Global warming

QUESTION: Masters is global warming a conspiracy theory or not? ~Anonymous, USA

ANSWER: Global warming, as a scientific action on planet Earth, is not a conspiracy theory. The twentieth century had the highest recorded temperatures in history. The glaciers are melting, causing the sea levels to rise and the waters to warm, thereby producing more cyclonic activity and forcing inclement weather further inland. Crops are being affected, forestation is burning at record percentages, and seasons as you know them are changing.

The problem children are gases being produced that change the atmosphere. The protective ozone layer around the planet, which shields you from the rays of the sun, is breaking apart. This allows in more radiation, which produces heat.

Global warming, unfortunately, is caused by the human race polluting the air and water with the byproducts of daily life and industry. It is fixable right now but in twenty years may pass the no-return state if nothing is done. The hang up is people not wanting to give up luxuries and industry not wanting to spend the money to reduce pollution from factories.

Those whose money is needed to make changes are the ones who are staunch supporters of global warming as a conspiracy theory. If they can convince the public that there is no such phenomenon, there will not be a clamoring for them to spend their profits to reduce the effects of their cash cows.