Wow I never thought there would be so many global warming deniers here. Why does everyone think global warming is a political issue. Global warming should not be an issue of political disagreement. It is an environmental issue. You can say suck it to Al Gore as much as you want and hey, you should he is a stupid hypocrite. I feel there are many incorrect statements here.
One big one is that global warming was not discovered by Al Gore but rather the US government. In the 1950's the government believed that global warming was taking place. By the 1980's they believed that humans are contributing to it to an extent. I do not have a link for this fact as it was covered in a recent pbs special. The same special highlighted how the US army is trying to deal with global warming. One innovation they have made is roll up solar panels. The pentagon has warned Bush, Obama, and the nation that global warming is a real issue. One such time can be read here http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...ws.theobserver
Who would you think would be the smartest people in the nation. What comes to my mind is NASA. Well NASA also strongly believes that global warming is a serious issue. Nasa has actually come to ceongress multiple times to warn people about global warming. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/0..._n_108789.html
NASA even set up a site to inform people about global warming. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/0..._n_108789.html
I know what most of you are nwo thinking. You are saying, "Okay so what? You have talked about everyone except for the climate scientists themselves." A recent study took the top thousand or so climate researchers, all that had written at least 20 papers on the subject. They were ranked by the number of papers they had published. Of the top 50 only 2% did not believe that humans have an effect on global warming. Of the top 200 only 2.5% did not believe. This seems like pretty solid evidence to prove that the majority of scientists believe it really exists. http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/...limate-change/
Most civilized countries do not think of global warming as an issue for just the right or left but for the world. I feel if there was not a political background to the issue maybe there would be less deniers. Either way I think most deniers should consider that it could be real and also that most believers should consider that it could be false. Hope some of you found this interesting.
EDIT: Sorry if this is considered to political. I will edit it if needed.Edited by awesomator - 6/20/11 at 11:31pm