People need to wake up. Our polar axis has shifted over 15 degrees in the last 50 years. The earth’s core is heating up and warming the oceans.
NONE of this is man made. Don’t trust me. Check it out for yourself.
Don’t be manipulated by government controlled media.
“devastating natural disasters, famine, the reemergence of centuries-old diseases from melting permafrost”, oh my gosh, i’m shaking in my boots! Well thank heavens that increased levels of CO2 is good for the plants, and if it does stop the next period of glaciation, we will all be better off. A quick look at the average length of interglacials (USGS) is something on the order of 15,000 to 20,000 years, and we are a good 15,000 years into this one. After 20 years with no warming in sight despite CO2 levels of 0.04% (I know it sounds like a trace gas, but its really bad!) we may well be starting our decent into the next ice age.
There is a large body of research showing that CO2 is not good for plants, for a variety of reasons: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/sep/19/new-study-undercuts-favorite-climate-myth-more-co2-is-good-for-plants
The article echos my sentiments for decades – global warming ok “bring it on”. That is if the alternative is global cooling. It also avoids saying global warming is preferable to global cooling. Imagine ice overtaking all areas on earth away from the tropics – much worse than a bit of sea level rise nibbling at the edges of the habitable zones of the planet.
What a silly viewpoint. You do realize that mite comes with global warming than higher temps. Learn about externalities before you make Short-sighted comments about hypotheticals .
What a short sighted comment. Warming as opposed to cooling is a hypothetical and pointless argument. You also fail to realize warming comes with many more externalities than just higher temperature. Do some research!
Climate Warming might not scare people now – but just wait until the droughts start to take a toll on our food supply. It will be far too late, then, but that’s when most people will actually START to be scared.
I really do prefer the label “Climate Change” to “Global Warming” The latter is too one-dimensional. Our weather is becoming more variable. Part of this is due to the decrease in the temp difference between equator and poles.
Lower temp difference = less energy to drive the jet stream.
=> jet streams that wander more
=> bigger loops in the jet stream don’t move from west to east as fast
=> weather systems sit around for longer.
Net result: while the average temperature is rising slowly, the variability is increasing. The number of extreme events is increasing. Nebraska will have more droughts AND more floods — as California does now.
It was a slow wave in the jet stream a few years ago that resulted in Anchorage Alaska having temps 45 F above normal (we had running streams in January in my province of Alberta. Normally an event that waits until March.) At the same time the eastern seaboard was in the deep freeze with frosts wrecking the orange crop in Florida.
Increasingly I’m seeing larger variation in precipitation. One of my clients, an hour’s drive from here reports that last year they received only 5 inches of rain. 10 inches is the line normally used to call an area ‘desert’. Our normal precip for the year is 18-20 inches.
Scientific analysis of past climates shows that greenhouse gasses, principally CO2, have controlled most ancient climate changes. The evidence for that is spread throughout the geological record. This makes it clear that this time around humans are the cause, mainly by our CO2 emissions.
As you pointed out so well, the climate has always been changing. There is absolutely no way to determine if mankind is affecting this natural change. So relax.
Hi John! I think you missed the point of the article. It wasn’t trying to make an argument for global warming as man-made; rather, it’s making the argument that we may not be alarmed with the warming global temperatures as a whole because we tend to enjoy warmer weather as opposed to colder weather.
But if you do want to learn about how mankind is definitely the main cause of this recent warming trend, here’s a good place to start: https://climate.nasa.gov/causes/
She also seemed pretty relaxed to me!
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