True, true Mountainman,mountainman said:Read up, my friend, before you express an opinion.
Global warming can't be seen on your thermometer. The shift from ice ages to warm periods (at least throughout the first millions of years that we can tell) has been caused by changes of just a few degrees difference in yearly AVERAGE temps. We don't feel it, but the ice caps and glaciers melt and grow based on this. According to the best information we have, global warming will, at least for a while, result in greater extremes of temperatures for some regions, warmer for some, colder for some, drier for some, wetter for others. The way you can tell is by watching the ice caps wax and wane, and boy are they waning right now.
I love you folks who are willing to risk the very earth you depend on to survive for some political belief or an imaginary and/or temporary financial benefit. All the dough in the world won't do you much good when you can't drink the water any more...
Thats the point Primrose, we don't have the answers to these questionsprimroselane said:Mountainman, pcwerk and Gina: The flora/fauna mix is definitely changing. Fauna is increasingly de3creasing the flora. We are just on the edge of most of the world's population changing from the subsistence level to the consumer level. At the same time the vast majority, excluding China, is drunkenly oblivious to the additional billion people that arrive every few years. Human activities should definitely cause the atmosphere to warm.
That said, the planet's surface warms, cools, and is even on occassion static.
How do you know we are not heading back into an ice age? Why wouldn't a greenhouse effect benefit both flora and fauna going into an ice age? How do you know what thermal direction the planet is headed?