It is almost daily that television news mention environmental and natural disasters in each area of the world. Thus, the recent environmental events in the last years were cyclones like Katrina, tsunamis, floods, dryness Scientifics don't give a verdict on these events but public opinion attributes them to global change and particularly to global warming. Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. In which measure the controversies and the actual debates about global warming make the ecological message and the environmental politics difficult? The Kyoto protocol is the most prominent international agreement on climate change, and is also highly controversial.
[...] Gore's claim is that global warming is real and largely human-caused. The documentary has been generally well-received politically in many parts of the world and is credited for raising further awareness of global warming internationally, prompting calls for more government action in regard to the climate. In the United Kingdom, Conservative Leader of the Opposition David Cameron has urged people to see the film in order to understand climate change. In Belgium, Margaretha Guidone successfully persuaded the entire Belgian government to see the film. [...]
[...] - The film uses images with a strong emotional content of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that global warming is the cause: the film uses images with a strong emotional content of Hurricane Katrina and suggests that global warming is the cause. The expert from the government has had to accept that it was "not possible" to attribute events unique to global warming. - The film suggests that seas could rise by 7 meters, resulting in the displacement of millions of people. [...]
[...] We all know that his aim was also political but personally, I think that global warming is too often taken as a good pretext by the personalities to be popular. And if it seems evident that global warming can be regulated by political actions taken by the governments, I think that, today, environmental questions are still too linked to politics. As a consequence of that, environmental questions are still the fact of the political struggles and the priority of one party: the ecological party. [...]
[...] Global strategies for accelerating the market penetration and diffusion of renewable energies need to engage both developed and developing countries. Governments can employ a number of strategies to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy. B. Other issues to global warming - Ocean acidification: it is the name given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by their uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. - Global dimming: it is the gradual reduction in the amount of global direct irradiance at the Earth's surface. [...]
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