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Global warming

It’s Hard To Prove the Truth About Global Warming

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As the Northern Hemisphere goes through massive floods and tornadoes, there is a flurry of speculation about these events and the relationship between global warming and El Niño. Although most scientist will admit there is a connection, all will say it is difficult to prove.

El Niño is a periodic weather event where the ocean waters are warmer than normal, thus causing heavy rains in the north and stronger hurricanes in the South Pacific. In the last 120 years, scientists have been able to track it as a recurring phenomenon. However, there have been more El Niños than predicted in recent years. Although it’s not definite proof of a relationship between nature and global warming, it’s hard to ignore that weather patterns seem to be mirroring human activities.

Since no one can empirically prove that global warming effects El Niño, we have to take a leap of faith and simply commit to going green. It won’t hurt us, and maybe it will help us. If the idea of buying expensive natural products turns you off, try the old fashioned practice of re-using grocery bags, plastic containers and bottles. Our grandparents did this to be frugal, and this is certainly a generation that could benefit from that! On the other hand, a reduction in production of the plastics, used in the many containers we buy, could only have a positive effect on the carbon cycle throughout the planet. If everyone on earth made one simple change to their lifestyle, that was green, then over time, we could probably scientifically prove that humans can have a positive effect on the environment, too.

Global Warming is Real

Global Warming

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There is a lot of rhetoric that is being passed around these days about global warming and what it does, but the reality is that global warming does exist and some of the literature that is going around is a prime example of how things are getting confused.

First off there has been plenty of the doubters of global warming out there that have said the recent rash of cold weather is the reason of proof that his needed to prove that there is no global warming, but the truth of the matter is that there no evidence to the cold weather and that the effects of global warming are not true.

The effects of global warming as things that are happening over prolonged periods of time. This is the effects of average temperatures going up a degree or two over the span of a century. This doesn’t mean that the snow storms that are coming are not a part of the global warming. It’s coming and there are signs even in the recent reports that the polar bears are having less babies.

Don’t be certain that global warming isn’t happening. The reality is that there is far more evidence to support the idea that there is global warming than there isn’t. It’s why there has to be an emphasis on conserving the energy and our own natural resources. This is why alternative fuels and other sources of fabric and energy are so important. Without working against global warming we are going to be hurt by the effects down the road.

What Global Warming Is

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Many people talk about global warming and why it’s important that we don’t use gasoline, but the problem is that when people talk about it they don’t seem to know what they are really saying. They begin spouting lines about how it’s bad and that the world shouldnt do it, but then they don’t really have a reason to say that. So the question is: why is it bad to use our natural resources to create energy and fuel for the earth? Here is a little breakdown onto how it goes.

When we look at taking care of the environment we have to look at the natural fuels we use. Coal, for example, is a great source of heat and energy. However, the ability for coal to become a resource again takes thousands of years. Meaning that using a ton of goal in a year will take more time then the earth will be around to use it again. This might not seem like a big deal, but natural resources are just like money. Once you run out of money there isn’t more you can make magically appear. So you have to be smart in the first place or look for other ways to get the kind of things that you need.

So once these resources are gone it’s all gone. The other issue is that many of these natural resources, like trees, are responsible for picking up our CO2 that we release into the atmosphere. It picks up a lot of it. If trees are not around to pick it up it just creates a problem of having too much carbon dioxide and that means that there is an increased risk of having a bigger hole in the ozone. That’s what is making the temperature rise. These are part of the reason why there is so much talk about keeping the air clean and using alternative fuels. It’s an issue that should concern us all.

Take Global Warming Seriously

Global warming is all over the news lately, and some people are very serious about it while others treat it as some kind of made up problem that really doesn’t matter and that isn’t even valid. With that in mind, where you stand on the issue is something that only you can decide. You may not agree that it has been caused by people, for example, and may believe that it is only part of the natural cycle of the earth. Even if that’s the case, it’s still important that you take global warming – or climate change – seriously. No matter what’s causing it, the weather has been changing. That’s important to pay attention to, in order to stay safe and protected during extreme weather conditions.

There are plenty of snowstorms and heat waves each year, although some of them appear to be getting worse lately. It could be because of actual climate change, or it could be because of naturaly cycles of the earth. It’s also possible that the media is hyping things up more than they did in the past, and it only seems as though the weather is becoming more extreme. There are arguments all across the board as to what’s accurate and what’s not, and there will continue to be arguments for a long time to come. If you don’t want to get involved with those discussions, you’ll have to form your own opinions and hold onto them unless you see evidence that indicates otherwise.

If you take the idea of global warming seriously, though, you’ll be in a better position to handle exteme weather issues. That doesn’t mean you need to panic about the weather or get seriously worried about what it has to offer, but it’s a good idea to stay aware of the changes that are taking place so you’ll be more likely to handle them as they come along.

How to Help Defeat Global Warming

If you want to stop global warming, you probably think that it’s a lost cause. You’re only one person and there isn’t much you can do to make a difference. In reality, though, that’s not true. There’s plenty you can do in order to make a difference. You might want to consider that the next time you get in your car, because you could be contributing to the problem. Can you carpool or ride a bike? Is there a way for you to get to your job on public transportation, instead of taking your own car? Can you trade your car in for a hybrid or something that gets much better mileage? These are all questions you should be asking yourself.

A few small changes can make a big difference. It’s true that it might not matter much if you’re the only person who does it, but you won’t be the only person doing it. You aren’t alone in your desire to help the planet out and see a benefit from your actions for everyone on the planet. There are plenty of people just like you who see the value in making sure that the planet is around for a long time to come. If you want to get involved with them, there are plenty of places to find information. Whether you become part of a formal organization, or just a group of people who are interested in helping out, there’s a lot you can do.

Reducing your carbon footprint is one of the most important steps you can take. You might not be able to do it every day, but there are certainly times when you can avoid driving your car to make that extra trip. Do all your errands at one time, and plan your route. Even that will help. That way you aren’t driving as much or as often, both of which can contribute to the global warming problem.