Critical Facts 9. More research is needed on all climate drivers; not just a focus on one driver.
Billions of dollars have been spent trying to assess the impact of manmade CO2 on the climate to the detriment of more thorough examinations of the impacts of the other, natural drivers of climate change. Also, there have been few dollars spent on researching what mitigating things need to be done should climate, from whatever causes, get appreciably warmer or, in particular, colder. Research on the ice cores and deep sea sediments indicates that when Earth is colder, it is also windier and drier. These conditions are very bad for agriculture and humanity as well as the robustness and number of habitats available to the plants and animals.