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In the all-encompassing macrocosm of warmer temperature issues, it is easy to get mired in the muck of scientific data, political views and motivations, and the ever challenging, ‘what is the answer to global warming?’ Research has shown from prolific scientists on both sides of the aisle of, is it global warming or just panic stricken multitudes of concerned inhabitants of this Big Blue Beautiful World we call home? Why is it so hard to take care of our home?

According to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a 2007 report it states: “Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentration”. The ‘greenhouse gas’ is mainly CO2. Anthropogenic means we are all responsible, not technically, but in a way; anthropogenic means of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings. A statement as this should grab our attention to take more action against global warming, but then you have this from a 2009 report, authored by physicists, David H. Douglas, PhD, and John Christy, PhD, on rising global temperatures. In their scientific summary, the answer to global warming is easily read as, “… (Their) conclusions are contrary to the IPCC 2007 statement”. The statement is quoted above.

It is plain to all of us that in order for us to move past these objective or subjective views, whatever the motivations, we as a people need to do our part and educate ourselves more in depth. For us to make a difference whether you agree it is global warming or not, it is obvious we are having some impact on the world, and if we do not act, life will be hell on Earth, and I’m not just talking temperature.

In 2011, we are witnessing global crisis never before seen. Unfortunately, it is only when we cannot live on a day-to-day basis that we are accustomed to, when we cannot afford the gas, when our lifestyles are completely changed then it will be time to take a look at what’s happening and ipso facto do something about it.