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How can we raise people's Global Consciousness about the Global Warming issue?

global warming is definitely a major problem in our society nowadays. Many people are familiar with this issue, but it seems like we don’t really do anything to help. Everyone still drives the car and produce a large amount of carbon dioxide. Nobody is willing to take the initiative to step up. what does it take? Can we solve this problem before it’s too late?

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  1. According to the UN…Global warming is caused by animal farts.The greenhouse gasses are mostly water vapor,and since the earth is mostly water…HmmMMm…It is record cold in some areas,record hot in others AT THE SAME TIME…The temperature is going up VERY SLIGHTLY but at a consistent rate on all the planets) near the sun…Do you think there are people driving evil SUVs on mars causing global warming there too ??? Steven Hawking says that if we can not stop it,it stands to reason we could not have caused it.
    Global warming is just the next scare tactic on the liberal agenda,DON’T FALL FOR IT !!!

  2. I think we all need to force ourselves to get involved in our own communities. We need to search out environment friendly projects and volunteer. I know this is hard for many people. I am a “loner” myself and this sort of thing sounds like a chore. If we can set good examples for our friends and family and pass on the documented information that we find, the word will spread and we can help the environment. I don’t know that it is enough to slow down the cycle that has started but it will create teams that were not there before. We need to learn to help each other out in times of need and the stronger each community feels the easier it will be for them to handle emergencies.

  3. For anybody that cares? Americans? HA.. but.. if you do.. start changing things around you yourself… volunteer… get a Prius.. recycle.. share your knowledge about it for those that want to listen.. but Americans are the worst.. they are very very self centered and piggish… so good luck with that

  4. Keep Lieing, and hope the media stays on your side. also don’t use real scientist’s names on the list you clame support your beliefs, they Find out there name is on there and it brings to light that the list is false.

