This is a brief argument for AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) that was festering in a previous thread. 2010 was the hottest year on record for global temperatures since records of temperatures were recorded in 1880 and it rather shockingly illustrates an upward trend of rising temperatures that are causing global climate change. Many want to believe this is a conspiracy to tax and restrict corporations from engaging in commerce. A penalty for achieving success.
So the argument has several elements: 1. Is the world getting hotter? 2. If so, is our use of fossil fuels causing it? 3. Will it cause problems with our biosphere? and 4. Will regulation of our carbon consumption help or hinder our planet? In other words, is it an unnecessary regulation based upon hysteria and paranoia? Or does the science say we are about to do irreparable harm to our little fishbowl?
Several questions were brought forth in a previous discussion. Like, what do AGW proponents stand to gain from advocating mitigation of global warming? Why is there resistance to AGW? Is global warming caused by humans or is it just a natural turn of events? Can we really stop GW by changing our behaviours?
I did not delve deeply into the science behind the topic. You’re welcome to do so. If the world experiences a cooling trend, I might be persuaded that I am wrong. Unfortunately, I don’t anticipate that happening. I really hate it when I’m right.
- 2010 Hottest Year on Record: The Graph That Should Be on the Front Page of Every Newspaper (Huffington Post)
- The Reasons of Global Warming! (socyberty.com)