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Posted on 02/24/2005 11:55:28 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
By Phil Brennan
|Listen up. This is very important.
The global warming fanatics have fingered rising levels of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2) - a so-called greenhouse gas alleged to be in the process of shoving the planet in a global microwave and raising sea levels to the point where the world's coastal regions will be submerged.
They blame the rise of CO2, now about 370 parts per million and rapidly climbing, on us evil humans for using fossil fuels, driving SUVs and barbecuing frankfurters on our backyard grills. They ignore the proven fact that over millions of years, every time CO2 levels have risen above 200 parts per million, an ice age has occurred. And in past ice ages, we weren't around to cause the levels to rise. Mother Nature did it on her own, and she doesn't drive an SUV.
Some 19,000 of the world's scientists and experts on climatology have signed declarations saying that rising CO2 levels are mankind's fault is garbage - junk science at its worst, and insist that all the available evidence proves their contention.
In fact, the global warmiacs couldn't be further from the truth. As I argued in my January 12 column last month and in my 1997 investigative report, Global Warming or Globaloney, high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are indeed a dire warning that something very unpleasant is about to befall our planet and those of us who reside here, but it has nothing to do with global warming but precisely the opposite - it is both the harbinger and the cause of coming new ice age.
Now comes Robert W. Felix who in his book Not by Fire But By Ice - the Next Ice Age Now argues persuasively that it is not global warming but ocean warming that has kicked up the levels of carbon dioxide.
It's not global warming, he writes, it's ocean warming that is pushing CO2 levels through the roof. Moreover, those skyrocketing levels of CO2, are bringing on a new ice age which is sitting at our front door right now.
Here's how he puts it: "On a related subject, let me ask you. If today's rising carbon dioxide are caused by humans, then what caused the dramatic rise in CO2 levels at the dinosaur extinction?
"Research shows that there was 'a sudden and dramatic rise' in carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere at the dinosaur extinction of 65 million years ago ... today's rise in CO2 levels can be attributed to our warming oceans. After all, the oceans are known as a carbon dioxide "sink," especially when tthe water is cold.
According to Felix, the oceans are warming as the result of widespread underwater volcanic activity which he thoroughly documents is happening. He adds that "Weve forgotten that this isnt the first time our seas have warmed. Sea temperatures also shot upward 10º to 18ºF just prior to the last ice age. As the oceans warmed, evaporation increased. The excess moisture then fell to the ground as giant blizzards, giant storms and floods (Noah's Deluge type floods), and a new ice age began."
"German-American researchers have discovered more hydrothermal activity at the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean than anyone ever imagined.
"We expected this to be a hydrothermally dead ridge, and almost every time our water measurement instrument came up, they showed evidence of hydrothermal activity, and once we even 'saw' an active hot spring on the sea floor," said Dr. Jonathan Snow, the leader of the research group from Munich's Max Planck Institute in a 2003 press release.
Researchers found "Naturally occurring bubbles of liquid carbon dioxide were observed rising from the ocean floor, according to the Associated Press. "For the first time ever, scientists using a camera-equipped submarine have been able to witness an undersea volcano during an eruptive episode.
El Niño is related to ocean warming "Ice ages looked like El Niño" according to the July 12, 2002 issue of Nature. "During past ice ages," the article says, "the tropical Pacific Ocean behaved rather as it does today in an El Niño event ...Shifts between warm and cool global average temperatures look like super El Niños."
Our seas, heated by underwater volcanism, are leading us directly into the next ice age . . . and we dont even know it.
"That's what El Niño is all about. Warmer seas send excess moisture into the sky, leading to increased precipitation.
"Worldwide flood activity is the worst since before Christopher Columbus. In Poland, it's the worst in several thousand years. In the U.S., precipitation has increased by more than 20 percent just since 1970. This is no coincidence.
"When that precipitation begins falling in the winter, you have the makings of an ice age."
The book is an easy read, even though it is crammed full of technical detail which he manages to explain even to scientific dunderheads like me. He goes into great detail, for example in explaining why a reversal of the earth's magnetic field helps cause ice ages, as it has in all past ice age onsets, and points out that all previous magnetic reversals were preceded by declining geomagnetic field intensity which is falling.
