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Global Warming / Climate Change:
The question most often pondered on the topic of Global Warming is whether or not global warming is caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
Today we have a very accurate ability to measure the temperature anywhere on Earth, but this was not always the case. On a long enough time line it is impossible for us to determine what is normal for Earth's climatic conditions. Let me explain.
About 20,000 years ago during the last Glacial period, more commonly referred to as an Ice Age, a large portion of the Earth was covered in a thick sheet of ice. The only way for this to have happened is if the temperatures on Earth were cold enough for the large mass of ice to not only maintain itself, but to grow in size as well.
The ice covering the Earth reached its maximum size, also known as its Glacial Maximum about 22,000 years ago.
During Earths history there have been periods of time when the average temperatures dropped, and ice formed and grew in size known as Glacial periods. There are also periods of time when the large masses of ice melts, and retreats due to increased temperatures. This is known as, Interglacial periods, or as we refer to it today, "Global Warming, or Climate change."
We are currently in an Interglacial period of an Ice Age that began roughly 2.6 million years ago, give or take a few years. All kidding aside the temperatures on Earth have been cooling down so much that large masses of ice grow, and warming back up to melt the ice away again for millions of years.
Records of the temperatures here on Earth were not kept by the people that were living here 20,000 years ago, and they most certainly did not have an accurate way to measure them. There is no way for us to know just how much, or how quickly the temperatures increased in order to start melting the ice, and glaciers.
Even if you could find a cave drawing that was created by Australopithecus approximately 2 million years ago, how would you determine how accurately they represented conditions on Earth during those bygone years? The surrealist painter Salvador Dali created a masterful painting shortly after emerging from the enlightening Hypnagogic state, his famous painting was of Melting Clocks. Salvador was not trying to express through his art that it was so hot outside that time itself was melting. Sometimes it is just a painting, and not an accurate representation of current events.
How long is Twenty Thousand years?
Let's use an analogy to help you better understand just how long 20,000 years is. Let's assume for a moment that a human lifetime is 80 years long. We will further assume that reincarnation is an absolute. (For those of you who do not know, Reincarnation is the belief that when you die you are reborn into a new body to experience life on Earth all over again. There are some who believe that the new life that you are born into is based on karmic debts, or assets so to speak from actions in a past life, but that's a whole new topic of conversation.)
Going by our afore mentioned assumptions shortly before I inadvertently distracted your attention for a moment going off on my tangent about Reincarnation, do you know how many times that you would have to live for 80 years, die, be reborn, and live for 80 more to reach 20,000 years? That would be 250 times!
Two hundred fifty lifetimes of living to be 80 years old. Let that sink in for a moment. How old are you now? Can you imagine what it would be like to live to be 80 years old 250 times in a row?
We have all seen interviews on the television with people who live in the Northern regions where glaciers are melting, and breaking apart. The person who is being interviewed looks to be about fifty years old states that the melting, and breaking off of the glaciers is the worst that they have seen in their lifetime. They talk about how much bigger the glaciers were in the past.
Do you see how ridiculously insignificant the memories are of a fifty year old person who is thinking back about how much the glaciers have changed during their lifetime? The ice started melting, and retreating 20,000 years ago. Judging a fifty year timeframe of an Interglacial period which is only point 25 percent, or one quarter of one percent of its history is quite absurd.
What causes Global Warming?
Global warming is said to be caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It is claimed that the main cause of this increase of carbon dioxide is the burning of fossil fuels. It is highly unlikely that there was an advanced civilization living here 20,000 years ago that was drilling for oil, and burning it to generate power.
The Homo Sapiens living here at the time were little more advanced than the Neanderthals that came before them. They were still using simple tools during that time. They may have burned wood to keep warm, and cook their food, but even coal was not used until about 3000 years ago by the Chinese. The burning of fossil fuels could not have been responsible for the warming temperatures back then.
There is another big contributor that we never read about that is constantly adding carbon dioxide to our atmosphere. That source is all of us. We are all constantly increasing the levels of carbon dioxide in the air with every breath that we exhale. All of us, and every animal exhales carbon dioxide all day everyday with every breath we take. According to Wikipedia, as of August 2016 the population of the Earth was 7.4 billion people.
Brian Tomasik who is a mathematican, and animal rights activist estimates that there are over 20 quintillion individual animals living on the Earth. That is the number 20 followed by 18 zeros. It looks like this 20,000,000,000,000,000,000.
That is a lot of mouths constantly exhaling carbon dioxide into the air all day every day.
There is no way to know for sure what the population of humans, and animals were 20,000 years ago, so even that source is questionable. It is safe to assume that the vegetation was far less during that time period due to the large ice covering. There would have been less plant life to convert the carbon dioxide into oxygen.
Is Global Warming, and the resulting Climate Change caused by humans burning fossil fuels?
Is Global Warming the result of increased levels of carbon dioxide as "Scientist" have hypothesized?
Perhaps it is just a coincidence that the warming temperatures, and increased levels of carbon dioxide are connected. They have been wrong before. It was not too long ago that we were told that the Earth was flat, and the center of the universe. Much more recently in August of 2006 "Scientists" have informed us that Pluto is no longer a planet.
How long will it be before they tell us Global Warming, and Carbon Dioxide levels are not connected?
Are we experiencing a more rapid increase in the loss of glaciers, and ice due to human interaction, or are we merely in the final stages of the warming temperatures, and melting of Glaciers from an Interglacial period that started 20,000 years ago?
What do you believe?