Group Discussion Topic: Global Warming

 | June 01,2011 12:34 pm IST

Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of Earth's near-surface air and oceans since the mid-20th century and its projected continuation. The scientific consensus is that global warming is occurring and is mostly the result of human activity.

This finding is recognized by the national science academies of all the major industrialized countries and is not rejected by any scientific body of national or international standing.


According to an Economic Times report, noted environmentalist R K Pachauri said the Himalayan glaciers are melting at a "very rapid pace" on Tuesday, but did not refer to his earlier assertion that the glaciers could disappear by 2035, for which he had come under sharp attack from the government and others.


"Though the issue is part of one of the eight mission of National Action plan for climate change announced in 2008, nothing concrete has been done so far to address the problem," Pachauri said.

What will be the consequences if the issue of global warming is not taken care of?

Do you think rumors like 2012 can really be true someday?


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Guest on 06/01/11 at 02:28 pm

May I suggest to any of you who still believe in the worst crisis ever, that being climate change, to act like you believe it is real. Shouldn't you be screaming as scientists are silent when Obama fails to mention the crisis in his state of the union speech? Shouldn't you AND the scientists be screaming after all American IPCC research funding was pulled? Shouldn’t you as a climate crisis believer be the least bit concerned you can no longer expect voters to vote yes to taxing the air to make the weather colder? The new denier is someone who doesn’t know that the majority vote now is “former believer”. Not planet haters, just responsible former believers who want responsible stewardship of the planet, not threatening our children with climate death threats. We are above is fear mongering. Leave the fear mongering and lying to the neocons.
You can condemn your own kids to a CO2 death but how spineless is that compared to acting like it's a real danger to all of us and march in the streets with your SAVE THE PLANET sign like a real planet lover.

Akanksha on 06/01/11 at 02:51 pm

no the rumors cant come true .

Neha_cool on 06/01/11 at 05:13 pm

I agree with Akanksha. It is only a rumor although this is a fact that Global warming has badly affected the atmosphere of the earth and if not controlled will cause serious disasters.

Kritika on 06/01/11 at 05:19 pm

The rumors about worst crisis cannot be true...however we need to realize that the nature is calling and should act responsibly towards repairing it...each one should take his/her responsibility

Neil Craig on 06/01/11 at 06:29 pm

If there is anything remotely close to a "scientific consensus" on catastrophic warming it would be possible to name 2 scientists who are publicly in support of the catastrophic warming claim and aren't being paod by the state.

If the authors here truly believes the claim being made they will ve eager to name two such.

However experience shows that thousands of alarmists, from Hansen down to the meanest alarmist journalist have been unable to do so.

The only possible fact based conculsion is that the whole thing is a deliberate government funded fraud to get us to allow them to impose greater taxes, more refulation and in total. fascist control over us in the name of ecofascism.

Or perhaps the authors will provide an answer?

C V Sangewar on 06/01/11 at 09:45 pm

Dr.Pachauri once again wishes to influence the masses and policy makers especially of India but shied away from the crucial meeting when discussion on himalayan glaciers were held,for the better reasons known to him.His coined term "voodoo science" seems to be practised in present context by giving a sweeping statement.If any scientific data points to his views let it be put across table for a technical scrutiny since science doesnot believe in hearsay report or unscrutinised report. Dr Pachauri should bring out data to support his views.It may be known that WWF/BIT in their report on "Witnessing Change:Glaciers in the Indian Himalayas" published 2009 has shown declining trend of Gangotri glacier for the years 2006-2009(2006-2007as17.85m,2007-2008 as13.06m,2008-2009 as 10.57) while their data for 1976-1990 as 21.75 and 1990-1999 as 21.36m.