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According to a recent study published by the journal nature -- 52 million years ago an Arctic I was actually a sub tropical rain forest.
Not the frozen waste land that we know today.
Sounds to me like this is the ultimate proof that humans.
Are not the cause of climate change Patrick Moore is the co-founder Greenpeace.
And author of the book confessions of a -- drop out Patrick thank you so much for joining me to be removed so I read this on the Huffington Post and they weren't that's for this article first came to my attention and they were talking about the fact of course.
That an Arctic cat used to be a rain forest and -- immediately critique humans weren't even around it so obviously humans cannot be the ones that are causing climate change -- you think about that.
Well -- climates changed all through the ages long before humans were here for the last hundreds of millions of years.
And actually the earth has been much warmer than it is today through most of the history of modern life.
And at the Canadian Arctic islands were also a sub tropical forest in the whole of Siberia and northern Canada which is now tundra and -- Was also -- forest back then.
And it wasn't that long ago actually that that this present ice age which we are actually still in now began 2.5 million years ago.
Antarctica began to freeze over about twenty million years ago.
But the Arctic didn't freeze over until about two and a half million years ago and then these great ice sheets came down and covered all of Canada rate down into New York State.
See you basically saying that the temperature is always changing its fluctuating both up and down overtime has nothing to do with -- that's it didn't have anything to do with humans obviously through these hundreds of millions of years it's it's always fluctuating but.
There have been greenhouse stages when the temperature remained warmer for hundreds of millions of years at a time.
And then -- been ice ages when the earth cooled down but not for hundreds of millions of years just for a few million years.
This one we're in now is 2.5 million years old.
There's no reason to believe the ice -- will end.
Inter glacial period that we're in now there may well be another glacial period.
Still we get wrapped up in the idea that we're having an impact on this global warming has become a dirty word.
You know we're at there was a recent study -- about a Greenland ice caps saying that.
More ice has been melting there than in any other period in the past 33 years I -- dispute those.
Well no it's just the 33 years is like nothing.
So if if they've only been studying the extent of Arctic and Antarctic ice for the last 33 years by satellite.
Before then we have no idea what it was but nobody mentions that Antarctic ice has actually been growing for the past 33 years while the Arctic ice has been shrinking.
So -- meanwhile though I -- I don't wanna do you really but in -- we're talking about now potentially more oil and gas reserves that are being freed up.
And you know more passage ways to go through do you think we'll get -- our own way of going get those resources should we get them should we leave them alone.
What do you think there's already a war heating up.
Between Russia Denmark Norway and Canada all -- to control the area to trying to get at -- -- what you think well I think.
There will be negotiations about who's in the 200 mile limit is already in place but much of the Antarctic ocean.
Is outside that 200 mile limit especially on the other side on Russia's side.
On Canada's side all its -- -- pretty close up to the North Pole so most of that area could be claimed by Canada because it's islands -- Within 200 miles of each other.
But yes and going back to human cause.
There's that there's nothing to say that humans are having a small effect on the world's climate.
But it's ridiculous to imagine that now all of the natural causes that have been causing the climate to change for millions of years.
Have suddenly disappeared and now we're the only agent of change in the world.
It's not possible.
And it may be and I believe it is true.
That the amount of change we're causing has been exaggerated greatly by the alarmist and not only that a little bit warming might be a good thing for this world especially for Canada and Russia which is just waste -- now in terms of both biodiversity.
And human habitation.
Always such interest perspective thank you for coming and we appreciate your time thanks Melissa.
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