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MODERN HUMANS & CLIMATE CHANGE

Posted on: June 27, 2021

MODERN HUMANS (HOMO SAPIENS) EVOLVED FROM HOMO ERECTUS 200,000 YEARS AGO AND SINCE GLACIATION CYCLES OF THE QUATERNARY ERA ARE 100,000 YEARS, WE MODERN HUMANS HAVE BEEN THROUGH TWO GLACIATION CYCLES AND TWO INTERGLACIALS. THIS INTERGLACIAL, THE HOLOCENE, IS OUR SECOND INTERGLACIAL AND IT WAS CREATED AFTER OUR SECOND GLACIATION HAD ENDED. OUR FIRST GLACIATION WAS THE PRIOR GLACIATION CYCLE THAT HAD ENDED IN THE EEMIAN INTERGLACIAL ABOUT 120,000 YEARS AGO.

THE LAST TWO GLACIATION CYCLES ARE VISUALLY DEPICTED IN THE VIDEO BELOW. OF PARTICULAR NOTE IN THE VIDEO IS THAT GLACIATION IS NOT A LINEAR AND PREDICTABLE TREND OF COOLING AND ICE FORMATION AND DEGLACIATION IS NOT A LINEAR AND PREDICTABLE TREND OF WARMING AND ICE MELT BUT BOTH LEGS OF THE GLACIATION CYCLE ARE VIOLENT AND CHAOTIC PROCESSES OF BOTH ICE FORMATION AND ICE MELT AT CENTENNIAL AND MILLENNIAL TIME SCALES. THE ONLY DIFFRFENCE BETWEEN GLACIATION AND DEGLACIATION IS THAT THERE IS A SLIGHT EDGE FOR ICE FORMATION IN THE GLACIATION PHASE OF THE CYCLE AND A SLIGHT EDGE FOR ICE MELT IN THE DEGLACIATION PHASE OF THE CYCLE.

THIS SAME CHAOTIC PATTERN IS SEEN IN INTERGLACIALS. INTERGLACIALS ARE NOT A LINEAR AND SUSTAINED TREND OF WARMING BUT A SERIES OF CHAOTIC CYCLES OF WARMING AND COOLING AT MILLENNIAL AND CENTENNIAL TIME SCALES.

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PALEOLITHIC MODERN HUMANS

IN OUR FIRST GLACIATION CYCLE WE WERE PALEOLITHIC HUMANS – ESSENTIALLY ANIMALS BUT WITH A MORE DEVELOPED BRAIN THAN THE OTHER ANIMALS THAT GAVE US BETTER GRUNT COMMUNICATION AND STICKS AND STONE TOOLS FOR HUNTING. BUT WE WERE ESSENTIALLY TWO LEGGED ANIMALS LIVING ISOLATED LIVES IN CAVES WITH IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND HUNTING AND EATING OTHER ANIMALS INCLUDING OTHER HUMANS. WE WERE CANNIBALS – AS SEEN IN THE IMAGE BELOW.

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PALEOLITHIC CANNIBALISM

THE AMAZING THING IS THAT AS MUCH AS WE ARE AFRAID OF OUR SPECIES BEING KILLED OFF BY THE CURRENT INTERGLACIAL CALLED THE HOLOCENE, WE SHOULD NOTE THAT OUR PALEOLITHIC ANCESTORS SURVIVED TWO VIOLENT AND CHAOTIC GLACIATIONS AND THE PREVIOUS INTERGLACIAL, CALLED THE EEMIAN THAT WAS A STRONGER AND MORE VIOLENT INTERGLACIAL THAN THE HOLOCENE WITH HOTTER WARMING CYCLES THAN WHAT WE HAVE TODAY.

THE EEMIAN INTERGLACIAL IS DESCRIBED IN A RELATED POST: https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/12/21/eemian/

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EEMIAN HUMANS
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SUMMARY: The Eemian interglacial started 130,000 years ago and ended about 115,000 years ago when the Last Glacial Period got started. Despite the usual claim that the intensity of “post industrial anthropogenic global warming” is unprecedented, it is generally agreed that the Eemian, at times, was warmer than the the present by as much as 5ºC. In general, the Eemian is described as hotter than today with January temperatures 3ºC to 5ºC higher and July temperatures 2ºC to 4ºC higher but with large fluctuations in temperature between conditions hotter than today and colder than today. The Eemian is characterized by rapid fluctuations between warm and cold periods in multi-decadal time scales. Fluctuations in winter temperatures correlate with rise and fall of sea level. The changes are described as abrupt climate change over decades with great regional variability. It is generally agreed that Eemian climate was more unstable than the Holocene.

