Dont you think rapid Urbanisation is chief reason for Global Warming?

@dhawanbm (3705)
India
May 31, 2009 12:54am CST
Rising temperatures today are alarming and its very difficult to face the burning sun, Dont you consider man himself as responsible for all this global warming due to its sick habits like excessive deforestation and flaunting all emmision norms?
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@Rollo1 (16642)
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Jun 09
Can you tell me when the last time there was an increase in global temperature? Because all the reports from agencies responsible for recording such things have not reported an increase for the last eight years and in fact, the temperature has gone down. The Earth is cooling. The truth is that all the cooling in the last four years has erased any warming that occurred since 1979. John Christy of the University of Alabama at Huntsville states that "variations in global temperatures since 1978 ... cannot be attributed to carbon dioxide." There is very little hot air left in the global warming balloon and all the rhetoric is about to come crashing down. Time to buy yourself some warm clothes, cause it's only going to get colder. The sun is at its lowest activity level since 1928.
@morgandrake (2136)
• United States
31 May 09
Urbanization and industrization I think are the chief causes. We did not have emission standards until a few decades ago (I think). The only reason I think that we have tighting standards now (though not tighting fast enourgh to stop what is going on) is that we are now aware that there is a problem. Unfortunately, we can not go back to the stone age without a lot of people dying, so we need to figure out how to have industry and citites, as well as trucks and commerical farming.