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I think it's pretty cool that we're not held by the Kyoto Protocol.

Because caps on gasses might hurt business! But of course apocalyptic climate shift will not hurt business.

Personally, I'm a little worried. I mean, I live far enough north that even if it got horribly hot it would be livable, and my house is reasonably above sea level...

But I am worried. Climate shift of that type can't be good, especially this fast. The earth is meant to go through things on a geologic timescale, i.e. at least hundreds of years...

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The American media has done an absolutely pathetic job of discussing climate change. Hopefully some of our European posters can come in and back me up on this. We're just told that it has to do with driving too many cars or something, and that it's entirely our fault. Climate change IS real. That IS a fact. It's been going on for billions of years. What the worry for everyone now is that, due to accelerating the chemical and biological cycles which the Earth functions on, we are headed quickly towards a catastrophe. Catastrophes are unavoidable, but the hope is that we can prolong the length of time before a catastrophe.

So moral of the story. Every country besides America knows what the issue at hand is. And that is damn unfortunate.

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The American media has done an absolutely pathetic job of discussing climate change. Hopefully some of our European posters can come in and back me up on this. We're just told that it has to do with driving too many cars or something, and that it's entirely our fault. Climate change IS real. That IS a fact. It's been going on for billions of years. What the worry for everyone now is that, due to accelerating the chemical and biological cycles which the Earth functions on, we are headed quickly towards a catastrophe. Catastrophes are unavoidable, but the hope is that we can prolong the length of time before a catastrophe.

So moral of the story. Every country besides America knows what the issue at hand is. And that is damn unfortunate.

I agree with everything you say, except that fossil fuels from cars ARE weakening the atmosphere and contributing to global warming. Prepare for acid rain to be a factor at some point as well. I also believe that within the next 15-20 years global warming WILL become an epidemic.

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The American media has done an absolutely pathetic job of discussing climate change. Hopefully some of our European posters can come in and back me up on this. We're just told that it has to do with driving too many cars or something, and that it's entirely our fault. Climate change IS real. That IS a fact. It's been going on for billions of years. What the worry for everyone now is that, due to accelerating the chemical and biological cycles which the Earth functions on, we are headed quickly towards a catastrophe. Catastrophes are unavoidable, but the hope is that we can prolong the length of time before a catastrophe.

So moral of the story. Every country besides America knows what the issue at hand is. And that is damn unfortunate.

So you're saying it's a mix of human intervention and natural climate change? That makes the most sense as the world isn't stationary, but the evidence of carbon emitions being connected to the frightening rapidity of the climate change seems pretty strong.

Anyway I go through regular global warming panic attacks where I freak out and become short of breath because I fear that I'll die in a man affected natural disaster before my life goals come to fruition. I just had one while reading about the Gaia theory. I find this interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_theory_(...ming_inevitable

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I believe he's super duper serial.

Anyway, check any weather records sites. It has been getting hotter, remarkably hotter, in the last few years. Inside my lifetime, here in Seattle, it's been noticeable. Global warming is serially real.

Even if the global temperature rises by one degree, it's a pretty big deal, which is something a lot of people don't realize. It's not just going to get a little bit warmer; if that were all I wouldn't be worried.

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I believe he's super duper serial.

Anyway, check any weather records sites. It has been getting hotter, remarkably hotter, in the last few years. Inside my lifetime, here in Seattle, it's been noticeable. Global warming is serially real.

Even if the global temperature rises by one degree, it's a pretty big deal, which is something a lot of people don't realize. It's not just going to get a little bit warmer; if that were all I wouldn't be worried.

How do you it's not just a temporary trend that politicians are taking advantage of?

It seems to me that there is no solid proof that this is a permanent rise in temperature and as much as I'd hate to agree on anything with James, the link he provided essentially proves we're prone to jump to Apocalyptic conclusions.

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Does global warming exist? Maybe, but our data sample is too small (a little over 100 years) and our sources of data all have their own agendas anyway.

Should we look into the possibility of global warming and do what is in our power to prevent it? Most definitely.

What about the ice cores drilled in Antarctica? That expands our sample to way more than 100 years.

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