If you think that the weather is now cooling, then you have to acknowledge that for the past 25 to 100 years that it has been warming.
And, if you think that these storms and other recent events are so extreme because of global warming, then how do you explain all of the records that still remain on the record books from decades past (some even back to the turn of the 19th century?
No, one can't have it both ways.
Rather, let's look at weather for what the most recent events (those mentioned above and others) - the day to day change in the condition of the atmosphere. For climate change, one has to look to scales of tens of thousand years and longer (really a lot longer). And, this period is far longer then most would acknowledge spans known human history or existence.
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Asked by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on Feb. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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In 2004 Mt. St. Helens just gurgled a bit for a two weeks (nothing big, just letting off some steam). In that two weeks it released more greenhouse gasses and pollutants than all the cars in the whole world for the last 100 years.
Working off of this logic, if we can expect natural occurrences to outweigh our impact on the planet, what exactly will legislation that punishes polluters do to change the effects of natural occurrences? It won't. It is an anomaly that will have a minimal effect on our climate. It is cost prohibitive to impose penalties on industries that our nation depends on for things like food, heat, electricity, transportation, etc. Carbon credits are just another way for some to make money.
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