How conventient it is to the would-be ecological curve fitters to ifnre the historical fact of the Little Ice Age and its end. We are not talking geological times.
What is ignored is the role of insolation on the temperatures of planets. Is the specific energy output of the sun variable or constant? Do sunspot cycles and changes in the production of neutrinos mean nothing?
Those who think otherwise should invest their meager holdings in Al Gore’s Environmental Indulgences.
I doubt it, but if you did you misunderstood Gore’s main point, which is that man’s use of fossil fuels during this 100 plus years’ industrial expansion period is a factor in global warming. Gore does not discount other short range factors such as sun activity. Nor does he discount weather patterns which we do not fully understand.
So the message is: The best we can do is to start immediately to control the factors that are within our capability and understanding.
You make a mistake if you allow your personal/political view of Gore interfere with his message; that’s known as having your head in the sand.