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Climate change: the bigger picture
Humans like to think that they are in control of nature. Is that really true or are we just a tiny part
estimated average temperature on planet earth over time, the time scale is in millions of years
Humans appeared on Earth about 2 million years ago. We exist because of climate change. The great apes had
the leave the trees because it got a lot colder and the foliage of the trees became seasonal. Those
apes that became humans had to leave the trees to survive.
Another interesting graph in this context is the CO2 level in relation to temperature:
Temperature (red) and CO2 (green) on planent earth over time
Is CO2 really the main driver for temperature?
more interesting charts at: https://co2coalition.org/facts/
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