Each week, Sparks from a Combustible Mind (hosted by Melanie) offers its followers FOUR intriguing questions for insightful responses.
THIS WEEK’S FOUR QUESTIONS:
In your opinion, how are we affecting our planet?
What solutions would you offer to stem the multiple problems we face vis a vis the destruction of our planet home?
Do you think it’s already too late and we could just do exactly as we’re doing now and things would turn out the very same?
Do you participate in things like “Arbor Day” (a U.S. Holiday dedicated to planting new trees) or Earth Day or Earth Month?
Is any of it important in the ‘Big Picture’?
MY INSIGHTFUL ANSWERS …
I will answer all of these with linked data. (I abhor yelling.)
“Ice Ages” and “Heat Ages”
Scientists have recorded five significant ice ages throughout the Earth’s history: the Huronian (2.4-2.1 billion years ago), Cryogenian (850-635 million years ago), Andean-Saharan (460-430 mya), Karoo (360-260 mya) and Quaternary (2.6 mya-present). Approximately a dozen major glaciations have occurred over the past 1 million years, the largest of which peaked 650,000 years ago and lasted for 50,000 years.
Has the Earth been warmer than it is now?
Even after those first scorching millennia, however, the planet has often been much warmer than it is now. One of the warmest times was during the geologic period known as the Neoproterozoic, between 600 and 800 million years ago. Conditions were also frequently sweltering between 500 million and 250 million years ago.
The first quote is linked information from a Disney based history/science account. The second quote is from the United Staes Governments own Climate Blog (www.climate.gov/) NIETHER are from ‘climate change deniers.
All of these ‘heatings” and ‘coolings” of planet Earth came WITHOUT man’s fossil fuels and the industrial revolution!
That does not mean that I think we should pollute planet Earth.
However, we should listen to ALL scientists, not just glum-n-doom extremists or Nobel winning NON-scientists …
Gore made similar statements about Arctic ice in his 2007 Nobel prize acceptance speech and, in 2008, a video of the opening of a German museum captured Gore saying that “the entire North polar ice cap may well be completely gone in five years.”