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Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 4 weeks ago

Why are people freaking out about climate change?

People are spreading false information by saying the earth is in jeopardy and that the world will end. The earth has had a few ice ages, climate change has always been a trending thing that’s happened since the earth began. There were times where the North Pole was a tropical rainforests. Climate change is also what influence the cycle of life, most mass extinctions have happened to climate changes. The ice age caused certain species to go extinct then when the ice age ended some species went extinct due to the earth being too warm. Ice ages take thousands of years to happen and it takes thousands of years for the planet to recover from an ice age. The North Pole and South Pole are some of the last remaining things from the last ice age. So what’s happening right now with climate change is completely normal.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    I feel like some people are freaking out about climate change but not everybody

  • 3 weeks ago

    Because it's changing

  • 4 weeks ago

    Absolutely totally agree. Greta did not read the memo

  • 4 weeks ago

    In a way, you're right. The earth itself isn't going to explode. It will continue to spin around the sun. Eventually, without humans it will correct itself over a few million years.

    The reason people are freaking out is that each one of the events you named- ice ages, hot ages, any drastic climate shift- resulted in wiping out between 90%-99% of life on earth. So, in a realistic world, does the Earth itself survive our current climate crisis? Yes, it does. The Earth itself will be fine. However, will humans survive? It's not so clear. Humans as a species may die out. Not immediately, but maybe. Certainly lots of species will go extinct, they already are.

    In addition, lots of individual humans will die. People are already dying from the extreme hurricanes and floods and fires that are directly tied to climate change. That will get worse. Whole countries will lose their land as it goes underwater. People will starve as food becomes scarcer.

    These are things to be afraid of.

    • Yes and no. Many people believe that the Earth is fully capable of supporting this many humans. The problem is the carbon footprint.

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  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    They are freaking out because they are zealots who are far leftists that desperately need to lie and exaggerate to push their hate filled political agenda that needs lies to survive.  Sadly those useful idiots control the media and schools.  

    • Cowboy
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      Foolish republicans can't call themselves American anymore.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Here's what I post from peer review/authoritative sources:

    1. Extreme weather events globally have declined/leveled, some since 1850.

    2. There are more trees globally today than 35 years ago.

    3. Most areas show polar bears are thriving.

    4. Etc. etc.

    -------------------------

    How do alarmists respond?  They make posts about salt in the ocean.  They talk about a one degree increase in 150 years.

    My evidence shows that their info has little to no consequence, so what do they do?

    They talk about how about it *COULD* be worse.

    Are these alarmists the biggest hand wringing joke you have ever encountered?

    • F
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      If you look at weather reports from late 1700s to 1850 (just before the industrial revolution), the weather was remarkably similar to what we are experiencing now.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Over the past 800,000 years the Earth has undergone about 7 cooling and warming cycles. Using data from ice cores, the CO2 change in the atmosphere went from 180 ppm to 300 pmm and back during these cycles. A 100 ppm change in CO2 took between 5000 and 20000 years.

    We have caused a 100 ppm increase in 120 years. CO2 levels are now more than 400 ppm. This is unprecedented in the past million years.

    The Little Ice Age cooled temperatures by about 1 degree over a period of several centuries. It was caused by volcanic activity, and although we know it happened in the Northern Hemisphere, we aren't sure whether it was global. We have raised the Earth's temperature by 1 degree in about a century and we are on course to hit 2 degrees by 2100.

    Ecosystems have trouble adapting to changes at these kinds of rates. When you add global warming to other pressures we are placing systems under, such as loss of habitat, pollution, poaching, etc then global warming becomes vastly more significant in terms of how ecosystems react.

  • 4 weeks ago

    What exactly are you trying to say? Should people huddle under trees and eat animals we club to death raw and not worry about getting TB or any other preventable diseases because they are "natural"?

  • sam
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    it's not normal to have 400+PPM CO2 in the atmosphere. The world won't end unless your world is Miami under water. BTW, do you want humans to be part of "most mass extinctions have happened to climate changes"

  • Brian
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Keep that head firmly in the sand.

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