"During the past 2,000 years geomagnetic field intensity has plummeted more than 50 percent. Five percent of that decrease occurred in the past 100 years "- a sign he writes, experts warn may be a precursor to a new reversal attempt.
Felix emphasizes that the record proves that we are on on the verge of the onset of a new ice age. "Ice ages begin and end abruptly every 11,500 years. First comes an enormous flood, a Noah's Deluge type of flood, which ends the previous ice age. The comes a period of warmth similar to today's ... which lasts about 11,500 years. Then the next ice age begins - catastrophically.
"That 11,500 year cycle of warmth followed by an ice age has returned like clockwork for millions of years. To hope it won't happen again just because humans now inhabit this planet would be wishful thinking."
On his website www.iceagenow.com Felix tracks the number of incidents building up to the onset of an ice age including charting current underwater volcanic eruptions heating the oceans, rainfall (think California), temperature, and earthquake records now being broken.
He emphasizes over and over again that the onset of an ice age is both sudden and violent, lasting about 20 years and anyone paying attention to what is happening to our planet will understated that we are probably somewhere in that 20-year period now. When it ends, huge numbers of us will go extinct, just as did the dinosaurs, and as rapidly and as violently.
Let me recap: Felix has demonstrated convincingly that rising levels of CO2 are the result of ocean warming, not because of human activities, and that high levels of CO2 cause vastly increased precipitation which results in vastly increased snowfall in moderate temperature zones and in the polar regions which in turn brings on ice ages.
In short, he has told us the reason why CO2
levels have gone through the roof, what caused those levels to increase and what the result will be.
Anyone who reads this blockbuster of a book and pays attention to his regularly updated website will understand just what we face, and will come away with a feeling of absolute contempt for those politically inspired global warming advocates who are lulling many of our fellow human beings into dangerous complacency.
The threat is here; the threat is now.
Let me close with something I wrote last month:
"If the current geological holocaust now underway is the result of a natural cycle - in this case as I argue in my study another needed regeneration of the planet, it's not an act of God but an act of nature. Sure God - the author of nature could put a stop to it, but it could well be that He wants us to sit up and take notice - to use the disasters to warn us to straighten up and fly right while there's still time - bad times are a'commin and we had better be ready spiritually.
"We're on notice. Christ told us that those with eyes better see, and those with ears better hear. We had better keep our eyes and ears open. Time's a'wastin."
Deus exaudi nos
Okay, fine, but what to do?
Certainly not nothing. We know that the climate is changing. How do we adapt asap and with minimal cost.
We cannot let entire populations perish. It is our responsibility to not allow this. So what do to prepare? According to this, the answer is not to stop buring oil, but at least to prepare for the coming changes.
Can't fight mother nature...my suggestion, stock up on long underwear
The coming of the next ice age, June 30, 2002
|Reviewer:||Natalie Kilpatrick (Omaha, NE United States) - See all my reviews|
Whether you believe that the next ice age is coming or not; and whether you believe that the dinosaurs, mammoths, etc. were wiped out by an ice age or not; there's more to this book than just that.
Mr. Felix goes into great details to explain what scientists theorize makes an ice age happens. He mainly describes polar-magnetic reversals (where the north and south poles flip); nuclear explosions on the sun, earth, and miles above the earth (those creating the Aurora Borealis); earthquakes and earthquake lightes; sudden climatic changes; etc.
The book also tells us how an instantaneous ice age can occur (feet upon feet of snow in hours). Notes are made about when 5 inches of rain falls that can actually add up to 50 inches of snow. He goes on and on about places that have received this much rain in such short periods of time, going on that it can happen with snow, not just rain. The only problem I have with this theory is that when it rains so much, its usually in an isolated area, not hemisphere-wide like he's trying to suggest.
All in all, I think it makes for one hell of a book. It's definitely one that I'm going to keep for years and years to come! But, when it starts snowing... Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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"...So what do to prepare? According to this, the answer is not to stop buring oil, but at least to prepare for the coming changes..."
First we put up fence to keep out all the canadians.
Locale of the rain gauge:
Yeah, good idea.
