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Old 02-08-2018, 01:28 AM   #941 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ksa8907 View Post
I don't think global warming is as big of an issue as is feared. Humans adapt, we wouldn't be where we are today if the past ice ages hadn't ended. Eventually we will enter another ice age, so what.

We should work toward less Co2 emissions because it is a sustainable model, not because we should hate fossil fuels. They are necessary, we just need to use them more efficiently.

My 2 cents.
Sure, we can adapt. But moving millions away from the coasts is going to be both bloody and difficult.

The more worrying question is how much of our biosphere will survive the ocean acidification and rapid climatic shifts. Species can adapt to climate shifts, but not on such a short time scale.

Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Th 70s were cool enough to make all the climate scientists think that the next ice age has started. Saying the 1970s were a little cooler than normal is an understatement.
In 1982 in Maine 6 to 8 inches of snow fell June 30. Yeah it was probably a warm year.
Scientists in general weren't predicting an ice age. It was popular media that was fixated on it.

And we know why the world was cooling slightly... or, to put it more accurately... why warming had slowed... particulate and sulfur emissions. Both of which have been curtailed in the interest of public health. Beyond that, the brief period in which these emissions outweighed CO2 contributions was just that. Brief.


The world is warming.

Yes, it has been warmer in the past.

But ice core and other records show that such warming wasn't as abrupt.

And in those times, the sea level was much higher and the climate was much different.

And no, moving populations to cope will not be easy. Just look at the Syrian crisis. That's just a few million people and we're struggling to cope with that.

Imagine that happening across the globe.

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