Manmade Global Warming Crisis Started Thousands of Years Ago
Humanity’s sins against Gaia didn’t start with SUVs, or even the invention of the steam engine. We began to cause global warming by indulging in agriculture thousands of years ago:
[G]athering physical evidence, backed by powerful simulations on the world’s most advanced computer climate models, is reshaping that view and lending strong support to the radical idea that human-induced climate change began not 200 years ago, but thousands of years ago with the onset of large-scale agriculture in Asia and extensive deforestation in Europe.
What’s more, according to the same computer simulations, the cumulative effect of thousands of years of human influence on climate is preventing the world from entering a new glacial age, altering a clockwork rhythm of periodic cooling of the planet that extends back more than a million years.
How horrible: half the planet could be snuggled under a comfy blanket of ice, but we humans ruined it by insisting on feeding ourselves.
It’s tempting to demand an immediate ban on both industry and agriculture. But the global warming priesthood has other solutions:
Global warming, some have argued, can be reversed with a large-scale “geoengineering” fix, such as having a giant blimp spray liquefied sulfur dioxide in the stratosphere or building tens of millions of chemical filter systems in the atmosphere to filter out carbon dioxide.
Trees wouldn’t like it if we filtered out the carbon dioxide they breathe; they probably wouldn’t like having the entire atmosphere poisoned with sulfur dioxide either. But trees aren’t important, because when we solve the global warming crisis, they’ll get crushed under advancing glaciers anyway.