Most people are still unaware that global warming actually means an INCREASE in Carbon Dioxide Abundance rather than an increase in temperature. It is quite interesting how some people will argue with such strength and conviction on an issue that has such a significant global impact on our future for ourselves and generations to come. They would rather do nothing about it because it is inconvenient to their daily lives and claim it as something non-existent.
The ordinary person, who claims that climate change is a conspiracy, will just go by their feeling and beliefs. That is not very scientific nor is it reasonable. While the informed individual will go by the scientific data that is available along with correct reasoning and the consequences of our actions. In the end, it is quite irresponsible to look the other way.
From the Carbon Account website:
What are carbon emissions?
Carbon dioxide and climate change
Every time we burn fossil fuels such as gas, coal or oil, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. In a natural carbon cycle, carbon dioxide is re-absorbed by plants and trees. However, we are burning fuels where the carbon dioxide has been trapped under the earth’s surface for millions of years, and we’re doing it so quickly that plants and trees that are alive now have no chance of soaking it up (and it doesn’t help that we’re cutting down rainforests as well).
The effect of all this extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is that the overall temperature of the planet is increasing (global warming). Whilst the average global temperature is increasing, on a day-to-day level the climate is changing in unpredictable ways (from floods and hurricanes to heat waves and droughts). To try and reduce the risk of ever more extreme weather, we need to reduce how much fossil fuel we are burning. This isn’t easy.
Posted on CBS This Morning, November 3, 2014:
The UN report claims that climate change is real and man-made. This report was based on thirty thousand studies that were analyzed. Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains (in the video below) in easy terms.
“For the first time in clear words it says, there is a POINT OF NO RETURN. A point, beyond which, damage would be irreversible and irreparable.” — Michio Kaku
Michio Kaku: “By the end of the century, unless we take measures now we HAVE to zero out, ZERO OUT, not reduce, but zero out our dependence on oil and coal burning.”
Reporter: “What is the significance of man-made?”
Michio Kaku: “If it is a natural cycle, we throw our hands up and say, what can we do? It’s Mother Nature’s revenge. However, if it is man-made then we can do something about it. We can eliminate the causes of them”
Reporter: “Why should we care about this now?”
Michio Kaku: “Insurance rates are going to go up because of flooding in many areas. We see an increase in heat spells which means more visits to the hospital. And so we are seeing the beginning of it now. Sea levels are rising. Temperatures are rising. Alaska and Greenland are beginning to thaw out. So we are beginning to see, the beginning of what could be trillions of dollars in property damage.”
“We care about this now because food prices are going to rise, because of the disruptions to agriculture. Farmers realize that summer is almost a week longer than normal.” — Michio Kaku
The Master Herbalist said the same thing back in 2009:
“The winters around here are “shorter” in that we have some very cold days, but then a few days later, it melts….When I was a kid, when the heavy snows came, they STAYED for the winter..” — MH
Here is a short 2 minute video with professor Michio Kaku: