With all the numbers being tossed around...fractions of a percentage point rise in temperature, barely measureable amounts of increased Carbon Dioxide...etc...I started looking into possibilities other than those most touted.
The first thought that made any sense was a possible contracting of Earth's orbit around the Sun.
It seems like everything else in the Universe is in a stage of contraction, inexorably drawn toward some center.
Why not our orbit?
After some consideration, I figured Earth's orbit, contracting by only our own diameter, might make a noticeable difference.
Temperatures rise and drop considerably in any given location due to seasonal changes in Sun angles...why not because of getting a little closer?
The surprising thing is...there's no measurement even close to accurate enough to detect such a change.
93,000,000 miles is as close to a useable number as any.
There are refinements...Scientists talk in Astronomical Units...but their estimates are no closer than the old Kellogg's Corn Flakes ads...one AU is about 93,000,000 miles.
Who knows how realistic my thoughts about getting too close to the Sun might be?
There's no way to measure it...that surprises me.
Maybe it's a case of those in the know deciding the public isn't prepared for such info...it happens.
More likely...no-one's come up with a way to make money from the knowledge...yet
And...Poluticians* can't come up with a way to make it relevant in upcoming elections...what would they promise to do?
* Poluticians is a typo, but it looks good...pollute icians...polluting people's minds with their Agenda Driven Global Warming Gibberish...