I know there is lots of documentaries on this subject, however good old science says that the earth has had natural warming and cooling trends for thousandsof years. We just had a major glacial period about 10k years ago and we were covered in a kilometer or more of ice... who is to say that we may just be heading towards a natural warming period and then another cold period?
Some of the data streams that they used to model global warming only dates back thousands of years. Thats like a little blip in the grand scheme of things! Interestingly enough, the more recent data (last ten years) suggests the overall temperatures are lowering.
I begin to wonder/question whether all those documentaries and huge amounts of money that we threw at global warming was worth it? Is there enough data to be conclusive, or was it a cash grab?
Don't get me wrong, I definitely think the earth has air quality issues! I am just not sure about how accurate we can measure global warming?
What do you think?
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Does the Earth's climate change? Absolutely.
Is anthropogenic climate chance real? That is what I am skeptical of. We wring our hands about saving the planet but the planet doesn't care about us and won't miss us nor will it miss any other species. We like any other living thing are only concerned with our own continued existence and that's why a rising sea level is a threat - because it'll mess with *us*. Did you know the sea level during the last interglacial period was 20 feet higher?
For fun, there's a science fiction book I've been meaning to read called 'Fallen Angels', by a trio of noted sci-fi authors, which posits anthropogenic global warming was in fact the only thing holding back the next ice age!1
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