Re: global warming true or false?
Yea, it's really sad to be honest. There is so much controversy amongst common folk, but in the scientific community, there is no two ways about it. This is even true in the business community. Most businesses are evaluating how global warming will impact their bottom line and are forming strategies to deal with this. Scientists are working to prevent illnesses because micro-organisms and the creatures that carry them are moving northward as their comfortable temperature zone moves north. This is changing a lot of biodynamic (there are people dying in UK for example of illnesses that were never a problem there before).
Another nice example is a guy in Southern UK who decided to start growing olive trees! He figures that it'll take 5 years for them to mature and by that time, the temperature should be hot enough to create a prosperous olive orchard. So smart people are learning to capitalize on these changes (like smart people usually tend to do) or otherwise, minimize the impact on their pocketbooks. Leave it up to the almighty dollar to get people into action!
Anyway, there is no debate about it amongst anybody in the scientific community. Those who claim that there is such debate, usually have an economic interest in people not believing that global warming is a fact, and that its cause is mostly or completely human carbon emissions -- this is undisputed (amongst those that matter). See my insane posting (on some other thread in this forum) on propaganda.