Peter Collins 2 wrote (see)
Does nobody have any opinions about this story?
Well, it's a huge subject and no one knows the answers even the very elite scientists. So any opinions on this forum are likely to be pure speculation, opinion and utter blox.
However, these are the facts as I see them.
Green house gasses do cause global warming and man produces greenhouse gasses, but because the earth is warming naturally after an ice age, no one knows what effect man has.
Natural events like volcanic eruptions or rotting tundra becoming unfrozen can cause massive amounts of greenhouse gasses. Add into that, sunspots and all host of chaotic forces and who knows what effect nature has (nature wiped out the dinasours quite easily afterall)?
On the other side of the coin - Western countries had the industrial revolution and polluted and prospered, is it fair to look down our nose's at larger developing countries whose economies are growing (and who up till now have lead very non-polluting lives) and dictate to them?
India and China have a bigger populous than Europe and America. Maybe it is them that should live in Shangrila and we should be part of that world that is "unfair, unequal, and very hard for the majority of people".
Ho hum, makes you think.
What Rocky said ...........
Dont forget to feed the starving millions without birth control and "Hay ho" double the amount of mouths to feed next Live Aid.......
Rocky wrote (see)
because the earth is warming naturally after an ice age, no one knows what effect man has.
Not true, I'm afraid. Warming after the last ice age reached a maximum about 5000 years ago, due to the Milankovich effect. Since then we should have been in a general cooling trend that would lead to a new ice age in about 5000 years from now. That cooling now seems to have been reversed due to the amount of CO2 we've put into the atmosphere.
One of the major complications seems to be the effect of solar activity. Low activity seems to cause cool periods, but only in northern Europe. Examples are the little ice age of the 19th century that was probably caused by the lack of sunspots at that time. But the little ice age didn't affect the southern hemisphere, southern Asia or the Pacifi.
"Last weekend, environmental campaigner Lewis Gordon Pugh swam 1km across Lake Pumori which sits at around 5,400 metres adjacent to the Khumbu Glacier in the shadow of Mount Everest"
<cynic>I suppose Lewis walked to Everest; I'm certain he wouldn't have flown there, using how ever many kg of fossil fuels to do so...</cynic>
Jim, unless you're the Messiah your basing your evidence on pretty thin evidence.
I whole heartedly agree that man should keep his dick in his pants and stop burning fossil fuels... but what do you suggest?
Edit - It's you're not your.
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