But here is the undeniable fact: the climate of this planet has changed profoundly, dramatically, even catastrophically and has done so repeatedly, on any scale that we care to measure, and it has done so without any help from humans.
Interested climate scientists or other related experts are welcome to contact us via our contact page and please use “Climate Change Debate” in the subject line. Been on overload the last couple of weeks and have only looked into this superficially.
You say that this is obvious to anyone who understands the fundamentals of climate change. The potential of CO2 to influence the climate has been recognized long before Exxon funded some research in the 1980s, going all the way back to Svante Arrhenius in the late 19th century.
I notice that you couldn’t help throwing in the word “deny,” as if I am denying some facts and information which you apparently presume I haven’t considered.
Are we to assume that sea level would never change absent an anthropogenic influence? Well, yes it has risen roughly 8 inches during the past century. It rose nearly 400 feet at the Pleistocene-Holocene transition ca 12 thousand years ago and has been fluctuating up and down ever since.
Now let me state for the record: It is my belief that humans ARE influencing the climate in multiple ways, not only through introduction of CO2 into the atmosphere but through deforestation, agricultural and industrial activities, and expansion of urban areas.