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Thursday, April 10, 2008

How is Global Warming affecting us?


This is a very interesting hot topic...

An article I read over a month ago encouraged me to write about the topic but, I've been putting it off because I felt that the topic might become too long. This is partly the reason why I haven't written anything on my Blog lately. Oh well, Here we go...

First of, I am not writing this with the intention to convince you that Global warming is True or False. 

I believe that there are facts, evidences, and  convincing arguments on both sides of the issue and, therefore, I see no need to argue to conclude with a definitive answer, or come up with the million dollar solution to this issue. Let's put it this way, if there was concrete, empirical evidence, that global warming is either true or false, would there be such strong opposition and passionate groups as we see today on either side? 

Popular belief, and scientific consensus, would all agree that Global Warming is a fact and if you think otherwise, or question it, be prepared for a condescending attitude from the opposition. On the one hand, there is a sense of arrogance from those that believe in the mainstream theory. I've seen this in many articles, heard it on many radio programs, and in many Podcasts episodes.

On the other hand, you see some great logical, common sense approach to the issue, such as the video below. The video is long, but I suggest you watch the whole video, it's entertaining and interesting... 


Interesting Argument About Global Warming - Watch more free videos

UPDATE: He's back for round two LINK

The way I see it...

I believe that the evidence leans more towards the theory that the earth going through a cycle, rather than humans being a huge part of the issue. I find it interesting that in the 1970's, scientist consensus was that we were headed for the next global ice age (...uh-huh). For this, and so many other reasons, a scientific consensus means nothing more than an untrustworthy statistic. They have been wrong in so many areas throughout the decades, especially during the 60's and 70's, but thats whole other topic. 

Here is another great logical and common sense approach to the issue from the skeptics side. Remember when the Founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, suggested to sue Al Gore, and various other carbon credit selling companies for telling people "how to live their life"? I got a good chuckle out of it. But I like his position... It makes sense, doesn't it? His comment basically sums up what many well read individuals think on the issue:"

"Since we can't get a debate, I thought perhaps if we had a legal challenge and went into a court of law, where it was our scientists and their scientists, and all the legal proceedings with the discovery and all their documents from both sides and scientific testimony from both sides, we could finally get a good solid debate on the issue,"  (LINK)

So how has Global Warming affected us? I can honestly say that Global Warming has affected us in a very positive way! Thanks to the media shoving up the issue in our faces on a daily basis! there has been a huge awareness in many industries to develop environmentally friendly, energy efficient, recyclable products, and becoming certified to old and new environmentally friendly industry standards, such as OSHA, ROHs, etc, in response to customers requesting environmentally friendly products. Also, on a personal level, I'd like to think that we all try to do something for the environment, wether it be recycling a water bottle, or simply turning off the lights in your house, we all try to do our part.

So, thanks Global Warming!

Your comments?

4 comments:

Andres Segovia said...

=P

Nicely put!

Andres Segovia said...

=P

Nicely put!

Jessica said...

i fell asleep through half the way...just kidding!...i guess i'm kind of neutral on this issue, but like you mentioned there's really no empiral evidence if it's either true or false...anyhow, i declare this an interesting essay...i watched like half of the video by the way; computer is too slow :P

Inginious said...

Just a thought but, Would the guy on the video his logic to his Salvation? What's the worse that can happen?

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