, given the fact that so much money can be made on this topic, I can assure you that somebody will want you to believe in man made global warming, whether it exists, or doesn't.

  • Technically no

    Yes humans are speeding up the process but its not nearly as bad as we think. The earth goes through cycles. The last ice age, that was a low. The upcoming "global warming"? that would be the high. Humans have about as much say in the matter as a 2 year old does in a game of tug-of-war with hulk hogan.

  • There is evidence of a new and unknown force emanating from the sun.

    Evidence has surfaced that something potentially more dangerous is happening deep within the hidden core of our life-giving star: never-before-seen particles—or some mysterious force—is being shot out from the sun and it’s hitting Earth.

    Whatever it is, the evidence suggests it’s affecting all matter.

    Alarmed physicists first became aware of this threat over the past several years. Initially dismissed as an anomaly, now frantic scientists are shooting e-mails back and forth to colleagues across the world attempting to grasp exactly what is happening to the sun.

    Something impossible has happened. Yet the “impossible” has been proven to be true. Laboratories around the globe have confirmed that the rate of radioactive decay—once thought to be a constant and a bedrock of science—is no longer a constant. Something being emitted from the sun is interacting with matter in strange and unknown ways with the startling potential to dramatically change the nature of the very Earth itself.

    In fact, some evidence of time dilation has been gleaned from close observation of the decay rate. If particles interacting with the matter are not the cause—and matter is being affected by a new force of nature-then time itself may be speeding up and there’s no way to stop it.

    Since the sun’s core is known to blast out continuous streams of particles called neutrinos, some scientists are attempting to find evidence that neutrinos are the culprits behind the mutation of matter.

    It’s already been proven that the sun’s mass warps time, bends light waves and accounts for mutation of species on Earth. Now this new force may be directly interacting with matter in a way that could not only change Mankind’s understanding of physics, but change Mankind itself…and not necessarily in a beneficial way.

    Whether the phenomenon has no real impact on humanity, or the worst impact imaginable, nothing can be done to stop it. Once again, the titanic forces of nature rear up to overwhelm our technology—and we find ourselves like the playthings of gods.

    Utterly helpless.

  • We don't CAUSE it.

    We do contribute to it. Global warming has been happening for a long time. It happened before the industrial revolution, which people say caused global warming. We are not responsible for global warming, but we contribute a small amount to it. If you compare the solar activity to the temperature, they follow a similar pattern. This means that solar activity could be causing global warming, not humans.

  • bgas and the lastest anonymous have it right

    It is simply human arrogance to believe we are at the heart of the problem. Humans once believed the earth was the center of the universe because its OUR planet, and because we didnt fully understand the reality. Same phenomena here, we believe Climate Change is our fault because thats a convenient answer to explain observations, yet science teaches us the current consensus does not necessarily reflect reality.

  • Humans are the SMALLEST FACTOR

    Human CO2 emmissions make up less than 1% of total fluctuations- we couldn't have shifted the climate with 100 years, when we've gone through regular ice ages and heat cycles. The sun, and ocean are the primary cause, not humans. Humans are too insignificant to be able to affect the Earth's climate.

  • It's the sun!

    Evidence has surfaced that something potentially more dangerous is happening deep within the hidden core of our life-giving star: never-before-seen particles—or some mysterious force—is being shot out from the sun and it’s hitting Earth. Whatever it is, the evidence suggests it’s affecting all matter. Alarmed physicists first became aware of this threat over the past several years. Initially dismissed as an anomaly, now frantic scientists are shooting e-mails back and forth to colleagues across the world attempting to grasp exactly what is happening to the sun. Something impossible has happened. Yet the “impossible” has been proven to be true. Laboratories around the globe have confirmed that the rate of radioactive decay—once thought to be a constant and a bedrock of science—is no longer a constant. Something being emitted from the sun is interacting with matter in strange and unknown ways with the startling potential to dramatically change the nature of the very Earth itself. In fact, some evidence of time dilation has been gleaned from close observation of the decay rate. If particles interacting with the matter are not the cause—and matter is being affected by a new force of nature-then time itself may be speeding up and there’s no way to stop it. Since the sun’s core is known to blast out continuous streams of particles called neutrinos, some scientists are attempting to find evidence that neutrinos are the culprits behind the mutation of matter. It’s already been proven that the sun’s mass warps time, bends light waves and accounts for mutation of species on Earth. Now this new force may be directly interacting with matter in a way that could not only change Mankind’s understanding of physics, but change Mankind itself…and not necessarily in a beneficial way. Whether the phenomenon has no real impact on humanity, or the worst impact imaginable, nothing can be done to stop it. Once again, the titanic forces of nature rear up to overwhelm our technology—and we find ourselves like the playthings of gods. Utterly helpless.

  • Humans might have small impacts on global warming but the temperature on earth has never been stable and suddenly its our fault?

    Bullet points seem sufficient:
    -The sea levels have repeatedly fluctuated +/-50 meters in the past 200,000 years or since anatomically modern humans have been in existence due to temperature changes. All of a sudden this change in climate is a result of 100 years of carbon emissions? Don't think so.
    -You cannot make claims with ~50 years of direct and detailed climate data for a process that takes hundreds of thousands of years.
    -Earths climate is variable and always will be.
    -Greenhouse gasses are only one factor of many poorly understood variables that contribute to climate change.
    -We are terrified of reaching a carbon dioxide concentration of 400 ppm. In 1958, 3.2 out of 1,000 air molecules was a carbon dioxide molecule. Now 3.6 out of 1,000 air molecules is a carbon dioxide molecule. Seems pretty innocuous to me.

    Posted by: bgas
  • Humans are not to be blamed. It is completely natural.

    1. An American report has concluded that global warming is almost entirely natural, and will happen anyway, no matter how little fossil fuel we burn. The amount of carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by industry makes virtually no difference. 2. Scientists have dismissed claims that we can halt global warming by drastically cutting our consumption of fossil fuels. New evidence has shown that the main cause of global warming is in fact by the Sun. The temperatures rise, previously blamed on fossil fuels, is mainly due to an increase in the Sun's energy output. This increases periodically, making the Earth warmer. An increase of just 0.2% in solar output has the same affect as doubling the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

  • I believe that humans are not responsible for global warming because this planet has gone through ice ages before humans were here.

    Global warming is probably happening, but I do not believe that it is the fault of humans. This planet has not had the same climate its entire existence. It has warmed up and cooled down many different times and I think that we are in one of the warming cycles. Also I question the accuracy of the thermometers they used 100 years ago to even think that the entire world is warming up.

    Posted by: MorChiri
  • Humans are not responsible for global warming because the Earth naturally cycles through hot and cold periods.

    Humans are not responsible for global warming. The Earth has natural hot and cold cycles, and we are simply currently going through one of the warmer ones. Most of the other planets in our solar system are going through a similar cycle of warming. Historically, the Earth is actually currently in a mini-Ice Age. However, I do think that for the health of our race and other species we should limit our emissions.

    Posted by: esmeraldine
  • Mostly no, but we have done some damage

    The planet has always gone through temperature shifts. The earths temperature systems are so immense that though we do pollute the earth in disgusting ways which will hopefully someday change, the warming trend is not all us. A volcano spews out more pollutants than we can imagine. I think that we do need to do much, much more to help protect our planet, but all these people trying to scare us about "global warming" are just trying to get attention and sell books/movies. The climate goes through changes all the time. Look at the Permiian-triassic extintion, it was a natural cause and it caused 95% of the species on this planet to become extinct. This planet can be a rough place, wee just have to do what we can to survive.

  • Global warming has been disproven, therefore it was only caused by the scammers.

    Global warming of the 1990s evolved into climate change due to unusually cold winters in the late 2000s. Global warming was later found to have been based on falsified trend lines by the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of East Anglia University in the United Kingdom. They had to modify their own software to generate an upward trend line even when the recent climate information indicated a cooling. The leaked emails released in 2009 revealed their own collusion to only say "warming", to deliberately smear any counter arguments because it would prove that they'd falsified their own data, and to refuse to admit contrary studies into scientific journals.
    The worst part was the editing from Wikipedia and other public sources all contrary historical information. The Medieval Warming Period and subsequent Little Ice Age were methodically removed because a warm 1000 AD to 1200 AD followed by a very cold 1500-1700 AD, because it revealed that warm periods could be followed by cold ones and messed up their perfect, fictional graph of global warming. Global warming was created by humans, but only a few climate researchers who perpetrated a myth to keep up the funding, their credibility, and to fuel the ecological hysteria intended to change the world to their vision. It is all based on a lie though.

    Posted by: Pir4And
  • No, it's perfectly normal!

    The Earth has been going through a consistent rise and fall of temperature through time. The era of global warming today is just a manifestation of the Earth "recovering" from the Little Ice Age (1650-1850.) It is also preparing for the next Ice Age since this rise and fall is a natural cycle. Also, the amount of CO2 contributed by humans is insignificant and is not enough to cause fluctuations in temperature.

  • Global warming is caused by natural cycles.

    The earth is round. Time is short. The reason why the Earth is warming up is because of the fluctuations from the ice ages to now. Eventually the Earth will start cooling down again and go into the next ice age. If the carbon dioxide is hurting the Earth, then why don't we all stop breathing?

