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Does Global Warming Exist?

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Does Global Warming Exist? All people have different believes, but there are many signs that show that Global warming exists. Strange weathers, increasing temperature, poles and glaciers melting are happening because of the global warming. Some claim that this is a normal reaction for Earth. Metro asked two people in town, if they believe in global warming and what they think of it. "I don't really know so much about global warming in detail. But I do know that the temperature is rising constantly and that makes a lot of damage. To be honest I don't think that that has to do with the Earth developing. Global warming can be the problem here." Robert, 19 years, Stockholm. "I am not worried about the global warming; in fact I don't really think that it exists. It's wonderful that the temperature is rising. I prefer summer than winter. When the temperature increases there will be more warm countries to visit. Maybe I could get a job easier here in Spain as tourism will grow even more. ...read more.

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Water expands when heated, so low-lying countries will be flooded. Venice would most likely be one of the first cities damaged. It is such a beauty; therefore it would be a huge loss. The cultural image of that town is unique. People are in a danger and we have to do something about this issue! It would be great if you all could think about what you are doing every day. There are many ways in which you could stop emitting CO2 in the air. Think about using solar power; buy 'nature free' products that do not destroy the environment. It is never too late! Wish you all luck, Stanislaw Nowak" Treaties - the Kyoto protocol The Kyoto Treaty commits industrialized nations to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, principally Carbon Dioxide, by around 5.2% below their 1990 levels over the next decade. This is to make the global warming lower. The treaty was drawn up in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, and needed to be approved by countries who were responsible for at least 55% of the world's carbon emissions in 1990 to come into force. ...read more.

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The revised Kyoto agreement, widely credited to the European Union, made considerable compromises allowing countries like Russia to offset their targets with carbon sinks that are areas of forest and farmland which absorb carbon through photosynthesis. The agreement in Bonn during the climate conference also reduced cuts to be made to emissions of six gases believed to be intensifying global warming from the original treaty's 5.2% to 2%. As the US wouldn't sign the treaty it would be impossible to reach the 5%. It was hoped that these slightly watered down provisions would allow the US to take up the Kyoto principles but this has not proved to be the case. You can therefore conclude that it feels as if the Kyoto Treaty has been put on ice for the moment. The key points of the treaty were to make sure that the LEDC's recieve both a financial and mental support to achieve the goals of the treaty. Also systems would be created to check the emission of gases. The countries failing to meet up to the ideas would be faced legally due to failing to show as positive results as they promised. http://www.ncpa.org/ba/ba213.html http://www.thepetitionsite.com/archived_petitions/461059185.html http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/convkp/kpeng.html ...read more.

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