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Why bother?

Advantages"Everyone knows what must be done about climate change…"

Disadvantages"…but no one is doing anything." (The Economist, 23 November 2013)

"...rely for life and livelihood is dire. These findings are presented in the least hysterical possible tone, with due weight being given to all the inevitable uncertainties, and are supported by an exhaustive body of evidence. I am not going to reiterate all that evidence here; the website reference for the report is below for those who want to study it in detail and acquaint themselves with the facts, together with the reference for a synopsis of ..." Read review
09.01.2014

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A Stern Look at Global Warming Review with images

Advantages The report looks at what the WORLD has to do

DisadvantagesThe WORLD might not agree to the terms.

"...for the UK Government, it is notable for being the first report on the topic that has actually been written by an economist and not a scientist. Not only that, until a little over a year ago he was pretty neutral to the debate. Although the report is some 700 pages long, Stern states that to tackle Climate Change we need to invest as little as 1% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), however on the other side of the debate, if we do nothing, it is ..." Read review
27.01.2007

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Community Level 3s_copsey

s_copsey

Global Warming; Are We Really to Blame? Review with images

AdvantagesWarmer Climate, Longer Summers

DisadvantagesFlooding, Sea Level Rises

"...warming rather than whether it is an urgent danger. This is the only review subject I could put it under, so please rate based on the content rather than its relation to the title. Thank you and enjoy. Global warming is a very delicate and complex subject; far beyond the understanding of a naïve 18 year old, but I have decided to tackle the matter based on my opinions and evidence I have found from various sources. I cannot say that I am writing ..." Read review
21.08.2007

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The End of Days? Review with images

AdvantagesWe all might get better suntans

DisadvantagesMillions of people could possibly die! A new Ice Age?

"...the best I can do is form my own opinion from reports I read and from my own observations of the weather. But I AM an inhabitant of this wonderful world that we all live in, and I have to admit that the concept of global warming is a topic that has been concerning me for quite some considerable time. ~ ~ What finally prompted me to put fingers to keyboard was a report released here in Ireland during the past week that states that overall mean ..." Read review
04.01.2005

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Community Level 6milleniumz...

milleniumzeus

The year after next

AdvantagesNone if we carry on as we are

DisadvantagesThe destruction of the Earth

"Is global warming an urgent danger? Basically I feel it is a very urgent danger but one that can not any longer be solved or dealt with to any extent. In my opinion it is far too late to realistically deflect to any great effect any of the major damage this is causing or is going to cause to the planet and the species that live on it. Having been an ardent gardener and person who take much notice of nature, plants, animals, and the environment ..." Read review
24.07.2007

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Community Level 5C_W_Monkey

C_W_Monkey

Global Warming, Global WARNING!! Review with images

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesFloods, Famine, Heat

"...start with a chemistry lesson ----------------------------------- What is global warming ----------------------------------- The greenhouse effect and the hole in the Ozone layer are two separate things. In fact, Ozone contributes to global warming! But on the subject, let me explain the hole in the ozone layer first. ----------------------------------- The Ozone Problem ----------------------------------- Ozone is a naturally ocurring ..." Read review
07.04.2004

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Nothing is certain but uncertainty

Advantagesn/a

Disadvantagesmany

"...have written this, Sorry it is a long one. I will try not to deluge you in scientific data, it’s all there on the net if you care to run a search. over 500,000 articles though not every one will be relevant using the search criteria that I used. Basic stuff. The sun puts out energy that hits Earth. Some, in the form of Infra red is heat causing. Some of this energy bounces away. Some passes through the atmosphere and heats it. Some reaches the ..." Read review
12.01.2005

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Community Level 5coleecip

coleecip

ENTROPY - THE KEY TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATE

AdvantagesN/A

DisadvantagesN/A

"...global warming debate so here is a one paragraph explanation which I have spent ages working out to get it just right. The loss in efficiency of heat exchange and transfer means that more heat is wasted and wasted heat escapes into the universe. If more heat is wasted the life forms on the planet still the same amount of heat and so use up more resources quicker, at some point it may end up that resources are used up quicker than they can ..." Read review
23.02.2007

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'Its the end of the world as we know it...and I feel fine........ Review with images

AdvantagesIts bad but not that bad..

