Researchers are warning us again, but are we not listening again? According to recent CNN reports, the last time temperatures rose at this rate was11,300 years back. Apparently 1901-1909 were the coldest decades, and we've been on the rise ever since. This ironically neatly coincides with the invention of the "motorwagon" by Karl Benz. in 1885, who sold 25 cars in 5 years, mostly in France. Add to that Henry Ford's efforts in 1908 with the creation of an affordable modern car that sold 10,000 it's first year and you begin to see an obvious pattern. Steel-making and industry surely didn't help. One century later, we're being told 2000-2009 were some of the hottest years, and it appears were in crisis inventing catch-up technology to manage a monster of our own creation.
Said CNN, "A century is a very short period of time for such a spike. If not for man-made influences, the Earth would be in a very cold phase
right now and getting even colder, according the joint study by Oregon
State University and Harvard University. Climatologist Shaun Marcott was the lead author of
the report on its results." His main concerns center around our ability to adapt globally and our inability to accept needed change.
While Marcott didn't want to comment on what the would might look like in the next century, CNN reports his hopes that we can "pull out of it."