nzjrs wrote: ↑
Fri May 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Big Tea wrote: ↑
Fri May 29, 2020 2:51 pm
coaster wrote: ↑
Fri May 29, 2020 11:54 am
Dennis Leary had a great song along these lines, whale skin hubcaps, baby seal hamburgers, lighting cigars with a $50 bill.
But seriously, we leave a legacy when that ice is gone, i look at the mirror and wonder what my legacy will be?
Around 5000 BC the Sahara was green and had the river Tamanrassett, which could rival the Nile.
Do you feel guilty about that?
What we can do, we should do, but I believe most of it is way out of our hands.
Without wanting another climate change thread here to bring out the usual types, the current desertification of the Sahara was in part due to Human activity in conjunction with / magnifying weather and climatic effects. Human contribution here was certainly not negligible.
Of course the sins of the father and all that, but the analogy to today is that humans might have intervened back then if they had the economic motivation to do so and the technology available.
As you say, we do not want to drag this into another thread of that sort but there is much to suggest that human intervention actually delayed the onset of desertification by several hundered years rather than hastened it.
I will respect the mods though and post nothing specific on it, as there is much available on respected youtube sites, and so much more on sites by people who have no background, no qualifications and no clue.
Just for clarification though that does not suggest anyone on this site.