General Question

Wildfunsummer's avatar

What do you think will happen about this whole global warming thing?

Asked by Wildfunsummer (14points) June 28th, 2009
Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

23 Answers

Ansible1's avatar

We will ignore it until it becomes an up-front problem, then we will ask ourselves why didn’t we do something earlier…

Tink's avatar

We will all just die depressed, lonley, and to top it off, a dirty environment…

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

It will be hotter. Some species of creatures will not survive, and humans will have to adapt. Not everyone will make it.

Darwin's avatar

We are all going to die.

benjaminlevi's avatar

We will do to little to late. Life will survive, but humans won’t be as dominant as we once were. Life standards will go back to how they were maybe a century or two ago.

Ivan's avatar

The globe will warm.

Darwin's avatar

The cockroaches will take over.

rooeytoo's avatar

It seems as if it depends on which scientist you listen to. It could be anything from total destruction to minimal temp variation. There are those scientists who say the earth overall is not warming.

And it is the same way about the cause, one is blaming co2 the other says it is a natural shift as has happened since the beginning of earth.

I think it is time to curb our polluting ways no matter what. Plastic is a major enemy in my mind.

Ansible1's avatar

we had our time, just like the dinosaurs had their time…

benjaminlevi's avatar

@rooeytoo Not to mention it would be nice not to rely on other countries for oil.

@Ivan Well said.

TheWatcher's avatar

Great….... watch al gore fill up another diaper on this issue.

JLeslie's avatar

Wow. Everyone is so negative. I think some of it i cyclical, but it does seem that there is no arguing that the globe trending overall in the direction of warming. As far as the argument about the human impact…I actually wish that we would get away from this particular scare tactic to get people to switch to greener alternatives, because it has become so politically charged. How can you argue against wanting to simply do the right thing for our planet in terms of pollution and raping the land? How can you argue against wanting to be free of our dependency on other countries for fuel and energy? If Ronald Reagan had come up with wanting to put solar power on every roof the Republicans would be all over the idea. It’s ridiculous.

By the way I hate Nuclear power and this link on solar is awesome…
I don’t want to build up a larger grid like T. Boone Pickens and still be paying some company or the government every month, I want to be more self sufficient.

Ivan's avatar

Not to mention it would be nice not to rely on oil.

JLeslie's avatar

@rooeytoo Yes plastic. Awful. Did you see that episode of Oprah about the huge plastic, practically island, in the middle of the pacific? An Outrage!

Tink's avatar

@peyton_farquhar hehe I was lost in the moment, sorry

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@Darwin, all of my cockroaches just jumped for joy and waved their feelers menacingly at me. Way to go, get their little hopes up.

Response moderated
JLeslie's avatar

@rooeytoo here is the link to Oprah on the plastic in the Pacific…you are not going to believe it, if you are not aware already.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@JLeslie if you get the chance, read the book The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. In it, he talks about the tiny plastic pebbles that fill the ocean, and how much havoc they cause. His views on what happens to cockroaches after we are gone is pretty refreshing. spoiler: they don’t survive.

mattbrowne's avatar

Climate change will continue to trigger new innovative approaches. We will keep civilization but in a much smarter way. Two things are key to deal with the challenge

1) We need about 20 times more scientists and engineers
2) We need serious media campaigns to educate the public how to adapt their lifestyles

If we accomplish this, the change to our ecosystems and the reduction of biodiversity will be limited. If not, the human species will still survive but instead of 9 billion people eventually there will only be 1 billion people or so left competing for scarce resources especially food. This is not the Alan Weisman scenario (his book is really excellent) but something else.

Bottom line: We need to act wisely now without being scared.

vegelizabeth's avatar

watch the film by Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth.
Here is the trailor :

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

A nice big wad of complete bullshit.

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther