Are We ALL Going to DIE?

@shay3434 (881)
Israel
April 20, 2007 5:26am CST
Nowadays, many scientist are warning us from the Global Warming. Many of them claim that if we don't do something to stop this global warming- we will damage our planet so badly that many places in the world will disappear. Yesterday I've sen a movie about Al Gore and in that movie he wxplained about our bad situation that could get worst when time goes... I think we should all listen to this scientist and do something before hurtting our earth. What do you think about this issue? Do you think we are the responsible for last natural disaters? Can we do anything to fix that?
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@smacksman (6072)
20 Apr 07
Yes, that is one thing you can be absolutely sure about. We are all going to die. But the cause won't be CO2 greenhouse gasses caused by man. It will be old age. The biggest greenhouse gas is water vapour = clouds. CO2 is a tiny, tiny percentage of the total greenhouse gasses and whether it increases or decreases makes not a jot of difference to our weather. CO2 is also good for you. We need CO2 to live. Which scientist are you going to listen too? May I suggest you listen to all of them, not just the ones who hold the same view. That way you will get a balanced argument for you to make your decision.
@shay3434 (881)
• Israel
20 Apr 07
It's true we ned CO2 to live, but don't you think it can be destructive? In the movie, they showed many facts about the speed of warming and gave examples for things and places that was hurt before and will be hurt more badly in the future.
@smacksman (6072)
20 Apr 07
Sorry, you are repeating what has become an Urban Mythe. There are plenty of scientists who dissagree with the theory that global warming is down to human behaviour and to say that those scientists are all in the pay of oil companies is just plain silly.
@jfpicard (179)
• Canada
21 Apr 07
smacksman, try to do a search on that. Try to find a reputable scientist that says that global warming is a myth. Then after you find the paper that says so, try also to know what are the donators for his research money. Rest assured that you will be surprised. And for your argument about water vapor; there is no much new contribution of water to the planet since the last meteor (very long time before human history). So the phenomena is not because of the sun or of the water vapor, or any other 'natural' sources. It's coming from you, me and others. Does the scientist that you cite got explainations about the climate change ?
@TDonald (1422)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I think our contribution to global warming is minimal. The evidence suggests the real cause is a variation in solar output. This is why our neighbor, Mars is also experiencing global warming.
@shay3434 (881)
• Israel
20 Apr 07
Thanks for sharing your opinion! I think that we do have contribution to the global warming and we should minimize that cintribution as much as we can.
@leon077 (160)
• Indonesia
20 Apr 07
well the distance from planet mars to the sun compare to our planet is kinda great. there is been proved that we are make a very huge contribution to global warming, for example, before the french industry revolution, there is no issue of global warming, while its only for a couple century we suddenly get the global warming, why? it is because of the pollution we make, the forest we chopped.
@smacksman (6072)
21 Apr 07
Sorry, TDonald is right, but we are a voice in the wilderness. The earth has been going through cycles of warming and cooling in phase with solar activity since man was young and will continue to do so whatever we do. You and many others have been brainwashed into believing we can make a difference to global warming. This is just not so. We can and should make an effort to reduce pollution and waste but that is another topic.
• United States
20 Apr 07
I know that all the talk is about global warning and what we do to our atmosphere with all the waste, and emissions is just killing off animals, and people and such. There are so many things out there to do to "Save Our Earth" that it is really hard to do it all. I, too believe that when the end of our world is here it will be because of all the things that have destroyed the earth, not just what we as citizens do in our day to day lives. But, I also think that there are quite a few things that we can do as citizens to help conserve our earth. Look at all the pollution, and all the trash littering our lands and we are the soul participants in that mess. I just think that all the people, the movie stars and such that are joining the band-wagon on going green, and recycling, save our earth, maybe they do not have such a bad idea. I have to say that I am not as conscientous as I should be about littering my environment. tdbrower1969
@shak143 (1280)
• India
20 Apr 07
Globalwarming is not only due to pollution but also the luxrious things which we are using like AirConditioners,Refrigrators with out which we cant leave and jetplanes are among them.Ofcourse most of us are not ready to accept that we are the main reasons for global warming.But One thing we can do to reduce global warming and protect ourselves & our forth coming breed is by increasing Greenery. Do you know that do to this globalWarming sea level increasing and a Island named "TOWEL" is sinking.Ofcourse Australian government is giving land for these people.But imagin if it continues there will be no land & no place to leave.So my dear friends please increase the greenery & protect forest.
