Posted by: Tyler95
Posted: 15th Jul 2013
No, I'm inclined to say it isn't telling us to get off. Humans, like all other life-forms on this small planet have been developed by Earth, by nature.
Evolution, selective breeding, adaptations have created the life on Earth, to react with Earth. I'm educated in this area, so I have quite a bit of background knowledge on this subject. Humans do not possess the technology to cause earthquakes, tsunamies or volcanic eruptions in a conventional manner (ie, not much aside from a nuclear weapon can cause these, solely credited to humans). The only way we'll become extinct anytime soon is by doing it to ourselves in the name of "survival of the fittest" (conquest, war), or some catastrophic space event. Life on the planet has already survived global glaciation, nuclear warfare, and space-events. We are survivors.
The cause of global warming, to climatologists and other alike researchers is often credited to natural cycles in the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. We currently inhabit a period of time called an interglacial cycle, meaning we are in the warm period between iceages (occurring every 12000 years, with an additional 150 000 year cycle). The cause of it these cycles are quite complex, but they rely on very sensitive geological functions and spatial functions. 1998 was our warmest year ever, since then it's been cooling steadily, and inclement weather has been increasing. So no, global warming is nothing new.
Now you know why it's such an argumentative subject between academics and governments. Reply