  • Are we responsible?...Blatantly not.

    It's obvious we aren't causing something that has naturally occurred for hundreds of thousands of years since the world came into existence. Its ludicrous to even think that global warming is our fault when it is part of nature, was it our fault when the earth plummeted into ice ages and other climate changes occurred before we were here? No, and if we attempt to slow global warming down we are technically 'playing god' as it is a natural occurrence, and we all know people are quick to complain about playing god when its something they don't agree with like cloning. Bunch of tree hugging hypocrites. 'Man made Global Warming' is nothing but a money making scheme.

  • It's happened before, when humans were scarce.

    What about before humans, and the Earth was covered in water with only 2-3% of land? How did the ice age happen? I think it's a naturally occurring event when the planet changes its tilt. Wasn't the Earth a lot warmer when the dinosaurs walked the planet? Global warming is just a hoax for governments to make more money on silly taxes.

  • There is nothing unusual about the current temperatures, it could easily be natural.

    Piers Corbynn, an excellent astrophysicist and weather forecaster, says we have zero effect. I do research myself, and although I think it is possible we cause warming, I highly doubt we cause all of it. It is even possible we do not contribute at all. It also has not warmed for 10 years.

  • This is a front for complete control

    Global warming aka climate change, occurs naturally. Does it really make sense that humans can make that much of a difference on the whole planet? 75% of the world is water.... The global warming myth produced by the leftists is a ploy to allow them to demonize the human race. That's right, by calling the human race ugly, and disgusting and saying humans are destroying the beloved planet, it allows the global elitists to control and destroy us peon humans, all in the name of the planet. Now, before you compare me to occupy, these elitists are the global bankers who have infiltrated the US government and most other governments. The occupy movement had the right idea: protest the elitists ruining our country. However, the elitists they should be protesting are the government elitists, the banker elitists. These disgusting elitists are the .00001 percent, not the 1 percent. It's a much smaller, more elite group than people realize. Look it up. Infowars.com

  • Global Warming Does not Affect Us as Much as We Think.

    Climate change is a natural occurrence (climate change being the definition of global warming) and even places like Greenland had lush and lively land at one point. That being said, humans were not capable of using "greenhouse gases" to change that. Or an even better example, the Sahara Desert used to be a forest until climate change, not caused by humans of course, dried it into a desert. Global Warming alarmists are too foolish to believe in a hoax conjured up by the government and media to produce more revenue.

  • No, because compared to the size of the Earth, human activity is pathetically small.

    The Earth is huge and it is heated by the Sun and to a lesser extent by the remaining heat in its own core. Humans contribute virtually nothing to how it functions. We are insignificant and to suggest that we have the ability to affect global temperature is hugely arrogant. The sun, however, and the Earth's core are vast and presumably their heat outputs fluctuate over time. This has led to temperature changes on the Earth's surface in the past and will continue to affect the Earth's temperature in the future. Global warming does seem to be happening - we should not be wasting time and money trying to prevent this, we need to accept that global temperature is beyond our control and then ensure that countries that are most affected are supported.

  • Stop listening to Al Gore!

    The very idea that industrialization alone has caused rising temperatures is utterly ridiculous. Long term climate change is the result of natural cycles. The sun's warming and cooling periods have direct impact on temperatures, not human activity. We contribute a very small percent of CO2 emissions. In fact the flatulence of cows, kangaroos, and other animals contributes more to rising CO2 levels! We need to stop listening to people like Al Gore and his hoax movie and listen to the real scientists who know what's really going on.

  • It's not real!!

    The world hasn't warmed in over 2 decades, and there was a bunch of snow in October where I live. Also, there was snow last night, and yet people still say there's global warming. Please explain to me why I got snow in spring while we have "global warming". Thanks

  • Nature does it's course.

    Humans are just a small small part of the world. How could we be the only ones responsible for anything happening on this planet? Maybe it is an idea of valuing ourselves too highly?My advice:do not get too cocky and sentimental!We human beings are not that important at all! I believe it is a product of some sorts of activist. As to those merchants,there are plenty of ways to sell goods except letting people feel guilty.

  • Global warmers are climate deniers

    The IPCC and the UK Met office have both stated that there has been no warming for the past 17 years. James Hansen and Bill McKibben are fraudulent claiming that record cold weather is really global warming. There are no rising sea levels. CO2 in not a pollutant, it is essential for all life on earth.

  • Global warming caused by natural influences not man

    Natural influences are so powerful that mans influence is miniscule. Man didn't cause this and no matter what he does he cannot change it. There have been singular volcanic eruptions that have had more impact on climate than everything man has contributed since his existence.

    There may come a time when this is not true. When we can place shutters or mirrors in space to cool or warm the planets of our choice, but we are not there. God help us when we are.

  • Rises in temperatures have occurred constantly thought history.

    The current rises in temperatures are the same type that has happened all the time throughout history. The rising temperatures are part of a cycle that the planet has undergone for millions of years. There WERE rises in temperatures before humans existed, back when dinosaurs were around. It is a pattern of Earth, not out of the ordinary in any way.

  • Humans do not cause Global Warming

    There has been a lot of argue on this topic. But do people really think that humans and their factories, can change the WHOLE ENTIRE climate of the earth? If all the humans get crammed up shoulder to shoulder, they can fit in the island of Manhattan. So that means we are spread out well enough over the world. Factories do let out greenhouse gases, but if you look at the whole earth, you cant see anything own below. We are tiny and spread out so so much, so now do you really think that we can change the whole entire climate of the earth? Scientists just want to scare people, literally, look it up. They want to scare people to donate money to many global warming projects, and most of that money goes back to the scientists. They just want he money. Also if you look at charts, there is suck a thing as natural cycle. There were multiple ice ages, and hot eras on the earth. We are just on the verge of being on the top of the climate scale. If you think about this, in 2001 many scientists were saying that there is global cooling. Everyone believed it, right? Like I said, they just want to scare you to donate money. Lets go back in time, at the Industrial Revolution. This is basically the time were pollution started happening. The CO2 levels on the whole world since then raise 0.08%. That is basically nothing compared to the whole world. Also back to the money. The US made a bill a long time ago that cost 10 billion dollars just to lower the CO2 levels 0.001%. 10 billion dollars gone to waste. Thats not gonna do anything to global warming. They just want money. Yes, humans o contribute to global warming, but it will probably be less than 2%. Most of this is all natural. Dont believe that humans are doing this.

  • Humans are not only responsible!

    No because when you look back at ice age, that's also a climate change and there was rarely human life at that time I suppose. So how should only humans be responsible. The earth is way too big to make such a big difference to climate by only humans and you could tell that the earth has its own nature of productions. So to those who think 'YES' think more clear about it because you're just listing to stupid politicians that have no clue about global warming and just make up stuff to idiot would believe them.

  • Global Warming is Inevitable anyway.

    It's happened before and doesn't matter if its a cause of human activity. In geological history mass extinction events have occurred more often to mega volcanic eruptions, extreme solar events and anoxia than global warming. The end of the Cenozoic Era weather it be by human induced global warming, volcanic eruption, extreme solar event or naturally induced global warming doesn't matter. The reasons don't matter if the outcome is inevitable. It's sad but it's true.

  • Look into the past

    Based on previous extinction events such as the Ordovican, Late Devonian, Permian and Cretaceous - Tertiary volcanic eruptions and solar activity have played an even larger part and being more consistent in the past then global warming. In saying this green house gases are causing global warming, sure urbanisation makes a contribution to this rise in green house gases but if you look at previous extinction events which have hypothesised occurrences due to supernovas, volcanic eruptions, deep ocean anoxia, deep ocean acidification and sea level drop. Global warming has played a roll in the past but not as much as extreme events associated with mega eruption. What does this have to do with humans causing global warming, well it does because what does it matter if we are causing global warming? It's a natural occurrence which will result in the next stage in evolution... Trying to slow down its down will not prevent it occurrence taking into account the Milankovitch cycle and the probability of other global and solar system extreme events. So what if humans drive a mass extinction event associated with Global Warming, it would just mean the end of the Cenozoic era due to human causes which was inevitable anyway. But still in my personal perspective I believe we are contributing nothing in comparison to that of natural global events and in the future mega eruptions.

  • Humans do contribute to CO2 emissions.

    But it is only a very tiny part of the large amount caused by the natural environment. Even before we existed, the earth has already experienced global warming. Even if we were to try to save the environment by saving electricity or what ever, the earth will still warm, all we are doing is speeding the effect by a tiny bit.

  • co2 comes before temprature rise

    A new study in the arctic shows that temprature rise comes before c02 rise by a few hundred years at most. The world is warming but what are we going to do about it, we need to prepare for global warming not spend it on fixes that probably wont work anyway.

  • Natural warming of earth

    We did not melt the glaciers that covered half of Indiana and the Midwest. This is a natural occurring event. The earth is supposed to be warm. It is egotistical to think man is solely responsible for this. In the grand scheme of things we are a blink in the eye of earth's history and geological history. How do we have a picture of the Antarctica landscape if its never been seen before?