@smacksman (6072)
20 Apr 07
That island is on a tectonic plate that is sinking rather than the sea level rising. All the islands on that plate are sinking, it is just that it is more noticable on the very low lieing islands.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I am going to live to be 125 so I'm not worried about global warming because even if it gets so bad, most people die. I will still be here. dancing and kicking my heels. I will just kick global warming in the rear and said good riddance to it.
@smacksman (6072)
21 Apr 07
Haha - good one mssnow. Extra warming will be good for your old age! It would be just my luck that we would be into a cooling cycle when I get to 125!!
• United States
20 Apr 07
It's a simple fact that in life, nobody gets out alive... As for worrying about global warming, it is rather a fruitless exercise, since the earth has been in a warming cycle since the last Ice Age. People talk about temperatures being higher than ever before, yet it is only the recorded history of temps that they can refer to... Science isn't exact when it comes to a great many things, the information available is incomplete, the cycles of the planet are actually unknown, much of what they believe is based on guess work. I am not referring to the last few hundred years, but the eons before, eons of which we know very little, and can only surmise from evidence which can often be interepted wrongly or incompletely, leaving us to draw incorrect conclusions. I can remember several years ago population control was the issue of the day. The depletion of the forests in the Northern climes, later the depletion of the rain forests. Too often man interferes with the natural order of things...introducing non-native species in attempts to control native ones. Sometimes making this introduction unknowingly. Agreed we should do what we can to minimize the impact we have on our planet and other species, but we also need to keep in mind that things do happen in their own time, regardless of the actions of others.
@smacksman (6072)
20 Apr 07
And remember all the talk about the ozone layer a few years back? Nobody seems to mention it now.
@jimbomuso (950)
20 Apr 07
The fact is a simple one , The earth is made up of a finite set of resources and we are using them up at a tremendous rate. Pollution (Gases,Waste,Radioactive materials) are produced because of industrial processes. Its not a case of we MIGHT damage the planet, but we alredy have. Listening to the scientists is a good idea, I just wish they( the scientists) would work together instead of saying this theory is incorrect or that theory is rubbish. Trying to stop industry from creating waste is pointless because its dictated by economy.America,Britain, France etc are all trying to clean up their act, but look at China producing pollution, and what happens if Africa develops industrial processes like America?I think man is responsible for some disasters and I think we can do something about it, we have to force the people in charge of our respective countries to find a better way of maintaing our balance with the earth using technology,forward thinking and developing sustainable resources.
@smacksman (6072)
20 Apr 07
I quite agree jimbo that we need to guard our finite resourses and cut down on waste and pollution that is damaging the local environment. However, I believe it is a totally different subject to global warming and the two are not connected. The forces involved in global warming are massivly larger than the puny impact by man. It has been calculated that one volcanic erruption produces as much pollutants as man does in a year. It has been calculated that the energy in one catagory 4 hurricane/typhoon equates to the total world energy production over the same period. In the solar scale of things, man is very small.
@bunalice (315)
• China
21 Apr 07
Actually,many country focus on this problem,and take actions to protect our earth.So many scientist are also busy making plans to protect it.Everyone in the world has the responsible to protect it.So do not worry,everything will be ok.
• Pakistan
21 Apr 07
yes this is true everybody in earth will have to die a day
• Romania
21 Apr 07
yes we have responsability about this and i think also we can't do to much. is lait but maybe we have an chance if we stop now.in my country we have problem s now and in the summer will be 45 grade celsius.is not ok and i m very sad about this. in SUA is snow now and this is very strange.but...we do this so maybe we must stop and think alittle bit abou this problems.
