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  Global warming | csmonitor.com
Globally, sea levels may rise up to a foot during the early part of this century, and up to nearly three feet by century's end.
This controversial documentary produced by Britain's Channel 4 argues that human activity is not the cause of global warming.
BBC Horizon documentary on global dimming says that pollutants screening the sun's rays may be contributing to global warming.
www.csmonitor.com /globalwarming   (1147 words)

  Global warming controversy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some opponents of global warming theory give more weight to data such as paleoclimatic studies, temperature measurements made from weather balloons, and satellites which they claim show less warming than surface land and sea records, though early balloon records have been shown to be possibly erroneous due to mechanical design flaws in the sensors.
Global warming skeptics sometimes dispute the claim that (or relevance of) a consensus of scientists supports the view of global warming presented by the IPCC, and say that not even all the IPCC authors support the reports.
Another point of controversy regarding anthropogenic global warming is the investigation of temperature correlations with the solar variation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Global_warming_controversy   (5826 words)

 Global warming - Simple English Wikipedia
Global Warming is the name given to the theory (idea) that the world's atmosphere (air) has become hotter over the last two hundred years.
Most of the warming of the last 50 years is believed to be a result of increases in the greenhouse effect caused by human-generated carbon dioxide (CO); variations in the amount of heat from the sun and other natural causes also play a role.
The extent and likelihood of these consequences is a matter of considerable controversy, with environmentalist groups typically emphasizing the possible dangers and groups close to industry questioning the climate models and consequences of global warming.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Global_warming   (1382 words)

 sociology - Global warming
Global warming is a term used to describe an increase over time of the average temperature of Earth's atmosphere and oceans.
Global warming theories attempt to account for the rise in average global temperatures since the late 19th century (0.6 ± 0.2°C) [1] [2] and assess the extent to which the effects are due to human causes.
Use of the term "global warming" generally implies a human influence — the more neutral term climate change is usually used for a change in climate with no presumption as to cause and no characterization of the kind of change involved, such as the Ice Ages.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Global_warming   (5046 words)

 GlobalWarming Awareness
Global warming was once an uncommon term used by a few scientists who were growing concerned over the effects of decades of pollution on long-term weather patterns.
Global warming is a significant increase in the Earth’s climatic temperature over a relatively short period of time as a result of the activities of humans.
The global warming controversy is a debate about the specific causes of the increase in global average air temperature since the mid-1800s, the prediction of additional warming, and the consequences of that warming.
www.whatis-globalwarming-awareness2007.org /globalwarming_awareness2007/global-warming-awareness   (635 words)

 A Few Things Ill Considered: How to Talk to a Global Warming Sceptic
Global Warming is an illusion caused by the Urban Heat Island Effect.
Global warming is caused by the sun, of course.
handling of global warming by bush administration is consisten with an overall environmenatl policy that the many links therein show is generally considered to be the worst of any administratio in history.
illconsidered.blogspot.com /2006/02/how-to-talk-to-global-warming-sceptic.html   (13211 words)

 Global Warming
Global warming cannot be pinned down to just one cause; all of these things are contributing factors.
Global Warming is a concern; however, the bottom line issue is pollution.
I am not saying that global warming is not a possible threat, because it is. What I am saying is that I don't believe that the effects will be as catastrophic as the predictions are claiming, nor do I believe that humans are the sole cause of the rise in global temperature.
members.tripod.com /~Sandra_Justus/Global_Warming.html   (13463 words)

 Middle Ground is Scarce in Global-Warming Debate by Steven Hayward   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Several physicists have calculated that we could remedy whatever global warming may be upon us for a few hundred million dollars a year by such simple techniques as additives to jet fuel that would provide reflective aerosols at high altitude from jet exhaust.
Global warming, the mother of all apocalyptic scares, is the perfect pretext for imposing the massive changes the enlightened elite thinks we need.
The global warming crusade is a farce, of course, but it could have tragic consequences in lost jobs and diminished income for millions of Americans if these latter-day flat-earthers have their way.
www.ashbrook.org /publicat/oped/hayward/97/globalwarming.html   (929 words)

 Peer Global Warming Results   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Global warming flooding study in 1986, shoreline communities along the great lakes were flooding.
Global warming is likely to have the greatest human impact in poor countries unable to respond adequately to the changes, warns Robert Dickinson of the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta.
Global warming is threatening to inundate beaches, marshes and mudflats along the south east coast, threatening the habitat of hundreds of species of birds and animals.
www.global-warming-resource.info /peer-global-warming.html   (1171 words)

