Originally Posted by mdaniel2882
The earth and the ocean are amazing things. To think that human caused global warming caused this is just ridiculous. to think that the human race can cause a drastic change to the earth is silly. people don't realize that the primary greenhouse gas is water vapor...not CO2
. for them to hint that global warming caused the "small" spot of increased water temp in the pacific is absurd.
I agree that we should reef responsibly. I don't buy wild caught corals (most of the most beautiful corals are already maricultured or aquacultured).
The primary greenhouse gas isn't water vapor. Water vapor is generally constant so it can be disregarded in most scenarios. Additionally studies done on the contrails of jets have indicated that even slight increases
of atmospheric water vapor in the form of even tiny clouds can reduce
temperatures in a located region. The primary issue is methane gas and carbon dioxide. Both are important factors in anthropogenic global warming.
I don't think it's feasible to blame that local spike in temperature on global warming though. It seems to me (I am no climatologist though) like a freak spike in temperature. But it's also incorrect to blatantly deny the human impact on the global environment.
The effect of one person is insubstantial. The collective effects of over 6 billion people is incomprehensible.