In regard to the warming itself, i was always under impression, that the whole confict between "alarmists" and "denialists" is not about whether its really or getting warmer or not, rather whether this is man-made thing and therefore there should be certain steps made to stop it.
If mankind puts 0.1°C increase on the "natural" global warming (in a hundred years) that happened and still happens after the Wurm Ice Age, we can say mankind is causing global warming to be more severe. Greenhouse gases are not called this way because they are found in greenhouses.. These have huge impact on the atmosphere, and not CO2 is the worst... Methane and water vapour is worse, and as I said in my previous comment there is a huge amount of methan deep under water that only waits for the global temperature to reach an unknown value. And if that 0.1°C causes the next Ice Age to come in some hundred years instead of several thousands, it will be frustrating.
But I don't think man only causes 0.1°C increase, and if you check CO2 graphs (part per million in the atmosphere), it was 280 ppm around 1900, now it is 390, and will reach 500-900 in 2100 if nothing drastical change comes. CO2 surely causes warming in the atmosphere (Check Venus, 97% CO2), and I don't think that 110 ppm came from natural sources, as you can see everywhere smoke being produced, we use huge amounts of carbon based resources that should be under the ground, but we burn them, CO2 is created, gets into atmosphere, causes the greenhouse effect to be stronger.
And I haven't mentioned other gases that have more severe greenhouse effects like methan or ozone, both are being produced by humans. Water vapour is the major cause, but I don't really know what part is made by humans.
Tell me people, isn't it enough to finally understand humanity is making things worse?
If not, then think about energy consumption, nice amounts of energy are wasted in the form of heat because we can't make 100% sealed tubes or wires. Or think of the globally changed albedo (the property of a terrain, what amount of incoming light will be repelled). Or think of the huge cities, having large + temperature anomaly (heat islands? I hope Americans use this phrase too) (if you have been in a city in the summer, and visited countryside after, you sure understand what I'm saying).
I never said this, I am aware of the facts, I studied much of the climate in the past, and I know we are in an interglacial where warming is natural, but not at this amount.
People are questioning 'global warming' as a concept/reality, not whether or not if so it's due to human action.
I cannot imagine what drives people to think there is no global warming, like they DON'T EVEN WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS. What do they think of the constantly increasing deserts? Increasing number and strength of storms? Anomalies getting more common? (in temperature both cold and warm anomalies)? Increasing possibility of floods? Hotter summers than decades ago? Here in Hungary there are winters when there is snow for only some days, while it should cover the country for like a month, giving a nice supply of water in spring and summer.. I don't know of other parts of the world this good, but putting their heads in the sand will not help anyone.
Look at the OP....read the OP...."what happened to Global Warming?". It says it right there.
with the logic of the OP I can say global warming is brutal, I almost melt yesterday because it was very hot (like 10 degrees Celsius higher than the average June temperature).
That one was figured out Paul These beaching of whales and dolphins occurrences over the past few years are the result of man, specifically Naval forces mainly of the US, testing advanced sonar devices without having enough brains in their heads to consider that marine life could be affected. They didn't even care enough to think about it at all.
really? I never heard about this
You just reacted to my post, which was a reaction to post of Turchany, which clearly dealt mainly with the global warming, not environment pollution in general. I thought majority of the posts concentrated predominantly on that particular thing.
I forgot to mention CO2 production in my first post, and that is surely part of pollution