Climate Change is a … HOT … topic! See what I did there.
Anyways, I saw something recently from a “I.T. Specialist” who said that it was
“ it is absurd and arrogant to think that we, humans, are a threat to the planet AND that we can modify the weather. If we try to accomplish this we will only ensure our extinction.”
Well…I gave him a few actual facts, and I quote myself here…
“It’s absurd and arrogant to think that human beings play no part in changing the climate. While our ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago. Civilization as we know it is only about 6,000 years old, and industrialization started in the earnest only in the 1800s. Dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago (at the end of the Cretaceous Period), after being on Earth for about 165 million years. The rate humans are going, we wont even survive half that time, maybe not even a quarter.”
200,000 vs 165 million … Even if you include our ancestors 6 million, is still less than a quarter of 165 million. By the math’s, one quarter of 165 million = 41 million, 2 hundred, 50 thousand…So yeah, 6 million, still isn’t near to a quarter.
Human Extinction – Wikipedia
When did dinosaurs become extinct? – USGS
I often sit and wonder how on earth, we are screwing up the planet so badly. Not only that, but too hear those climate deniers.
Maybe the animals are smarter.