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Science and Climate Change

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For most of our existence, humanity has done without science. And we have survived!
Humanity has come to a point in history where we have to reevaluate our way of thinking. From the beginnings of our beings our survival was determined by trial and error and now on science.

In the times of ancient Greek, India and so forth science has been invented and in the last couple of centuries it has reached such an extent that nothing can be done if science does not approve of it.
But I know myself when I am not feeling well. No one goes to the doctor feeling well to hear from such a scientific source that this is not true.

I go to the doctor when I’m feeling bad. The scientist does not have to tell me that. I know. The scientist, in this case, only has to find the cause and remedy for my illness. And no scientist has to tell me whether something is wrong with the state of mother Nature.
I know it!

Science can’t even tell what is wrong with nature because science is the very cause of the problem.

With the development of science and technology the living conditions became better and more children survived. But the development was one sided. Only the economical feasibility was considered and never the impact on nature.

Common sense was abolished and must be rediscovered by science. Only common sense over comes the inherent Uncertainty Principle.

Common sense tells us that the danger of a Climate Change does  exist and that a growing world population will only add to the burden on nature.
Common sense also tells me to take precaution in sunny days for the rainy ones. The whole insurance industry lives from it.

You don’t need to be a Rocket scientist to understand this. Science is actually the very reason for the problem of a Climate Change and growing world population. Common sense might just be the answer to science.
With both combined humanity will overcome the dangers which lie ahead of us!

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  2. Dr. James Haywood

    Atmospheric concentrations of many gases—primarily carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and halocarbons (gases once used widely as refrigerants and spray propellants)—have increased because of human activities. Such gases trap thermal energy (heat) within the atmosphere by means of the well-known greenhouse effect, leading to global warming.

    The atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide remained roughly stable for nearly 10,000 years, before the abrupt and rapidly accelerating increases of the past 200 years. Growth rates for concentrations of carbon dioxide have been faster in the past 10 years than over any 10-year period since continuous atmospheric monitoring began in the 1950s, with concentrations now roughly 35 percent above preindustrial levels (which can be determined from air bubbles trapped in ice cores). Methane levels are roughly two and a half times preindustrial levels, and nitrous oxide levels are around 20 percent higher.

    How can we be sure that humans are responsible for these increases? Some greenhouse gases (most of the halocarbons, for example) have no natural source. For other gases, two important observations demonstrate human influence. First, the geographic differences in concentrations reveal that sources occur predominantly over land in the more heavily populated Northern Hemisphere. Second, analysis of isotopes, which can distinguish among sources of emissions, demonstrates that the majority of the increase in carbon dioxide comes from combustion of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas). Methane and nitrous oxide increases derive from agricultural practices and the burning of fossil fuels.

  3. Rebecca

    People have to udnerstand that during the past century humans have substantially added to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, oil and gasoline to power our cars, factories, utilities and appliances. The added gases — primarily carbon dioxide and methane — are enhancing the natural greenhouse effect, and likely contributing to an increase in global average temperature and related climate changes.

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