Scepticism, or disbelief, is an inevitable part of scientific development and frequently accompanies any new scientific hypothesis. The global warming hypothesis exemplifies this situation--universal support for it does not exist.
The first evidence of carbon dioxide's heat trapping abilities was found in the nineteenth century. Physicists Tyndall, Fourier and Arrhenius discovered a correlation between the rise in C[O.sub.2] and the rise in atmospheric temperature. After decades of intensive research, most scientists have come to the conclusion that these original assumptions were indeed correct.
It is also now widely accepted that the unremitted increase in greenhouse gas concentrations will raise the Earth's temperature and negatively affect the biosphere and mankind. According to current findings, it is necessary to decrease carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent before 2050.
As with any theory which deals with our …