One of the comments on the Delingpole article:
We are in an ice age today, we’ve been in one for the last 2.6 million years, it’s called the Quaternary. This ice age, the Quaternary, is filled with glacial periods and interglacial periods. We are currently in an interglacial period.
The earth goes into and out of glacial periods because of the cycles of the sun in conjunction with the Milankovitch cycles. That is the mechanism that controls whether the earth is in a glacial period or not.
So for the last few million years, the earth has bounced back and forth from glacial to interglacial periods… So what has the CO2 content of the atmosphere been through all that time?
Through all that time, millions of years, the CO2 has vacillated between 200 ppm (glacial) and 280 ppm (interglacial).
In 1860, the CO2 content of the atmosphere was measure to be around 250-260 ppm, *so right about where we should be going off the paleo climate history of the earth these last few million years*
Last year, the CO2 content was measured to be just above 410 ppm.
So here we are today, over 130 ppm higher than it’s been in millions of years. There is no doubt that man caused this, and it’s time we fixed it.
I, personally, have not the slightest idea – all I can do is read, read, listen and what we’re getting is conflicting ‘science’. There’ve been counter science to the official and I find it persuasive, the counter science, but I’m in no way any authority on this topic.
That, it seems to me, is the issue for most of us – whom to believe, dazzled by charts, figures and rhetoric.
Therefore, we tend to revert to trusted sources on other topics. Thus I’d tend to believe trusted readers. But what about when our own chaps, so to speak, disagree?
That scam though is a heavy factor against the situation as officially sanctioned reality.