Global warming deniers: where is the flaw in this logic?

Forest fires have existed for millions of years, long before humans evolved on earth. Thus, it is completely impossible for a human to create a forest fire, since forest fires predate humans.

This is the same logic you use for global warming. You claim that, since global warming (and cooling) have existed for millions of years, it is impossible for humans to make it worse. SO why does your logic make any more sense than the example of forest fires? Why is it possible for humans to make forest fires, if they have existed for millions of years?

If you want to deny the decades of scientific research which has been independently confirmed by hundreds of thousands of scientists on global warming, go ahead. People have been doing the same thing for evolution since it was discovered as well. But don't use a stupid argument like "global warming happened before humans, so humans can't cause it", unless you want to agree that humans can't cause forest fires as well.

9 Answers

  • 8 years ago

    Well first think it through. What global warming is. How much will it hurt. How fast it is happening.

    Is it worth the hussle. if it is what can you do.

    GW(global warming) is a slow process what you have heard in media is overexagerating. also its not the warmer temperatures that will harm anyone its the increased circulation of the water, it evaporates faster it builds up faster, it rains faster. that wont lead to us dying out, nor any known species, it will make some stuff harder, but the most noticable difference will be the stronger and more frequent storms. Saying people dont have something to do is a naive answer, saying it wont have any effect is naive too. BUT(notice the hugormous fat but) Can the fuss about it be caused intentionally?Is it worse enough to MELT the ice cap>is that even a bad thing? NO.

  • 8 years ago

    NATURAL forest fires occur during times of lightning strikes, which occur during times of overcast. When moisture is present in the air, natural fires will create their own weather and put themselves out. Convection currents caused by the heat of the fire will make it rain, and if not immediately, the heavy, more humid air will at least create the ability for the smoke to be heavy enough to canopy the fire and hold it to the ground where it does good.

    The absence of thinning, sensible grazing and control burning have created so much ground fuel that fires can get going during drier, less overcast conditions, and those are caused exclusively by man, be it by campfires, cigarette butts, chain saws without spark arresters or mufflers on cars or ATVs. In short, in the absence of lightning, the fire was caused by man, and since the ground fuel buildup is also caused by man with his misguided lawsuits against any administration of the forests, it's a double whammy. Those fires will "crown," or start leaping from treetop to treetop, destroying everything in their paths because they started under the wrong conditions for nature to work.

    If you're going to talk "science," at least either get that science right or don't bring it up around people who know more than you do about it. Fire ecology is fire ecology, and you might as well know something about it if you're going to bring it up.

    As far as global warming, nobody denies it; the earth is clearly warming up. It's man's role in it that is in question. We exited four different ice ages without man around to bring them about. What's different about this one? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

  • 8 years ago

    Dude, if we have global warming

    then why isn't the global temperature going up every year ?

    The reason the global warming crowd changed to climate change

    is because global warming stopped in 1998

    Global temperatures are now cooler than they were in 1998

    2. it just shows ignorance, when you keep claiming we have global warming, when it was hotter in 1998 than it is now.

    3. in fact new research just published by Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project , shows that global tempatures have remained constant since the late 1990's

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    You could pick a better day to advocate for the global warming hoax than the day after a huge October snowstorm. Timing, dude, timing.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    You forgot the other logic path.

    That because forest fires exist, loggers couldn't have possibly cut down those trees.

    The "because sun spots exist, global warming can't be true" theory.

    Oh look there's the guy who doesn't grasp how a warming globe result in more gas as the permafrost thaws.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Volcanic explosions have created huge carbon credits as well. I live by the coast and their is sand for a least an hours drive inland. Which means that all ice on the polar caps have been melted before

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Man Made Global Warming is a Hoax. I deny all Your nonsense.

    The only reason You call it climate Change is So We would not make fun of Your MMGW. There have been a couple of changes in the name to suit liberals. All covered under BS

  • Al gore's famous co2 and temperature graphs show that temperature actually DRIVE co2

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