• Dana

    Mar 16, 2012 - 06:48:39 PM

    I think that people need to stop burying their heads in the sand and realize that what "man" has done to this planet is catching up with us.

  • dennis cole

    Mar 16, 2012 - 07:03:46 PM

    just as our engines in cars need oil to keep them cool our planet needs oil to keep it cool so keep taking the oil away and we will all fry

  • Michael

    Mar 16, 2012 - 07:43:14 PM

    I would like to know if we have any satellites keeping track of temperatures on Venus and Mars (or even the rovers deployed there). I have heard people mention a 10 or 11 year cycle for solar output. But I'm also curious if there is also a longer trend for solar emissions that is being ignored. Two hundred years of data is almost meaningless when compared to the billions of years that have seen ice ages and smaller glacial events (even as recently as 10K yrs ago) along with the warming that was required to force the glaciers to recede. The Roman Warm Period thesis and archaelogical digs showed vineyards across Great Britain that may not be supported even by today's climate (they would require additional warming). We should be mindful of how we manage our resources and the environment, but we should also stop manipulating data to fit conclusions and justify agendas. We need to ensure that we are maintaining accurate records so that we can continue to improve our understanding of the big picture and our great grand-children can trust our historical records.

  • Sylvia

    Mar 16, 2012 - 09:34:47 PM

    You right Michael....we really do need to solve the warming problem. Maybe if the whole WORLD work together, and stop fighting, we just might succeed. With so much dissension in the WORLD, no one cares about anything but themselves.

  • Bill

    Mar 17, 2012 - 01:08:12 AM

    Let's agree that human activity has caused recent climate change. Humans have been around for something like 12000 years. Let's triple that accounting for our ancestors. So for 36000 years human activity has caused climate change. What caused it before humans? And isn't there a theory that energy can neither be created nor destroyed? If that's true, then all the energy ever on earth is still here, but perhaps it's manifested in warmer climate rather than petrol? And isn't there another theory/fact that evolution exists? I wouldn't suspect that the cherry and other trees blossoming earlier might be at least adaptation, if not evolution, in action?