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How long have humans been around on earth? Today’s CLIDEMY Poll

𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 – https://lnkd.in/gFm7EuKK

In just about 200 years, since the start of industrial revolution (circa 1830), we have been able to successfully (notoriously?) increase GHG levels and average global temperatures to unacceptable amounts in the atmosphere. The climate & temperatures were likely quite stable before this, which is why average global temperatures are benchmarked with those from pre-industrial levels.

Now, some of you might feel that human existence alone will necessarily lead to increased emissions as we are an ambitious species, use a lot of energy, and most of this from “extraneous”, un-natural sources – compared to other animals and living beings that use relatively low amounts of energy and that too from natural and sustainable sources.

𝘐𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘦? 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴?

To answer the above question for yourself, here’s another small question, which is also today’s clidemy poll question.

𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐱𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐬?

Gooooooogggle to your heart’s content, but after making your choice!.

So, whatever is the right answer (say X years, which you dig up post your selection), serious emissions have been happening bigtime only for (200/X) fraction of time that humans have been hanging around on earth. For instance, assuming the correct answer is 25,000 years, serious emissions have been happening only for 200/25,000 = 0.008 or 0.8% of the time.

Have fun learning a bit about our existence and our emissions.

Poll by: CliDemy – the Climate Academy – 𝘸𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵 & 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵-𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘣𝘺 2030. Help us do that!

𝘝𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 – https://lnkd.in/gFm7EuKK


See my LinkedIn post on this topic


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