  • Humans do not emit nearly as much pollution as the world does naturally

    Do you know how much pollution is natural? With all the oil spills ever recorded it is next to nothing compared to the oil deposited from deep sea vents. The same goes for carbon pollution things like volcanic eruptions (which are natural) cause more pollution in moments then humans have created in years. We are simply minuscule on this planet and though we need to avoid pollution so it doesn't become a problem we haven't single handily made a gaping whole in the ozone.

  • New evidence explains otherwise

    Basically, the global warming that has been agreed on by a 'consensus' of scientists has succeeded in spreading only because they have been bought out by the government or their evidence skewed. (Global warming false alarm, Ralph Alexander)If one was to look towards more recent temperatures, they would see in fact that globally, our temperature has wavered, higher and lower, as is usual, but not increased to the degree foretold. If anyone was to research the 'link' between carbon dioxide and the earths temperature they would come to the general knowledge that co2 levels FOLLOW the earths temperature, not the other way around. In times of cooling, the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide, and in warmer times, it releases it. It's just a natural cycle.

  • No Global Warming is not Caused by Humans.

    There is a deep scientific research about that, and it is proven that it is more than humans. CO2 is produced by the water. As we all know water covers the Earth more than 50% which means that there is a huge amount of CO2 produced not only by humans, but mostly by sea. There is also a good proof that USA and UK made this rumor, because they did not want other countries in Africa, Asia and Middle East to develop. Since growing countries need a lot of coal for the factories and that kind of stuff and coal produces a lot of CO2 this rumor has been made. To affect other countries, telling them to use sun energy, unfortunately by using only sun energy the industry can't grow. And by the way in the whole world CO2 is mostly produced by developed countries such as USA so if they want to reduce the amount of CO2 in the air they should start from themselves and stop telling others to use sun and wind energy.

  • My vote is technically no and yes.

    The earth has been around millions of years longer than humans and many environmental factors have and always will contribute to Global Warming. Everything/one contribute to Global Warming, not just humans. It's so easy to just put the blame on us humans because we have made the most impact of the fewest years. But we all can't live on a farm in the pasture naked like the cows, pigs and horses. We need clothing, shelter, food, heat, transportation, etc. And we don't all need to live with huge flat screen televisions, ipods, cell phones, etc. However, we can't all live like the Amish either. Not everyone has the ability to grow their own garden and raise their own chickens. We can't all can our own foods so we don't have to use a refrigerator or build a campfire so we don't use gas or electricity to cook. We just have to learn to use in moderation and find the best method to do less harm to the earth.
    For example, which is better to use - a hand dryer, a paper towel, or a cloth hand towel. I guess the best answer would be to air dry. Why? Because all the other choices cause damage to the earth and add to global warming. The hand dryer does save the trees, but it also uses electricity, and the power companies cause pollution. The paper towel is biodegradable and can be recycled. However, it does kill a tree and the energy used to recycle the paper towel is more harmful to the earth and pollution than just planting more trees. Then we have the cloth towel that can be laundered. That's great, no trees lost here. Only here we have to use a wash machine to clean the towel at some point for use again. This uses electricity which again pollutes the environment. Of course we can hand wash it, but either way we are still using chemicals to clean the cloth which causes pollution to the ground and/or water supply. If the water supply is harmed we treat the water, which uses electricity and causes pollution.
    So yes, as humans we are causing Global Warming. However, we can't go back to being cavemen, so we just have to decide which road we contributes less to Global Warming. We can't stop it. Even if we did live as the Amish or lived on the farm in the pasture naked like the animals, we would still be causing Global Warming along with the cow. Even things we can't control like rays and flares from the sun or comets/meteors hitting earth, or volcanic eruptions add to Global Warming. We just have to find a way to reduce our contribution,blend in more with nature. Every person's means of contributing to Global Warming is different and every person's way of helping reduce their contribution is different. Find what works best for you and your family, go from there.
    Keep in mind Global Warming will never stop.

  • Forest firs .Burn 7.3 million acres per year.

    The fires put more CO2 in the air than all the cars in the us. This eliminates the natural process of trees using 28 million tons of CO2 and producing as a bi-product of 284 billion pounds of oxygen. That's enough oxygen to meet the needs of one tenth the worlds population.

  • No we are not responsible for the event itself but we make it worse, and if we keep going we have the most to lose.

    Think about it, millions of years ago the earth was a heap of molten rock, it was much hotter back then, it eventually cooled down and such but it is after all a large rock in vast space. This is all we have and we are harming it. Now that said we won't kill the earth. It has been around much longer and has seen harsher times. Now having said THAT, what will happen is we will kill ourselves and earth will start repairing itself from the abuse. Then it will start over and we may have a new race of life going on earth. If not we will be responsible for killing all life in the universe. Can we really go on knowing we are destroying all life?

  • We are in an interglacial period.

    Look at paleoclimatology. An early 20th century astronomer named Milankovitch theorized that the Earth goes through a series of warming and cooling periods called interglacial and glacial periods. Right now, we are experiencing an interglacial period, and are near the end of it (the whole process lasts about 100,000 years and we are at about 98,000 years). The Earth has experienced about 11 of these cycles and it has not been significantly changed by human actions.

  • Its a consriracy

    Obama and big solar are once again the cause of it all. Why do you think solar has greater subsidies and oil is getting less and less money. Obama has once again caused the companies supporting America to get less money. The evil foreign companies are getting more money for their inefficient technology. The oil is there so why not take it?

  • Its a consriracy

    Obama and big solar are once again the cause of it all. Why do you think solar has greater subsidies and oil is getting less and less money. Obama has once again caused the companies supporting America to get less money. The evil foreign companies are getting more money for their inefficient technology. The oil is there so why not take it?

  • We are 50% of the problem!

    I believe we are fifty percent of the problem. I think that we are fifty percent of the problem because, we harm the earth in variety of ways. One way is pollution, we pollute the earth every second of the day. But also we are not the whole problem because, the earth rotation is the other 50%.

  • We r solely reponsible

    To my opinoin global warming is solely caused by humans. We possibly cant blame any natural selection or process. Humans are the ones who indirectly create carbon dioxid. This is by driving cars and other vehicles like boats, airplanes, etc. (You cant by anyway disaree by this unless you have ever see a animal driving a car around a jungle). If we stop using fossil fuels I belive there will be less global warming compared to the present world that we are living in. I now this is impossible but atleast to be a good citizen we should have respect for our own contries and follow the 3 rs. So make your decision.

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  • What about the ice age?????????????

    We were not around when the ice age happened an that was like global warming and it had no human impact in it there were no cars, factories, planes. So how can we be blamed for global warming if there has been an ice age without us already. Also in February the head of Greenpeace said there was no scientific evidence that we are to blame for global warming.

  • Humans are responsible and here are my reasons

    Yes WE Humans are responsible for global warming. If it weren't for our need to consume more and make more money then global warming would practilly not exist, PRACTICLY because it is partly natures way of deposing what it doesn't need. We make more and more cars, companies and factories for 'our own good' but really we don't think of what earth gives to us we don't take care of it like we should. It provides us with all we need and yet we don't even realize that we are trashing it. Most of you say "ohh it's the sun and it's gases from within" but really who has been to the sun you can't actually lay it down as a fact because you don't have data or evidence to say that is exactly how it happens, so if you can't support what you say with evidence don't say it at all. Now people might say that we don't see the situation clearly and are blaming ourselves but I can only speak for myself, and I do see the problem clearly we need to stop being so greedy and start giving we have more than we really need and we are over doing it for our own pleasure

  • The correlation between emissions and warming is weak / qui bono?

    Human produced CO2 emission levels and the rise in temperature do not correlate. Further, because western nations gave in to the environmentalist blackmailing, the developing world is rapidly outpacing the capitalist fat cats people like to point the finger at. But, by now, since the argument has been legitimized by 26 years of hype, there are a bunch of climate change scientists running around whose job depends on this theory. What are the odds they're going to discredit it?

  • No we don't

    It can't be humans as global warming has been occurring since before even humans were existent. It is just a natural event in a 1500 year cycle. We're not the sole cause of global warming, we just contribute to it. Therefore we are not the cause of global warming. Ha!

  • We are not completely responsible for global warming

    In the early days of the earths life it was a ball of fire.The earth was already very very hot. Also before centuries of humans coming to the earth, it some how by natural process cooled down to the begining of the ice age and again came back to moderate temperature levels.So, we are not completely responsible for this phenomenon, it was natural, is natural and will be natural. Yah! But there is no doubt that we have contributed in fastening of this process and maybe this is the resaon why we are facing such problems abit sooner.
    I WOULD END WITH SAYING THAT ONE OR THE OTHER DAY WE WERE TO FACE THESE PROBLEMS , BUT DUE TO THE ABOVE MENTIONED REASONS WE ARE FACING THEM A BIT SOONER, SO WE CANT JUST BLAME US FOR THIS!
    What do you think?

  • We are not the cause. Proof :

    Simultaneous warming of Mars and Earth suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural and not a human-induced cause.
    Space researchers say that Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on earth is being caused by changes in the sun. The long term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars.

    The Sun's irradiance increases by about 1% every 110 million years. So 450 million years ago there was about 54 W/m2 less sunlight impinging on the top of Earth's atmosphere.

    That's a huge amount. By comparison, recall that anthropogenic CO2's radiative forcing is now only about 1.9 W/m2.

