Global Warming is a scientific theory which makes the claim that the temperature of the Earth is rising due to the activities of the people who inhabit the planet. This is sometimes referred to as Climate Change and is currently a hotly debated topic.
There are many popular culture events which use global warming as a plot and theme and it is frequently used as an advertising hook and in politics.
There have been many scientific studies which have concluded that the temperature levels of the Earth and weather patterns are affected by pollution and environmental damage. There are also people who think that global warming is a hoax that claim faulty science and conspiracy to push the idea of Climate Change. Trying to sift though all the facts to find the truth in the global warming debate is a difficult task.
Politicians, activists, and other groups all have a view that they wish to convey as the right answer but as long as there is money to be made and power to be acquired things may or may not be as they seem. Personally I'd be more inclined to believe it if the politicians weren't involved as I distrust most of them and assume there is something personal for them to gain when they jump on an issue.
We are an industrialized planet and this planet will continue to have its environment affected by the actions of people. Most people simply will not give up convenience in order to save the planet. It sounds like a wonderfully noble idea but change will not happen if it infringes on the people's rights to have what they want, when they want, and how they want.
Environmental issues need to be addressed and helped as much as possible and there are many ways for the average person to try and combat global warming.
Ways to Combat Global Warming
There are many things that people can do in order to help the environment. Finding ways to save water, recycling, and saving energy are just a couple. There are many guides to helping the environment available on the internet and they can be read and adapted to anybody's situation.
Whether global warming exists or not I like trees, fresh water, and birds in my garden and if we all do a little maybe we'll have those things and many more for years to come. Whether you make your toilet more efficient or compost your kitchen scraps any little bit helps.