- Mar 22, 2011
The Ice Age and Global Warming are two completely different things.Rex Fallout said:The Earth goes through cycles, it gets hot, then it gets cold, then it gets hot, then it gets... I think you get the idea.
What do you think the Ice Age was? "Ugh those darn cave men drivin their hummers about and ruining out planet!"
It's been proven that in the past 100-110 years, Human Activity, whether that be mass deforestation or burning of fossil fuels have drastically peaked CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
It's also been proven that more CO2 = more infrared radiation that can't escape through the atmosphere (heating basically...)
So taking this into account, "it gets hot, it gets cold" is true, but add human activity, through burning of fossil fuels, and you get "it gets hotter, it gets colder" We do not effect the climate directly, it doesn't change the cycle of getting hot and then cooling, we just speed this up by pumping CO2 into the atmosphere.