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Ok...I am totally convinced I have extended the main subject to where I do not 'dominate'....
I ask excuses...Young Californian.
Regards my friend.
Dominate? Don't you mean Flatulate?

Whhoooaaahhhh... I'm getting out of here! This thread stinks!
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I think all of us are guilty. Some are a little lesser than the others . The developing countries destroy their forests, the developed countries emit smoke by burning fuel to operate their industry, factories, machines, cars,etc...So there is a change of our climate. I support the Green peace.I always plant green trees and keep our forest for a lung of our city.However , earthquakes occured in our country, it made me terrified with some little strucks. Typhoons have just visited us and the day after ,we should evacuate to prevent tidal waves and fortunately it didn't occur. And when Taiwan had an earthquake, we should a second time to evacuate, and a lucky second time it didn't occur.If there were tidal waves this night, we couldn't alive.To sum up, we should keep our environment green and clean to avoid pollution and shouldn't tell who is guilty because all of us are criminal.
It seems that it is a very common and difficult problem to deal with. When countries develop into better, richer conditions, they usually pollute the environment at the expense of the nature. It is also a very difficult dilemma to strike a balance so that both economic development can be achieved while the ecology will not be undermined. I hope all the countries can take this into serious consideration.
We are NOT to blame for global warming.

WAKE UP! Look at the evidence! There is plenty of it it you choose not to believe the United Nations propaganda and instead do a little investigating!

The truth about global warming - it's the Sun that's to blame

By Michael Leidig and Roya Nikkhah

Last Updated: 11:15pm BST 17/07/2004


Global warming has finally been explained: the Earth is getting hotter because the Sun is burning more brightly than at any time during the past 1,000 years, according to new research.

A study by Swiss and German scientists suggests that increasing radiation from the sun is responsible for recent global climate changes.

Dr Sami Solanki, the director of the renowned Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Gottingen, Germany, who led the research, said: "The Sun has been at its strongest over the past 60 years and may now be affecting global temperatures.

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"The Sun is in a changed state. It is brighter than it was a few hundred years ago and this brightening started relatively recently - in the last 100 to 150 years."

Dr Solanki said that the brighter Sun and higher levels of "greenhouse gases", such as carbon dioxide, both contributed to the change in the Earth's temperature but it was impossible to say which had the greater impact.

Average global temperatures have increased by about 0.2 deg Celsius over the past 20 years and are widely believed to be responsible for new extremes in weather patterns. After pressure from environmentalists, politicians agreed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, promising to limit greenhouse gas emissions between 2008 and 2012. Britain ratified the protocol in 2002 and said it would cut emissions by 12.5 per cent from 1990 levels.

Globally, 1997, 1998 and 2002 were the hottest years since worldwide weather records were first collated in 1860.

Most scientists agree that greenhouse gases from fossil fuels have contributed to the warming of the planet in the past few decades but have questioned whether a brighter Sun is also responsible for rising temperatures.

To determine the Sun's role in global warming, Dr Solanki's research team measured magnetic zones on the Sun's surface known as sunspots, which are believed to intensify the Sun's energy output.

The team studied sunspot data going back several hundred years. They found that a dearth of sunspots signalled a cold period - which could last up to 50 years - but that over the past century their numbers had increased as the Earth's climate grew steadily warmer. The scientists also compared data from ice samples collected during an expedition to Greenland in 1991. The most recent samples contained the lowest recorded levels of beryllium 10 for more than 1,000 years. Beryllium 10 is a particle created by cosmic rays that decreases in the Earth's atmosphere as the magnetic energy from the Sun increases. Scientists can currently trace beryllium 10 levels back 1,150 years.

Dr Solanki does not know what is causing the Sun to burn brighter now or how long this cycle would last.

He says that the increased solar brightness over the past 20 years has not been enough to cause the observed climate changes but believes that the impact of more intense sunshine on the ozone layer and on cloud cover could be affecting the climate more than the sunlight itself.

Dr Bill Burrows, a climatologist and a member of the Royal Meteorological Society, welcomed Dr Solanki's research. "While the established view remains that the sun cannot be responsible for all the climate changes we have seen in the past 50 years or so, this study is certainly significant," he said.

"It shows that there is enough happening on the solar front to merit further research. Perhaps we are devoting too many resources to correcting human effects on the climate without being sure that we are the major contributor."

