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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    What about the Ice Age? And before that, it was warm. After the Ice Age, it also became warm again. I suppose this happened because of cavemen releasing toxic chemicals into the atmosphere (aside from methane)?
    The thing is, naturally ocurring fluctuations of climate do not disprove human-caused global warming. Human influences are on top of the naturally occuring phenomenon and cause a very rapid change in temperature that has likely not happend before (this fast), and may tip the system off balance with unforeseeable consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    What about the Ice Age? And before that, it was warm. After the Ice Age, it also became warm again. I suppose this happened because of cavemen releasing toxic chemicals into the atmosphere (aside from methane)?
    Your error was stating "for no reason". There is a reason. We just don't always know the reason to a definite degree of certainty. Earth's climate is very complex, so our models are severely lacking.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    What about the Ice Age? And before that, it was warm. After the Ice Age, it also became warm again. I suppose this happened because of cavemen releasing toxic chemicals into the atmosphere (aside from methane)?
    You're right - in fact, twenty cycles have been counted in marine sediment over the past 2 million years, one per every 100,000 years. The best explanation at present is Milankovich Cycles. Thing is, while this indeed a change in climate, it is not 'climate change' - a spike in CO2 levels coinciding with the industrial revolution and over a period of a couple hundred years does not coincide with the mechanisms behind the glacial/inter-glacial periods with a 100,000 year cyclicity.

    Long story short: there's always a reason.

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