Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

What would be a good global temperature?

  1. Feb 24, 2015 #1
    For the moment, ignoring whether or not we can change the global climate, completely ignoring the CO2 and anthropogenic warming argument, what would be a good global temperature?

    Russian President Putin once said that global warming was a good thing because then they could grow crops in Siberia. The rest of the international community was pretty mad at him and threatened sanctions. He was quiet after that.

    This graph of ocean sediment from 5.5. million years http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature_record#mediaviewer/File:Five_Myr_Climate_Change.svg
    shows what the global temperature was during earlier years of homo sapiens. We've been here 6-8 million years. That graph shows temperatures about 1-2 degrees Celsius above present.

    This site http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-positives-negatives-advanced.htm shows IPCC report of postulated pros and cons of increased temperature over that of 1980-1999.

    What are the pros and cons of decreased temperature from 1980-1999?
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 24, 2015 #2


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    What's wrong with the one we have right now?
  4. Feb 24, 2015 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    Thread temporarily closed for moderation.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook