Water Ground "Observational evidence from all continents and most oceans shows that many natural systems are being affected by regional climate changes, particularly temperature increases.
How It All Began by See Review Comments at the end of this Paper Imagined risk All available evidence indicates that man-made global warming is a physical impossibility, but if the predicted warming could be induced it would probably provide net benefits.
However, there is a widespread imagined risk of the warming and politicians are responding to it.
Responses to imagined risk are often extreme and dangerous. For example, somebody with a fear of mice may see a mouse and as a response try to jump on a chair causing damage to the chair and injury to himself. There is no point in telling the injured person that mice are harmless because fear is irrational so cannot be overcome by rational argument.
Widespread imagined risk is to be expected as the end of the twentieth century the end of the second millennium approaches. Prophets of doom have occurred when the end of each past century approached. So, history suggests that the global warming scare or something like it can be expected at this time.
Global warming proponents call for reduced CO2 emissions and this equates to a call for cuts in the use of energy, but the energy industries have Global warming economy more to benefit mankind than anything else since the invention of agriculture.
It Global warming economy physically impossible for wind and solar energies to supply the energy needs of the developed world, and the peoples of the developing world are insisting on their right to develop too.
And this is especially the case when they attack something so clearly beneficial to mankind as the use of fossil fuels. But imagined risk is not rational, so reasonable expectations do not apply.
The simple fact that it is physically impossible for CO2 emissions to cause man-made global warming has no effect on imagined fear of global warming. It is a simple fact that a mouse cannot eat a person, but some people try to jump on chairs at the sight of mice.
Also, some global warming proponents are accepting a good financial income from the global warming scare and have become global warming propagandists to promote their interests.
These include some researchers who obtain research grants and some environmental organisations who need donations. They are making a living by promoting fear of man-made global warming. Snake oil salesmen sold snake oil that did not require real snakes to make it.
Global warming propagandists are selling fear of man-made global warming and that does not require real man-made global warming to make it.
But consideration of the origins of the global warming scare deny the existence of any such conspiracy. Interests coincided and supported each other. And a coincidence of interests usually has a more powerful effect than a group of conspirators.
The origins of the scare are political and have resulted in political policies that now threaten serious economic damage for the entire world. The origins of the global warming scare The hypothesis of man-made global warming has existed since the s.
It was an obscure scientific hypothesis that burning fossil fuels would increase CO2 in the air to enhance the greenhouse effect and thus cause global warming.
Then, inMrs Margaret Thatcher now Lady Thatcher became Prime Minister of the UK, and she elevated the hypothesis to the status of a major international policy issue.
Mrs Thatcher is now often considered to have been a great UK politician: But she had yet to gain that reputation when she came to power in Then, she was the first female leader of a major western state, and she desired to be taken seriously by political leaders of other major countries.
This desire seemed difficult to achieve because her only experience in government had been as Education Secretary i. He pointed out that almost all international statesmen are scientifically illiterate, so a scientifically literate politician could win any summit debate on a matter which seemed to depend on scientific understandings.
And Mrs Thatcher had a BSc degree in chemistry. This is probably the most important fact in the entire global warming issue; i. Mrs Thatcher had a BSc degree in chemistry. He suggested that Mrs Thatcher should campaign about global warming at each summit meeting.
She did, and the tactic worked.Global warming cost the U.S. government more than $ billion between and Hurricanes in the past 16 years cost the economy $ billion. It will cost $ billion per year in the future, according to the U.S.
Government Accountability Office. Media reports often assert that global warming is real, imminent, and a threat to human life. But, have such predictions been established scientifically? Studies by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have been used (or misused) to call for extensive government controls to reduce fossil fuel use.
Yet, the IPCC's own report--and statements by leading scientists. Explore the Climate Hot Map to see evidence of climate change including heat waves, sea-level rise, flooding, melting glaciers, earlier spring arrival, coral reef bleaching, and the spread of disease. Learn about practical solutions to curb global warming.
The planet is warming and human activity is the primary cause. Learn about the science and consequences of global warming -- and the practical solutions we have at hand to address this global .
Costs Scientists and economists are beginning to grapple with the serious economic and environmental consequences if we fail to reduce global carbon emissions quickly and deeply. global warming scenariosGraph of the predicted increase in Earth's average surface temperature according to a series of climate change scenarios that assume different levels of economic development, population growth, and fossil fuel use.
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