Since global ice ages and global warning periods are inevitable, would it be wise to try to keep the plant warmer and deal with the result?
- zipperLv 62 months ago
One fallows the other. Back in the 1950's we had a mini ice age, so now we are having a warming period. Remember there have been five Ice Ages which means there has been five warm up periods as well and man kind did not cause them. We really do not know what caused them to happen. All we do know is that we humans are making this one come on faster than it should, can we reduce the over all effect; NO ONE REALLY KNOWS!
- JohnLv 42 months ago
You know the future? The CLAIM or THEORY is we've had those in the past.
Your guessing about the future. All anyone knows is the new ice age is here and surrounds NOW!
There's snow and ice outside and not a single weather report says this frigid cold cold weather is changing ANY TIME SOON!
The weather guy said 35! Brrrr...now that's cold enough to pull on a down parka!
Its so cold here you gotta were sweaters indoors! It must be seventy!
- SagebrushLv 72 months ago
FACT: Mankind can't control the climate. Why be concerned about something you can only speculate about, will never affect you, and you can't do anything about?
- CowboyLv 62 months ago
what a goofy idea - you must be republican
and that makes you bad for democracy
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- 2 months ago
Man has no "god like power" to control the climate. Mother Nature has that job locked up.
- ElizabethLv 72 months ago
Nice idea, but it doesn't change anything. Let's suppose we wanted the planet to be 4C warmer to offset an ice age. Ignoring the consequences of that in terms of sea level rise, how do we stop the temperature at 4C? We still have to cut our CO2 emissions to maintain whatever temperature you decide we need. Only now we cause more damage in the short term trying to stop damages caused by ice ages in the long term.
- antarcticiceLv 72 months ago
Earths long history has seen quite a few climate changes both cold and warm, periods when the planet froze completely and periods when there was no ice at all.
Causes have been movement of continents, changes in the sun, volcanic activity and life itself. Before life on land all the earths land masses where barren desert.
The current cycle of glacial periods started around 2.7 million years ago linked to separation of land masses from Antarctica allowing the circum polar current to form cooling Antarctica and the planet. Since the we have drifted in and out of glacial periods due to small long term changes in our tilt to the sun, which in turn increases or decrease Co2.
Human activity over the last century has increased Co2 to levels well above any seen during the the last several interglacials. This has seen temp rise, sea level rise and glacial ice loss.
A return to a next ice age can and has been estimated but given orbital mechanics can be predicted quite accurately, such an effect is not expected for thousands of years.
- samLv 62 months ago
sure. who needs miami to be above water.
- Anonymous2 months ago
when you say 'inevitable' it sounds like you're a right winger who actually believes there is a world wide conspiracy going on in the scientific community like never seen before since the birth of modern science. Which, of course, is totally ridiculous. Scientists are not lying. Right wingers are.
I don't know what plant you're growing or how that even matters.
- JimZLv 72 months ago
Maybe our CO2 is adding a little warming that will mitigate any potential cooling to come. I doubt that our CO2 is causing any significant harm anyway. When you weigh the benefits and negative consequence, so far the minimum warming that we have experienced is probably beneficial overall and mostly natural.
I see you have the sockpuppet fascists are back again. They give you 3 thumbs down in a minute flat. They hate facts and they hate freedom but they are stooges (the three stooges only not funny).