  • Its been hotter before, and we are just coming out of one of the coldest periods in earth's history. Global warming isnt caused by humans

    50 million years ago the global average temperature was 10 degrees Celsius hotter than it is now. We are coming out of a cyclic ice age, and at the moment, in the scale of earths history, we are at one of earths coldest periods ever.

    So Get with it people

  • We are just a small speck in this entire creation. We hardly do matter.

    Theory of man-made climate change claims that man-made emissions of greenhouse gases are boosting Earth’s greenhouse effect and causing dangerous global warming. But if you break down the greenhouse effect, man’s contribution is small. First, water vapor, not carbon dioxide, is Earth’s dominant greenhouse gas. Somewhere between 75 percent and 90 percent of Earth’s greenhouse effect is due to water vapor and clouds.
    Second, of the remaining part of the greenhouse effect that is caused by CO2 and methane, about 96 percent of this is caused by natural emissions from oceans, the biosphere, and volcanoes. This means that man-made emissions are only causing about one percent of Earth’s greenhouse effect. Even if we could eliminate all industrial emissions, the change in global temperature would be too small to even detect.

  • Not humans to blame

    Earth itself is still a mystery but nobody will blame the planet since the earth controls the weahter no matter what.Scientest have proven that there is no proof that humans are to blame for the weather. The average tempeture is 45 degrees. So stop blaming humans for the actions of the planet.

  • Politics or facts????

    Think about this: did you arrive to the climate change debate with your mind made up then go looking for support for your perspective, or did you research both angles then develop an opinion? I bet I know. This is more of a political debate than anything else. This is true also for the scientists on both sides as well. The data can and is manipulated by the scientists. It has to be. How else can one explain the fact that there are two vastly different explanations for what should be the analysis of the same data. Don't just dismiss this. Give it some thought. Ask yourself if you really have enough reliable information from both perspectives to make an educated decision, or do you look solely for information to support your one sided idea of the truth. Let's be honest - IT'S MORE POLITICAL THAN SCIENCE!!!!!

  • Carbon dioxide does not cause global warming

    Scientists have said there is a correlation between global warming and temperature. This is true. However, they failed to mention the actual correlation. Temperature leads and CO2 follows. When temperature goes up, carbon dioxide goes up. When temperature goes down, Co2 goes down. Temperature changes FIRST then CO2 which follows hundreds of years after (800 years).

  • We don't do anything, at most little

    I agree with the fact that we are destroying wildlife and that we are running out of resources, but we have little to do with the warming of Earth. The Earth has been warming and cooling forever. Look back in time and the Earth has been warming and cooling forever. We may be increasing the rate of which it happens, but the Earth, again, has been heating and cooling forever.

  • We don't do anything, at most little

    I agree with the fact that we are destroying wildlife and that we are running out of resources, but we have little to do with the warming of Earth. The Earth has been warming and cooling forever. Look back in time and the Earth has been warming and cooling forever. We may be increasing the rate of which it happens, but the Earth, again, has been heating and cooling forever.

  • Does it really matter?

    What really matters is what we can do to prevent or prepare for it. Instead of spending al this time and energy on trying to work out who's fault it is, we could just cover for every situation and actually prepare for what's to come. This is one option of what we need to do.

  • Does it really matter?

    What really matters is what we can do to prevent or prepare for it. Instead of spending al this time and energy on trying to work out who's fault it is, we could just cover for every situation and actually prepare for what's to come. This is one option of what we need to do.

  • Ice Age Proof

    Long ago during the last Ice Age, we did not have the technology to dissipate the glaciers, so how did it happen? The Earth went through a natural warming period. We also did not breed cows back then, which are a major producer of methane. Ice Ages have also been huge at times and small at other times. We may be coming out of an Ice Age now and entering a warming period.

  • Just another phase

    This is just another phase that the earth is going through. The earth has gone through ice ages and natural occurring weather fluctuations before, its just that now humans are advancing in technology. Many sceptics are trying to blame human actions instead of weather patterns throughout the earths history for global warming.

  • They are not responsible

    Will temperatures on Earth be dropping until the year 2100 to Little Ice Age levels, as Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, a scientist at Germany's Saarland University, predicted last week? Or will the temperatures only plunge until 2060, as Habibullo Abdussamatov, the head of Russia's Pulkovo Observatory, recently predicted? Or has the cooling already begun, and might it end as soon as 2030, as claimed by Anastasios Tsonis, head of the Atmospheric Sciences Group at the University of Wisconsin?

    These scientists and others who are now warning of global cooling have something basic in common -- unlike scientists who warn of global warming, who often rely on the Earth sciences and blame climatic change on man-made carbon dioxide, the global cooling scientists more often rely on meteorology, solar science and other disciplines that view the Sun, cosmic rays and Earth's orbit as the dominant factors in our climate.

    "The Sun, not man, warms the Earth," an earlier article by Lüdecke, concisely expresses the emergent view that humans play an inconsequential role in climate change. The accumulation of evidence from scientists relying on celestial rather than man-made explanations for changes to the global climate has led even the BBC, an ardent advocate of the man-made global warming theory, to credit the Sun.

    "Real risk of a Maunder Minimum 'Little Ice Age,'" stated a BBC headline in October, in reporting the view of Mike Lockwood, Professor of Space Environment Physics at Reading University's Meteorology Department, that "solar activity is now falling more rapidly than at any time in the last 10,000 years."

    By the standard of recent years, global cooling predictions and natural explanations for climate change are controversial, even outlandish. By the broader standard of the last century of science -- and the centuries that preceded it -- what's outlandish is attributing massive changes in climate to increases in carbon dioxide, a trace gas that represents so miniscule a fraction of our atmosphere that it must be measured in parts per million. Established science had historically held natural forces to drive climate.

    The about-face in the established science came not from a change in the science but from a change in the establishment, in the form of the United Nations bureaucracy. When the UN created the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 1988, it was mandated to examine man-made causes. This mandate led the IPCC to refuse to consider the Sun's influence on Earth's climate as a topic worthy of discussion, as scientists learned at a 1992 IPCC meeting of delegates from around the world. To the surprise of the Danish delegation's Eigil Friis-Christensen, head of the Danish Meteorological Institute's geophysics division, he was not allowed to present the findings of a peer-reviewed article he had co-authored in Science magazine that compellingly correlated sunspots and global temperatures.

  • It's a combination of normal natural fluctuations

    We know el nino, el nina, runs around the globe in spans of about 8 years. There are more of such trends and I'm sure there are some of 1000 years, 10,000 years etc. We should be heading for a new ice-age in the next couple of decades... Are we going to put big heaters outside to stop that... We can surely reduce our impact on the environment, burning recently grown fuels instead of oil of millions of years ago, shortening our energy-side-effect-cycle, but otherwise... Just be happy

  • Humans Do Not Cause Global Warming.

    Humans cannot cause global warming. For all of you out there saying that global warming is caused by humans because of the carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, it's not. Anthropomorphic behavior doesn't cause global climate change, and definitely not through carbon dioxide. The carbon levels records have a very weak correlation with the temperature records. In fact, during the Little Ice Age, the temperature of the Earth had gone down, but carbon levels had gone up. Also, during the Medieval Warm Period, the temperatures went up, yet carbon levels went down. The temperature of the Earth has a stronger correlation with the amount of sunspots than the carbon levels. Global climate change can be traced back to the sun and solar energy easier than it can be traced back to humanity and anthropomorphic behavior.

  • Humans Do Not Cause Global Warming.

    Humans cannot cause global warming. For all of you out there saying that global warming is caused by humans because of the carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, it's not. Anthropomorphic behavior doesn't cause global climate change, and definitely not through carbon dioxide. The carbon levels records have a very weak correlation with the temperature records. In fact, during the Little Ice Age, the temperature of the Earth had gone down, but carbon levels had gone up. Also, during the Medieval Warm Period, the temperatures went up, yet carbon levels went down. The temperature of the Earth has a stronger correlation with the amount of sunspots than the carbon levels. Global climate change can be traced back to the sun and solar energy easier than it can be traced back to humanity and anthropomorphic behavior.

  • Listening to others

    The people that write these arguments are pretty smart. The people on both sides make excellent arguments but the smarter people know that humans are not to blame, rather that the world is to blame. For this they are right and everybody that says yes humans are, are wrong, very wrong

  • Its Jesus, certainly

    God loves us all and realised that we were all getting a bit nippy so he decided to heat up the earth a bit. It was that because it would be strange if he just magicked up some jumpers for us to wear. He should have just paid for our heating bill. British gas aint cheap innit.

  • Impossible for global warming to occur just because of our CO2

    Has anyone thought of the fact that Volcano's release an atomically huge amount of CO2 , and they sometimes erupt for weeks. Scientists have gathered data and say in a single erupting, the amount of CO2 released is equal to a whole year of humans releasing CO2. Thats just covering the Co2, never mind the other gasses that also continue to add to the progress of Global Warming and the GG effect. The earth is ion a cycle and it will cleanse itself.

  • No, we are not responsible.

    Think about political statements such as, "The science is settled!" No, the science is not settled. First, we were in danger of global cooling so naturally the government had to step in. Then we were in danger of global warming...Again the government HAD to step in. Now, since the world is neither consistently cooling nor heating, we just call it Climate Change and the government HAS to step in.

