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Animated video depicts hypothetical global warming debate

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 5:03am MDT
A YouTube video puts a humorous - but thought provoking - spin on the debate about manmade climate change. (YouTube / Battlefield315)

A YouTube video puts a humorous - but thought provoking - spin on the debate about manmade climate change. (YouTube / Battlefield315)

From the high-minded forums in the scientific community to the halls of Congress to main street America, manmade climate change is a hot topic (pun intended).  Some scientists would have us believe the debate is over, Congress uses the theory to impress new taxes on citizens, and Americans are left wondering what to believe. 

This week NOAA announced that 2010 tied as the warmest year on record and many immediately seized on it as proof of manmade climate change.  Despite many arguments to the contrary, it becomes difficult to have a rational discussion about the merits of these claims as both sides can become quite set in their beliefs. 

A new video, while humorous, portrays a hypothetical debate between a global warming alarmist and a denier and offers up some serious questions and doubts about the theory.  From former Vice President Al Gore’s role as global warming cheerleader to the revelation about the behavior of “climate scientists” seen in the wake of the Climategate scandal the video presents them all. 

Despite erroneous information continually being discovered in alarmists’ claims, many, like the alarmist in the movie, choose to turn a blind eye.  While humorous, the video does highlight many of the valid questions that are asked by those who have their doubts about manmade climate change. 

Skeptics of the anthropogenic global warming theory need to remember that while man may not be responsible for the overall warming seen in recent decades, as custodians of this planet we do shoulder some burden.  Rational actions to keep the planet clean, move us toward energy independence and ensure we aren’t causing damage need to be considered.

For more about climate change, head on over to the Climate Change Examiner.

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