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Global Warming - Should we worry?

Discussion in 'Talk about Turkey' started by Umit, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Umit

    Umit Veteran Staff Member

    I have watched a movie "The Day After Tomorrow" and i strongly suggest to everyone. The movie is just about Global Warming and there are lots of realities in that movie.

    What is Global Warming?
    An increase in the average temperature of the Earth's surface, which occurs following an increase in greenhouse gases.


    http://www.pewclimate.org/dayaftertomorrow.cfm :

    http://www.climatehotmap.org/euroruss.html :
    A Speech :

    Union of Concerned Scientists

    So, what do you think about Global Warming and the Future? What should we do? This is our world and we must keep clean for our children...
     
  2. Shannon

    Shannon Addict

    Chico Mendez


    I saw this movie too!Umit this is a really interesting topic, thanks for bringing your post to my attention. When i was in school i did quite a bit of research into the effects of Global Warming and it is very scary indeed!

    Firstly id like to start by saying that Ireland and England had a heat wave this summer!! It was great, the hottest temperatures we have had in a long long time!

    However, due to global warming it is said that in 30 years time this heat wave will be a normal summer in Ireland and England (and we are, by nature due to our position on the Equator and Ireland being the most westerly outpost of Europe on the Atlantic Ocean, COLD countries).

    In 60 years, the heat wave of this year will be a cold summer for Ireland and England! I think that says it all! And if that is the path for western Europe, imagine how hot Turkey will be!!! Too hot to step outside!

    So now i have a little story to tell you, a true story about the effect of global warming and the actions that are leading to it! Things we allow to happen which are making it worse and worse and worse:

    Now the point of this story is as follows:

    Chico Mendez was not only a defender of the Amazon Forests but also a voice for the effects of the cutting and burning of them on Global Warming. The facts of the damage done speak for themselves and these are but a very brief few.

    1 - At the peak of the burning of the Amazon Raiforests, the Amazon was covered by a smoke cloud the size of India.

    2 - 70 % of plants identified as having cancer fighting properties are found in the rainforests.

    3 - The burning of the Forests in Brazil is expected to raise the global thermostat 3-8 degrees. This greenhouse effect could lead to the melting of the polar ice-cap and the flooding of all the World's major coastal cities.

    4 - Rainforests are the most biologically diverse places on this planet: they cover only two percent of the Earth's surface, or six percent of its land mass, yet they house over half the plant and animal species on Earth. The National Academy of Science estimates that rainforests are being destroyed at the rate of 50 million acres (the size of England, Scotland and Wales combined) per year. Consequently, saving these precious areas has become an urgent environmental cause. People from all walks of life have selflessly given their time and money to help fund projects that teach people how to use the resources the rainforests have to offer without destroying them in the process.

    One person, however, made the supreme sacrifice for this worthy cause. His name was Chico Mendes, and on December 22, 1988, he was killed while trying to save his beloved Amazon from destruction.


    There are many more and for further research have a look at the following:

    http://www.global500.org/feature_6.html

    http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

    http://www.ran.org/

    http://www.amanakaa.org/index.htm

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1554357

    http://www.environmentaldefense.org/article.cfm?contentid=1548

    http://www.native-net.org/archive/nl/9302/0066.html
     
  3. Umit

    Umit Veteran Staff Member

    Thanks for the very useful links and input, Shannon. You are a star ;)
     
  4. Shannon

    Shannon Addict

    No probs Umit, this stuff really interests me, i hope other people join in the discussion! Its a heavy topic i know but really important!
     

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