Inconvenient Cimate Change - I nconvenient Truths and...

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Inconvenient Truths and Convenient Lies: the Global Climate Change Issue By Cynthia McMeans (and primarily from Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning book, DVD, web site)
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This is about our fight to save planet Earth from the disastrous political, social, and economic consequences of: human waste, apathy, and complacency; lack of vision on the part of world and national leadership; mismanagement of energy resources; superstitious and unreasonable fears about new economic paradigms and global realities; the failure and refusal to study or implement programs focused on renewable energy sources; partisan politics; and U.S. addiction to artificially cheap and nonrenewable fossil fuels. Al Gore takes his show on the road (in China)
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What is Global Warming? Carbon dioxide and other gases warm the surface of the planet naturally by trapping atmospheric solar heat, keeping the Earth habitable; but when we burn fossil fuels such as coal, gas, and oil and clear forests, we dramatically increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and temperatures rise quickly. The vast majority of scientists agree that global warming is real, it is already happening, and that it is the result of human activities, and not some natural occurrence. The scientific evidence is now overwhelming and undeniable.
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*The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes has almost doubled in the last thirty years. *At least 279 species of plants and animals are already responding by moving closer to the poles. *Malaria has spread to higher altitudes in places like the Colombian Andes, 7,000 feet above sea level. Left: Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Right: Malarial Mosquito
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An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning Former Vice President AL GORE makes a strong and compelling case that global climate change is real, it has been happening for decades, and is beginning to spiral out of control: The ten hottest years on record have all occurred since 1990; the glaciers are in full retreat everywhere; the famed “Snows of Kilimanjaro” are almost gone; at current rates, the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by 2050; if either the ice covering Greenland or the ice on the western side of Antarctica goes—both very real possibilities—the global sea level could rise by 20 feet; that rise would devastate coastal areas all over the world, leaving at least 100 million people homeless
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Science Magazine’s analysis of 928 peer-reviewed scientific articles discussing “climate change” All agreed (100%) with the scientific consensus that “climate change” is a real phenomenon There is no actual scientific dispute about the evidence Any “controversy” has been created or manufactured by companies with strong financial interests against recognizing and dealing with global climate change (i.e. Exxon-Mobil and other major polluters), just as the tobacco companies tried for decades to mislead the public about the link between smoking and lung cancer
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Why have people been so slow to respond to the
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course ECONOMY 0132436892 taught by Professor Natalia during the Spring '10 term at Yeditepe Üniversitesi.

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