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If you look at the youtube documentary I linked above, they take the arguments of the other side and then argue them. For example they took Al Gores ‘The Inconvenient Truth’, and argued the facts he presented in it. I must say it was pretty convincing and they presented the opinion of people who seemed to have pretty solid credentials (I even looked up a couple of them!).
You have to admit though that human beings have an alarmist attitude. Any negative future outlook is readily accepted without much debate. How many people do you know who believe that global warming is affecting the planet and how many do you know who actually the facts and reasons behind what causes global warming! We tend to believe what the media feeds to us.
Well, first of all I am sorry I can’t watch the documentary as I’m on a slow connection.
I’m not really an environmentalist so my position on this issue is a neutral one. But looking at the evidence for global warming, I find it hard to agree with global warming conspiracy theorists.
You have to admit that just as we human beings have an alarmist attitude, we also have the tendency to remain in denial of a potentially bad situation until we are faced with it and forced to accept it.
The scientific community is in consensus over global warming issue (source) and even great scientists like Stephen Hawking admit that global warming endangers earth’s future (source).
I know that any documentary that attempts to refute a popular issue such as global warming, is bound to be interesting. But unless you have proper scientific knowledge to be able to know if the claims made by the global warming deniers are valid or not, it’s difficult to take their side. Their arguments may just as well be some pseudo-science made to look like real science to get the attention of the skeptics.
If anyone really wants to take a position on this issue, please do your research and read the arguments from both sides before arriving at a conclusion.
@Abbas, you may want to take a look at this site http://www.aip.org/history/exhibits/climate/ It contains very detailed and in depth essays on the discovery of global warming with scientific evidence to support it.