    There have been multiple ice ages over the life of the Earth. It gets cold, then followed by a warm period. Climate alarmists love to forget about the Medieval Warm Period. The Vikings were able to discover America long before Columbus thanks in part to the ice melting. Then, in the 1800's, people were ice skating on the Thames river.

    It was shown in a study that CO2 levels increase following a warming period. That would mean simply, CO2 increases do not cause warming.
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ice-core-data-help-solve/

    Any time the government tells you something, you are obligated to question it. Do they have your best interests at heart? Absolutely not. The science by far is certainly NOT settled. If the IPCC has to admit that there has been no warming, and 90% of the United States is trapped under ice, then Mother Nature is doing her job. We humans are the most arrogant species on the planet if we think we are responsible for 'killing' the Earth.

    I suppose driving a Prius will fix the problems, right? Well, electric cars need to be plugged in to charge. Where does that power come from? Mostly pollution inducing power plants.

    Do I agree that we need to pursue clean energy technologies? Absolutely. Pollution is bad for us as a species. Will the Earth continue to warm and cool long after humans are gone. My speculation is it will.

  • Aliens are the cause of global warming

    They are slowly trying to deplete our resources to come back with an atmosphere more suitable for their lifestyle. They are collaborating with the government trying to keep us scared to do what they want. They are slowly injecting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and sabotaging the sun to gain the earth. We must fight back and destroy the moon.

  • The Sun is too big for us to make a difference.

    Slight variations in the sun can cause large changes in our climate. The sun is big and powerful, and it is not likely that it will be free of variations that indeed can change our climate. The vanity of man makes him want to believe he is powerful enough to change the climate. We are psychologically predisposed to think we are the cause of such a big thing. But we are small and relatively negligible compared to the Sun itself.

  • We do not effect the global warming .

    The earth heats up and cools down all the time in earths history when we were not there for example the ice age it warmed up a lot to end the ice age and were we there with all our technology . This is why I think we have nothing to do with it.

  • Sun Spots create heat

    Sunspots are areas on the sun that are unusually hotter than the rest of the sun. Several scientists have found direct correlations between the amount of sun spots on the sun and the average heat of the earth. The more sunspots, the hotter the average temperature of the earth. The fewer sunspots, the colder the average temperature of the earth. Scientists have also discovered that there are more sunspots on the sun right now than 20 years ago.

  • We did not cause global warming!!!

    We did not cause global warming. The Earth has been like that for four billion years. If we did cause "global warming" then how can you explain the cold weather there is right now (January 28, 2014). They (some "scientists") may have been spreading that this "global warming" thing to get us all riled up on this, but ignore them! A challenge for anyone who does think there is global warming: EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS SNOW WHILE "GLOBAL WARMING"

  • They are not the main cause

    Carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere by a variety of natural sources, and over 95% of total CO2 emissions would occur even if humans were not present on Earth.
    Although natural sources represent most CO2 emissions, they do not contribute to the recent observed increase in concentrations because natural sources are balanced by natural sinks that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

    There has historically been much more CO2 in our atmosphere than exists today. For example, during the Jurassic Period (200,000 years ago), average CO2 concentrations were about 1800 ppm or about 4.7 times higher than today. The highest concentrations of CO2 during all of the Paleozoic Era occurred during the Cambrian Period, nearly 7000 ppm — about 18 times higher than today. Today’s atmospheric CO2 is only nearing 400 ppm, which is extremely low in compairison.

    However can humans survive if it gets so much warmer?
    That is the real question. Who cares if we are the cause or not we have to learn to adapt or if possible keep it cool

  • Even the IPCC says we are not completely responsible

    As a skeptic of all propaganda I have a tendency to automatically disbelieve the mainstream guilt trips the media spews. That being said I also believe that I'm open to the truth whether it agrees with me or not. I understand the basic mechanics of carbon dioxide and the feedback loops of the IR radiation that are supposed to be causing the exponential temperature increase. However I can't get past the fact that the warming has stopped based on NASA Global land-ocean temperature index data since 2003 while carbon dioxide production continues to accelerate. It is this divergence between co2 levels and temperature rise that calls into question the predictions of catastrophe that are pushed by the guilt tripping journalists and politicians.

    Source: http://climate.nasa.gov/key_indicators#globalTemp

    I get it, ice is melting in some places because the temperature has risen over the years. I also understand that the IPCC says that they are 90% confident that humans are responsible for at least 50% of the warming from 1979 to now. The temp has risen 0.47 C from 1979 to 2003, half of which is only 0.235 C or .423 F. Further, the late seventies is when the experts agree that man began producing significant amounts of co2. So why then was there a similar but greater temperature increase from 1910 to 1943 of .59 C before a significant increase in man made co2 levels? How can the experts know that this smaller temperature climb is due to man when the data has been diverging from the models since 1997 which is when statistically significant temperature changes halted and larger temperature increase have been measure prior to the big increases in co2?

    Dont get me wrong, I care about the environment and the human race and the animals, I'm not a scientist and i don't claim to be an expert in climate science but the NASA data shows a decline in warming rate and ice melt rate instead of a rapid acceleration in temp increase as predicted by the IPCC models. Heck everyone should be celebrating that the catastrophe has not happened yet and by the looks of things may never happen.

    Oh, and the Polar bear population has increased 5 times since they were hunted down to about 5000 in the sixties. Yup thats 25000 bears, do we need more?

    Source: Google search

  • No . .

    We're still breathing the oxygen the dinosaurs breathed!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  • Predict the weather correctly first

    I'll might start to believe this when science can start predicting the weather accurately. Technologically, we have progressed in great strides, but none-the-less, how can they claim that mankind is affecting the climate when they still do not fully understand the science behind weather? Saying that humans are destroying our planet is like saying that the dinosaurs caused a huge meteorite to crash in to the planet causing their extinction. They had no control over it and neither do we. Only God does.

  • So tired of scientists and politicians that know nothing of the planet

    This planet is nearly five billion years old, has undergone thousands of changes, and it continues to do so. People will not change this. If all of you actually read and RESEARCHED on topics involving the planet, rather than spewing useless, skewed, and misinterpreted information, this wouldn't even be a debate. This whole climate change debate is completely fueled by politics and hidden agendas. When is the last time you people have known career politicians to be honest folks? Everything they discuss and become involved in is for money or manpower. It is sad that true science is lost in this. Please do yourselves a favor and read on the planet. Read on times when mass extinctions occurred. Read on LOW sea levels being a very bad sign. Read on volcanoes and what they emit and changes they have caused. Please RESEARCH actual science and not crap that is going to pass someone else's agenda. Do it for yourself so you don't look like a fool to knowledgeable people. Change is constant. Humans won't be forever, the planet is here to stay, though, continually changing.

  • Le Chatelier's Principle

    "If a... System at equilibrium experiences a change in concentration, temperature, volume, or partial pressure, then the equilibrium shifts to counteract the imposed change and a new equilibrium is established." Nature has had 4+ billion years to perfect its maintaining equilibrium. A change, whether anthropogenic or not, is unlikely to prevent Nature from continuing to do so. Indeed, the climate models taken individually or collectively have failed consistently to align with observational data. The models are seriously flawed and/or Nature is changing its forcings to maintain equilibrium. It's time to focus on the science and not the political objectives of the global bodies (e.G., WMO) or national governments.

  • Who are we to believe we can influence our Earth?

    Climate change is caused mainly by the Sun. The activity of our star is influencing the temperature on earth, and this is the main and nearly unique source of the climate change we're witnessing.
    Humans are indeed polluting and destroying many natural sites and resources, and that must stop.
    But believing the humans are the source and consequently entering in a feeling of guilt is wrong.
    The earth has already known more extreme climate conditions in its history, and life is still there.
    We'll certainly have to adapt to uncomfortable situations, and the future is indeed blurred and complicated.
    But please stop with the fear/guilt that we're causing all of this. We're so small compared to the forces in presence.
    We have to transfer to sustainable ways of life, that's true, but this is only for our comfort and the future generations.
    Concerning climate change, we're only passive witnesses that will have to adapt...

  • Global warming ain't nothin

    There are three reasons why global warming is a hoax.
    First, US humans only contribute by 0.23%. Actually, 95% of co2 emissions get polluted by volcanoes
    second, as the title of my claim suggests, there was a period of time in early human history (I don't remember the name )
    third, temperatures have only gone up by 1degree. That ain't nothin compared to seasonal temperature changes

  • No humans are not responsible for Global warming

    Earth is a very strange place and humans have only been living on it for a short amount of time. And today people are so pathetically obsessed with themselves that they believe that everything has to do with them. Has anyone ever thought that the warming of the earth is just something that is occurring naturally? Just like the ice age, this is not an entirely absurd theory. The planet has been heating and cooling many times in its existence so why is everyone so worked up about it now. Yes we may be contributing to the process of global warming, but it is going to happen anyways. And if we are the cause of it all, what are we supposed to do? Stop driving our cars and living the way we worked so hard to achieve? So yes, we should care about the earth that we live on, but we should let the planet run its course the way it was meant to, and instead of worrying so much we should just appreciate what we have while we have it.

