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87 Responses to If You Give Up, They Give Up : Stop Global Warming

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    1CrazyURL Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 1:07 pm
    Link: If You Give Up, They Give Up : Stop Global Warming - McCann-Erickson has produced a beautifully animated, but disturbing PSA about global warming. (Fact or Myth?)
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    greengiant Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    Flame War?
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:38 pm
    Why are we still having a discussion as to whether it`s a myth or not? Has the republican propaganda machine really been so effective that people are still debating this?
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    I wish people would realize that a volcano erupting one time does more damage than we have and will do.
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    Agreed davy, its not the fact thats it is real or not, more of are we causing it, is it natural, when will it start to really hurt, etc...
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    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    There are good arguments on both sides. It is very tough to decide something definitively when you are talking about nature.
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    Silly MeCann-Erickson....animals don`t feel pain, or have emotions! Everyone knows that.

    And I love the fact that the kangaroo commits suicide. Sends a positive message out to all the kiddies.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    Of course we play a part in it.

    FOR F*CKS SAKE.

    That doesn`t mean we are the sole cause, but it definitely doesn`t mean we can`t do anything about it.

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    Silverlake Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:46 pm
    IMO global warming is natural, but we are speeding it up to the point that the animals cant adapt like they would if it was at a slower pace
    and wow, i was pissed before, now im just plain sad
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    Global warming is a FACT
    I still amazes me how many idiots just don`t want to believe it. The fact is we humans are destroying this planet. I`m not some psyco crazy go green envorimentalist that is going to preach to you about we should all wear burlap sacks and walk 20 miles to work but there are ways we can all help the environment out. Even just a little bit counts. I wil be surprised if this planet survived another 100 years.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    global warming is the biggest load of propaganda bullsh*t.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:50 pm
    And no global warming is NOT natural. WE are destorying the ozone layer with all our excess carbon dioxide from factories and cars and all of the man made chemicals we have created.

    The ozone CAN repair itself but it isn`t getting the chance to because people won`t stop polluting it!!!!


    God are you dumb? Saying the break down of the ozone layer and global warming is "natural". I can`t believe this is even an argument.

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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    what it does is make us change our economics. we buy differently, that`s what has changed most since global warming. it`s become a marketing gimmick. i have a lot of difficulty trusting scientific research brought to light by a politician that is now being exploited for profit.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    Why don`t you get out of your cozy homes and go to other parts of the world where effects of global warming are being witnessed everyday. Go somewhere where you will see gigantic icecaps melting in places where there shouldn`t even BE that kind of heat. Take a look at whats going in the world, the hurricanes that are getting stronger, the temeperature changed everywhere. It`s not propoganda it`s FACT. If you don`t want to do anything about I don`t care. I admit i`m no better than the rest of us. But don`t sit here and tell me it isn`t real.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    just consider the nature of how this issue is treated. every new study to back it is hailed and other studies which refute it are swept under the rug.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:55 pm
    powerful
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 3:57 pm
    there was a piece in the new york times that talked about a recent study that suggested a shift towards a global cooling. the article was not about the fact that we had been misled with supposed facts, but considered what would happen to "the green movement" if this new study was proved to be true.
    its a money game and it also has got a lot to do with oil
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    paradix Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:01 pm
    Global warming is make believe...
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    greengiant Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:02 pm
    Lets look at it logically. The ice caps are melting. What do we know about ice? Its 90% underwater. So, logically, its the water that would have to warm up to melt the ice. How long would it take to warm up the entire ocean enough to raise the average so much that the ice would melt? 300-400 years? How long has Human Industry been around? 100 years? 150 years?
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    greengiant Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    And at the moment we`re in an ice age. An ice age is defined as a time when there is ice at the earths poles. This obviously means that there have been times when theres been no ice at the poles before. Humans aren`t melting the ice. We`re not killing the polar bears. Its just the Earth going through its natural stages.
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    Morganio Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    just a note, you don`t have to heat up the entire ocean to melt the polar ice cap. Not all of the ice is in the water, and the temperature of the ocean varies hugely with location. A lot of that ice is in areas where the average temperature is right around zero, sometimes higher, sometimes lower, so all it takes is a small increase and the ice will start melting.
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    greengiant Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:10 pm
    GothicQueen you`re entitled to your opinion, but so is everyone else. Don`t try to force your views on those who dont want you to. I can`t say much because I was doing the same thing with my comments, but I just want to show my views and how I think. If it doesn`t change anyone`s mind that`s ok.
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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    Hey guys? Just a warning for your own sake.....remember, its friday, and I know I don`t want to spend it fighting an un-winnable debate.
    So please, for all of us, go ahead, share your opinions, but think about what your going to post b4 you post it...and don`t sit here for the rest of the night making comments, because trust me, after the 3rd paragraph you post, people just skip over your username
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    greengiant Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:16 pm
    Morganio that`s a fair point but the ice would clearly have to originated in water below zero and to do significant damage you would have to melt the ice below the water surface.And also there have been studies shown that there`s a high activity of sunspots at the moment, which scientists believe may contribute to the changing climate. They think there were active sunspots before, at the same time a massive flood occured, the flood mentioned in the bible and most religions.
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    spam29rice Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:23 pm
    I`m putting a small comment here, just to screw with the people who did the long ones.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    i do agree that the rise and fall of temperatures over long periods of time is a natural phenomenon that has been happeneing for billions of years.
    but i still think that it is getting out of control dur to human activity, only we can correct it.
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    Lord_Savior Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:28 pm
    I like how people are still blaming carbon for the reason when they dont know jack didly about what actually causes global warming today lulz. Its not carbon you silly billy`s. Its water vapor, its a little thing I like to call The Google, its on The Internets.
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    kalela Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    Sad :(
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    kalela Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    ...That`s exactly what they want me to think though...
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm
    Global warming is happening, its to hard to not notice.
    Global warming is a natural thing in the earth, but Humans are speeding up the process for fast for nature to adapt to the earth. Normally this would take over thousands of years, maybe more, but its been sped up by the over realease of carbon. Once the earth heats up, it will cool down again, but if it heats up to quick... o noes.
    IMO, if the world was to do somthing smart and not think for themself, why don`t all the powerful nations ignore money for the fact of the earth for a while. But that would be extreamly hard.
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    Unbalancing Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:35 pm
    Wow, that`s depressing.
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    "
    Why don`t you get out of your cozy homes and go to other parts of the world where effects of global warming are being witnessed everyday. Go somewhere where you will see gigantic icecaps melting in places where there shouldn`t even BE that kind of heat. "

