Feb 06 2010 01:47 pm

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Global Warming

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/gw-overview.html?source=sem_G2300c&kwid=ContentNetwork|3302875967&gclid=CM2Oraeu3p8CFRGfnAodX0mpIg

While scientists have come to the conclusion that humans do have a negative impact on the environment, and are contributing to climate change — I do not believe we are the main source of climate change. Currently we are living in an “icehouse” Earth with an environment able to sustain human, plant and animal life. We also however, are moving from this glacier, “icehouse” environment, into a warmer, “greenhouse” environment – in which glaciers will cease to exist. Carbon dioxide content has always influenced our atmosphere and has always dictated our planet’s temperature and environment. For millions of years carbon has slowly been captured by rocks and other reservoirs allowing our environment to stabilize and to maintain a constant temperature for life. There is no doubt that Earth will continue to exist following this increase of carbon dioxide and warming period. The question however is, will the human population find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing environment. Because, while Earth in the past has been able to stay balanced temperature-wise, there is no guarantee that with our current output of carbon dioxide that this will continue to be the case.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/02/090211082405.htm

While some fully believe technology will be our savior, I’m not so sure. In a way, technology has led to a lot of our environmental downfalls – as non-renewable resources are harvested more efficiently, and energy consumption continues to increase exponentially. Therefore, a society in which we go “back to basics” and use resources only when necessary, may be something worth considering. If we continue on our current path of unsustainable environmental consumption, our society as a whole will fall. We are no different than the people on Easter Island. We’re all humans, and by human nature we use our resources to the fullest extent without the thought of consequences. Today, the entirity of Earth is our Easter Island.

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One Response to “Global Warming”

  1. Dr. Szulczewski on 08 Mar 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Hmm, I think such a strong statement in the face of so much evidence regarding anthropogenic CO2 release needs a lot more support and explanation.

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