*** 20th Anniversary: 2003 to 2023 ***
Do we need one? Because of the scale of the problem and how we understand it, we want a solution global warming protesters will like. If we don't help industry deal with the dilemma, the whole concept will be rejected because of economic infeasibility.
Global warming has been a hot topic. We need to deal with it carefully and thoroughly. Why? Those of us who live in higher latitudes might find this quite appealing. In other words, if we look no further than our own backyards.
There are bigger problems in the world. They concern us all. In the long run, we're shooting ourselves in the foot by limiting their ability to trade with us and produce for us.
There have been a lot of people involved in coming up with viable solutions to global warming. Scientists, corporate executives, government officials, and rogue activists are all involved. They've worked together and against each other (sometimes simultaneously) to come up with an ideal solution to global warming in the past.
Consensus has its uses, but remember that it's not always true. Factual data is the starting point of problems, so it needs to be handled fairly and objectively.
It might be better to have a lot of solutions, each addressing a different part of the problem. The Gaia Hypothesis says that every part of the global ecosphere contributes to the balance of the earth. Most people would agree, for instance, that preserving or restoring tropical rainforests is a good thing. Our world ecosystem relies on these forests to stabilize itself, and their disappearance could have unexpected consequences.
Maybe Kyoto's the one. The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international agreement. It attempts to provide a framework by which we can:
Define climate change: - It's when the Earth's climate system changes over time, causing changes in temperature, precipitation, wind patterns, and other climate factors. We may see rising sea levels, more frequent and severe weather, changes in ecosystem dynamics and agricultural productivity, and other changes that affect human societies and natural systems.
Reduce industrial green house gas emissions: - by using solar, wind, and hydro power where practical, improve energy efficiency in daily activities, carpool, bike or walk more, drive a hybrid car, reduce landfill waste, buy products with low carbon footprints, avoid packaging when possible and incentivize GHG reduction with clean energy. Try not to cause global warming.
Can it reduce global warming and air pollution
or solve smog without hurting our economy? Maybe...if the proposed methods of controlling mankind's impact on the atmosphere were the real answer. It might work if all nations were on board. Maybe not, if something else causes global warming.
A major player, Canada, dropped out halfway through the program. Maybe they had good reasons. Here's more about the Kyoto Protocol.
Is this real global warming evidence? We've seen parts of the polar ice caps floating caps float away, and sea levels may flood us. The media and the web are full of global warming statistics, images, and comics each expressing an opinion or presenting a small fact.
Here's a look at some air pollution statistics charts. The average earth temperature has risen by as much as 1 degree Celsius (1°C) in recent global warming history
and it could increase further. Nobody knows
for sure. A few well-documented causes include anthropogenic emissions to the atmosphere, sunspot activity, and Milankovitch cycles. It's still unclear how big a role each will play.
The warming is the concern, and the solution global warming reduction supporters demand gives stopping the warming top priority.
There are those who say "global warming isn't a problem" and that it's just natural fluctuations the planet has seen throughout its history. Our ancestral planet has gone through millions, if not billions, of years of changes caused by both geological and meteorological forces.
The BBC, the British Broadcasting Corporation, has provided a unique perspective on the topic. As has Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth and the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report released in February 2007.
What's the funniest (and most insightful) Solution Global Warming thought? George Carlin - check this out.
As usual, Carlin is NSFW.
What are your thoughts on this global warming thing? Say it on the air, figuratively speaking, and people will read it on this website. Or if you have a cool picture to share you can...
Got a great photo? Or a drawing? Undeniable evidence of global warming to make your point? Here's a chance to post it and let others see.
You can rant below instead. Is Global Warming dead? Worse?
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page. Check back once-in-a-while to watch the collection grow.
Educate our Kindergartners and Primary school children for Sustainability.
Thank you for showing all of the ideas and groups involved within this serious issue, but one group that has been left out are children who are 12 and …
The carbon foot print!
