Originally Posted by jaffy
Neither of those are questions, and haven't been for a very long time. There has been a scientific consensus for at least 10 years that the Earth is getting warming and humans are causing it. I actually think it's been more like 15 or maybe even 20. In fact, I seem to remember a while back a researcher reviewed all the papers on climate change published in peer reviewed scientific journals all the way back to when the IPCC published their first report in the early 90's, and couldn't find a single one that DIDN'T conclude that the Earth was most likely warming and that human activity was the most likely cause.
I do not believe that to be correct.
Consensus is an overstatement, BTW.
It can also be said, in the same consensus vein, that there has been global warming for 20,000 years. Also, that we are constantly in climate change.
Its not that we have just natural global warming.
Its not that we have just human caused global warming.
I believe its a floor wax and a dessert topping.
Humans have a tendency to believe that what they have grown up with was what nature intended from this point forward. We dam rivers and build dikes to control what doesn't belong to a normal format. We cannot conceive of the vast changes the earth will sustain even without our influence.
I placed that caveat to discourage a diversion.
But we don't always have control over the world around us.
No matter. I started the thread and it no longer is static.