    Before you tell us non-believers to go look, have you been there yourself?

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    grassclip Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 4:57 pm
    Its not the powerful nations that need to "save the world." Its countries like China who are in the midst of an industrial revolution. They pump out so much carbon, it makes our emissions negligable. There is no reason for us to sacrifice productivity, when China will still keep pumping carbon. By the way, manmade global warming is a myth. We are not speeding up the process of warming at all as someone else suggested. Just look up "Medieval Warming Period" and the "Little Ice Age" and then you can see the time it takes for significant tempeture change. Oh yeah, water vapor and sun spots as was already said.
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    GuinnesApple Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    so....was I the only one who started laughing uncontrollably when the monkey wrapped the vine around its neck? The polar bear was a nice touch. I almost felt sad before I passed out from giggling.
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    Drawstring Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    grassclip says it all, we can do all we want to stop it here but china doesnt get a rats ass bout what happens, i dont mean to say go crazy but we dont need animals commiting suicide, which in the animal kingdom would never happen, tring to make us feel like poo.
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    LLord Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm
    The bear had the best chance of surviving between those three animals, especially since it can swim.

    Btw, both human-caused global warming and global dimming are real. "Paradoxically, the decline in sunlight may mean that global warming is a far greater threat to society than previously thought."

    -> See Gerry Stanhill, first to notice global dimming
    -> Quote from <http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/dimming_prog_summary.shtml>

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    LLord Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    Also, I believe China produces far less carbon emissions per person than the U.S.A.
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    Llamaz Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:15 pm
    Guess what? 30 years ago, scientists thought there was a global cooling. These are just guesses about the earth. Also, one volcano puts out more "harmful" emissions than all people combined in A WHOLE YEAR.
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    Llamaz Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:18 pm
    That was actually pretty funny.

    Emo bear is sad. ):3

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    vv LLord, "China produces far less carbon emissions per person than the U.S.A."

    Carbon emissions per person becomes a bit meaningless when you multiply that by 1300 Million people, like in China.

    Par examplé, Lichtenstein spends about 10x what the US does on the military than the US. Does that make Lichtenstein a force to be reckoned with their population of 35,000?

    Be careful how you throw around statisics....

