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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Bone75
So you're saying the animals prior to the last ice age burned too many fossil fuels?
No. I don't think I did say that.
Off hand, I don't know. But those spikes are significantly less than the current one.
How many of those spikes correlate with a dramatic climate change event?
Below 400? I don't know. To 280/300 a long, long time. But stopping the combustion of fossil fuels is not really practical (is it even on the table?). On the other hand, reducing the emissions of CO2 would, if not stop warming, at least slow it down. Giving more time to adjust.
Also, if the whole world stopped burning fossil fuels right now, how long do you think it would take CO2 levels to drop back below 400 ppm?
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