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Increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.

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We need to open our eyes!

  • Dec 19, 2008
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Global warming is a problem we can't ignore. There are so many little things that we can do to help, yet it seems that nobody is listening to the suggestions being given. I believe that the biggest tool we can use to fight global warming today is education. Many people just aren't aware of the things they can do in their own lives, in their own homes, to combat this threat.

There are many simple things you can do in your daily life - what you eat, what you drive, how you build your home - that can have an effect on your immediate surroundings, and on places as far away as Antactica. Here is a list of few things that you can do to make a difference.

Ditch the Plastic - 2.5 million individual plastic water bottles are thrown away every hour in the US. Start using a reusable water bottle and just say no to plastic!

Use Cloth Bags at the Supermarket - Using your own cloth bag instead of plastic or paper bags reduces waste and requires no additional energy.

Plant A Tree  - Trees suck up carbon dioxide and make clean air for us to breathe.

Buy a Fuel Efficient Car - Getting a few extra miles per gallon makes a big difference. Save thousands of lbs. of CO2 and a lot of money per year.

Put on a Sweater - Instead of turning up the heat in your home, wear more clothes!

Buy Organic Food - The chemicals used in modern agriculture pollute the water supply, and require energy to produce.

Take Shorter Showers - Showers account for 2/3 of all water heating costs.

These, and many other little actions you can take on your own, DO make a difference.
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March 09, 2009
I also think that regardless of the actual existence of global warming, these things are simply common sense and better for our health, I also engage in the practices you mentioned but mostly because it is good for the health of my family - if it is indeed good for the planet it is just an added bonus! Isn't it funny that now we end up calling things 'green and organic' when our ancestors a couple of hundred years ago had no special words for it, everything was natural and organic and you did not have to go to a different market to buy 'organic' foods at twice the price. They were lucky! And much healthier I think than the current population. I think all this progress and industrial breakthroughs will ultimately kill us, it is already killing us if you look at how many people die from environmental factors or man made disasters. What do you think?
 
December 19, 2008
Thanks for your input, drifter51. I agree with you that whether or not the threat of global warming exists, taking these and other small steps to make the world a little healthier is the logical thing to do, and something we should have been doing a long time ago.
 
December 19, 2008
I agree with almost all of your suggestions. However, despite the fact that I do have an open mind and have read extensively on the subject I am still not convinced that global warming really exists. Having said that there are myriad other reasons why people should alter their behaviors in the ways in which you describe. I pretty much adhere to most of your excellent suggestions myself.
 
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review by . December 16, 2008
To me, the debate over global warming should be over. If you are hesitant to admit that human beings have a large role in enhancing global warming, then you need to rethink your argument, in my opinion. Personally, I believe that we need to acknowledge that global warming exists and is happening. Whether you want to admit that it's our fault as humans, however, is up to you.    I was raised in a very conservative school district in Southern California where we barely learned …
review by . December 19, 2008
Climate change...right? I mean you give it a jazzy new name and you can market is so much better, no? Its kinda like cooking your favorite dish and you realize your kitchen gets sooo hot because the oven is sooo high. You have the option of turning down the heat or getting out of the kitchen.    It relates to climate change in that we can turn down the heat by finding, enacting, solutions we know to help with the change in our climate or we can get out of the kitchen by running …
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Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation.

Global surface temperature increased 0.74 ± 0.18 °C (1.33 ± 0.32 °F) during the 100 years ending in 2005.[1][2] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that most of the temperature increase since the mid-twentieth century is "very likely" due to the increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations.[3][2] Natural phenomena such as solar variation and volcanoes probably had a small warming effect from pre-industrial times to 1950 and a small cooling effect from 1950 onward.[4][5] These basic conclusions have been endorsed by at least 30 scientific societies and academies of science,[6] including all of the national academies of science of the major industrialized countries.[7][8][9] While individual scientists have voiced disagreement with these findings,[10] the overwhelming majority of scientists working on climate change agree with the IPCC's main conclusions.[11][12]

Climate model projections indicate that global surface temperature will likely rise a further 1.1 to 6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during the twenty-first century.[3] The uncertainty in this estimate arises from use of differing estimates of future greenhouse gas emissions and from use of models with differing climate sensitivity. Another uncertainty is how warming and related changes will vary from region to ...

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