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    And apart from that, I might be the only person on IAB who is a professional geoscientist (yep, that`s my job, folks!).

    Forget all the sh*te in the tabloid news, Global Warming is very real, and it`s very caused by us. Please don`t try to lecture on mini-ice ages and global cooling events which you read in an article on the train on the way into work into your IT job or whatever.

    I`m trying to reach out here. We are currently f*cking our planet up the arse, without lube.

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    LLord Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    "Guess what? 30 years ago, scientists thought there was a global cooling. These are just guesses about the earth. Also, one volcano puts out more "harmful" emissions than all people combined in A WHOLE YEAR."

    Well, there are also scientists who say that global warming isn`t happening. So what? There are scientists who argue on both sides, except in this case, an overwhelming number of experts on the subject agree with the IPCC`s conclusions. Also, although volcanoes contribute to the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, humans add further greenhouse gases on top of already present `naturally occurring` cycles which add the gases into the air.

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    bmanthe2 Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    Sad. Listen to davymid. He actually knows what the hell hes talking about
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    langdonhill Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:52 pm
    The real question is, can animals commit suicide? I say myth.
  45. Profile photo of LLord
    LLord Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    "Carbon emissions per person becomes a bit meaningless when you multiply that by 1300 Million people, like in China."

    How does it become "a bit meaningless"? Think about it like this: a large number of people living closely together who each, on average, release relatively little amounts of carbon emissions into the air. If we go to that big continent in the north-western hemisphere, we see people emitting much more carbon emissions per person.

    Multiplying "that by 1300 Million people, like in China" doesn`t make sense. Why should Americans be allowed to act in such a way that sets a bad example for the rest of the world to follow?

    Since when did "Lichtenstein" spend 10x more than the U.S.`s $500 billion budget?

    It`s "par exemple", not "par examplé" btw.

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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    people holding high positions in this field were fired for offering oppositional theories to global warming.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:03 pm
    and LLord, the per person carbon emission stat is useless in China`s case. if the us and china had the same total amount of carbon emission, the us would have a larger per person carbon emission.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:12 pm
    vv "Since when did "Lichtenstein" spend 10x more than the U.S.`s $500 billion budget?"

    My bad. I meant Lichtenstein spends about 10x per citizen than the US.

    My point remains, don`t confuse the size of a nation (China) with the importance of a nation (USA, Lichtenstein).

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    LLord Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:26 pm
    "the per person carbon emission stat is useless in China`s case. if the us and china had the same total amount of carbon emission, the us would have a larger per person carbon emission."

    The per person statistic is not useless. While it`s true that the U.S. would have a higher per person ratio in contrast with a larger group of people, i.e. China, with the same total output, it remains a useless comparison. If you reduced China`s net emissions to equal that of the U.S.`s, each person would have reduced maximums of carbon emissions. Essentially, this may mean a Chinese citizen would not have the right to drive a car for more than a few kilometres.

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    Norris Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:35 pm
    Hilarious video on multiple views.

    Global Warming ..HA
    Animal Suicide ..hahha

    Even if global warming is true, which its not, I live within a hundred feet of the ocean..well the gulf of Mexico, and I measure...the water has not raised at all..actually dropped. I wish it was real, millions (maybe billions) of useless and evil people would die.

  51. Profile photo of LLord
    LLord Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    "My bad. I meant Lichtenstein spends about 10x per citizen than the US.

    My point remains, don`t confuse the size of a nation (China) with the importance of a nation (USA, Lichtenstein)."

    Military budgets work differently from carbon emissions ratios. For example, with the military, a certain `level` of money is needed in order to buy a certain expensive piece of machinery. With so many people contributing a little bit of money to the military, the U.S. can get enough funds to buy high calibre weapons, etc. In contrast, a country with a small population may be required to possibly contribute millions of times more money than a country with a large population in order to buy the same piece of machinery.

    On the other hand, carbon emissions ratios do not have `stages` or `levels` which must be met in order to reach certain goals. The smallest increase in emissions has an equally small effect on the world. Consequently, a larger change has an equally large effect. It is prop

  52. Profile photo of LLord
    LLord Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:47 pm
    "Even if global warming is true, which its not, I live within a hundred feet of the ocean..well the gulf of Mexico, and I measure...the water has not raised at all..actually dropped. I wish it was real, millions (maybe billions) of useless and evil people would die."