Anything that filters the smog coming from cars, trucks, trains, and industrial pollution is a plus. These things need to be addressed ASAP and, over …
screw industry preserve human life
There is air pollution killing our once beautiful views. This is smog over the valley. That's about 40 miles to the top of the distant mountains. …
internet and the environment
Infographic by WordStream Internet Marketing Software Barry's Response - Thank you Chris for this infographic. My readers will find it quite …
the solutions to global warming
The solutions to global warming Barry's Response - They're all listed here, aren't they. This diagram, commonly called a mind map, covers the classic …
Think about global warming and the animals: These people did.
future Barry's Response - I've seen the future. And the future is Photoshop. For those of you who would have to look it up, like I did, the Eiffel …
Global Warming Hoax Perpetrated By Climatologists
It is a crime that you are continuing to perpetrate this hoax. It has been conclusively shown that the climate warming/climate change is just an attempt …
garbage and global warming
What do we do about garbage and global warming - how can we save our planet Barry's Response - We first determine whether it needs saving and whether …
Change your car habits
Why not take drastic steps in reducing vehicle exhausts?? The government should implement a deadline in exchanging our cars for fuel-cell powered cars …
Global Warming Effect
The global warming is making many effects, like the ice is melting and the polar bears are dying 'cause they get tired when they swim and there is nowhere …
Global warming solution available
I am an expert on meteorology and severe weather and have been for more than 15 years. My research has really just begun on global warming but I have learned …
Global Warming, ha!
It is -28 C here right now, and this is a warm day. Don't talk to me about global warming. It's a religion, it is all theoretical, with plenty of evidence …
The Global Warming Myth Not rated yet
If carbon dioxide is causing warming of the planet, very slightly, then what a good thing that is. Let's rejoice in the fact. People in higher latitudes, …
What to think of weather Not rated yet
Your information helped me a lot on a science sheet i had to do. Your website should have more information on radiation and greenhouse gases or the greenhouse …
Not a Hoax Not rated yet
If you have 5 people in a room smoking, the room fills and it becomes harder to breathe, well that's what happening on a larger scale. Just look around …
Global Warming...follow the money Not rated yet
The Earth warms and cools and there is nothing we can do about it. The Utah Salt Flats was a lake as big as Lake Michigan but 13,000 years ago, it …
How to help Not rated yet
Overpopulation, habitat loss and careless use of natural resources affect all life on earth. Buying exotic pets and goods made with animal products threaten …
Short answer: A city on the map of Japan.
So what? In an effort to slow global warming, 84 countries signed an agreement to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases.
The Kyoto Protocol The Kyoto Protocol was supposed to bring emissions back to levels more typical of the early 1990s by reducing the total mass.
Then global warming protesters could accept and believe in a solution. Over a hundred nations are now involved, but Canada, the United States, and a few others aren't.
Does it matter? Many people say it wouldn't.
What are the greenhouse gases in question? Carbon dioxide - formula CO2, methane – CH4, nitrous oxide – N2O. There are also less-known gases like sulphur hexafluoride and hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons. Notably absent is water vapor in air - H2O. It's the biggest GHG of them all.
Gases like these come from factories, cars, agriculture, and other stuff. CO2 comes from burning. Methane is mainly produced by organic matter decomposing. Nitrogen oxide is mostly produced by fertilizers and livestock manure. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are also human-made greenhouse gases with industrial origins.
Here are some more questions and answers. The Wikipedia page at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol gives you a good detailed introduction to this solution global warming, targets, background and history.
Can YOU live with this solution to global warming?
Kyoto and the reduction of air greenhouse gases are proposed as solutions to the global warming problem. What has been our experience with that?
Do you have concerns about air pollution in your area??
Perhaps modelling air pollution will provide the answers to your question.
That is what I do on a full-time basis. Find out if it is necessary for your project.
Have your Say...
on the StuffintheAir facebook page
Other topics listed in these guides:
The Stuff in the Air Site Map
Thank you to my research and writing assistants, ChatGPT and WordTune, as well as Wombo and others for the images.
GPT-4, OpenAI's large-scale language generation model, helped generate this text. As soon as draft language is generated, the author reviews, edits, and revises it to their own liking and is responsible for the content.