Not going to get into a debate on this, so I'll just leave a few of my quick thoughts here.
Two ice ages and the medieval warming period aside, our climate has been very temperate the past 10,000 years, which has allowed man to prosper. We are still coming out of that ice age, so of course there are going to be patterns of warming. We are just now beginning to understand climate mechanisms and cycles, so I don't like to put all of my cards in one hand because a group of political and industry sponsored scientists tell me so. However, it's impossible to deny that things are changing. How they are changing and what is causing it is in debate. Climate is always changing and always will. All life on Earth would die if the climate stopped changing. You want to stop CO2 concentrations from rising? Then stop talking about useless cap and trade banter and work to stop clear cutting our rainforests, polluting our oceans (a huge carbon sink), and degrading our soils (another huge carbon sink). Yes, carbon is released by us Humans into the atmosphere, but carbon is heavier than the air it travels through, and thus sinks to the ground (eventually), where trees and photoplankton absorb it and create oxygen. It's called the carbon CYCLE for a reason. That said, cutting down on emissions of any type is always a good thing. Warming, changing or not, we should be doing our best to eliminate all emissions, not just carbon. Basically, I think the issue gets way too simplified and sensationalized and many variants get over looked such as the island heat effect, variations in ground v.s satelite vs. tree ring vs. ice core vs. sedement data, the differences between tree and plankton loss to CO2 concentration, cloud seeding, and many other variable which complicate the mainstream view on climate change.
I'll oversimplify by using pictures since most of you don't like to read:
These ones look a bit different than the popular hockey stick model eh?
To sum things up, do your own research and form your own opinions.
"This is complete bullshit. Stop spreading horrible granny panty propaganda already, you're making yourself look like a goddam vagina gaper." -Huck_Norris
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