    Earth does not have a stable climate. That is, it does not remain X degrees Celcius every day, month, year, etc. It fluctuates and has periods of warming and cooling. We are, looking from the perspective of several thousand years, in a period of global warming. The vast majority of scientists agree that we are in a period of global warming. In recent decades, though, there has been much debate on whether HUMAN-caused global warming is to blame for the increase in global temperatures, and it seems like we are.

    Just because the water level in your area dropped does not mean the water level around the world dropped. It`s like saying "the water level in my pond dropped, therefore, the water level in every po

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    JMaybury Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    Woo, i`m a Marine Biologist Davy, but literally as of last week (had a lecture today in fact), studying the Greenhouse effect.

    Annnnyway, firstly we`d be dead if the natural green house effect didn`t occur. (basically the GHE (due to absorption of certain solar radiation by water vapour, increases our surface temp by 33C. Without it, our average world temp of 16C would be 33C lower, making it -17C (whereby the world would be solid ice!)))


    We are having a major effect with the input of greenhouse gasses, however, the global warming potential of CO2, is minute in comparison to other gases. Laughing Gas (nitrous oxide) has a global warming potential that is 290 times that of CO2. Then again, because of the sheer concentration of CO2 output, it has, over the last 100 years attributed to 61% of the man-made contribution to global warming.

    Annnnnnnyway, sorry about that, i did this today and got excited when i saw the window for me to kick some scientific ass.

  54. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm
    I`ll stop global warming!
    ...
    Done! Because global warming isn`t real. It`s just a hot button to scare you, and to get your vote.

    And all carbon emission stats are useless, because considering our atmosphere is only 0.4% CO2. Yay proven facts!

    Edit: Global warming via man influence.

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    JMaybury Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    Also, someone commented a while back with a school boy error.

    Global warming does not effect the OZONE LAYER. And the CFCs that DO, have been almost removed from all usage in the world.

    I tell you what, who said University was a Sham.

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 8:10 pm
    vv JMaybury, I detect a fellow scientist. Thank f*ck for that.
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 8:20 pm
    DONT GIVE UP! every time you skip out on buying overpriced green sht, a chimp hangs himself!!
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm
    @RyanF701


    "Before you tell us non-believers to go look, have you been there yourself?"


    No i haven`t gone to look myself you idiot i`ve seen all the proof i need to see. If i had money I probably would go just to witness it but thats because this stuff interests me.
    You non-believers are the ones that should GO look you fool because you onbviously need more proof.

    Seriously you idiot where did that comment of yours even make sense?

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    brutalnewt Male 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 8:39 pm
    It`s true, global warming isn`t real, all those whack-job environmentalists just made it up because they want everybody to have cleaner air and water. What a bunch of douchebags.
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    loser7984 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 8:56 pm
    It doesnt matter if global warming is real or not. whats the risk of being safe and making the world cleaner?
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    gblak Male 13-17
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    October 10, 2008 at 9:08 pm
    well loser7984, there is no reason now that the economy has already gone to poo
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    turtledude Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 9:21 pm
    my bs sense is tingling
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 9:36 pm
    Umm......no not quite.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 9:59 pm
    can of worms open!
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    Harkannin Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    Don`t you remember how warm it was when the dinosaurs were around. This place was abundant with life. Now if us humans could only stop polluting and creating emo animals that want to kill themselves.
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    Clayboy Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    I didn`t know animals had a complex range of emotions.
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    tluvsdolfins Female 30-39
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    October 10, 2008 at 11:56 pm
    Wow that`s depressing.
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    thanna Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 12:53 am
    so i am supposed to feel sorry for animals someone drew on a computer?
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2008 at 3:28 am
    I love all the global warming nut cases who keep following it as a religion who can`t seem to explain the fact that the Earth has been COOLING the last several years. Hmmmmm. There is so much false data on GW it`s unreal. I remember years ago how they moved a sensor a few miles because of a neighborhood being built. The sensor was placed 20 feet away to some sort of A/C unit for a building that generated huge amounts of heat. So now you have this regional sensor that has a huge heat source next to it and VIOLA...GLOBAL WARMING CRISIS! This kind of stuff happens all the time!
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2008 at 3:41 am
    Cartman, you`re full of sh*t.
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    JMaybury Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 5:27 am
    VV agreed!

    You still at UNI Davy? which one?

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    freeboxster Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 6:39 am
    question for those who believe they are better than the rest of us due to a certificate.

