posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 04:29 AM
I've often agreed with the mindset of "did humans have factories or pollution or cut down rain forests 10,000 years ago?". That suggests that
climate change is a natural cyclic event that's not attributed to humans. I'm definitely on the bandwagon that it is a natural reoccurring event
here on earth and in our solar system and probably in the universe.
Although, I think it's also ignorant to think we don't have any involvement in altering the environment. I don't think it has to be one or the
other but probably a combination of the two and probably other factors too. It just seems like common sense to me. We simply don't have enough
long term, accurate data in any area to conclusively prove otherwise, in my opinion. We're still in kindergarten, maybe elementary school, in
understanding what has actually occurred through the vastness of time.
We're adding to our knowledge daily which is positively good but not conclusive to understand what's really going on. I don't know what's going
on as there's information to suggest a variety of scenarios to explain current and past occurrences. This is just one more possibility to add to the
discussion which I don't recall seeing here and didn't show up in various searching methods. I'm open minded and logical enough to know that
we're not all knowing and that there's a lot to still be learned and explained.
Forget auto emissions and power plants. Humans may have contributed to climate change more than 10,000 years ago, according to a new study.
"Some people say that people are unable to affect the climate, that it's just too big...That's obviously not the case. People started to affect
global climate much earlier than we thought."
The research...revealed that the extinction of woolly mammoths — driven in part by human hunting — may have caused changes in vegetation that, in
turn, warmed Siberia and neighboring Beringia by about 0.3 to 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit
There's some information in the article that you can draw your own conclusions towards. This clearly doesn't attribute anything solely to humans
but suggests that it is a factor involved in the greater scheme of things. It fits well with my beliefs that not one single thing is attributable to
anything in particular but rather there's a variety of factors involved in everything. It's another piece added to the puzzle, in my mind, of
understanding the world we live in to understand how we affect it.