Originally Posted by usinfantryMOS11c10
I just wanted to get some opinions on Global warming. From what I have gathered it seems to be a naturally occurring phenomenon. Astronomers and scientists have actually discovered warming and cooling patterns on planets that to our knowledge don't even have a single life form residing on them.
So if it is a natural thing, then why are the governments of our world so pushy about it? If pollution is causing global warming on earth, what in the HE Double Hockey Sticks is causing it on other planets?
What do you feel is behind all of this?
Perhaps dwindling natural resources, and nations looking to scare people into rationing things?
Just looking to get some other people's views on this subject, and if they think governments play a role in it. Or maybe we are just filling the earth up with trash and its overheating...lol.
The heating and cooling cycles are for the most part natural events earth has been through the cycle multiple times in its 5 billion year history and I suspect other planets are no different, we are all just equilibriums.
However many people believe (myself included) that mans actions are also adding to this cycle and in doing so tipping the equilibrium how much we are adding is what is up for debate, I personally think we are adding enough to the process to be measurable and are perhaps even driving the extremes we are seeing in weather patterns but I do not believe we are beyond being able to fix things either.
Think of the Earth as a salt water fish tank, a few fish and things are great, start adding more fish and the tank gets toxic pretty quick if you do not maintain it.