global warming is not happening. It is not a convincing argument for several reasons.First of all, Scientists offer very precise historical measurements and have reached theconclusion that the global average of the temperature has increased by “about 0.5degrees centigrade over the past 100 years" (Alley et al 2007, p 3). Second, accordingto the Notional Resource Defense Council website <www.nrdc.org/globalWarming>,the average temperature is rising every year and is expected to be five to 10 degreeshigher by the end of the century, a faster rate of increase than has occurred in the lastten millennia (Ibid). In addition, they also confirm that since the start of the industrialrevolution, "atmospheric concentrations of CO2, CH4 and NO have increased by30%, 145% and 15% respectively"(Ibid). Third, the report of the CSIRO which hasused computer models to determine the impact of global warming in South Australiafrom now until 2070(Adelaide now stark on climate 2006), indicates that the negativeeffect of the changes to weather patterns to 2070 would be mainly on the dryinland(Ibid). By 2070, average temperatures over the north of the state could rise byas much as six degrees(Ibid). For example, the CSIRO report predicts averagetemperatures in South Australia will raise "up to 4.7C by 2070, up from the predictionof 4.4C as outlined in the 2003 report" (Phillips 2006, p3). In the meantime, rainfallwill decrease by up to 35 per cent, up from predictions of 30 per cent in 2003 (Phillips2006, p3). Moreover, if a warming climate continues to melt polar caps, port Adelaidewill be under water by the end of the century (Jenkin 2006, p 3). Therefore, BryceMortlock is wrong because there is sufficient evidence that global warming ishappening, that it is inevitable, and the impacts are becoming increasingly obvious, sowe should be worried about it because temperatures are increasing dramatically in our globe.