A significant feature of the Eemian is sea level rise and fluctuations in sea level caused by fluctuations in temperature. Sea level rise of 3 to 6 meters are reported by some authors and 5 to 9 meters by others and is attributed to a complete disintegration of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Some authors cite sudden warming of 5ºC to 10ºC and “massive surges of icebergs into the North Atlantic” as a perturbation of ocean circulation that was responsible for abrupt climate change in the Eemian.

The obsession of climate science with ice sheet collapse and devastating sea level rise due to a collapse of the WAIS seen in the current warm cycle of the Holocene can be related to events in the Eemian but not to the post LIA period of the Holocene. WE CONCLUDE THAT OUR PALEOLITHIC ANCESTORS EXPERIENCED AND SURVIVED A MORE VIOLENT INTERGLACIAL WARMING THAN WHAT WE HAVE TODAY IN OUR CURRENT WARMING CYCLE OF THE HOLOCENE.

THE NEXT GLACIATION:

FOLLOWING IN THE HEELS OF THE EEMIAN INTERGLACIAL, OUR PALEOLITHIC ANCESTORS SURVIVED THE NEXT GLACIATION AND ITS VIOLENT DEGLACATION DESCRIBED IN A RELATED POST LINKED BELOW.

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2019/06/11/chaoticholocene/

HAVING SURVIVED THE PREVIOUS GLACIATION AND ITS VIOLENT DEGLACIATION INTO THE HOLOCENE BY WAY OF THE YOUNGER DRYAS COOLING EVENT AND THE STRONG WARMING TREND THAT FOLLOWED, OUR PALEOLITHIC ANIMAL ANCESTORS FOUND THEMSELVES IN A STRONG 4,000-YEAR GLOBAL WARMING CYCLE OF THE HOLOCENE CALLED THE “HOLOCENE CLIMATE OPTIMUM (HCO)”. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THEY SURVIVED AND THAT IS WHY THEIR DESCENDENTS (WE) ARE HERE. THE HCO WAS JUST AS HOT IF NOT HOTTER THAN THE GLOBAL WARMING WE ARE IN NOW.

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THE HOLOCENE CLIMATE OPTIMUM

THEY DID MORE THAN JUST SURVIVE

AS IT TURNS OUT, THE HCO GLOBAL WARMING CYCLE OF THE HOLOCENE GAVE US THE RIGHT KIND OF GLOBAL WARMING CLIMATE FOR OUR PALEOLITHIC ANIMAL ANCESTORS TO COME OUT OF THEIR CAVES, TO CLEAR THE FORESTS, TO BEGIN FARMING, AND TO BUILD HOMES AND TO CREATE COMMUNITIES OF HUMANS. THIS EVENT WAS A GIANT STEP IN THE ADVANCE OF THE HUMAN SPECIES FROM OUR PALEOLITHIC STATE TO WHAT IS CALLED OUR NEOLITHIC, FROM THE OLD STONE AGE TO THE NEW STONE AGE AND EVENTUALLY FROM HUMAN ANIMALS TO HUMAN CIVILIZATION. THE HCO GLOBAL WARMING CREATED HUMAN CIVILIZATION.

Comparing the Paleolithic and Neolithic Eras
THE NEOLOTHIC REVOLUTION AND THE BIRTH OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION WERE A CREATION OF GLOBAL WARMING

SINCE THE NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION

THE MODERN HUMANS THAT WE ARE TODAY AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION OF THE HUMANS THAT WE HAVE NOW LEARNED TO FEAR BUT THAT GAVE US THE THE VERY HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING WE ENJOY TODAY, ARE ULTIMATELY THE CREATION OF GLOBAL WARMING OF THE NEOLOTHIC REVOLUTION THAT CREATED HUMAN CIVILIZATION OUT OF THE CAVE ANIMALS THAT WE WERE.

THE HCO GLOBAL WARMING BROUGHT US OUT OF THE CAVES AND BROUGHT US TOGETHER AS A SPECIES TO BUILD HOMES AND TO FARM AND TO CREATE COMMUNITIES OF HUMANS. THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION THAT WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT TO HATE AND FEAR IS THE FINAL STEP IN THIS ADVANCE OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION WHERE THE INTELLIGENCE, THE INGENUITY, AND THE CREATIVITY OF HUMANS GAVE US THE HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING AND THE RAPID ADVANCE IN TECHNOLOGY THAT WE ENJOY TODAY.

YET IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE ALSO BEEN TAUGHT TO FEAR AS A DRIVER OF GLOBAL WARMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING ALSO SOMETHING THAT WE MUST FEAR AS A DRIVER OF THE DESTRUCTION OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION AND OF THE PLANET ITSELF.

Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans: Kress, John W.,  Stine, Jeffrey K., Wilson, Edward O., Kolbert, Elizabeth, Lovejoy, Thomas  E.: 9781588346018: Amazon.com: Books
Henry Ford and the Industrial Revolution | by Andrei Tapalaga ✒️ | History  of Yesterday

CONCLUSION

THE HUMAN ADVANCE FROM THE ANIMALS OF THE PALEOLITHIC ERA TO THE FARMERS OF THE NEOLITHIC ERA TO THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION OF THE MODERN ERA AND THE RAPID ADVANCE IN HUMAN TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN POPULATION HAS CREATED (1) THE IDEA THAT WE ARE OR OUGHT TO BE IN CONTROL OF NATURE, AND (2) THE INNER FEAR THAT WE ARE NOT IN CONTROL WITH A FEAR OF THE FUTURE IN THE SENSE OF ADVANCING INTO AN ERA OF THE UNKNOWN.

THIS ODDITY IS BEST UNDERSTOOD AS A CREATION OF THE BREVITY OF OUR CIVILIZED STATE.

OF THE 200,000 YEAR HISTORY OF US MODERN HUMANS, WE WERE CANNIABALISTIC PALEOLITHIC ANIMALS FOR THE FIRST 192000 YEARS WITH HUMAN CIVILIZATION AND OUR CIVILIZED STATUS A VERY RECENT INNOVATION IN THE LAST 8,000 YEARS.

REPEAT: OUR 200,000 YEAR HISTORY CONSISTS OF 192,000 YEARS {96%} AS PALEOLITHIC ANIMALS AND THE LAST 8,000 YEARS {4%} AS THE CIVILIZED HUMANS THAT WE ARE TODAY.

IT WILL TAKE US A FEW THOUSAND YEARS TO FULLY GRASP AND MANAGE OUR NEW STATE OF EXISTENCE. IN THE MEANTIME WE ARE STILL IN AWE OF OUR NEW CIVILIZATION AND NOT SURE WHAT TO MAKE OF IT SUCH THAT OUR IMAGINATION RUNS WILD AND CREATES THINGS LIKE THE ANTHROPOCENE WITH THE HUMANS IN CHARGE OF NATURE, IN CHARGE OF THE OCEAN, IN CHARGE OF THE PLANET, AND IN CHARGE OF THE CLIMATE.

AS OUR CIVILIZED STATE MATURES WE WILL UNDERSTAND IT BETTER AND PERHAPS WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

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THESE ARE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMAN VIEW OF THEIR ADVANCE FROM THE PALEOLITHIC TO THE NEOLOTHIC REVOLUTION AND THENCE TO THE INDUSTRAL REVOLUTION AND THE MODERN ERA OF TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE TRAVEL.

THESE RAPID ADVANCES OF THE ANIMALS OF THE PALEOLITHIC ERA HAVE COME AT A PACE THAT HAS CREATED THE FEAR THAT IS BEST DESCRIBED AS FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EGO OF HUMANS WHO NOW SEE THEMSELVES AS THE MANAGERS AND CARETAKERS OF NATURE AND OF THE PLANET ITSELF.

THE THEORY AND THE FEAR OF CLIMATE CHANGE THAT HAS DEFINED OUR GENERATION IS BEST UNDERSTOOD IN THIS CONTEXT. IT IS A CONTEXT THAT LIKELY DERIVES FROM THE NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION THAT CREATED THE EGO AND THE IMAGE OF A HUMAN CONTROLLED WORLD WHERE ALL OBSERVED CHANGES ARE INTERPRETED IN TERMS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY. THE THEORY THAT HAS CHOSEN ONLY THE CURRENT WARMING TREND FROM A NUMBER OF HOLOCENE WARMING TRENDS TO EXPLAIN IN TERMS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY IS BEST UNDERSTOOD IN THIS CONTEXT.

ANTHROPOCENE HUMAN EPOCH HOMO SAPIENS CLIMATE CHANGE

WE NOTE THAT IN THIS EVOLUTION OF CIVILIZED MODERN HUMANS, WE SPENT 192,000 YEARS (96%) AS CANNIBALISTIC PALEOLITHIC ANIMALS AND ONLY 8,000 YEARS (4%) AS THE CIVILIZED HUMANS THAT WE ARE TODAY AND SO WE ARE PERHAPS A LITTLE TOO OVERWHELMED BY IT ALL AND IT WILL TAKE US MAYBE ANOTHER THOUSAND YEARS OR SO FOR OUR CIVILIZED STATUS TO MATURE AND FOR US TO UNDERSTAND IT AND MANAGE IT IN A MORE RATIONAL WAY. IN THE MEANTIME WE WILL IMAGINE THINGS LIKE THE ANTHROPOCENE AND OUR GENESIS ROLE AS MANAGERS AND CARETAKERS OF NATURE AND OF THE PLANET, AND SURELY OF THE CLIMATE.

Age of Man: Scientists officially recognize the Anthropocene era • Earth.com

FOR DETAILS PLEASE SEE:

LINK#1: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/05/12/human-cause-in-the-anthropocene/

LINK #2: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/05/27/unnatural-humans/

SPECIFICALLY, IN THIS CONTEXT WE NOTE AS FOLLOWS:

In between glaciation periods are brief deglaciated warm periods we call Interglacials. We are currently in the Holocene Interglacial. The previous Interglacial was the Eemian. In the Eemian interglacial we see that the chaotic back and forth cyclical and chaotic progress of the glaciation phase is also seen in the interglacial phase. Thus, in the Eemian interglacial we find a similarly violent state of cyclical climate oscillation between cold and hot periods. Thus the cyclical and violent changes of warming and and cooling seen in glaciation periods are also found in Interglacials. These  changes within Interglacials also occur at centennial and millennial time scales.

Similar cycles of cooling and warming are also found in the Holocene also at centennial and millennial time scales from its violent inception in the Younger Dryas event to the present. The Younger Dryas Event (YDE) shows that as soon as the Last Glacial Period had apparently ended, a series of brief but violent cycles of glaciation and deglaciation at centennial and millennial time scales intervened. The cooling period drove temperatures in Greenland down by 15C over a period of 300 years. Following that, a strong warming trend at a centennial time scale caused a warming of 17C and it seemed that the Holocene Interglacial warmth had finally arrived but the Holocene temperature chaos was not over yet.

About 9,000 years ago a strong cooling trend set in and persisted for 800 years. It is called the 8.2K cooling event because it ended 8,200 years ago. The Holocene interglacial recovered from the 8.2K cooling event and warmed to what is called “Holocene Climate Optimum” (HCO) or the “Mid Holocene Warming” (MHW) about 7000Y ago. The significance of this warming for us humans, as detailed above, is that it is credited with the Neolithic Revolution that is thought to have created human civilization. It brought hunter gatherer humans out of the forests and caves and into a settled agricultural economy with farms and permanent homes, human society, and nation states, human innovations, and technology. 

Four other Holocene temperature events since the HCO are considered important in the climate history of the Holocene interglacial. These are the Bronze Age warm period ≈3000YBP, (also called the Minoan Warm Period (BAWP), the Roman warm period (RWP)≈2000YBP, the Medieval warm period (MWP) ≈1100YBP, and the Little Ice Age (LIA) ≈500YBP-100YBP.

The current warm period that followed the LIA is described as Anthropogenic {human caused} Global Warming (AGW) because it coincides with the Industrial Revolution when humans began to burn fossil fuels and therefore not a natural recovery from the LIA. This interpretation may derive from the other unique feature of the current warming cycle. The current temperature cycle of the Holocene is the first temperature excursion of the Holocene where we find a unique new feature of the surface of the earth called “climate scientists” armed with a world view called “environmentalism”. In this world view, everything bad is assumed to be a human impact that can and must be undone by identifying the human activity that COULD be causing the bad thing and then for humans to cease and desist from that anti nature activity. 

The key to understanding the logic of such environmentalism is the PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE which says in essence that we can’t prove we are right but you can’t take the chance that we are right. The precautionary principle is described in a related post: LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/12/27/superstitious-humans/

This new world view of a human controlled planet, called the Anthropocene, implies that the warming cycles of the Holocene prior to the Anthropocene were natural but any temperature excursion in the Anthropocene must have been human caused and that therefore it is human controlled by definition and that therefore it can and must be moderated by humans to save the planet in the Anthropocene. Yet, those who profess to understand interglacial temperature cycles as cause and effect phenomena should explain all of them in that way. That they picked just one of them to explain implies a BIAS in their methodology. That kind of science suffers from a fatal methodological error in the form of DATA SELECTION BIAS and CONFIRMATION BIAS.

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