Recent global warming is the result of a range of human activities. By examining the climates in the geological past as proxy observations of real events, we can describe what we can expect future climates to be like based on both the past observations and any changes we decide to make. From those observation-based descriptions, we can deduce the conditions we will face in the near-term and long-term future. What can we realistically do to manage the future climate and thus limit the damage to future generations? Can we afford it?
This was a presentation made at the CACOR Luncheon Event… of 12 April 2017.