DisadvantagesWe need to do something

"...just dont belive the world is going to warm up enough for any real disasters. The oceasn have risen 8ft in the last 10000 years and Brighton Beach looks no different folks! In the 80s and 90s lots of egghead scientists and special interest groups, funded by both oil companies and the opposites, came up with contrary computer models to what would happen to the world's weather in the new millennium...as you would expect. Twenty years on and no one ..." Read review
12.06.2010

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Community Level 3critical_w...

critical_writer

Why It's Important

Advantagesnot applicable

Disadvantagesnot applicable

"...time of negotiations of course is not infinite, but we'll try to do the utmost," Solana said Thursday after talks in Rome with Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema. "I think that even if we fail now we should keep the doors open for dialogue with Iran." Senior U.N. diplomats told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Iran's refusal to freeze uranium enrichment had sabotaged the talks, opening the way for the Security Council to start considering ..." Read review
24.07.2002

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A few degrees warmer would be nice

AdvantagesMaybe a sun tan?

DisadvantagesCrop failure, floods, droughts, and more...

"Climate change is a controversial subject that many scientists can’t agree on, so I don’t pretend I can provide an answer, but I do hope to provide some background and information to the debate. The Earth has been around for 4.6 billion years, and has experienced considerable natural climatic variation in that time. The last ice age ended c10,000BP (before present) and we are currently in an interglacial. There was a ‘climatic ..." Read review
28.09.2002

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Community Level 2MissSurfer

MissSurfer

Is Global Warming an URGENT danger??

AdvantagesA bit warmer and farmers could grow more exotic crops.

DisadvantagesIce caps will melt causing flooding

"...it a bit! Here it is - We all marvel at the latest technology this modern world had developed. Now we can travel from one place to another at some speed - the majority of adults in MEDC’s can drive now, so we can travel between different towns and cities very quickly. Air travel means we can even journey across the globe in just a few hours. However, there is a high price to pay for all this modern technology we have developed. As well as ..." Read review
17.04.2004

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Community Level 2Mayrad

Mayrad

Sea level rise - scaremongering or reality?

AdvantagesNew natural habitats will be created.

DisadvantagesA very high percentage of people live in coastal settlements.

"...to Vaughan and Spouge (2002) is not the total sea level rise over many centuries but the potential for a high rate of sea level rise, in the order of 10mm/a. Therefore, although global warming is increasing sea level relatively slowly, by the melting of alpine glaciers and oceanic thermal expansion for example, the focus of this essay is whether sea level rise resulting from an ice sheet collapse is possible, which has the potential to rapidly increase ..." Read review
09.08.2003

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Community Level 2TheReaper

TheReaper

If you enjoy your life, then yes.

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DisadvantagesN/A

"...problem with answering this question is that you will read a lot in the press and other media, and you will meet a lot of opinionated people on the subject. But most of the time I find, their information is not entirely accurate. So I will explain. First of all then, what is Global Warming? This needs to be clarified before we proceed anywhere, because if you want to stop being merely part of the landscape and decide whether you wish to be part ..." Read review
13.07.2002

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Community Level 2Magic4Uwho

Magic4Uwho

Facts on Global warming, What we CAN do

AdvantagesFacts on Global Warming-- Awarness=doing something about it NoW

DisadvantagesWe needed to start yesterday, so how about today?

"Global warming is real and underway The mainstream scientific consensus on global warming is becoming clearer every day: changes in our climate are real and they are underway. Now. But we can do something about it. The evidence that human-induced global warming is real is increasingly clear and compelling. Since the late 19th century, the mean surface temperature of the earth has increased by about 1º F (0.3-0.6°Celsius). Over the last ..." Read review
09.09.2002

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