Try blind dating, urban exploration or volunteering at a local clinic.
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Actually you got it wrong. The author was not contacted by someone "trying" to operate a link-trading scheme, but rather by someone with whom the author already engaged with (he admittedly used some infographics from that site).
This is basically someone revolted that somebody else is making money on the internet.
Good point. And btw, why the heck is this article tagged with "spam"?
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The subject is always hotly debated and my impression is that some interest groups are trying to keep it that way (something similar to creationism vs evolution). The fact that the OP could name the two top "alternative" explanations for global warming and still put them forward as reasonable speaks to me of ill intent, because they are frankly bullshit.
There is no controversy. Anthropogenic global warming is real. The crushing majority of climatologists and the data point to that conclusion.
Humanity is the really big thing that happened last century.
We went from 1.6 billion people to 6, we altered the environment on an unseen before scale, we began mass producing and dumping waste at a pace that couldn't have possibly be without consequence.
Referring strictly to CO2, the levels we have now haven't been seen in at least 650.000 years and that's without considering other gases which are mostly man made (they occur rarely or not at all in nature).
Ignorance is not an excuse. The alternative explanations you mention have been thoroughly debunked.
What the heck has Slashdot turned into?
You'll get there. Eventually.
It was a one in a million shot. Of course it worked.
+1 Painful truth
Yeah, they can be like that. However, on occasion, I learned to appreciate this approach, especially when concerning more difficult concepts. I've used the website recently to get a better grasp on statistics and, for me at least, it worked.
Tell me about it.
Hey, I'm from Romania you insensitive prick.
P.S. Since Romania IS part of ESA it will participate in ExoMars and we have no legal concept of illegal download, so maybe US turning into a balkanic country isn't such a bad idea
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