Global Warming- What the issue is. Okay, I tried to read most of the posts on the last thread titled,"Global Warming, is it really Happening?" but I lost interest after a while. Whats important to remember is what the consequences are if we(as a society)are accelerating the "anthropocentric belief" of a natural global warming and cooling trend. There is not enough evidence to prove one way or the other. But, all you have to do is look at our dwindling agricultural land, expanding deserts, shrinking polar caps, extreme weather phenomenons, accellerated species exterpation and ultimate extinction rates, birth defects, increasing diseases, lack of clean drinking water supplies, increased air pollution, shrinking natural resource base, etc etc etc.....And they can all be linked to global warming. Now, what do you think is important? Whether or not it's happening, or whether or not we should take steps to reverse it?