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Haley Florio

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Do you really think global warming is a huge problem on Earth? (Or even real?)

In my opinion, I don't. Last winter (In New York) was the coldest winter on record. The earth is getting hotter because that is mother nature's way, but I would like to know your opinions.

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    Jan 4 2012: It depends on your worldview. Is God in control; or there is no God.
    The ones telling us we are doomed are mostly of the worldview that the earth has survived for billions of years with no I'll effects. Slight inconsistency!
    Scientifically it I seems to hang on the ocean temperature. CO2 in the atmosphere causes the sea to heat, & it gives off more CO2. Conversely, if the sea is warming, it adds CO2 to the atmosphere. We have chicken & egg dilemma. Is the sun warming the sea, or the atmosphere ? Either way, there's really not a lot we can do about it. We can only burn the fossil fuels we have, therefore we can only add so much CO2 in total. Make it last as long as possible would be my instinct, but we are selfish creatures and will probably continue as-is, probably with little ill effect.

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        Jan 4 2012: Hi Pierre

        I take your points. This is not an issue for me really. Politicians are always trying to scare us with something or other. Maybe they're scared themselves, or maybe they see a way to fame & fortune. I don't know if there is a science book on global warming. I agree the most likely scenario is just the normal effects of the sun. It's not that many years since we were being told of an immanent ice age, as the Thames was frozen over etc. Interesting that "Global Warming" has evolved into "Climate Change". Can't really go wrong now can they. The climate always changes.
        Yup! This selfish creature is still headed for heaven; plenty room for another one.

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      Jan 16 2012: I think the sun is not warming the sea; the sun has been here since the beginning. If it was warming the sea, I would think global warming would have been going on for 1.2 billion years!
      You are completely right though; it could be true. Global warming could have been going on for 1.2 billion years but just noticed recently.
      There are many humans not willing to help, but I think everyone should give a little bit to help the Earth.

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