Dr David Viner, the senior research scientist at the University of East Anglia's climatic research unit, said the research showed that the sun did have an effect on global warming.

He added, however, that the study also showed that over the past 20 years the number of sunspots had remained roughly constant, while the Earth's temperature had continued to increase.

This suggested that over the past 20 years, human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation had begun to dominate "the natural factors involved in climate change", he said.

Dr Gareth Jones, a climate researcher at the Met Office, said that Dr Solanki's findings were inconclusive because the study had not incorporated other potential climate change factors.

"The Sun's radiance may well have an impact on climate change but it needs to be looked at in conjunction with other factors such as greenhouse gases, sulphate aerosols and volcano activity," he said. The research adds weight to the views of David Bellamy, the conservationist. "Global warming - at least the modern nightmare version - is a myth," he said. "I am sure of it and so are a growing number of scientists. But what is really worrying is that the world's politicians and policy-makers are not.

"Instead, they have an unshakeable faith in what has, unfortunately, become one of the central credos of the environmental movement: humans burn fossil fuels, which release increased levels of carbon dioxide - the principal so-called greenhouse gas - into the atmosphere, causing the atmosphere to heat up. They say this is global warming: I say this is poppycock."

From the UK Telegraph Newspaper Wednesday 14 February 2007
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It seems your quoted article confirms that not only does the sun cause global warming but also our unintentional irresponsibility destroys the balance of the environment.Everyone should lesser the climate change by making every effort to decrease as quickly as possible the serious air pollution caused by the emission of carbon dioxide and other gazes .Reduction of burning fuel by controlling industrial emissions, smoke from chimneys,encouraging the use of unleaded petrol, should be a major importance . In our country, we usually pay greater attention to our "green" policies: protecting the natural environment and the fight against the polution. Our government have attempted to control poisonous waste on the land, toxic substances from factories, the discharge of industrial effluents into rivers and the dumping of oil and garbage into the sea. The primary importance of our responsibility is protecting our environment,slowering the procedure of green house effect which gradually warms our earth atmosphere.Every summer, volunteer students in their blue T-shirts with the slogan" Green summer" including foreign students from the university of our city go to the far- away land to help people arranging the dumping of garbage into the sea and litters on the ground to keep the clean air in the countryside, to protect the coast, the beautiful beach of the green lung of the city.Whoever was guilty, we should be responsible to protect our natural environment,to keep it green and tidy, to slower the procedure of green house affect, the cause of our global warming.
There is no global warming!

For many years now, human-caused climate change has been viewed as a large and urgent problem. In truth, however, the biggest part of the problem is neither environmental nor scientific, but a self-created political fiasco. Consider the simple fact, drawn from the official temperature records of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, that for the years 1998-2005 global average temperature did not increase (there was actually a slight decrease, though not at a rate that differs significantly from zero).Telegraph: Bob Carter

"...100 million years ago, there was six times as much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as there is now, yet the temperature then was marginally cooler than it is today. Many scientists have concluded that carbon dioxide doesn't even affect climate."

Full page is here http://www.ourcivilisation.com/aginatur/moregw.htm

Global Warming scaremongering is politics. If you control energy use, you control people. It is NOT SCIENCE.
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According to your information about global warming, I try to find some evidence of what you 've said. It seems that it's quite opposite of the knowledge that I've learned: The globe's increasing temperature is a result of human activity.So ,I feel difficult to believe this recent investigation because it appears to be in conflict with some other scientists. Time will answer us. No one could determine exactly what is the most persuasive theory still it has been accepted by everybody.The most important thing is that we should save our globe. It seems illogical but together our small efforts can change the world.No matter what kind of effect which threatens our global, we should try to protect our environment,to fight against the deforestation, the destruction of the countryside, the pollution by acid rain, the killing of rare and valuable animals.And a new alert against for the sea level...All we have to do is to have plans for coping with this difficult problem in order to avoid the damage that will occur every where in our globe. For the idea of "politics", someone accuses Bush, who is guilty, it seems inconsequential. It's only a way species evolve.They should do all their best to make them able to survive better. And the testing of nuclear weapon...I hate the war and I love the peace very much but I can't do anything. I always the victim who was suffered by the power and the disaster.
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