  • I'm always right

    We have been assured by scientists and their supporters in the environmental movement and the media that the world is warming because of the greenhouse effect.
    Well, now even the IPCC head has admitted that the world has not warmed since 1998.
    My question is this - if there is an incontrovertible link between GG emissions and global warming, then the YES side needs to explain why the world has not warmed for over a decade, even though GG emissions have continued to skyrocket.

  • Contributing, not causing, global warming

    Global warming, largely a scam created by the government, contradicts so many historical events--but the scarier thing is, every "reliable source" follows right along! However, I do believe that the world's climate is changing, by natural sources as much as our own contributions, i.E. Vehicle emissions; however, it's really no different than all the mini-ice ages, warm periods, etc. That we've had over time.

  • No, this is a natural thing.

    GG is causes by fluctations in the sun's heat (solar forcing), not by the minor greenhouse effect of human-produced gases such as CO2 and methane (CH4). Between 1900 and 2000 solar irradiance increased .19%. [19] This increase correlates with the rise in surface temperatures in the US. What is happening now is very similar to what has happened in teh past. Eventually the earth will start to cool down and everyone wil think that everything is better and that they fixed it, but after the GG stops it will lead to another ice age

  • Look at Mars.

    The evidence currently shows that Mars was once a planet like our Earth, and that it had naturally lost it's oxygen rich atmosphere and become a desolate, red, rocky wasteland. Why would it be different with Earth? How do we know all planets in our solar system haven't been through the same path? It is possible Venus was once like Earth too, and that it naturally became as it is today.

  • Not provably responsible

    Based on our observation of this "trend" we dont have enough evidence to come to that conclusion. The earth has cycles according to core samples of warm and cold like the ice age. More data must be collected over time to come to the conclusion we are having this type of impact on the planet.

  • The Arctic ice sheet has grown by 29% since last year

    In 2007 BBC estimated that the Arctic ice sheet would be gone by the summer of 2013... But it actually has grown and the media no longer calls it "Global Warming" they have now changed it to "Global Climate Change". Also the data that points to man made global warming is flawed and inconsistent. CO2 emissions have skyrocketed over the past few years, but the temperature hasn't changed very much. This defeats the cause-effect situation that global warming theory depends upon. You believers should watch this http://topdocumentaryfilms.Com/changing-climate-global-warming/ and read non-biased articles and develop independent thoughts

  • My opinion possibly not yours

    I think that we don't have enough impact on the earth to change it because first of all most of the earth’s surface is water (about 70%) and second we only take up 1% of the land and that 1% isn't filled with factories and cars so we can’t have enough impact.

    In the history of mankind we have only got about 100 years of RELIABLE climate data for example geologists know that Scandinavia used to be much warmer than today (only about 700-800 years ago) thats partly why the vikings left to conquer new land.
    Its a pattern, the global warming has happened before we existed that is what caused the previous ice ages. It is not our fault it is out of our control. It has been proven that it is a pattern. Before people global warming was already in happening from the sun, the biggest source of heat that the earth gets. It is all natural, for example think of the dinosaur age, it was scorching hot back then and we are probably just going into another hot age. Scientists know that the temperature naturally change s and know that a while ago there was an ice age

  • What I found out

    I think that we don't have enough impact on the earth to change it because first of all most of the earth’s surface is water (about 70%) and second we only take up 1% of the land and that 1% isn't filled with factories and cars so we can’t have enough impact.
    In the history of mankind we have only got about 100 years of RELIABLE climate data for example geologists know that Scandinavia used to be much warmer than today (only about 700-800 years ago) thats partly why the vikings left to conquer new land.

  • Governments in collusion with scientists to cash in on the myth of human involvement in global warming!

    As a person with a good scientific background it is clear to me that the public is being taken in. There is nothing of substance to suggest that humans have contributed to climate change. This is a natural phenomenon and we should stop this crooked "green drive" and concentrate on designing systems for addressing the inevitable. Generations to come will find it hard to believe that we were so gullible.
    Next you'll be telling me that JFK was killed by one gunman!

  • Pure Human Arrogance

    The Earth has been around for millions of years. In that time it has been through many many 'climate changes' like ice ages, rising temperatures and so on. Entire species have come and gone, but none have ever had an effect on the climate significant enough to make a difference. Granted, humans are the most intelligent species to have lived on Earth, but to think that anything we have done or could do might change the course of the planets natural trajectory is beyond arrogant! This does not mean we shouldn't try to clean up the way we abuse the planet's resources, but it is laughable to suggest that doing this might actually prevent the course of the climate. The Earth is changing constantly. Maybe we will adapt and survive ( I like to hope so), or maybe we won't. Time to get over it.

  • Swag master P.

    Climate change skeptic blogs are awash with the theory that that there has been no discernible warming of the earth for years – since 1998. That date is no coincidence since 1998 was a record warm year. That was largely due to El Niño, a meteorological pattern where warm ocean water temperatures spur warmer weather every few years.

    Skeptics however use 1998 as evidence to argue that the resulting dip in global temperatures points to a major reversal and that global warming has effectively “stopped” since the record warm year. And that is why

  • Too little data to actually tell

    The world's scientists have started to get accurate temperature measurements only as recent as 60 years ago (and by "accurate" I mean satellite data all around the world). 60 years of correct information is not nearly enough to make claims about who is to blame for any climate changes and are these changes really happening. It's premature to speculate about human-caused global warming - even to soon to talk about any serious warming at all.
    But we do need to look for alternative non-polluting sources of energy, we still need to decrease any unwanted byproducts and wastes that we are making. Just without any panic, big headings and scary words.

  • Humans are not responsible for all of global warming

    Humans contribute a small portion of the total CO2 that is in the atmosphere. Whereas we do release more CO2 into the atmosphere than in previous centuries, there are other causes for rises in temperature, such as lack of rain. There is also compelling evidence that the earth may be cooling. Since the study and recording of CO2 levels and average earth temperatures has only been happening in the past 100 years or so, we don't have enough evidence to say what is really happening and what the outcome may be.

  • Natural environment has the responsibility

    People saying human are the main reason that cause the co2 rising, but this is fake. 95% of co2 coming from nature, the amount of co2 coming from human doesn’t even have a chance to create a global warming.

    Earth had been much warmer and much colder in the past history of earth, the global warming is only part of natural cycle and it is something we human cannot control.

  • Geological and natural causes

    The reason for most global warming changes is probably due to the release of methane and co2 from the earths core. This is caused by natural fluctuation in the earth which has happened many times throughout the earths history which can be proven by glacial layer records showing large amounts or receding during times of extreme warming of the atmosphere. The other large cause is persistent solar storms that have destroyed many parts of the atmospheric layers. I do not argue that it is not happening however it is not our fault.

  • We want change, so it's not our fault.

    We humans can not be blamed for global warming, because we will devolpe, and new changes will happen to the world, like global warming. Humans will desire change, and it's not our fault, it will be unnatural to not want change, there for it's not our fault and we can't be changed.

  • Natural Processes Causing Global Warming!

    For all of Earth's time being a planet, there have always been different cycles. (For example the Ice Age). There will always be cycles like this on Earth and Global Warming is just another warm cycle that this planet is going through. If there has been cycles before, there will be cycles now.

  • We cause global warming

    We release more carbon dioxide than the volcanoes and we created cfcs which is destroying our ozone layer since creating harmful gases to our atmosphere we are the ones to blame nothing else just us if you think that it wasn't you are just INSANE you need to go to the mental hospital!!

  • Humans are NOT responsible for global Warming

    Really people? Are you going to blame Global Warming on us humans? We CAN'T control how many people can and cannot live. We have a right to live so don't blame it on humans. The only reason why you blame it on humans is because you are LAZY and don't have a life!!

  • Global Warming is not real

    They disproved global warming in the 70's...I can't believe people still think it's real. The earth has cycles. Five thousand years of increasing heat, five thousand years of decreasing heat. That's why there's an ice age every 10 thousand years. We should be more concerned more about the massive islands of plastic in all the oceans. Our air quality, in the US at least, has really improved over the years. Areas with large populations of trees, like the Smokey Mountains for example, have more air pollution than large cities. Trees produce huge amounts of methane...It's natural. Don't believe everything the media tells you.

  • Not Humans Fault

    The co2 level is high and that is the definition of global warming. The CO2 level in the world. That is from trees and fossil fuels. It is also from unleaded gas and Diesel gas and regular gas. So as you can see it is not our fault. Also if anything we are trying to help this world by cutting down those trees that they cut down.

  • Humans are not the cause

    The Earth has always been changing. To say that climate change is human caused is to say that the Earth has stopped evolving. What about the extremes on the planet when humans weren't even alive? But now, when it is nowhere as bad as it use to be, its the humans fault? Also, water vapor is one of the main green house gases... So, why hasn't H2O been banned, and ripped apart like CO2 has?

  • Humans are you gone crazy.

    Humans have done a damage to environment but not as the nature it self does it. The volcanic eruption have given out millions of CO2 gas as well as when the natural gas stored comes out bfrom the ground. In night plants give out CO2. Some times forest by its self get fired and gives out lot of CO2. When a plant or animal dies it gives out CO2. This is not it there many more reasons for it.

