The Anthropocene and Other Factors in the Climate Change Arguments
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This article links current understanding of major factors that cross critical climate thresholds: 1. Earth’s Anthropocene Epoch of exponential and unsustainable population, consumption, waste, and emissions damaging Earth support systems; 2. Increased cosmic and solar radiation at atmospheric and surface levels that directly and indirectly affect climate; 3. Weakening Earth electromagnetic shield that allows additional solar and cosmic radiation into Earth’s atmosphere and surface with adverse climatic effects; 4. Polar ozone depletion causing colder stratosphere while lower atmosphere sizzles by global warming feedback and further compromising Earth support systems. These four independent factors are conspiring to critically change earth climate. Anthropocentric forcing of climate change is real. However, this article alleges that there are three other major forces with the potential for a greater effect on earth’s climate. The science behind this article is vast and if used directly noted as reference or listed as bibliography if consulted. The purpose of this article is to provide a credible background behind the several factors affecting climate change and illustrate the complexity and logic of the intertwining arguments. Further work is demanded by the risks implied to humanity and the consequences to future generations that are not single, one-of-a-kind events but recurring although aperiodic, long-lasting, and extreme in force.
Fernandez-Solis, Jose L. (2023). The Anthropocene and Other Factors in the Climate Change Arguments. Available electronically from