Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
Again, is it man made or natural? We do not know and anyone who says they know for sure is a fool or a liar.
We? Are you channeling Queen Victoria?
As a student of science, I have a reasonable knowledge of how ancient events can be read by the physical evidence left behind by them. Scientists can tell with great accuracy what the earth's climate was over millennia by examining Arctic ice core samples and other things. This is good, solid evidence that has withstood the test of peer scrutiny, and is not challenged by any enlightened theories. The evidence says that carbon dioxide levels have risen faster and greater than any time before. This period of time coincides precisely with the Industrial Revolution, a well-known source of man-made carbon-dioxide emissions.
Only God knows with 100% certainty, but 99.999% certainty is more than enough to be compelling evidence. Evidence enough to take action on. And the latest evidence from just the other day continues to support the original conclusion.
This is an issue where there is absolutely nothing useful in risking the future of the planet for something as petty as ego-feeding. The risks are huge! Far better to run a tiny risk of being mistaken than to be "dead right."