 Global Warming
Some global climate computer models predict that this is only the beginning of the rise of global temperatures and that by the end of the 21st century, average global temperatures could rise by as much as seven degrees Fahrenheit (3.5 degrees Celsius).
It is simply not factual to suggest that global warming is responsible for increases in severe weather, including hurricanes, tornados, floods, and droughts.
After exploring the question of global warming, we've found the science behind it to be questionable at best and the economic impact unnecessarily severe, particularly for minority families and businesses.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/globwarm.html   (2531 words)

 U.S. Newswire : Releases : "Global Warming Controversy Surrounds New Hollywood Blockbuster..."   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the movie dramatizes the reality of climate change, the greater distortion is that the Bush administration has denied the scientific consensus on global warming and has taken no steps to curb global warming pollution.
But the Bush administration is failing to act on them and continues to put its head in the sand regarding global warming.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded that greenhouse gas emissions "have contributed substantially to the observed warming over the last 50 years.' Grim predictions of sea level rise and the spread of infectious disease raised the issue of global warming in the minds of many Americans.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=31103   (597 words)

 The Next Big Storm (Science and the Media / Doubt and About)
The debate over whether and to what extent global warming may be influencing the behavior of the world's hurricanes is scientifically complex, rife with data issues, and superimposed atop a disciplinary rift between climate scientists and hurricane forecasters as well as a politically charged debate over what, if anything, needs to be done about it.
Global warming (defined as an average increase in global temperatures) can never be determined to "cause" a specific storm.
However, global warming may affect a great many environmental factors that could, in turn, strengthen hurricanes on average and increase their destructive potential.
www.csicop.org /scienceandmedia/hurricanes   (4788 words)

 RealClimate » Michael Crichton’s State of Confusion L’état de confusion de Michael Crichton
Global warming is defined by the global mean surface temperature.
He also gives us his estimate, ~0.8 C for the global warming that will occur over the next century and claims that, since models differ by 400% in their estimates, his guess is as good as theirs.
The "curious train of logic" Crichton uses in comparing global warming to eugenics is that both shared the same hallmarks of social movements supported by politicians, academics and celebrities, despite little hard science backing the claims of the movement.
www.realclimate.org /index.php?p=74   (19391 words)

 Newsback - Some Realism in the Global Warming Controversy
Now recently our socialist comrades had a conference in Montreal on global warming where the main subject seemed to be the castigation of the USA for not supporting Kyoto.
World leaders gathered in Kyoto, Japan, in December 1997 to consider a world treaty restricting emissions of ''greenhouse gases,'' chiefly carbon dioxide (CO2), that are thought to cause ''global warming'' severe increases in Earth's atmospheric and surface temperatures, with disastrous environmental consequences.
Predictions of global warming are based on computer climate modeling, a branch of science still in its infancy.
www.newsback.com /forums/showthread.php?t=449   (959 words)

 Role of Controversy
There would not be much of a global warming controversy if increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere were perceived to produce an effect of theoretical curiosity- but an effect deemed irrelevant for serious changes in the climate.
Intriguingly, in the greenhouse warming debates, the natural variability of the climate system is frequently misused in a manner surprisingly analogous to the misuse of scientific uncertainty, as explained above.
Thus, for the observed, roughly 0.6°C warming over the past 130 years, Ostriches can properly argue that this might be a natural warming cycle that has nothing to do with the in-creasing greenhouse gases.
www.gfdl.noaa.gov /~gth/web_page/article/aree_page6.html   (1497 words)

 Global warming skeptics - SourceWatch
Global warming skeptics -- also referred to as "climate change skeptics" or "anthropogenic (human-induced) global warming skeptics" -- generally refers to individuals or groups who disagree with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.
While some skeptics challenge a particular technical point or approach in the IPCC reports - for instance, that there is global warming but it is not due to human activity - others have a more sweeping rejection of climate change science and proposed responses in general.
Martin Cohen, and philosophical objections to the global warming theorists
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Global_warming_controversy   (911 words)

