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Global warming 

76%
404 deviants said Caused by human activity
24%
126 deviants said Caused by forces bigger than human activity

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:iconng25lab:
NG25Lab Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Caused by human activity no doubt about it and we will destroy our only home. FUCK The Government!
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Timestius Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
both, human makes it faster so that many things can't adapt in new conditions
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j-m-s Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
There's a difference between global warming and anthropogenic global warming.
Global warming is a natural process that would happen with or without humans.

Humans play an almost insignificant role in the warming of the globe in the long term really. We are just in an interglacial period and the earth is going to warm itself up for a bit longer before the next ice age. Even natural occurrences as simple as volcanoes and sunspots change Earth's climate on a much larger scale than humans will.

That said I love all these doomsday pseudo-environmentalist attitudes that seem to be in fashion these days because, hey.. if people start being more concerned about our planet - I see that as a good thing - even if it is done for the wrong reasons ;)
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viremaster Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
few months ago it was minus 18 celcius here in holland coldest time im able to remember over here althought it was just for a few weeks :P

mabey we are speeding up the proces but as far as ive been told in school the earth was also warming up before the last icetime,..

althought, while oil is running out on earth, we have to get a new energy source
and why not choose one that isnt bad for or heating up nature to make sure ^^
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:iconvelocipedist:
Velocipedist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
The globe would warm up very quickly anyway, so I do know it's completely natural - the only role humans play is very slightly speeding it up.
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saggers Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
It's natural, it's happened before it'll happen again. As to whether humans are contributing to it or not... who knows. Lets spend our tax payers research money on more useful things... like where does lead pencil go when it's rubbed out? :confused:
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:iconnorbi:
norbi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
both
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:iconhhgm:
hhgm Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009   Photographer
i think the cause is by forces larger than us. like the same reason the ice age happened, but we are helping to speed up the process.
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:icontoonrama:
toonrama Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
may be add one more saying, 'both' ....
i feel it is both...
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:icondandyvision:
dandyvision Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
its both, this question is far too complex to only have two answers. i think the best answer is that natural forces are exacerbated by human activity (this is coming from an environmental geoscience student)
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:iconenderstruth:
EnDersTruTH Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Its Both.
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:icone-i-o:
e-i-o Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
a little bit of both.
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:iconrivo3622:
rivo3622 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its caused by veggie heads that dont eat cows that pollute the o-zone layer
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:icon6mylw:
6mylw Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's our fault,
but also..
we're in the middle of an ice age, it could be nature's own way of saying "the weather will CHANGE!"
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:iconbeaucoupzero:
beaucoupzero Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
an ice age u say ...errm where is the ice?
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:icon6mylw:
6mylw Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh sorry, i mean between two ice ages
:P
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:iconbeaucoupzero:
beaucoupzero Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
: )
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beaucoupzero Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i wonder how the hell can u trust a computer model lol when it does not include the way it rains and a shit load of factors.they can`t predict the f`@# weather for 3 days and blast the public with predictions of doom in ten years time.Global worming is real,btw the tons of garbage n shit are even more real, but not on the scale the politicians along with scientists want us to believe i guess.I`m so fed up with the ongoing "omg we`re doomed" thing that is all around us.all just for some extra research cash and votes, they don`t give a flying fuck about this planet
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:iconkazamo:
kazamo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
My girlfriend is a dendrochronologist. She would laugh at this poll and everyone who suggests it's forces greater than us. We are the force.
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Timeturner Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
both really. my view is, mankind i obviously influencing global weather and temperature trends, but i doubt it's on the scale of the doomsday scenarios i hear thrown around when people talk about global warming


i have other problems with the conversations that occur regarding global warming and the moral judgments thrown around within that conversation, but yeah. both.
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:iconbeaucoupzero:
beaucoupzero Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i agree with you, the new green moralists are extremely annoying
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Both.
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:iconnervo86:
nervo86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009   Interface Designer
In university, professors tell that it's not Man's fault. Man just should be helping things up..
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:iconvdue:
vDue Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Of course it is both. The right question would be "Is human activity speeding up the process?" - because that seems to be what people don't realize. They just say "oh well the earth has been through similar shit a billion times" - not in fucking 50 year period it hasn't. It seems I have got the Bush virus, i voted "Caused by human activity", and my voting failed it said.
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:iconzleepy:
Zleepy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
How about both?
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junglel0v3 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Yeah, the earth has its own trends of heat waves and ice ages. Obviously we aren't helping, though.

You should put an option "There's no such thing as global warming." I know people who believe that there isn't.... haha...
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TLBJohnnyAlpha Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Yes we may well be adding to the problem, but the planet would be changing regardless of what we do. So to be technical, its caused by things out of our control. In my opinion.
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
True, but the point is that, while it would happen it would be happening really really really slowly, we just add to it, and speed it up really dramaticaly, we just tip it over the edge. So really we are to blame for the way that global warming is effecting the world, the damage.
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lpowell Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Other scientists and climatologists point out, however, that these changes are not slow at all and in fact happen relatively rapidly. There are several examples of rapid climate shifts in recorded history, for example, that you could easily research yourself.

Some have even pointed to evidence of a cooling trend in the past decade, saying it's largely been ignored by the media.
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you go find me one and i'll belive you ;)
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:iconlpowell:
lpowell Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
To be honest global warming isn't high on my list of intellectual priorities, i.e. I don't have piles of statistics lying around at my fingertips to quote at you. I get the feeling you don't either. Were we to talk metaphysics, things would be different.

That said, some general sources I know of are junkscience.com, and a pair of books entitled Cool It (by Bjorn Lomborg) and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism (by Christopher C. Horner). As always, there are almost certainly counterarguments to the arguments those will present you, and counterarguments to those counterarguments, and so on in a viscous cycle. Use Google. My point is that you can't afford to be dogmatic or intellectually complacent when the stakes are this high, and the level of scientific agreement is largely exaggerated by certain sectors of the media.

Be warned that most of the people who disbelieve anthropogenic global warming are very conservative and very unapologetic about it. I, being neither socially nor economically conservative for the most part, am not one of those people. But don't dismiss them out of hand for their political views; that would amount to ad hominem.
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