On this page are some of the
commonest arguments against global
Yes, there have been natural, long-term changes
in the Earth's
climate since the birth of the planet. But those natural
changes happen slowly
and over long periods of time (with one exception - volcanoes, but they
- the recent global
warming has happened within a period of 200 years - way too short a time for a
natural change. Also, it has been happening at a rate that is way
the pattern of natural changes.
affecting it as much as they try to make it sound. We cause some of it
but the main part is natural".
Not true. Out of all other causes
change, the greenhouse
effect is the only one that is directly causing the recent
warming. It is directly linked to the accelerating accumulation of
greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by humans.
by the way, why would anyone try to make it sound worse than it is? It
costs governments a lot of money. There is no reason why anyone would
want to waste time and money on it if they weren't concerned.
could they know
about it all so exactly? They don't know!"
They do know about the recent, unnaturalglobal
There are heaps of
studies going on about it, and the results show the obvious. It is much
easier a fenomenon to study than the complex interactions between
factors behind the long-term,
though it is true
thatthese are not yet
fully understood, it doesn't give us an excuse to ignore global
It is only an even better reason to look after our planet, because we
may not even know
about some long-term consequences!
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