  • The Eatrh has always been changing

    The Earth is some 4.5 billion years old. Since the beginning of life, climate has been changing for the good, and for the bad. Global warming is an eternal process, caused by many factors, including the emission of greenhouse gases. We humans do emit greenhouse gases, but so does nature itself. In fact, the amazon ranforest emits more greenhouse gases than we do.
    Also, the sun is the most prominent factor in global warming. More solar activity means a hotter Earth, less solar activity the opposite. It does not matter how many greenhouse gases there are in our atmosphere, if the sun becomes more active, we heat up.

    If you search the internet, you will find charts that show you temperatures and the amount of Co2 in the atmosphere over the past couple of millions of years. These charts show that it's been far worse before we humans even existed.

    Don't believe the mainstream media, they are being paid by lobbys of suppliers of green energy: the more panic about climate change, the more profit these companies make.

    See for yourself, and realize that global warming caused by humans is one big lie.

  • Global warming is a natural event.

    Earth has been warming up since the ice age. The people then didn't have the technology we have today to be causing global warming. Global warming is a natural thing. People are just making it worse. If we can stop the use of greenhouse gasses as much as possible then global warming would be less apparent.

  • Cause and Affect

    Denying global warming is a farce. The world is warming up. Also, pollution is bad. However the current data only shows those two facts. The world is warming up and pollution is bad. Connecting the two would seem logical but that would not be reasonable. Correlation and cause and affect are two different things.

  • Humans aren't responsible

    Its a few people that want to make money off of this that push the global warming cause by humans argument. In reality a volcanic explosion emits more CO2 then all American cars in a year. The sun has had an increase in black spots lately and some scientist believe this cause more sun flares which cause more radioactive heat in space which would also explain an increase on the global temperature.

  • It isn't all our fault

    Yes, humans contribute to global warming, and we are pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, but we have very little effect on the temperature of our atmosphere. Forest fires, volcanic activity and our position in relation to the sun are major factors. In the 1600s, there was a mini ice age, and the warming taking place is the period where the globe warms up again. According to scientists, after each ice age the globe warms up again, and the average temperature fluctuates over tens of thousands of years. Yes, we are pumping pollutants and poisonous gases into our atmosphere, no mistake. Yes, there are supposed proofs in the strata at the Grand Canyon, but the people who published those papers only did what they did because they would profit by it. A lot of scientists are supported by universities and have to publish work that supports the universities' views or the universities stop funding the scientists' research.
    In conclusion, I believe there is considerable evidence against humans being responsible for global warming, but that doesn't mean to say that we should keep on the way we have been. We have to change.

  • Our planet Undergoes a natural cycle.

    Our planet undergoes a natural cycle of glacial (cooler) and interglacial (warmer) periods. We are currently in an interglacial period meaning it is slightly warmer, allowing our race to thrive. The temperature was higher in other glacial periods than it is now. I see no reason to believe humans are to blame.

  • Against global warming

    Are humans responsible for global warming? Perhaps only a very little. Every attempt to compare changes in climate to the past is that here were no measurable records in the past to prove this at all. So all is supposition. Proof of climate change can be seen in the rocks and at the Grand Canyon, but there is absolutely no proof that any of it was caused by mankind. All of this is based on hysterical comments by those that profit by it politically. Like Al Gore. Most scientists are supported by federal grants or universities so they have to declare for it or lost their grants.

  • All planets changing

    All of the planets are currently going through a climate change. Any astronomer can confirm this. My question is if the sun is lacking in earth directed solar flares while the planets are also undergoing patterns of climate change, are there humans on all of these planets? Also there has been no evidence to prove that CO2 is actually the cause. Observations of co2 emissions are risin steadily higher and yet the planet is experiencing record breaking weather patternson both side of the fence.

  • Global warming is a natural phenomenon

    Solar rays heat up the earth and some of the heat from these is trapped in the planet by the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect ensures that some heat remains on the earth. If there was no greenhouse effect then the earth would be too cold to live on. Therefore we need the greenhouse effect and that is why the earth is warmer and getting warmer still.

  • Global warming is not human's fault.

    The IPCC hoax on "global warming" was undermined by Tim Yeo, the Tory MP in charge of overseeing the British government's climate-change policies: He said that humans may not be the cause of global warming. Yeo, an environment minister under former Prime Minister John Major, is one of the Conservative Party's strongest advocates of radical action to cut carbon emissions. His remarks were covered prominently on the state-run Voice of Russia radio.

    Yeo, who was speaking to an audience of energy industry representatives and diplomats at the Westminster Russia Forum May 28, was asked there whether it were better to take action to mitigate the effects of climate change than to prevent it in the first place. He said: "The first thing to say is, it does not represent any threat to the survival of the planet. None at all. The planet has survived much bigger changes than any climate change that is happening now.... Although I think the evidence that the climate is changing is now overwhelming, the causes are not absolutely clear. There could be natural causes, natural phases that are taking place."

  • Nother Nature Happened

    Environmental issues, climate change and public health to name a few were here before we existed and started developing.. Its just that there are more problems now that we are here but we did not cause this issue, the world has been dying bit by bit since it evolved. All we humans can do is to help build a safe environment or continue destroying our beloved country

  • Humans in this age contribute to climate change more than any other time in our history BUT we are not the cause of it.

    We are helping it along by crapping on our planet but we are not the cause. The more we do not care for the place we live the less it can sustain us. The oceans are the key to our survival as they the key element of the sustainability of the planet. Without healthy oceans the planet cannot feed itself, as life will die in the oceans we used as a food source. The healthy weather patterns would cease and crops on land will become impossible to sustained. When this happen life will spiral into an extinction event for most living things and eventually another ice age. We did not start it, cannot stop it but are a contributing factor and can REDUCE our contributions to climate change by caring for our planet better. There is no other place within our reach to live at this time and probably not any other in our near future. Just because we can rape, ravage and ruin the planet during our lifetime and leave a polluted wasteland for those that follow does not make it right or that we should.

  • Measurable evidence is too small

    When someone says the earth has been getting warming since recorded history, they are talking about a VERY small time frame in earth's history. In 1898 the idea of global warming was put out there. The earth has been around for millions of years but 120 years of records is supposed to prove that humans are responsible? The earth has been warming up for millennia and it will possibly also take itself into another ice age after it is done warming. I do think we need to reduce pollution, but not because global warming is our fault

  • Man made global warming scam

    Climate change is a natural cycle! Co2 caused by humans is a tiny fraction compared to what volcano's, dead plant life and sea vapour release in to the atmosphere. Is man to blame for the mini ice age or the medieval warm period? I THINK NOT! And why to they have to falsify the figures and ridicule people that question their global warming religion. Put all the facts on the table and have a honest debate. It's that simple but I'm sure the facts don't match their claims

  • Global warming cause

    I don't think you should be saying that we are the causes of global warming. You're not a scientist are you, also how are we lazy? I went out and done a 10 mile run and I am always protecting plants from dying and any animals. And I have environmental energy sources around my house.

  • Small data vs. Large data

    Speculation with short limited data of humans vs. 100s of thousands (ok millions) of years of recorded data stored in our earth. I am not saying we are definitely not "adding" to the problem, I am saying it is not necessarily the "root" of the problem. Being green is nice. Would be evening nicer if green was cost effective more than not.

  • Humans are not to blame

    Global warming is not caused by humans. It is a natural process and has been going for ever. Without global warming, the Earth would (on average) be -17C and life would be impossible. In the day we would be pelted full on from he suns rays, and at night frozen. Humans, may have added a bit to the cause of global warming, but it has been happening long since when we evolved.

  • Humans? Impossible. Talk to science

    However it can be argued that it is not only human activities that result in global warming; natural factors including volcanoes are also responsible.
    For example volcanoes produce more than 130 million tonnes of co2 a year.
    Volcanoes produce aprox 26million tonnes of sulphur dioxide- which results in the increase of temperature (temperature variates depending on website)in the stratosphere
    Counter, however it is proven that sulphur aerosols like so2 cause a decrease in temperature in the troposphere,however, it is the stratosphere which is responsible for the release of excessive heat from the sun, and through sulphur dioxides influence on it, it is widely agreed that global warming is due to the heating of the stratosphere because the increase of density from greenhouse gases of the stratosphere means heat is trapped in the stratosphere. Thus viewing it in this perspective, reference to the troposphere is irrelevant and sulphur aerosols from volcanoes influence global warming.

    Solar activity account for 11percent of global warming from 1789-2006
    Also recent studies from paleoceanography shows solar activities influence El Niño a phenomenon which causes natural global warming through releasing nutrient poor humid water as sea currents line up almost exactly as solar irradiance (0.2-0.5change in magnitude in a decade like El Niño)


    Although scientists argue the sun is cooling by 0.004c a yr thus it cannot be said the sun is responsible. However through averages of the sunspot maxima(plural) , from methods of Lockwood and Frölish for solar irradiance, it so proven mainstream graphs do not account the minimum TSR (total solar radience)Which can influence the maximum TSR thus through actually accounting minimum TSR,and averaging it can be discovered that the sun is actually heating, but as confirmed the decrease of the TSR maxima, it is not right to say the sun is cooling, but warming at a less intensive rate.

    The phenomenon of El Niño, a release of nutrient poor water at heated temperatures is shown to at least increase the temperature by 0.5 Celsius globally, highest at 17degree increase.

  • How can we be?

