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originally posted by: pheonix358
As the graph below shows, the Earth had bean warming for the last 18,000 years. It is nothing new. Our planets temperature goes up and down like a yo-yo.
originally posted by: pheonix358 As far as the Earth is concerned, we are just insignificant little bugs,
originally posted by: pheonix358 The next cold spell is just around the corner, once again look at the graph. Our governments know this, they have to, the graph is really clear on this issue.
originally posted by: pheonix358 It matters very little what we do from here on in.
originally posted by: Wanderer777
a reply to: pheonix358
Yeah I've heard that it's all just cycles the Earth goes through that causes most of the changes. To me that makes much more sense. I mean sure we humans don't really help the situation. Thanks for the information phoenix. Much appreciated
We may be exploiting our natural resources, but what is the alternative.
Some may argue that it's too late to make a serious change on our exploitation of fossil fuels. We'd have to change everything and that costs a lot of money, and most people can't afford it or others who can just don't want to spend that much.
Saying 'the climate has changed before' isn't an argument, nor does it support your point of view.
humanity emits more C02 in 3 days than all the volcanoes on Earth put together in an entire year.
No it's not. On a practical timescale the world is about to get a lot hotter.
Alarm bells should start ringing when the entire scientific community disagrees with you.
"Everything is acting in unison on the environment - it's not just the ice loss or the warming or the acidification," said UAF chemical oceanographer Jeremy Mathis.
"The Arctic is taking a multilateral hit."
Mathis' newest data from the Gulf of Alaska shows acidity levels far higher than expected are already having an impact. In several sites the increasing acidity has changed ocean chemistry so significantly that organisms are unable to pull crucial minerals out of the water to build shells, he said.