Originally Posted by boozehound
so, proxy p-env data are not the "real" thing? Also, I love how you anthropomorphize earth there (decided to change its cycle?). Seriously, your input embarrasses me for TAMU.
Not because you as a petrol engineer have to deny its negative impacts, but because you cant be bothered to read up on the readily available p-env data. We have a great understanding of the climatological cycles of the earth (Milankovitch cycles for one) and we have incredibly precise data on changes in CO2 and temp (and O stable isotopes and other lines of evidence) across the entire fossil history of anatomically modern humans.
Whether I deny or affirm the impacts of global warming, I still make money, I still enjoy what I do and fossil fuels will remain main source of energy in 2050 and well after that.
I have nothing to lose by affirming the impacts of fossil fuels.
Tell me where I'm wrong about the whole cycle bit. Sure I don't go in as much depth as someone like you or douche would know but that's just the general bit of it.
And I think I can be afford 1 misinformed/under researched post compared the the many others that you, douche and the rest of the board makes in regards to energy, oil, natural gas and the BP oil spill. Thanks.