There is conclusive evidence this episode of warming of Earth is due to high levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. It is not simply a planet process in that the orbit of Earth has changed or it's attitude has rocked out into a different scenario effecting biological life.
This episode of warming is very dangerous. It is dangerous to people as well as other species. I disagree this entire event is due to the number of human beings on Earth. That is nonsense. Earth, however, has a carrying capacity and that needs to be respected which means population density matters. It not only matters, but, the consumerism of that carrying capacity matters.
People cannot continue to add burdens to Earth's capacity. If human activity was benign there would not be an issue. Civilized societies have their own capacity to react to information from scientists. They should do so and not expect the Third World to match their ability to adjust to enhance the capacity of Earth. There is nothing to say people cannot have a pleasurable life, but, that won't occur if there is abuse of the planet we have as our home.
The US Senate has acted to state their is a problem known as global warming and it is occurring now. Is it human induced? Yes, the evidence points to it conclusively. But, for the sake of the understanding the US Senate has acknowledged, "What is there to do about this climate change that will bring about a better outcomes?"
Nothing? We are to simply accept this is Earth's destiny and we have no means of stemming the warming that is causing the Sixth Extinction. God wrote the outcome a long time ago and now civilized society is to accept this disaster playing out across this entire planet. That is a coward's answer. A coward afraid of losing an election whereby his constituents have biblical standards that measure their choices.
It is hideous and ridiculous to surrender to warming as if there is a destiny in this. Human beings think. They reason. They investigate and conclude. There are exacting physics that can be measured and human beings can draw no information to provide a better outcome?
The US Senate majority has surrendered to Earth's destiny without question. Wow. I had no idea the USA was so helpless it can't even see a path forward for the generations to come to end this disaster. Well, time to close up shop and put up a white flag over the Capital Dome rather than the red, white and blue of our sovereign nation.