    If we are responsible for global warming then how come cows have also been blamed for it? Their methane gas from their anus is apparently warming up the earth this suggests that global warming has always been around. The earth has been alot warmer than this in the past: the dinosaur period was an extremely haot period this has been proved by snakes 40ft long, because snakes are cold blooded the warmer the climate, the bigger they are. This is also proved in today times because in britain we have small grass snakes but in Africa they have enormous Anacondas.

  • We didn't cause global warming. We may be contributing to it now, but we are not the sole, or even the main, cause.

    There have always been interglacial periods, when the earth warmed up, and then it cooled off again and another ice age happened. This is a natural cycle. We are more aware of global warming now, because of various political and environmental factions.
    It is irrelevant to say that temperatures are higher, or that polar ice caps are smaller than ever before, because these things have only been measured very recently, in terms of the age of Earth.

  • Carbon dioxide is the effect, not the cause of climate change!

    Colder water can hold more gases (like CO2) than warm water. This is why when you leave a soda out in the sun it loses its fizziness. The same can be said for our oceans. When water temperatures increase, more CO2 is released into the air. Also, CO2 has a way smaller effect on temperatures than even water vapor (this is why you feel hotter when it’s more humid out). Oceans are a major source of water vapor. Thus, the air we breathe is about 3-4% H2O. Compare that to ~0.039% CO2.

  • What Carbon Emissions

    There is no doubt that the global climate is changing, and the amount of carbon emissions is staggering. However, science can not prove this proposed greenhouse theory. The greenhouse theory is a formulated idea with no concrete evidence. How are we to speculate on change of the climate when we have not even been recording it for longer than the supposed start of global warming during the industrial revolution. However, I do believe, that the global community should shift to a more sustainable fuel source in order to guarantee a supply as well as economic stability for the remainder of human existence.

  • No it's completely normal!

    The Earth has been going through a consistent rise and fall of temperature through time. The era of global warming today is just a manifestation of the Earth "recovering" from the Little Ice Age (1650-1850.) It is also preparing for the next Ice Age since this rise and fall is a natural cycle. Also, the amount of CO2 contributed by humans is insignificant and is not enough to cause fluctuations in temperature.

  • No way can it be all humans

    No way can it be all to blame on us, humans. We cause high CO2 levels but the earth and the universes atmosphere is to big for us to cause so much damage. It in a natural process. Before the ice age the climate was like ours, we are just going through a natural process of warming. In a couple of centuries the globe will start to cool down.

  • Humans are not responsible for global warming because

    The Greenhouse Effect
    The greenhouse effect is unquestionably real and helps to regulate the temperature of our planet. It is essential for life on Earth and is one of Earth's natural processes. It is the result of heat absorption by certain gases in the atmosphere (called greenhouse gases because they effectively 'trap' heat in the lower atmosphere) and re-radiation downward of some of that heat. Water vapor is the most abundant greenhouse gas, followed by carbon dioxide and other trace gases. Without a natural greenhouse effect, the temperature of the Earth would be about zero degrees F (-18°C) instead of its present 57°F (14°C). So, the concern is not with the fact that we have a greenhouse effect, but whether human activities are leading to an enhancement of the greenhouse effect by the emission of greenhouse gases through fossil fuel combustion and deforestation.
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    Increase of Greenhouse Gases
    Human activity has been increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (mostly carbon dioxide from combustion of coal, oil, and gas; plus a few other trace gases). There is no scientific debate on this point. Pre-industrial levels of carbon dioxide (prior to the start of the Industrial Revolution) were about 280 parts per million by volume (ppmv), and current levels are greater than 380 ppmv and increasing at a rate of 1.9 ppm yr-1 since 2000. The global concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere today far exceeds the natural range over the last 650,000 years of 180 to 300 ppmv. According to the IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES), by the end of the 21st century, we could expect to see carbon dioxide concentrations of anywhere from 490 to 1260 ppm (75-350% above the pre-industrial concentration).

  • Wow we are an arrogant folk aren’t we

    Every time people try to blame global warming (the original scary name for climate change) on people it is simply a tactic to try to force people to behave in a way that the accuser approves of. Over 90% of all greenhouse gasses emitted are just the natural course of life on planet earth. Believe it or not the earth’s natural cycles and the natural cycle of the SOL-EARTH interaction do not take humans into account. IE when a volcano erupts this did not happen to punish or benefit humanity. If you add up all the people, buildings cars. All of us and all our stuff. We are so tiny compared to the planet that our whole species would be an ant farm in a kids room. We have a powerful effect on the area around us but not as much as we would like to congratulate our selves on.
    The climate would be changing this way even if homo habilis had never gained mastery of fire.

  • Wow we are an arrogant folk aren’t we

    Every time people try to blame global warming (the original scary name for climate change) on people it is simply a tactic to try to force people to behave in a way that the accuser approves of. Over 90% of all greenhouse gasses emitted are just the natural course of life on planet earth. Believe it or not the earth’s natural cycles and the natural cycle of the SOL-EARTH interaction do not take humans into account. IE when a volcano erupts this did not happen to punish or benefit humanity. If you add up all the people, buildings cars. All of us and all our stuff. We are so tiny compared to the planet that our whole species would be an ant farm in a kids room. We have a powerful effect on the area around us but not as much as we would like to congratulate our selves on.
    The climate would be changing this way even if homo habilis had never gained mastery of fire.

  • Yes I do

    Global warming is NOT caused my humans. Cause when the dinosaurs where alive the glaciers and all that were still melting like the day the first humans walked on earth! So how can people be causing global warming? This is just my opinion not yours not every body else only mine!(: baiiiiiii

  • Humans aren't the cause, they contribute.

    Global warming has never been this bad in the Earth's history. Though many people would say yes to this poll, you need to look at the question! Are humans responsible for global warming? RESPONSIBLE! Global warming has happened since the earth existed! Humans have made it worse from the amount of CO2 and greenhouse gases being emitted into the earth's atmosphere. We are partially responsible for this, but not the root cause.

  • No we are not. We facilitate it but we are not the root cause of it.

    We may be responsible for speeding it up faster than we can cope but global warming has been happening throughout earth's history. So has global cooling. The earth will always survive. We may not. New species appear all the time while several become extinct every day. We have a duty to respect and protect the earth but global warming is a natural process and our survival depends on how well we can adapt to change.

  • No, due to the Earth's changing climate.

    The Earth's atmosphere has changed throughout the ages causing different climate situations. For example near the start of the world it was said that the climate was much warmer than it is today due to the creation of the atmosphere, gases from volcanic eruptions being released into the Earth, the atmosphere would therefore be warmer. I believe that a situation similar to this is the reason the Earths atmosphere is apparently 'warming up'.

  • Global Warming a Natural Proccess

    The Earth has been warming since the last ice age ended, scientists know the earth goes through cycles of hot and cold that have been happening millions of years before humanities relatively recent industrial revolution. Pollution undeniably has made adverse affects on the environment, but to think that we are solely responsible for climate change, and to even think that we could stop it or reverse it just by limiting emissions is naive. That being said, I am all for decreasing pollution and protecting the environment while not hampering vital economic development.

  • It's Only Natural!

    Hundreds of millions of years ago when dinosaurs were around the earth was a massive desert so it had a hot patch. Then we had an ice age that finished 100,000 years ago which is pretty recent considering how old the earth is so we are now warming up for another hot patch.

  • It's Half and Half, Most Likely Being a Knock-on Effect of Ice Age Fluctuation

    I have seen many graphs, on CO2 amounts compared to up to 650,000 years ago and the average temperature of the Earth from around 10,00 years ago. And from this, I have gathered that the are spikes and lows, except the case we are in a higher spike than before.

    This most likely means that yes; the Mayans were right and everyone is going to burn to death, or that the greenhouse effect is contributing to the rise, but not entirely, and aren't the majority, and that the avg. Temperature will go back down, but just a little bit hotter (literally 0.1-ish degrees C) than it would anyway.

  • In 2000 years

    The last 2000 years were almost the same temperatures. The different regions in the world were almost the same or would exceed the temperatures now. Look back in the midevil times. The temperatures were almost the same of the 20th century. I still think this argument is dumb but if we have to pick sides I would pick the side I said. I think we are a tiny part of global warming but we are about maybe 30% of it. Doesn't any one else agree.

  • It is a pattern

    The global warming has happened before humans, thats what caused the ice age. It is not our fault it is out of our control. It has been proven that this was a pattern. Before people global warming was already in affect from the sun, the biggest source of heat that the earth gets.


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Anonymous says2013-04-23T15:52:22.263
I say that humans don't cause Global warming and they don't never do that they tell everythig that people always do that they don't really cause anything. The climate change always so that is why.
Anonymous says2013-04-26T19:14:28.220
Only the height of human arrogance would suppose that human beings are so powerful that we can literally warm the planet up. The only global warming I see is the hot air coming from people who want to control other folks lifestyles by raising their electric rates.
Anonymous says2013-05-10T03:56:37.397
Let's stop beating around the bush...90% of all the Earth's and human's problems are as a direct result of the male human being. In no way would we be in the position we are in if the female human being were in charge. If you dispute this then i challenge you to watch one week's worth of news and believe me you will know that it is men that cause all the trouble that the world and the state of the Earth finds itself. Oh, and by the way i am a male human being