For many years the matter of global warming (aka greenhouse effect) was one of the leading issues professed by ecologists and green parties all over the world. Scientists presented facts that suggested quite unequivocally that the polar caps were melting and it was the human and his activities that were to be blamed for. Industrial nations led by leftish governments imposed taxes or downright restrictions on the building and development of factories and industrial plants. They were trying continuously to make the third world’s nations to do the same, though with less results, as the developing countries, quite naturally, wanted to develop.
The global warming is allegedly the process of gradual rise of the planet’s average temperature due to the increasing percentage of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The main source of carbon dioxide is supposed to be the world’s ever-growing industry.
Of late, however, the topic of global warming became the subject of new controversy. The opinion of a number of scientific authorities that have been mute before became more or less wide-known. It states that the data, used as the evidence proving that we live in the age of a catastrophe, caused by the global warming, were wrongly interpreted, if not falsified. The most commonly mentioned fact is that the statistics, proving the difference between the modern average temperature and the one of a hundred years’ ago, prepared by the advocates of the global warming, always mention the year that has been considered unnaturally cold a century ago and one of the hottest now.
Nevertheless, the disputes concerning this topic go on and do not seem to be abating. Both sides present new proofs and denounce each other of scientific forgery, though with little or no avail. It seems that only the future will show us who is right.