UnNews:Global Warming to Cause Drastic Temperature Increase this Summer
28 May 2008
TOKYO, JAPAN- Today scientists in the Tokyo Center for Climate Research have released data that shows global warming will cause a drastic increase in the temperature this summer. The team of scientists headed by Haruo Daisuke say that the temperature will increase by 20 degrees by the end of June.
"Lately we have seen relatively low temperatures in most parts of the world. On average the temperature has been lower than 60 degrees. But recently temperatures have skyrocketed. It seems temperatures are reaching highs of up to 80 degrees. Some areas such as the northern United States, China, Europe and Asia who have seen heavy snowfall and Temperatures of about 35 degrees on average will now be experiencing temperatures greater than 80 degrees. Some areas have been experiencing temperatures lower than 20 degrees. Now they will encounter drastic changes."
Some of the causes are already visible. Birds migration patterns have changed. Ducks, Cardinals, swallows, geese and other birds have been seen migrating north. Bears are coming out of their caves. The trees are sprouting leaves and flowers and growing all this change has scientists worried.
"The change in the bird migrations is unsettling. It shows how big of a problem global warming is to the global ecosystem. Says American Bird-Watcher Paul Michaelson. He has been tracking the recent bird migrations to help compile a clear view of the impact of global warming.
However, not all scientists agree with Daisuke and his team. Some scientists have come up with the conclusion that this is a natural cycle that happens every year. One of the biggest defenders of the theory is James Broker, a biology professor at Oxford University.
"I believe that this is all part of the cycle that me and my fellow biology professors here at Oxford call the Seasons. You see our solar system follows the Heliocentric Model. The heliocentric model says all our planets revolve around the sun. This is proven. Well the Earth's orbit is less like a circle and more like a oval. But it is a slanted oval so there are parts when the earth is very close to the sun and then very far away. Now when it gets closer to the sun it warms. The period in which the earth is warming we call Spring. The period where it is as close to the sun as it can get we call summer. Now that is the cause for all this change. As the earth moves away from the sun we will enter two periods called fall and winter." Broker explains. While a few professors besides those at Oxford agree with his "Season Theory" others dismiss it.
"You cannot define the fact that Global Warming is happening and that it will kill us all." Al Gore said. He is planning a conference in which the top climate scientists in the world will debate against the season theory.
Despite the evidence provided by Broker, many scientists are unconvinced and are positive the increasing climate is a unnatural ordeal. Because of the disagreements the debate is rapidly heating up. At this point it is hard to tell the outcome.
|This article features first-hand journalism by an UnNews correspondent.|