Imagine a climate changing event where the air is so bad people can’t breathe. Imagine extremely hot summer and bitterly cold winter. Imagine shortened growing cycles and famine. Imagine horrible droughts and deluges that wipe out whole communities. That is climate change.

But humans didn’t do that.

The incident up above was Mother Nature’s doing in 1783: The eruption of Mt. Laki in Iceland. It wiped out 25% of Iceland’s population and nearly all livestock. In Europe, the resulting famine ... well that volcano caused starvation and the 99% in France didn’t like starving and went after the #oppressivemalepatriarchy.

Globally, the sun was covered by a haze for over a year. So much poison gas was in the air that monsoon cycles were interrupted and altered. Egypt experienced horrible famine and lost 1/5th of its population. The rain poisoned fertile soil around the globe. The Mississippi froze nearly all the way to the ocean, etc. etc. The amount of sulfur dioxide, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide makes what we humans have generated in the last 100 years seem like a drop in a bucket.

Ever since God kicked out Adam and Eve from Eden, this planet has been cursed. Nature is aggressive and emotionless. It’s hubris to think we could do any real harm to it. And it’s hubris to think a Mt. Laki can’t happen in your lifetime.

So prepare for a real Mt. Laki event. Not Florida becoming some kind of Neo-Atlantis.

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Justthinking

Another science denier. Like some others, you keep your head buried in the oil pit. Maybe someday you will come out of the darkness into the light.

tomPayne

Skeptical questioning of assumptions by the masses is science. Calling people names like deniers and unbelievers is a cult. I stopped "believing" the climate change cult the second they said it was "settled" and abandoned science.

dmilroy

Jonathan Morgan's assertion that the eruption of Mt. Laki in Iceland makes the carbon dioxide "we humans have generated in the last 100 years seem like a drop in a bucket" is not supported by the scientific evidence.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the world’s volcanoes, both on land and undersea, generate about 200 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, while our automotive and industrial activities cause some 24 billion tons of CO2 emissions every year worldwide. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earthtalks-volcanoes-or-humans/

It’s not hubris to think humans are changing the climate. The scientific evidence of human-caused climate change is both clear and compelling. https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/2/

chromedome42

Anyone who thinks that we can pump billions of tons of CO2 into our atmosphere, not to mention all the other chemicals, without some impact on our ecosystem is indeed a special kind of uninformed. And look, we haven't even addressed the garbage we pump and dump into the earth.

RIP Common Sense

And vaccines cause autism, too, right?

Iman

Everybody! Run Run Run - the sky is falling! I'll just drive my SUV slowly and take in the sights. Only 10 years and 5 months to go. Don't exhale now. And no farting.

dmilroy

That Iman rejects the scientific evidence of human-caused climate change and repeats irrational talking points from the fringes of the Internet is unsurprising. If you review Iman's comments, then you will see rejecting reason and spewing nonsensical talking points is his normal operating procedure.

Iman

That Dimroy rejects the scientific evidence of time-caused climate change and repeats irrational talking points from the fringes of the Democratic party is unsurprising. If you review Dimroy's comments, then you will see rejecting reason and spewing nonsensical talking points is his normal operating procedure. You lefties are so out of touch with reality.

yanktonaveragejoe

Yep, the whole world has been messed up since some woman took a bite out of an apple because a guy with horns on his head and a pitchfork told her to. Whatever works for you, Jonathan.

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