@denden (803)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
I think so because its natural occurence if we totally damage the earth, or the ozone layer.Here in our country its getting worse because its very hot about 36 degrees.I think in he future it will be more worst if we could not take good care of our environment and we continuously.
• China
21 Apr 07
Humans have to be responsible for Global warming and global climate worsen. I always image it must be blue sky and white cloud and gree trees all over in the past ,smell in the air is delightful. Now ,we see grey sky and smell turbid wind in the city,also in the countryside.I heard more and more awful dust devil in Beijing recently,wind with sand fly everywhere,everybody have to wear respirator when going out. "you don't respect th nature,then you will be retaliated by nature". I think it's golden saying and give all of us a good advice. We of course are all going to die and maybe we aren't the generation who meet perdition of earth,but for our offspring,just do as much as possible which can help to protect our earth mother.
• United States
21 Apr 07
Call me a fool, but I think the problem is already straightening out. I'm not saying that there aren't more actions that need to be taken, but if things keep going they way they're going it will all work out. People are driving more fuel efficient cars and cars are being made more fuel efficient. In my city they released a new type of experimental walmart which has a whole bunch of energy saving methods that they're using to reduce pollution. They then say that they are going to share the results of their experiment with other big stores like target. I went to a car show a couple of weeks ago and I think it was chevy, who's releasing a new type of hybrid mid-sized sedan that gets something crazy like 80 miles to the gallon in 2010. And a few months ago on the news I saw this house that they were giving away which had solar panels and was completely self-sufficient, no electricity bill watsoever.
• United States
21 Apr 07
At sometime or another yes we will all die!
@kenetot18 (452)
• United States
21 Apr 07
yes!
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
What we eat is who we are and what we do is what we are...if we do something that destroys the planet earth, we can do something to fix it too.... beware!!! act now!!!
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I've read a book that talks about this kind of issues. And found out that even long way before the existence of dinosaurs, global warming had been in our world. Due to the too much presence of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere, it had caused this creatures to vanished. It may sound that its a natural phenomenon, but we are all responsible for its worse situation. We'll never what happens next.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
20 Apr 07
I received this email regarding Al Gore, I can vouch since I used to live very close to area that he now lives. Except in the email it says he lives outside of Nashville, he only lives maybe 5-10 minutes from downtown Nashville. HOUSE # 1: A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas. In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than 20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a northern or Midwestern "snow belt," either. It's in the South. HOUSE # 2: Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape. HOUSE # 1 (20 room energy guzzling mansion) is outside of Nashville, Tennessee. It is the abode of that renowned environmentalist (and filmmaker) Al Gore. HOUSE # 2 (model eco-friendly house) is on a ranch near Crawford , Texas . Also known as "the Texas White House," it is the private residence of the President of the United States , George W. Bush. Funny how he's preaching Global Warming while he lives in a house that wastes energy. I don't blame it on him though, I put the blame on Tipper. Also Al and his family has a private jet and among other things. I do think we are to blame for a lot of this. But hard to get motivated when you hear and know of one man that lives a double life.
• United States
20 Apr 07
Maybe if we all recycled more. Here we have these cans where you place paper and plastic items that get recycled. It works out well and not only that, but the environment would be cleaner. Don't litter, if we litter it makes it worse, even just a littered paper can harm mother earth. We just need to keep clean, watch what we do. Smog from factories and smoking also huts the atmosphere, so we are in more danger. It is true that if we don't do anything about it now, then soon enough our planet will eventually die. Let's do something now, so that future generations can have a place to enjoy.
• United States
20 Apr 07
it is basically humans fault that global warming is here. All the pollution now a days! Just think of what we are doing to the o-zone and more...
• United States
20 Apr 07
If we are all going to die, it will be from Global Warming or Nuclear Warfare, but so far, none of that has happened. Global Warming is happening as we speak, but the only thing we can do to make it different is change our ways of living.