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Learning about Global Warming

Jan. 01, 2011 12:07 PM ET
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Are you concerned with global warming? If you are, you are not alone. While a lot of speculation and debate surrounds global warming, many are still concerned. After all, if the predictions are right many coastal residents will be displaced, it will be easier for diseases to spread, and our economy can suffer a huge blow.

As concerning as global warming is, it is important to refocus on the debate that surrounds it. Although you are able to find a large number of documentary movies, television programs, newscasts, and books on global warming, you will also find opposition. There are many well known figures, which include politicians and even a few celebrities and scientists, who claim that global warming is nothing but a sham. This opposition may cause some confusion. If you are unsure what to believe about global warming, you will want to do your own research.

When looking to research global warming, you may first want to turn to the internet. The interenet is one of the best ways to do research as it is nice, easy, and convenient. When using the internet, you may want to visit the online websites of global warming activists and watch groups. With that in mind, you may also want to visit the websites of those who claim global warming is nothing but a myth, an untrue theory. This will give you the opportunity to examine both sides of the debate. While what you find will vary, you are likely to find websites, on both sides, that list statistics and facts supporting their viewpoints. These websites can easily be found with a standard internet search.

As previously stated, many scientists, meteorologists, and computer generated models, predict that global warming can and will have a profound affect on our planet and the way that we humans live our lives. If you are looking for more information on the dangers that surround global warming, such as the impact it will have on our future economy, you will also want to turn to the internet. A standard internet search with the phrase "global warming dangers," can provide you with detailed lists of exactly how global warming is predicted to change the earth, and not necessarily in a good way.

Another point of global warming that you may want to focus on is the myths that are associated with it. As previously stated, many politicians and celebrities have thrown their support by global warming, as well as those who oppose it. With such a hot topic, it is easy for the facts and statistics to get distorted. A standard internet search with the phrase "global warming facts," or "global warming myths," can help you better understand global warming from all vantage points. For example, one myth that surrounds global warming is the melting of glaciers. Yes, global warming is causing glaciers and other ice masses to melt, but did you know that global warming isn't the sole cause of this melting?

In addition to using the internet to research global warming, you can also turn to your television. As previously stated, many newscasts and television shows focus on global warming. While not always true, you may find those programs that are featured on the Discovery Channel and the Weather Channel to be a little less biased as compared to some documentaries. Speaking of documentaries, two well known documentaries that cover global warming and ones that you may find enlightening are Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth and Leonard DiCaprio's 11th Hour.

There are also a number of global warming books available for sale. These books are often scientific in nature and written by professionals in the field. Whether you buy a book from one of your local book stores or if you borrow one from your local library, be sure to check the date, as you will want to make sure that all information is at least semi-recent and updated.

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