outofstep80 wrote:I actually am a global warming believer. I think both sides have there extremes though. It is definitely a complex system that we are trying to analyze and it is difficult to know the extent of the damage we have caused, but to think that everything we do has no impact is more than a little...(fill in the blank)
You know, I guess since this isn't PnP, we'll allow you to be reasonable.
That's actually the way I see it. We can't predict the weather a week ahead, so while we can observe a trend and possibly predict that it will continue, we really can't predict its magnitude very accurately. But yes, everything we do has consequences and we have certainly increased substantially the output of CO2 to the atmosphere. We have also released halocarbon gasses into the atmosphere that are breaking down the ionospheric ozone.