We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The ironic thing is based on historical climate we are in the sweet spot of climates. AND if it were to warm a few degrees and CO2 were to increase a point or two it would be extremely beneficial to life on earth. The real concern should be what happens to all life on earth when the next Maunder minimum occurs. We are due for one and it could cause massive death rates for all life forms on earth.
Exactly. I acknowledge slight warming. I think it is a net plus. The height of prosperity in the Roman Empire was during its warmest periods.
Humans have been affecting the climate for thousands of years. When we cleared forest, irrigated, and built walls for crops and increased the number of domesticated animals because we could eat them or eat from them, this changed the climate.
Assistant Village Idiot
Send us some of that slight warming! Now it's March, & we're seeing a bit of greening. But the last 2 years, winter arrived in Feb and we were still cold in March. Last night the lawn is white from hail.
Feb 15,2018 we were still green all winter. Feb 17th it snowed, turned brown, did not green until March 15th. Yet we still hit a normal April 20 grass harvest.
Nature is very forgiving, and earnest not to die.
Lest we forget, Every day is a record! Remember the last time 3-08-2020 came around?
Maggie you seem to have omitted two important facts: 1st that the rate of increase has not been constant, sea level rise is accelerating and 2nd sea level rise is not constant across the globe some areas have sea level rise greater than others