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[nafex] Re: Global warming? Where's the proof?

I'm somewhere in between the current positions on global warming and 
the "dangers" thereto.  I'd think it kind of neat to grow oranges in 
my backyard.  

And personally, I wouldn't buy a shore house right now.

I believe the "majority" of climate scientists now believe there is 
global warming going on (defined as the average air temp of globe is 
rising), but there still are significant numbers of dissenters 
(scientist) to this theory and they're not just fringe "crackpots".  

However, I think we could agree on these:

Humans have raised the average level of CO2 in our atomosphere 

"If things continue as they are" - the avg concentration of CO2 will 
double in the next 50 years.

Increased CO2 generally causes plants to grow faster.

If you want to know how this may affect animal life (studies of 
mainly insects and ruminants) - 

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex@egroups.com, Thomas Olenio <tolenio@s...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am no scientist, have done no research in this area, but one 
thing pops
> to mind...
> Hasn't the planet been warming since the last ice age?
> It has been my experience that nature is full of cycles.  Some are 
> and easy to monitor, where others take years, decades, and eons.
> A hundred years of weather records is nothing in relationship to the
> weather patterns that have changed over the eons.  Who is to say 
man is
> responsible for the current trends?
> In science, the obvious is not always the underlying cause.
> We know that there have been weather extremes on this planet from 
> geological record prior to man being on the scene.  I believe there 
> bigger forces at work.
> Just my opinion.
> Regards,
> Tom
> --
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a