Originally Posted by Stormrider51
The problem is not just that the climate is changing, it's how fast it is happening. That the climate changes over time is evident. Just look at the Ice Ages. I've lived in Texas all my life and can remember when we had "real winters" meaning that it got cold for longer than a couple of days at a time. That hasn't happened in decades. I also know that we now have a breeding colony of Mexican Red Head Amazon parrots living along the San Marcos River. Those are tropical birds who migrated north with the warmer winters.SR51
Same thing happened to the California brown pelicans. They're now the Oregon pelicans.
By the end of the Civil War the Industrial Revolution was nearing full speed. Throughout the 20th Century we poured fossil fuel emissions into the atmosphere. Our populations exploded and we added chlorofluorocarbons and other nice stuff to the mix.
Nature is pretty much self cleaning but we overwhelmed the system. Cancer doesn't run in my family but it hit me a year ago. I just lost one friend to cancer and will lose two other friends over the next few years.
I remember back in the early 60's driving past Gary Indiana when the steel mills still thrived. There was a 20 mile stretch of pure stench covered by a rust brown sky and that was 50 years ago.