Alarmists: If it could be demonstrated that a much-warmer earth is safe, would you be less hysterical?

How would it affect your shrieking doom-saying if it could be conclusively shown that much higher global temperatures and a complete lack of landlocked ice still yields an Earth that is completely amenable to life? http://www.scotese.com/lcretcli.htm There it is. The continents are in roughly their same... show more How would it affect your shrieking doom-saying if it could be conclusively shown that much higher global temperatures and a complete lack of landlocked ice still yields an Earth that is completely amenable to life?

http://www.scotese.com/lcretcli.htm

There it is. The continents are in roughly their same modern configuration. No polar ice. No landlocked ice. Life moves and breathes and will for millions of years. Note that this temperature was achieved without the touch of human beings. This is the late Cretaceous period of history and it happened right here on planet Earth.

Will you stop screeching so loud, and think about this?

Some preemptive considerations:
-most atmospheric carbon comes from organic matter decay, not from human activities.
-the main greenhouse gas is water vapor, by an overwhelming percentage. Pretending carbon is a massive part of this mix is disingenuous and irresponsible.
-over 31,000 scientists have sued Al Gore over his claim of a global scientific consensus. These are not necessarily climate scientists, just some of the many scientifically-trained persons who are disgusted at the lack of objective discussion and the attempted silencing of debate from the man-made global warming alarmist crowd. As Michael Crichton said, if there is a consensus, it is not science.
Update: Mr N, upon searching it appears that the lawsuit of a year ago didn't go ahead. I did find this on YouTube about John Coleman talking about his desire to bring the suit (last year): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfoNct-kf...
Update 2: Gwens, did you miss the part about dinosaurs wandering around? Mammals survived the extinction event which wiped out the dinosaurs. If there is life on earth, it is as safe as it needs to be.
Update 3: Gwens, it's not fantasy. It was a reality on this planet. It was even warmer during the Paleocene.
Update 4: Dawei, I agree with you. We will be able to adapt and survive. We have a big edge over most creatures to do so. That means that the earth is safe. (If "safe" has any meaning--being alive means you are going to die. :P ) All of these extreme temperature changes and massive shifts in climate went on... show more Dawei, I agree with you. We will be able to adapt and survive. We have a big edge over most creatures to do so. That means that the earth is safe. (If "safe" has any meaning--being alive means you are going to die. :P )

All of these extreme temperature changes and massive shifts in climate went on without human activity.
Update 5: The only thing that is sure about the climate is that it will change. It always is, it always has, always will. The point of bringing up the late Cretaceous and the Paleocene (might as well throw in the ice ages as well), is that the climate of this planet is going to change radically, without human intervention.... show more The only thing that is sure about the climate is that it will change. It always is, it always has, always will. The point of bringing up the late Cretaceous and the Paleocene (might as well throw in the ice ages as well), is that the climate of this planet is going to change radically, without human intervention. We will have to adapt when the climate changes. Leveling all kinds of heavy-handed rhetoric against eachother isn't going to alter the climate change one way or another. Passing laws will only interfere with human freedoms, not affect global weather.

Now we can and will flourish, whatever the planet throws at us, as Dawei says. Civilization does not need to grind to a halt. I am not antagonistic to safeguarding ourselves, but as I see it the greatest danger to humans now and always has been other humans. And one side of this debate is on the attack.

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