 CFACT: Revised data heats up Global Warming controversy
The implication of the skeptics’ argument is that whatever warming seems to be happening on the Earth’s surface, similar warming isn’t happening in the atmosphere.
This might mean that any observed surface warming is more likely due to the urban heat island effect -- where the heat-retaining properties of concrete and asphalt in urban areas artificially increase local temperatures -- rather than increasing atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.
Moreover, aside from the controversy over the satellite and weather balloon data, many key climate questions remain unanswered including: whether humans are causing significant warming; whether warming is undesirable; and whether anything be done to avert any undesirable warming.
cfact.org /site/print.asp?idarticle=838   (791 words)

 Sen. Lout-enberg?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Juliet Eilperin's Dec. 2 news story on climate change, "Humans May Double the Risk of Heat Waves," is the latest example of the media's "he said, she said" treatment of what reputable scientists say is one of the greatest threats to the human race.
Myron may not be a scientist, but I can’t think of too many people that know as much as he does about the science, economics and politics of the global warming controversy.
It decided in the 1990s that manmade global warming was real and that it would only print studies that supported its pre-determined position.
www.globalwarming.org /article.php?uid=856   (744 words)

 » Global Warming
If the vast majority of the world’s scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced.
Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation into the future.
The controversy among scientists is if this Global Warming is human caused.
www.globalwarmingawareness-2007.com /archives/category/global-warming-info   (445 words)

 Media Confirms Global Warming is Fact | NewsBusters.org
There is both scientific dispute over whether the planet is warming and also dispute within the coummunitity that says it is warming over what is causing it.
However when it comes to stories on Global Warming this seems to be their ONLY evidence.
I believe in global warming but I don't believe it is caused by the US (that is essentially what Kyoto treaty says since they want the US to limit its CO2 output but China has a free pass) or for that matter man in general.
newsbusters.org /node/396   (2939 words)

 Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community
In the 1990s, Seitz began arguing that the science behind global warming was likewise inconclusive and certainly didn't warrant imposing mandatory limits on greenhouse-gas emissions.
Thus nothing was accomplished to halt or slow global warming, which naturally favored the designs of those who had a vested interest in seeing that no limits be placed on green house gas emissions.
It may be too late to stop all of the impacts of global warming from occurring, but it is never too late to begin waking people up to the real danger posed by their continuing apathy to politics, on the one hand, and/or their misguided "conservative" ideological beliefs, on the other.
www.boomantribune.com /story/2006/4/21/122939/255   (2461 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
The public, press and policy makers have been repeatedly told that three claims have widespread scientific support: Global temperature has risen about a degree since the late 19th century; levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have increased by about 30% over the same period; and CO2 should contribute to future warming.
If the models are correct, global warming reduces the temperature differences between the poles and the equator.
In Europe, Henk Tennekes was dismissed as research director of the Royal Dutch Meteorological Society after questioning the scientific underpinnings of global warming.
www.opinionjournal.com /extra/?id=110008220   (1286 words)

 A politicoscientific case study: global warming   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I remain uncertain as to why the previous global warming controversy case study page became corrupted.
While a great many scientists are convinced that we have entered into a period of global warming and that such warming is the result of human activity, dispute about such warming goes on.
This Washington Post story portrays the case of federal scientists arguing that their views on global climate are being hemmed in by the Bush administration.
www.bubbler.net /flowerm/Global_warming   (593 words)

 GT Globalwarming Awareness2007 org
Controversial director Martin Durkin said: “You can see the problems with the science of global warming, but people just don’t believe you - it’s taken 10 years to get this commissioned.
In particular, there is a financial capitals’ globalization on which market, operator of all the world work connected to the principal “square” of the world thanks the telematic.
Economic globalization is given by moder technologies of transports and telecommunications, so nowday globalization is the result of that decrease in time and space.
www.gt-globalwarming-awareness2007.org   (3500 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Global Warming
Is enough being done to address global warming?
Arid Arizona Points to Global Warming as Culprit: Climate Shift Is Blamed as Livelihoods Are Affected
Extinction Tied to Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect Cited in Mass Decline 250 Million Years Ago
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/nation/specials/science/climatechange/index.html   (255 words)

 A New Global Warming Controversy? -- 08/14/1998
The global decadal temperature trends, for the period 1979-1997, from the various Satellite, weather balloon, and surface
The adjusted satellite trends are still not near the expected value of global warming predicted by computer climate models.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 1995 estimate of average global warming at the surface until the year 2100 is +0.18 deg.
www.cnsnews.com /InDepth/archive/199808/IND19980814f.html   (610 words)

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