Originally Posted by jimmac
Man that's some alternate universe you live in!
Let me guess. You wake up every morning and look at a dart board you have mounted to your bedroom door that has a picture of a couple in their 50's on it.
Well I'm not the generation arguing that the Earth and all of humanity is endangered the second my soul leaves the planet. That would be Al Gore and his ilk. I'm perfectly content to believe it will continue on just fine.
Originally Posted by Mumbo Jumbo
Thanks for the bad-tempered, provocative, ad hominem-strewn off-topic spit. Been banned from anywhere lately? Keep it up.
Be careful, you're starting to drop your guise of being the "new guy" here instead of the guy who was banned from here and keeps accounts at AN as well. As for AN, they get very upset when you reveal the location of their boobie party and keg where all the frat boys hang out.
Firstly, 12,000 years is not the 'recent past', notwithstanding the antiquity of the planet and your curious obsession with the 1960s.
Sorry but you are just wrong. As noted, in absolute terms, which is what always matters, it is nothing more than statistical noise.
Another name for the Holocene is 'the Recent'. The advent of the present epoch is considered to mark the boundary between recent and ancient epochs. The end of the Ice Age marked the point when northern Europe became habitable. Portugal and Spain were no longer tundra.
Now I have explained my post, you may attempt to make discussion impossible, as you usually do.
But see, those Northern Europe could not have been uninhabitable. It could not have been cold. The climate could not have shown that variation because that would mean variation is natural. If variation is natural then claiming the current variation is man-made requires proof above, "well it is different than has been and thus we have to fix it."