Originally Posted by AphexDreamer
The Earth does go through cycles, but none of the natural sources of warming are enough to explain the significant amount of warming data shows us. Hence, the amount of warming the Earth is experiencing can only be explained via anthropogenic sources.
Even if we stopped putting out Co2, the Earth would still continue to warm, there is a lag in the system. If we don't do anything now the Earth's temp could go up 2-4 degrees Celsius of which climate experts believe is dangerously high. No doubt all ice would then melt due to the ice albedo feedback. Sea levels would certainly rise not so much from the extra water due to ice melting but from the thermal expansion of water due to heat. We can then expect co2 to increase further more as it seeps out of the oceans again due to the warming oceans.
Hopefully the economy improves so that people can afford the costs of adapting to fiercer future climates, that or technological advances, preferably both.
Some things need to be taken into account. Like the mini-ice age that was ending when the industrial revolution was starting. We are in a fully natural warming period right now even if man never existed. Again I'm not saying we are not causing an issue, I'm just saying the problem isn't going down how a lot of people would have you believe IMO.