Position Paper: a Great Global Warming Swindle

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Position Paper: A Great Global Warming Swindle

“A Great Global Warming Swindle” was a documentary which implied that the increase in the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide was not the cause of the increase in temperature. It states otherwise: the increasing amount of carbon dioxide is itself the result of the rising temperature. Generally, the documentary asserts that man-made global warming is a lie.

Before our film showing, I have already watched Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” twice. “A Great Global Warming Swindle” presented a whole lot different view and it quite made things a little bit confusing. I used to be a hundred and one percent sure that global warming is indeed mainly caused by the increased amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere but after watching the documentary, well it changes things because ideas get mixed up. And now, I am being presented two ideas which are contradicting each other.

Based on my own understanding and knowledge about the idea, I strongly believe that carbon dioxide plays a major role in the currently rapid increase of global temperature.As far as I could remember, since elementary it has always been discussed in my science class that greenhouse gasses cause global warming and that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. It has been like that for like… forever?

My mother told me once that one time when she went to Baguio, snow fell. I really don’t know if she was telling the truth but being a child, I believed her. When she told me that story, I guess I was 5 years old. During those times, going out in the sun during 9 o’clock in the morning is still safe and it won’t bring you any harm. The sun’s rays were still “friendly”. Comparing those times to the present time, one would note that: there were lesser vehicles; electricity was not a “major major” commodity; we have more trees and forests; deforestation and kaingin were not that rampant… generally, we were living a simple, eco-friendly and less innovative...
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