    Were the levels of co2 any higher in history? Are they not in fact about one third of their peak levels throughout history (measuring content of ice cores)?

    CFC`s waste the ozone layer gothicqueen so stop calling people stupid, you clearly are.

    As an intelligent person (I`m no davymid mind) I have huge problems with the whole we`ve ruined the planet argument. I`ve seen debates from both sides and still can`t believe that when carbon levels are so low that we are ruining the planet. When the dinosaurs roamed the earth volcanoes spewed carbon out and the levels in the atmosphere were three times higher than they are now. The planet is still here. No-one can categorically prove that carbon emmisions are irrepairably damaging the environment, it`s just a theory.

    Animals don`t commit suicide, they are unaware of their own mortality existentionally speaking that is.

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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:07 am
    "Animals don`t commit suicide, they are unaware of their own mortality existentionally speaking that is."
    I believe many animals are aware of death. The african elephant appears to be the most aware of it though, After all they do perform death rituals.
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    freeboxster Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:13 am
    a death ritual doesn`t show that they are aware of their own mortality (aware that if they were to tie a rope around their neck they would die, or if they were to jump off a high cliff) just trhat they are aware of what a dead elephant looks like..

    A dog can also behave strangely around another dead dog, doesn`t mean he know how to commit suicide.

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:25 am
    vv "You still at UNI Davy? which one?"

    Nah, all done that years ago. PhD Geology, University of Aberdeen.

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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:41 am
    Um....I never said CFC"S didn`t waste the ozone So I don`t see how I am stupid. I`m pretty sure anyone with half a brain and a 6th grade eucation knows CFC`S deteriorate the ozone layer. So AGAIN.....where in that comment did including me in there make sense?

    Seriousl if you are going to attack me at least do it in a way that doesn`t turn around and make you look stupid. Jesus.

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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 9:49 am
    And just for the record I AM aware that CO2 doesn`t fully CAUSE the depletion of the ozone but it DOES have an effect with global warming. The ACTUAL cause is CFC`s but the mass production of CO2 is NOT helping either.


    There as that an intelligent enough of a response for you because honestly I don`t have a degree I just have some common knowledge of the environment and i`m not going to sit on a computer and bicker all day about global warming. If you don`t want to believe it thats fine wih me but it doesn`t change the fact that it`s happening.

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    ectonomics Male 30-39
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    October 11, 2008 at 10:08 am
    wow, people have way to much time on there hands. waste time on a stupid video about animals that in reality have no ability to intentionally kill them selves and best of all over a natural change in the earths climate cycle. and if the temperature raises 1/100th of a degree per year no one will care, because we will adjust to it easily. Been awfully cold good thing the planet is warming. it needs to return to its natural temperature. I recommend going carbon positive - save the planet from Al Gore and his cronies.
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    thesaucepan Female 13-17
    28 posts
    October 11, 2008 at 11:31 am
    I think you missed the whole point, ectonomics. They aren`t trying to say that animals are actually going to commit suicide. And besides, just because humans will adjust easily to the temperature change doesn`t mean that all other living things will. Humans are not the only important creatures on this planet.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    October 11, 2008 at 11:36 am
    ;-;
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    madest Male 40-49
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    October 11, 2008 at 11:53 am
    The only scientists who don`t thing GW is real work for oil industry.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    October 11, 2008 at 11:58 am
    vv Hold on, I`m a scientist working in the Oil Industry my whole life... And I am quite certain that GW is very real.
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    SoCal Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2008 at 7:58 pm
    "And besides, just because humans will adjust easily to the temperature change doesn`t mean that all other living things will."

    You are retarded.

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    Destrukt Male 18-29
    16 posts
    October 12, 2008 at 2:01 am
    We really shouldnt call it Global Warming. its actually Global Climate Change. and that vid made me a SAADDD PANDAAA
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    October 12, 2008 at 9:02 pm
    Global Warming!? Still with the Global WARMING!?!?!? The amount of TOXIC poo we dump All OVER the world is Poisoning the Entire Food Chain and people are freaked out by Global Warming. We`re screwed. Something will outlive us, let`s hope it never becomes sentient or we will be remembered as a bunch of ass holes.
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    sheriffcable Male 18-29
    44 posts
    October 12, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    Google Club of Rome global warming
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    mystyocean Female 18-29
    194 posts
    October 13, 2008 at 10:43 am
    Why can`t you guys just shut up and watch the video instead of bickering about them using the wrong terminology?

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