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Feb13 - O P IN IO N S E A T IN G T O D A Y HOW SHOULD THE...

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OPINION SEATING TODAY HOW SHOULD THE US RESPOND TO GLOBAL WARMING? US SHOULD DO NOTHING FOLLOW KYOTO ACCORDS ELIMINATE ENGINES AND DEFORESTATION HEAVY TAXES ON GREENHOUSE GAS HEAVY INVESTMENT IN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY OUTLAW SUVs ONLY HYBRID CARS ELIMINATE TAX DEDUCTION FOR KIDS HEAVY PUSH FOR POPULATION CONTROL FRONT OF CLASS GLOBAL WARMING Global Warming is an observed fact, and everyone agrees that it is so Completely unprecedented throughout all known history of Earth Earth has warmed by 1.4°F in last century It has been accelerating in the last 30 years
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BUT GLOBAL WARMING SINCE 1970’s CANNOT BE DUE TO INCREASED SOLAR ACTIVITY Global Warming is rising fast since 1980 Solar activity has been holding steady or falling since 1980 ==> The fast-rising and unprecedented Global Warming is not due to solar activity GREENHOUSE EFFECT Greenhouse gases: CO 2 , methane, nitrous oxides Transparent in optical Opaque in infrared Greenhouse effect: Atmosphere heated in optical !
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