Causes of Global Warming

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has concluded with a high degree of confidence that the Earth’s climate is warming, largely as a result of human activity.

Essentially every scientific body in America and around the world, like the National Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the French Academy of Sciences, the (British) Royal Society, the Science Council of Japan, and, I suspect, any other scientific society you might name, has reached the same conclusion, that human activity is the primary driver of global warming and that it will have catastrophic effects on human society, with many of those effects already becoming apparent.

In contrast to the scientific consensus, some dedicated individuals and groups continue to assert that Anthropogenic (human-caused) Global Warming (AGW) is not actually happening (it’s a hoax), or that it is not human caused, or that it will not have the predicted negative effects, or that it is actually a good thing (carbon dioxide is plant food), or that it is either too late or too expensive to do anything about it.

What do you think? Is AGW real? Do we need to worry? I’ll once again provide some links below. And once again, these links are completely one-sided. I’m probably less justified in being this one-sided about AGW, because I suspect there is more of a balance in Google hits on this topic, so you might actually get balanced information with a simple search. At least there is more balance in my Google search.

Still, the “anti-AGW” arguments are so easy to make and so prevalent that I decided to once again only present one side of the story. Remember that my presenting only one side does not mean that I believe there IS only one side. Just that I think the side I’m not presenting is “easier.”

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