The Mexicans are shorter and smaller, and therefore exhale less CO2.:-)
on his web site, and it is really Big here, would have been a massive rework of the HTML (Not an HTML expert ) to get it scaled down .
Thanks for the explanation.
I have a thirteen inch screen........LOL!
There is probably some Block command to override , but I don't know how.
If you are using Firefox you can reduce the size ...course the
small print gets really small!
Contrary to expectations, the Gakkel Ridge (Arctic Ocean) the world's slowest spreading mid-ocean ridge, may be very exciting indeed
Moreover its surprisingly active volcanism could include a field of undersea vents, ("black smokers") which could in turn support previously unknown species of marine life, reporters have been told.
The findings were among a range of discoveries made by researchers aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Healy, an icebreaker equipped for science, and a companion German research vessel, the Polarstern, in late August, early in a nine-week cruise to the Gakkel Ridge, Earth's least volcanically active mid-ocean ridge.
"We accomplished easily a factor of two more than we planned" said Peter Michael, of the University of Tulsa, the U.S. chief scientist on the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge Expedition (AMORE). Michael and other AMORE researchers discussed their findings at a news conference yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Among other important milestones from the cruise, scientists discovered an as yet unexplained "discontinuity" of volcanic activity along the Gakkel Ridge. Because the southern end of the ridge is spreading relatively quickly and the northern end extremely slowly, the researchers expected volcanic activity to gradually die out as they sailed north. Instead, there were irregular pockets of activity as the cruise moved northwards.
They said they were also pleased to discover that they were able to map the ridge in great detail from the Healy because the vessel was much quieter when breaking ice than expected.
"Our maps show that this ridge is tectonically very different than other ridges, the rift valley is close to a mile deeper with many enormous long-lived faults", explained Henry Dick, an expedition co-chief scientist from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. "This likely accounts for why so many hydrothermal plumes were found here."
Prior to the AMORE cruise most scientists expected little recent volcanic activity and scant evidence for hydrothermal vents, the deep-sea hot springs that host oases of life on the deep seafloor. Instead, sampling sites revealed abundant fresh lava and multiple signs of hydrothermal activity.
Most surprisingly, a dredge team, led by Jeffrey Standish, a graduate student at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, recovered fresh sulphides that apparently are part of "black smoker" chimneys, the most striking manifestation of hydrothermal activity. The find was verified by a camera and sensor package lowered to the seafloor from the Polarstern that showed intact sulphide chimneys and recorded warm water vents. The expedition proposed the name "Aurora" for the vent field
"We found more hydrothermal activity on this cruise than in 20 years of exploration on the mid-Atlantic Ridge" said Charles Langmuir, co-chief scientist on Healy from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) at Columbia University.
While the heated water from the hydrothermal vents does not significantly affect ocean temperatures, the vents have attracted the attention of both biologists and geologists. Hydrothermal vents on mid-ocean ridges in the world's oceans provide chemical energy that supports exotic life forms and large ecosystems far removed from the Earth's sunlit surface, where photosynthesis forms the base of the food chain. "Our discovery of these signals clearly show that hydrothermal vents similar to those present on faster spreading mid-ocean ridges are present in abundance here, too" said AMORE researcher Henrietta Edmonds of the University of Texas.
AMORE mapped and sampled the Gakkel Ridge which, extends 1100 miles from north of Greenland to Siberia, all of it beneath the Arctic ice cap. The ridge is the deepest and most remote portion of the global mid-ocean ridge system, where new ocean crust is continuously created as seafloor spreading takes place through volcanic activity. Many theories about seafloor spreading can be tested only on a slow-spreading ridge like the Gakkel. Geologists, oceanographers and biologists on both ships recovered numerous samples of rocks, mud, water as well as organisms from the seafloor that they will analyze in their labs.
The Arctic Ocean's isolation from major ocean basins has led scientists to debate whether ecosystems on Gakkel Ridge would more resemble those from the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, or whether they would have evolved separately. "These exciting discoveries on Gakkel Ridge pave the way for future expeditions that will map the vents and may discover completely new organisms" Michael said.
The AMORE research was the first full science expedition for HEALY after an extensive four-month program of icebreaking and science equipment testing in the Arctic last year.
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