Climate Change is a natural phenomenon that has existed since the planet was formed. However, humans have accelerated this phenomenon, probably exponentially, across their evolution.
So, if you had the power, knowing what we know now, to prevent humans accelerating Climate Change, when would you have intervened? And why?
I don't think the human effect plays a meaningful role above what happens naturally, so never.
I think there's a very minor human effect but its role in the process is negligible and so it wouldn't be worth intervening, simple.
Because the evidence isn't nearly as convincing as those who have politicised the issue would have you believe. And because a few decades ago they were all fraking out that humans were making the world colder and leading towards an ice age. And because the planet naturally goes through a cycle of warming and cooling and the human effect on it is not much at all.
It is pointless to speculate about when the best time to intervene would have been, however the important thing is that we do something now rather than regret when we look back with hindsite.
Remember at the time of most of the options on the poll the scientific data was not available so even if it would have been better to act before the industrial revolution the technology was not there.
I would not intervene for the simple reason that climate change is inexorable.
Is there any actual difference between the people who say "nothing to worry worry about" and sit at home and the people who say "something should be done!" and also sit at home?
well stop development or stop climate change thats the options that you give and i say act now, as at least now we have some level of evidence to suggest that our influence on the climate is significant. However thats not to say that previously it has not been.
So what are you actually doing right now, to act?
I voted never as it is a natural occurence, if you look at the geological history of climate change it's clear. It's normal for the climate to change! Obviously i relaise that the anthropogenic activities are having an effect but only a slight one in relation to the short term effect on overall climate change.
Read the article in the post above yours.