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Karol 

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Lets just say I was asked to look into climate science by a non profit NGO. Having a formal science background with no affiliations to climate science I've spent the last 10 months researching the subject in considerable depth. My conclusion is that we do affect climate but that elevated CO2 levels are predominantly an effect rather than a cause. What is clear is that CO2 levels have been much higher in Earth's history prior to industrialisation.
 

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But the climate change deniers will still maintain that everything is peachy
Would that be the one who said he was going to make America "Great" again????

Could also be the reason why the planet is also going through a period of mass extinction, faster than the one that killed off the dinasores?
 

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Lets just say I was asked to look into climate science by a non profit NGO. Having a formal science background with no affiliations to climate science I've spent the last 10 months researching the subject in considerable depth. My conclusion is that we do affect climate but that elevated CO2 levels are predominantly an effect rather than a cause. What is clear is that CO2 levels have been much higher in Earth's history prior to industrialisation.
But Oxygen levels have stayed relatively constant.....

Still a bit concerned about CFCs... the ones that caused an ozone hole... are still being manufactured in China?
 

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Lets just say I was asked to look into climate science by a non profit NGO. Having a formal science background with no affiliations to climate science I've spent the last 10 months researching the subject in considerable depth. My conclusion is that we do affect climate but that elevated CO2 levels are predominantly an effect rather than a cause. What is clear is that CO2 levels have been much higher in Earth's history prior to industrialisation.

Oh yes.
And higher temperatures as well
Think dinosaurs

" Temperatures fell slightly, although it was still warmer than today due to higher amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Rainfall increased as a result of the large seas appearing between the land masses "

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But Oxygen levels have stayed relatively constant.....

Still a bit concerned about CFCs... the ones that caused an ozone hole... are still being manufactured in China?
The change in CO2 levels represents a change in the atmosphere of just over 0.01% by parts (not volume). O2 levels in the atmosphere are circa 21% so a complementary change of 0.01% is unlikely to be detected.
 

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On the threat to bees of climate change I would think virtually none. The bee’s themselves will evolve, if they need to, to tolerate the climate changes, after all bees are currently found all over the planet. There might be some habitat loss due to the sea level rising and there will probably be some habitat gain from receding glaciers and higher snow lines. There might also be a marginal change in flora as some plants move their range into the higher latitudes and some become rare or even extinct but nothing I can see that bee’s won’t be able to cope with.
I am happy to be contradicted if someone see’s things differently.
 

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I concur that climate change per se is unlikely to be much of a threat to bees. Over extraction of water as an unintended consequence of pursuing lithium based energy systems to reduce emissions creating large arid zones is another matter.


There's talk of the UK looking to produce lithium.
 

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