Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
QFT. There has been global warming since the last ice age. Why do people insist that the climate we have now is the only "correct" climate? Temps will rise and fall forever and there ain't a dang thing we can do about it...
You are 100% correct, but missing the elephant in the room. Right now, on this planet, 1/3 of the population is starving. Every 3.8 mintues, some ones dies from hunger. The problem is natural causes create food shortages.
Now the earth naturally has climate change, but by humans driving the climate to change, we will create more starvation. Places that used to grow crops, will not be able too. The places that can't grow crops will. Forest will have to die and move to different ecosystems.
As the current climate is, 1/3 of the population is starving. Image if another dust bowl hit middle america, but instead of lasting 10 years, last 50 years. How much food could we produce in this country with the great plains.
About 80% of USA food comes from the great plains. Could you survive with 80% less food?
Forest will start to shift away from normal areas and repopulate new areas. This process has happen before, but with climate change, it will happen in decades not centuries. How are you going to build yourself a house, if that forest is no more and you have to wait 30 years to get usable trees.
It is not that the climate change is "normal" or not, but is how fast it happens greatly effects the ability for humans to survive. If the climate changes too quickly, we will see the starvation rate increase dramatically.
Now if we are the cause of the change, we can give yourselves more time, by stop producing green house gases, allowing more time to adjust. We can also stop pooping where we are eating. By going to eco friendly items, we can help stop waste, create jobs, and enjoy what we have.
But it is getting warmer. Either we can just run at it full speed and pray the traffic accident does not kill everyone, or we can start to steer and stop, and maybe reduce the damage from the accident ahead. But make no mistake, there is an accident, if we do not do something now, it will only get worst.
As for the cold/snow storm group, please. Climate change actually can create the weather in the west coast. The warmer the planet the more energy the systems can have. The current "north easter" (high pressure) was pull south by a really powerful warm weather system in the Atlantic ocean. The warm (low pressure) weather system was powered by warming oceans and warmer surface temps. If it was not for climate change the warmer weather would have not gotten soo warm, the colder weather would have not been pulled soo far south.
But if you want to deal with storms just like this, keep your foot on the gas and head for the accident has fast as you can.
Once again, it is climate change.