  5. To answer your question about consciousness raising, I give away copies of Gore’s DVD to anyone who wil promise to watch it. I’m on a mission to follow around after the people that post untruths, half-truths and misleading info with rebuttal.
    As to what it’s going to take, I’m afraid it’s just too damned inconvenient for people to bother and it will take taxing and gov regulation to do what should be voluntary.
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    Anyway, to continue my mission, from http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/15656 :
    Fact vs. Fiction on Climate Change
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    We’ve just had the coldest day in June — so much for global warming!
    Fiction: Just look at X: it’s the coldest day/month/year on record … or: Region X has cooled by Y°F over the past two years! There is no global warming!
    Fact: Statements like the one above are deliberate attempts by climate contrarians to confuse and mislead the public. It’s an attempt to disprove the reality of global warming with a cold weather anomaly. This is not only scientific bogus, comparing apples and oranges, but outright dishonesty. Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, defined by variables such as temperature, moisture, wind, and barometric pressure. It is highly variable from day to day. By contrast, climate describes long-term weather patterns, with average temperatures and precipitation totals as well as typical occurrences of climatic extremes (such as normal dry periods or tropical storms) being used to characterize the climate for a particular region. This distinction is very important. Averages are always made up of numbers differing from the mean. Global warming is about the average going up. Over time this will make extreme colds become less likely.
    Oh, what’s a few degrees?
    Fiction: A few degrees temperature increase won’t matter much, and besides, warmer is better — fewer cold-related deaths, longer growing seasons, lower heating bills. How many people actually notice the difference between 86 and 88.5°F?
    Fact: Considering that in some regions people experience large daily temperature ranges (20-30°F), climate skeptics try to convince the public that global warming by a few degrees is nothing to worry about. This is another version of deliberately confusing weather and climate (see above). A small increase in the average temperature, however, obscures extremes and patterns of warming that are quite troubling: nighttime temperatures increase more than daily averages; there are already and will be more extreme heat but less extreme cold events; poleward latitudes warm more than other areas, etc. While the benefits of warming pointed out in the skeptics argument are certainly among the potential impacts of climate change, the potential negative impacts — such as heat-related illnesses and deaths, increased heat stress for crops, greater energy needs for cooling etc. — are strategically omitted. Moreover, it bears emphasis that the difference in global average temperature between the last ice age and the present day is about 9°F! This puts the IPCC’s projected range of climate change-related global average temperature increases of 2.5-10.4°F in an entirely different light.
    Human CO2 emissions are small compared to natural CO2 exchange.
    Fiction: The 4.5% of the world’s greenhouse gases that humans generate is insignificant when compared to the 95.5% generated by nature.
    Fact: It is indeed true that human emissions of CO2 are a small percentage of the total carbon cycled through the different components of the Earth system: plants, soils, rocks, the oceans, and the air. But these human emissions are by no means insignificant. For the last 420,000 years, until the beginning of the industrial revolution (~1750), this cycle of carbon exchange was in a quasi-stable equilibrium, i.e., the continual release and uptake of carbon kept CO2 concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere fluctuating between 180 ppm (parts per million) and 280 ppm. Since 1750, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has increased by 31%, to a present level of 367 ppm. This increase in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere is mainly due to the burning of fossil fuels and large-scale deforestation and land-use change. These human activities have forced the carbon cycle out of the state of equilibrium and out of the known range of variation.
    Satellite temperature records don’t show any global warming.
    Fiction: Satellite temperature records do not show a warming trend over the past 20 years, and ground-level data are incorrect and exaggerate the warming.
    Fact: It is true that temperature records derived from satellites show either less warming than surface temperature data or even a cooling trend. Recent studies (most notably a study by the National Academy of Sciences published in 2000) found, however, that satellite data needed to be adjusted for some measurement and calibration problems. These adjustments bring surface and satellite records into better agreement, both showing a warming trend. It is important to note that many surface temperature records date back to 1860, while satellite records only date back to 1979. With such a short data record, observed trends can be strongly affected by extreme conditions — such as the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo which decreased atmospheric temperatures for several years. In addition, satellite and surface data differ in what they record: surface thermometers measure the air temperature at the Earth’s surface, while satellite data take temperatures of different slices of the atmosphere. Including records for the upper atmosphere — where the depletion of the ozone layer has had a cooling effect — will lower the overall temperature trends observed from satellites.
    The observed warming is all due to solar variation, not human activities.
    Fiction: An increase in solar irradiance is the main cause of the Earth’s current warming trend. Therefore, reducing fossil fuel emissions would not impact the Earth’s temperature.
    Fact: Current scientific understanding leaves little doubt that the sun’s radiant output impacts the Earth’s climate on both decadal and centennial time scales. However, it is only one of many components affecting terrestrial climate. According to the findings of the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change, the warming effect due to increases of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is estimated to be more than 8 times greater than the effect of solar irradiance.
    What about the 19,000 scientists who claim we should not worry about global warming?
    Fiction: There is no scientific consensus on climate change. Just look at the 19,000 scientists who signed on to the Global Warming Petition Project.
    Fact: In the spring of 1998, mailboxes of US scientists flooded with packet from the “Global Warming Petition Project,” including a reprint of a Wall Street Journal op-ed “Science has spoken: Global Warming Is a Myth,” a copy of a faux scientific article claiming that “increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have no deleterious effects upon global climate,” a short letter signed by past-president National Academy of Sciences, Frederick Seitz, and a short petition calling for the rejection of the Kyoto Protocol on the grounds that a reduction in carbon dioxide “would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.”
    The sponsor, little-known Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, tried to beguile unsuspecting scientists into believing that this packet had originated from the National Academy of the Sciences, both by referencing Seitz’s past involvement with the NAS and with an article formatted to look as if it was a published article in the Academy’s Proceedings, which it was not. The NAS quickly distanced itself from the petition project, issuing a statement saying, “the petition does not reflect the conclusions of expert reports of the Academy.”
    The petition project was a deliberate attempt to mislead scientists and to rally them in an attempt to undermine support for the Kyoto Protocol. The petition was not based on a review of the science of global climate change, nor were its signers experts in the field of climate science. In fact, the only criterion for signing the petition was a bachelor’s degree in science. The petition resurfaced in early 2001 in an renewed attempt to undermine international climate treaty negotiations.

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