Moreover, there's the logical principle known as Occam's Razor, i.e. "The simplest explanation for an event is the best one barring compelling evidence that such is not the case." Well between about 1300 and 1870 the Earth experienced what's now called the Little Ice Age. It's perhaps why the Vikings abandoned Greenland around the year 1400 although this theory has now been questioned. It is though why we read about Dutchmen skating on canals back a couple hundred years ago. (That trick doesn't work very well these days even in late January.) And it's why Napoleon's army froze its ass off retreating from Russia in the early nineteenth century. So the simplest explanation for any global warming these days is that the Earth is still recovering from the Little Ice Age and reverting to the climate of the Medieval Warm Period.
What are you drinking up there in Toronto? Do I have to send Mr Fox on you my furry friend.
Your going to throw Occam's Razor at me? Actually I'll throw it right back at you the easiest explanation for the rapid increase in global climate change is that man is speeding this along. Hence why the scientific community agrees. The idea that you and Jimbo think the majority of scientists are in it for the money and funding and not to find the truth is ridiculous. I get it yes there are plenty of shady scientists but I'm sorry the majority of them are in it for the science and facts not falsehood and lies. This is the same BS as we didn't land on the moon.
In regards to the little ice age it wasn't a global event just a regional and it happened over a much longer time frame. Secondly, nice that you read about that the deep water in oceans are still recovering from the little ice age, that doesn't mean the earth is recovering from the little ice age, just deep ocean water. Secondly, if we were still recovering from the little ice age (which may have a small hand in it) it would be slow but what is happening now is happening fast.
Hepcat wrote:Other than sunspot activity, why these changes in the Earth's climate over time? Well for one thing the Earth's orbit isn't entirely stable. It's more elliptical some years/decades/centuries than others. Worse yet it goes and wobbles a bit around its axis. Very inconvenient. Then there's the phenomenon called geomagnetic reversal when the earth's poles switch around (perhaps due to the sloshing around of Earth's core but who the hell knows). There have been 183 such reversals over the last 83 million years or so I've heard. Nasty those. The last one resulted in most of the Arabian peninsula becoming a desert.
What does this have to do with current climate change? There is talk about magnetic north moving lately but the theory on geomagnetic reversal is now believed that it takes centuries for it to happen and it would be obvious when its happening. Yes it does happen to do with the Earth's metallic core moving around.
We can give several reasons that would also cause climate change but that is no longer the issue. The issue is what can we do to maybe stop or reduce effects from climate change. Is your stance to do nothing? Should we stop conserving gas and stop finding cleaner ways to produce energy? what is the bad thing about that? maybe we should go back to the 70's and start dumping toxic waste again, polluting our rivers, continue to let CO2 emissions to go up(by the way its the highest its been in 3 million years), keep tearing down the rain forest for cattle and palm trees. Should we continue to build on the coasts and not have those coastal buildings be up to snuff with new codes so they are at least protected from future storms? SO your against wind power and solar panels? I know your not a big business guy but it seems you want to ignore climate change and let industry do what it wants. Really you believe big business over scientists?