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Warmest in 136 year history! Last I knew the earth is over 4 billion years old. Warming and cooling trends are historical.

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Why do anti-environmentalists always trot out that same idiotic argument. You do realize the Earth was not hospitable to humans for all 4 billion of those years...

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Last I knew the earth is over 4 billion years old.

And we have been digging carbon out of the ground and burning it for how many of those 4 billion years?

Or are you suggesting that it would be no problem at all if the Earth's climate were to revert to what it was when the dinosaurs were in charge? (We know what climate change did to them.)

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Awe, got me. A mear 1/2 billion years since life began on earth.

I don't confirm or deny human influenced global warming. I do believe we humans have been and will continue to abuse the planet and as population grows.....

By the way Cleo and karakaze, I'm a tree hugger! My footprint is less than most is USA. Chasing one direction is what I oppose. Especially when those who preach global warming profit from preach in their agenda. What about potable water? Deforestation? Overfishing? I love the outdoors and respect the earth.

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Warmest in 136 year history! Last I knew the earth is over 4 billion years old. Warming and cooling trends are historical.

Yeah totally. The earth has warmed and cooled for 4 billion years, and human civilization has done totally fine with the climactic conditions that existed throughout all of that period.

Well, except for the first 3.999 billion years. But whatever, right? Stupid science.

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My footprint is less than most is USA.

You realise that isn't saying much? The ecological footprint of the average American is 9 global hectares, that of the average European or Japanese is roughly half that. If everyone on Earth had the average US footprint, we would need another 4 planets to fit us all on. If your footprint is as low as half the average (You live off the grid, never drive or use public transport, power your computer by running hamsters on a treadmill, perhaps?) you're still creating an environmental deficit.

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/newsletter/bv/humanity_now_demanding_1.4_earths

What about potable water? Deforestation? Overfishing?

What about them? This tread is about temperature/climate change.

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Okay.....human "civilization" 10,000 years ago with no records until 136 years ago! NYC was covered in a glacier nearly 2 kilometers thick 6000 years ago. Climate changes, what direct impact does humanity have in that? Statistically 136 years of data is a drop in the bucket. In other words Statistically Unsound.

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Temperature is one thing, but the quality of soil, air and water is decreasing rapidly.

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Okay.....human "civilization" 10,000 years ago with no records until 136 years ago! NYC was covered in a glacier nearly 2 kilometers thick 6000 years ago. Climate changes, what direct impact does humanity have in that? Statistically 136 years of data is a drop in the bucket. In other words Statistically Unsound.

This would be true if scientists only had data going back 136 years and everything else before that was shrouded in mystery. That isn`t the case. Scientists do have a pretty good idea of how the climate has changed over much larger time horizons than 136 years from a variety of sources (guess that is how we know there was all that ice in New York 6000 years ago) and, while I am not a climate scientist, my understanding is that the pace of change we are seeing is without precedent (save for the odd apocalyptic events like massive meteorite impacts or the eruption of super volcanoes, which generally precipitate mass extinctions).

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NYC was covered in a glacier nearly 2 kilometers thick 6000 years ago.

I wonder what the population of NYC was back then. And the state of its economy. And agriculture.

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Does it matter Cleo? The point was the climate warmed quite a bit since then. Quite a bit.

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