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But we can (possibly) reduce the effect we have made on the climate and (possibly) get back to the 'natural order', and make advances to reduce the carbon we are currently producing.
- I am staggered than I can seem to defeat an entire government policy in one simple equation, but this time I think I can
I have not read the full text of the replies, so i apologise if i get things wrong.
But i never quoted anyone, or made presumptions. I merely stated what i think is correct, the fact that it may not be is quite likely.
OK, before we get in to the usual merry go round. Can we try a different approach?
Forget co2, the real problem is the loss of vegetation from vast areas of once fertile and productive land, now transformed into arid environments that have a huge resulting deficit in rainfall, and when it does rain in these areas, flash floods cause even more of the fertile soil to be washed away. Arid lands heat up and return the suns energy to the atmosphere and cool rapidly at night. The returned heat to the atmosphere than goes on to have a serious effect on the weather patterns.
Is not the title of this thread a bit presumptive.