a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Right we mostly do accept climate change has a human element but did you know that the Anthropocene as some plonkers choose to call it is actually
during a natural global cool period and in the geologically recent past it has been both warmer than today and also far colder.
During those period's when it was cold the human race outside of Africa came close to annihilation on several occasion's as did most other life
form's north of the tropic's.
Now here is a point you have to remember, IT IS TOO LATE to stop our emission's from contributing toward climate change and on the whole those
emission's may have held back a new ice age as we are now living in a period were Europe should be under a mile of ice if the same pattern of events
as in the past had been repeated.
IT IS TOO LATE because the natural carbon store's in sub oceanic and permafrost methane sump's and crystalline methane deposit's are now past the red
line and natural carbon release is now far higher than it was in the past, this though you have to think about.
Before the last ice age the earth was in an interglacial period were it was warmer than today, African lion's, giraffe and hippo's strolled across
the British isle's which were then part of the mainland and Savanah type Flora grew all over the place here so in other word's it was warmer than
More heat mean's Less ice and that of course mean's lower ocean salinity which in turn mean's that the Oceanic Conveyor probably ground to a halt and
stopped flowing north and warming northern and western Europe and Eastern Canada so guess what happened then, it got bloody cold and the glaciers
started to swell all over again which became an ice age.
Now of course we do not know how the Gulf Stream which also warm's the northern climes of the planet was affected but it is fair to assume that as it
has an intimate relationship to the ocean conveyor it probably moved south as well.
There is another factor, Solar variance.
Now what is solar variance, well over time the sun has mood's, it has warmer period and cooler period's but as a general rule the sun is simply
650 to 750 million years ago the earth was leaving an age of super glaciation during which time the oceans probably froze over right to the equator
on several occasion's, this theory and it's variations are collectively called the SNOW BALL EARTH THEORY check it out.
Now that was because the SUN was cooler back then but as you know changes in stars can as well as being gradual also be sudden and all it take's is a
movement of the hydrogen and helium deposits' in our stars core to cause an unpredictable change in it's behaviour.
So not a climate sceptic but stopping human development and technological advancement just to save a few ice flow's when it may not even be down to
the human's as the only cause is a mistake especially when the answers can only really be found by pursuing more and better technology's and better
exploiting our environment's, we can not save the earth but we can become better husband's of nature and perhaps save what it mean's to us and yes
raping the environment is not the answer it may not be the only cause of global warming but it certainly causes severe problems for those that then
inherit the land after it is ruined.
The answer is architecture and science combined, huge sky scrapers with fields instead of office space, nature reserves expanded upward into the sky
and downward into the earth and not human population reduction which would only stop short term problems' but in fact cause greater long term
edit on 27-1-2017 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)