ETHICAL ISSUES: GLOBAL WARMING
Global warming is a fact. Global cooling is a fact. But global warming caused by man-made carbon dioxide is not a fact (a fact being absolute truth). Earth’s conditions continue to change because of constant cosmological and geological functioning. The earth precesses (wobbles on its axis) and its poles shift. Temperatures change. Sunspots affect conditions on earth; recent studies show that the sun’s activity affects the formation of certain clouds (water vapor), which themselves affect climatic conditions. Plate tectonics move entire continental masses, and sub-sea rifting and volcanoes affect ocean currents and temperatures world-wide. Earth is not a static entity—it’s dynamic, constantly changing, and it’s big. Conditions on earth and in its atmosphere change as well—they must.