Monday, March 27, 2006

Global Warming: Menace or Myth?
Often regarded as a left-wing conspiracy by some and a critical issue generated by man's meaness and blindness by others, the earth's climate change render suspicious analyses from almost everywhere.
This is one of the very few articles I've read that sums the greenhouse effects and the potential global warming without poltical or economical biases. An accurate and updated scientific text written by Fred Pearce on New Scientist.

4 comments:

Ethan75 said...

It's all to evident that it's getting hotter down here. Rememember the first week of january: 42 degrees...
It's about Brazil of course. Don't see much evidence of global warming in America though...

Michael said...

In science, all kind of debate is healthy and as results we should have a better explanation than before. In this case I see a strong economical interest which could compromise the results. We must keep in mind that the ones who are driven by money are those called “sceptics” by text. It’s so easy to check that big companies sponsor the sceptics. Environmental researchers are usually sponsored by governmental grants and are taking the risk of losing it by claiming responsibility of the own sponsors. Even so, they go ahead. In this view I wonder who is going agaist a paradigm? Not scientific paradigm but economical paradigma. Who is the most likely to omit data? The movie “The Constant Gardner” could helt to answer this question, of course, in a cinematographic way.

Anonymous said...

I think we have two sides of the same coin, just as usual. The big enterprises bucks and the state-sponsored govermental agencies. In a way they play the same role 'cause it's all about private interests in the end. From this perspective, if the carbon dioxide emissions are increasing and the greenhouse effect is real, how can we trust the information and the news around? And if the world is getting hotter- as they say, let the temperatures speak for themselves: this winter in the north hemisphere is colder than ever!

Anonymous said...

The question of whether or not global warming is taking place has been settled by science: It is happening. The discussion is now about how far the warming could go if present trends continue; the degree to which human activities, through the generation of greenhouse gases (GHG), have worsened and will continue to accelerate the warming; the possible consequences on human habitat; and, of course, the way to go about approaching climate change. Positions range from one extreme, which dismisses the seriousness of the phenomenon and says the problem deserves little, if any, attention in public policy, to another, which claims that unless drastic action is taken locally, nationally and internationally the world will be heading irremediably toward climate-caused catastrophic events of unprecedented proportion. From the latter perspective, no effort or economic cost should be spared to mitigate global warming.