is 150 years a good time frame to determine anything on a planet this old?
Of course. This is the history of the industrial revolution. What other time frame would you look at to study the impact of the revolution? Of course they have looked at much older data as well to decipher trends, but the past 150 years is key.
it is human nature to wish for "facts" to fit preconceived notions. it would also explain why they are using 150 year of data and largely ignoring millions of years of info available from archeology, anthropology, geology .....
It is human nature to wish that reality bent to conform to ego? Actually, I think that is called psychosis. As I said above, no one is ignoring the rest of the historical data. Read the papers.
the earth has been both warmer and colder than it is now, and most of that history, absent man.
Yes, we already established in this thread that climate change is natural in history; what is questionable is how quickly it is changing in the recent past and the role of human activity.
historically, warmer periods were also periods of prosperity and growth of civilization.
(a) I don’t think so, and (b) are you now arguing that even if we are causing changes, they will probably be beneficial? That’s not what the science says, but if it makes you feel better…
now that they are talking about the coming cold age, i think we'd all be wise to light off our slash piles and breath heavy!
Who is talking about a coming ‘cold age’? Are you talking about the next natural ice age? You want to just start throwing heat at it in an uncontrolled/uncontrollable fashion? That doesn’t sound very clever.
"well-being" is kind of subjective. what they think is for my good, may not be what i think is for my good.
The ability of the planet to sustain life with some sort of quality is not subjective.
with that in mind, i am not pleased to have them waste my tax dollars on solar panel plants, and dangerous little green cars.
Waste? Do you want to completely surrender in the technology/innovation war? All hail China. You prefer that your tax dollars go to big oil companies and wars to protect their assets?