So, I have been out sick for the entire week and the week before I was spending most of my free time with reinstalling windows and everything else to my computer, because of a virus/bug/whatever. I hope that the next weeks will be a bit more relaxing, but I doubt it
Anyway I felt extremely scientifically motivated lately and wrote a brief summary on my opinion on global warming…
I recently had a conversation with my dad in the US about global warming and am always surprised to hear about people who think it is all made up by Al Gore or have whatever reason to think it is a lie. And I was so embarrassed as I was in the States 2010 to see people driving around with “Global Warming is a LIE!”-bumper stickers
! You guys are one of the reasons everybody else thinks Americans are retards! When I tell people oversees that I was born in the USA I have to add sentences like “No, I didn’t support George W. Bush.”, “I don’t think Obama deserved the Noble Peace Price!” and “I’m not a creationist/anti-Moslem/weapon-lover/pro-death-penalty etc.”. I don’t want to be forced to stick my head in the sand, because of American politics and ignorant American people!
Anyways back to global warming… I don’t give a rats rectal orifice about Al Gore’s movie and don’t know why people are thinking that the subject was invented by him
! I studied geology including many courses on palaeontology, palaeo-climate and climatology here in Germany, away from Al Gore and US politics and I can tell you guys that the graphic charts that Gore used were known to me already before his movie. I received my first copy in my first semester in 2004 and back then my professor was making sarcastic comments about stupid humans not understanding the problems and him waiting for them to pay the price. These charts include plain measurements of greenhouse gases in the air measured over many years and show a parallel rise of the average temperature and sea level. Every scientist who works in this field can show you graphics like this and I have seen many throughout my studies.
What is so hard to understand about the subject? Why do people seriously doubt the facts?
Again, I live in Germany and was not influenced by American politics. My professors have no reason to support Al Gore or tell me lies about global warming. They don’t support the American life style or beliefs, so why should they lie to me?
I just don’t get it! You can recently prove and see the problem not only with scientific graphs. How do you want to explain to people living on low-levelled islands why they are drowning at the very moment? The reason you do not take that serious and joke about it is because nobody cares about a few poor indigenous people and therefore you won’t see these things on the news. I know it is funny at first and e.g. we here in Germany make fun about the coast of the North Sea being in front of Cologne and the Dutch drowning, but it is actually nothing to laugh about.
And what you also don’t see on the news is the fact that large amounts of methane are leaking out into the atmosphere e.g. due to melting permafrost in Siberia (google it!!!). Methane is a greenhouse gas and quite unhealthy to breath! To make it simple: the permafrost is melting due to global warming and releases a gas that cause even worse global warming = crap!
So then some wannabe-wiseacres say it is a natural thing and happened in the past! Yes! That is true. I have paid attention in earth history classes! Actually I have paid very good attention and therefore can say: the sea level and temperature rising we are talking about recently is happening within 50years, while greenhouse-phases in the past changed over many thousand of years. How do you explain that? Things like that don’t happen spontaneously out of fun. Everything has a reason! For past events we can actually name certain factors that caused the temperatures to rise and fall, but now according to scientific factors we should be living in a glacial period. The only disturbing factor that remains are humans! Face it or explain to me in scientific terms why you think my opinion is bullshit, but if you are not able to do so just shut up