Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Global warming is a fraud- an exaggerated scenario by the science community to attract attention. Human interaction is too minute for such drastic effects on the world's climate. So what, the world can repair itself like it always has in the past. Such an ignorant perception on the world's climate is exactly what will compel a country and the world to a point where the world of today will be only a memory. The world must not remain oblivious to the prominent facts that drastic climate shifts are occurring. With today's glaciers and ice sheets melting more rapidly than ever, the ten hottest years on earth occurring within the last fifteen years and proven statements of manmade climate changes backed up by world renowned scientists and environmentalists: drastic measures must be taken by the world to counter drastic changes within the world. These events have stockpiled into a spiraling conflict facing humanity and nature: a deadly climate change. By examining paleoclimatology, analyzing the present manmade contribution to global warming and identifying the effects on future generations, a wide spectrum of evidence will be provided to support the fact that threatening climate shifts are indeed happening and significant reforms must be executed to prevent global warming from escalating any further and becoming an inevitable death sentence.
Michio Kaku, professor of theoritical physics at City Univeristy of New York stated, "Of all the generations of humans that have walked the surface of the earth- for 100,000 years, going back when we first left Africa- the generation now alive is the most important. The generation now alive, the generation that you see, looking around you, for the first time in history, is the generation that controls the destiny of the planet itself." Yet, many people do not realize this and hold the future responsible for taking action. The future maybe uncertain, but it is nearing and there may not be a whole lot of time, as concluded by recent reports. According to a NOVA and Frontline report, "What's Up With the Weather," an increase of at least 20 feet in sea level will arise from the melting of all the great ice masses in the world, engulfing and destroying coastal civilization, rendering millions across the globe homeless. A meltdown can be tracked back to the increase of heat in the earth's atmosphere, mainly due to the increasing amount of greenhouse gases being emitted as a byproduct of human activities. In the article, "Raising the Climate Stakes," from world renowned TIME magazine, the U.N's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a thoroughly reasearched and evidence supported announcement that for the first time there is "unequivocal" evidence proving humans are responsible for at least 90% of the world's global wariming. Reports were made from 600 scientists from 40 countries around the world. Over emission of greenhouse gases can then be chained back to the use of CO2 contributors such as: non-fuel efficient cars, commercial jets, deforestation and industrial production. These factors all contribute to the pending threat of climate change that awaits in the coming tomorrow.
For as long as the earth has been spinning, mother nature herself has been a major contributor of concentrated greenhouse gases, shifting the climate back and forth. A striking natural contributor of CO2 in the earth's atmosphere are volcanoes. Though volcanoes may not augment the temperature, it would gradually create a "volcanic winter," a period of global cooling resulted by the relfection of sunlight from volcanic ash, sulfuric acid, and interaction of CO2 and water droplets. Take Lake Toba in Indonesia for example.

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