Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: A refresher on Global Cooling. errrr Global Warming
NZ Benz - 4/3/2006 11:23 PM
Isn't climate change part of the earths own natural cycle and we are just speeding it up? Because arn't certain period of history such as ht edark ages meant to coincide with a cooling of hte planet? I'm sure I read that somewhere.
Sure there are cycles, but our ecosystem has been in rythm with them for an eternity. The real question is whether or not we are speeding things up to the point cataclysmic change can result - each epoch of earth history is separated by cataclysmic events, two of which almost wiped out all of the life on this planet, the causes of which are little understood even now. We are already forcing a mass extinction almost as great as the one that saw the dinosaurs disappear.
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