Global Warming...

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Global Warming...

Global Warming...

Your comments, please.

submitted by Phoenix, age 12, The U.S.A.
(September 3, 2008 - 4:54 pm)

There's already a global warming thread, Phoenix.

submitted by Hannah R., age 13, New York
(September 4, 2008 - 10:09 am)

Oopsie. Sorry. I guess I better find it. Thanks!

submitted by Phoenix, age 12, The U.S.A.
(September 4, 2008 - 2:22 pm)

Maybe we should use this one to talk about global warming...  The other one seems to have stopped.

submitted by Hanna Q., age 10, Ontario, Canada
(October 3, 2008 - 7:40 am)

I think global warming is a terrifying reality and we need to do what we can to prevent it.

submitted by Willa G., age 12, Brooklyn, NY
(November 1, 2008 - 6:17 pm)

I agree with Willa. And there are a lot of things that we can do to prevent it.        


2. make a composting  pile

3.conserve water

and lots more!

submitted by Leah j., age 10, Cary, nc
(November 3, 2008 - 8:48 am)

Rock on, Leah! I totally agree. Our generation can do a lot. SAVE OUR EARTH!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Mia C., age 10, California
(November 8, 2008 - 1:41 pm)

People, the media has tricked your minds!  IT IS A NATURAL OCCURANCE!!!!  We are headed for another "ice age" soon!  It snowed in London, supposedly, a few days ago!!  How could that be global warming????  The following is copied and pasted from a thread in the Chirp at Cricket section.

"About stuff like global warming, I agree, it is a natural occurrence.  You'll like the thread about global warming in the Down to Earth Section.  I can't remember its name.  Could be "Global Warming," maybe...  The thread doesn't have much action anymore, but it might be interesting to see other people's views.  Want to hear something funny???  Scientists are beginning to warn people that we are going to be entering another ice age in a few years!!!  My dad lived through an "ice age" when he was our age.  It is a cycle, for Pete's sake!!  I wonder who "Pete" is... 

I have more evidence that global warming is a hoax.  Wait just a minute... *runs off to find article*  Here it is: The claims were frantic.  The polar ice caps are disappearing due to global warming.  The North Pole may soon be ice-free.  Without ice to live on, polar bears are disappearing.  The U.S. Congress even passed a law this year to protect "endangered" polar bears.  Reality, however, isn't so frightening.  Sixty years ago, there were about 5,000 polar bears.  Now there are 25,000.  And NASA satellite photos show polar ice growing.  The 2008 Antarctic ice cap is bigger than ever before recorded.  The Arctic ice cap from August 2007 to August 2008 grew at least 10 percent and perhaps as much as 20 percent. "

So now, whenever people talk about global warming, I turn around and laugh!  :):):):):)

submitted by Paige P., age 12, Gorham, Maine
(November 3, 2008 - 7:37 pm)

Global Warming is NOT a natural occurrence. Scientists have proved that human pollution and waste has caused abnormal changes in our planet. However, global warming does not simply mean the planet gets hotter. It means the natural systems get messed up, causing extreme heat in some places, extreme cold in others, floooding in some places, and drought in others. Either way, it's not good, and we're in for a real climatic crisis. And ice ages are natural: they have been happening since before humans even existed.


submitted by Annie H., age 13, New York, New Y
(November 4, 2008 - 11:02 am)

There have been ice ages in the five days that came before man was created??  H'mmm........

submitted by Paige P., age 12, Gorham, Maine
(November 4, 2008 - 6:24 pm)

Hm'm'm giggle. Yes...that's funny.

submitted by Emily L., age 13, WA
(November 8, 2008 - 7:36 pm)

You'll notice that she never replied.  I think that we stunned her with our amazingly awesome amazingness. :):)

submitted by Paige P., age 12, Gorham, Maine
(November 9, 2008 - 7:56 pm)

Your perspective fits your understanding of the natural world as perceived by science. Global warming is accepted universally by all respectable scientists. Global cooling was an idea quickly refuted in the 1970s after it enjoyed a limited success with the media. A post you cited earlier talks about an ice age 40 years ago. What? Your data concerning polar bears is also misleading, as it only covers select population, not all of which have been accurately studied. You do not cite your sources concerning ice cap growth, and I frankly do not trust unsourced data. Someone else said scientists cannot prove anything, so therefore global warming must be false. Is gravity false? Because we still can't explain it. If you honestly believe that the world existed for five days before humans came into existence, I believe that talking with you may be fruitless. I cringe to see such ignorance spread as truth, however, and will continue to talk with you if you insist that your point is valid.

submitted by Vendy, age 16, Museica
(November 10, 2008 - 7:02 pm)

Vendy, obviously you think that there was a big bang that created everything. There were five days that the world existsed before man. Go check it out in the nearest Bible if you don't beleive me, also, check out the New Testament. On everything else, I agree with you. We need to do more to help the earth, plant a tree, take a shorter shower, read a book made of recycled paper instead of playing video games, do anything to help the earth. Later!Smile

submitted by Jessica T., age 11, Reading, Pennsy
(November 12, 2008 - 11:08 am)


Yes, I do believe that the Big Bang was responsible for the production of all of the matter in existence today. But that has nothing to do with global warming, just as the Bible has nothing to do with global warming. I believe you that the Bible says the earth was created in five days, but that does not mean that I believe that it is true, or am even Christian. You are using a religious article to discuss a scientific matter; they are not related.


submitted by Vendaval
(January 4, 2009 - 3:41 pm)

Think about this, though: How do you know that those "days" were the same amount of time as we think of as a "day"? They were days to God, and we don't know how long a day to God is. It could have been 1 million years! Technically, there could have been ice ages over the course of 5 million years. Think about that...hmmmm...

submitted by Koffee, age 13, In a cup
(February 7, 2009 - 9:50 pm)