The crucial question is, ‘Are anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions accelerating the rate of climate change?’ The confluence of rising global temperatures with substantial increases in greenhouse gas emissions since the beginning of the industrial revolution strongly suggests that the answer to this question is yes,” Surdam says. “In any case, the observations from the Green River Formation demonstrate that to ignore the potential negative effects of climate dynamics is irresponsible, as they may lead to catastrophic consequences.
Surdam, Ron, "Global Warming and Climate Change: 45 Million-Year-Old Rocks in Wyoming Support the Concept" (2014). UW-NPS Hank Harlow Summer Seminar Series 2014. Paper 3.