Skip to comments.New York Times: Continuing end of last ice-age, not human activity, cause of warming trend
Posted on 02/03/2007 1:25:07 PM PST by nwrep
From a bygone era when reasoned scientific analysis held sway:
NEXT GREAT DELUGE FORECAST BY SCIENCE
WE still speak of "the Ice Age" as if it belonged to the remote geological past. Geologists have reached the conclusion that there were several ice ages. What is more, the last Ice Age, known as the Quaternary, is only about half over, despite our blistering Summers.
Very slowly, the great ice sheets in the Arctic and the Antarctic regions are melting and pouring their torrents into the ocean.
The earth must inevitably change its aspect and its climate.
How the change is slowly taking place and what the result will be has been considered by geologists, physicists, and meteorologists.
In the course of about 700,000 years, the glacial sheets that now cover the North and South poles have melted down to their present area of 6,000,000 square miles from 12,000,000 square miles in extent.
The earth is steadily getting warmer. As all the ice at the two poles melts, a stupendous volume of water will be released. Professor Edgeworth David of the University of Sydney conservatively estimates that the sea level will rise fifty feet.
Such floods are nothing new, as we see from the marine fossils found on the tops of the Rockies, Andes and other mountain ranges.
So within 30,000 to 40,000 years, there will be another deluge. Salt water will sweep over the continents, leaving only the higher lands dry. Holland will be inundated. Fish will swim in the Buckingham Palace. The desert of Sahara will be a great inland sea. Palms and alligators will flourish at the poles, as they did millions of years ago.
No one can tell what would happen if a new carboniferous era should follow the warming of the earth. Man is about as old as the present Ice Age. It is a question if he will survive it.
Then I read the article date.
< sigh >
The ICE AGE and its END through 100% natural activity with zero relation to man activities is the silver bullet that kills any of this Human-related Global Warming BS and lies.
The New York Times was instrumental in exposing the Boss Tweed democratic political corruption machine operating within Tammany Hall... but that was quite some time ago.
The earth must inevitably change its aspect and its climate.
As I recall, there was a prediction of an Ice age somewhere in the late '60's thru mid-70's as well. So we've had a Warming (30's-40's), Ice Age(60's - 70's), Warming (90's-00's).
At least we'll have the Carbon Tax in place to pay for our increased heating bills when the prediction swings back to Ice Age in about 15 - 20 years.
Am I the only one getting weary of dealing with these people?
But that's not the entire story. The NYT article from 1932 speaks of 30,000-40,000 years for the temperature to get back up to where it was long ago. The problem seen by the "global warming" alarmists is that the rate of change in the past 100 years indicates a far faster rise in temperature than was foreseen 75 years ago. The problems foreseen 75 years ago might happen far sooner than 30,000 years at present rates of change. But who knows????
Look, the Earth does what it wants to do, regardless of mankind's activities. We can, and perhaps are, making it happen somewhat sooner than it otherwise would. So maybe we get uncomfortable and wet sooner than otherwise. Thing is, we don't know and can't really tell. There's no "control" alongside this experiment.
Mankind survives by being adaptive. We'll adapt, and the ones that don't, won't make it. That's life.
I believe that man does indeed have some impact on the planet. The extent of that impact, however, is probably overblown. It is a good thing to try to lessen emissions and increase gas mileage. Lessening our dependence on foreign oil is in our national interest.
Tremendous - now someone needs to find the physical paper and re-publish it.
I knew it was too good to be true ... (NYT in 2007, that is)
one really has nothing to do with the other.
They were for global cooling before they were against it.
It certainly didn't put a bad spin on the glaciers melting.
I wonde how much it's rose ( risen ?) since 1932
I fixed it.
Agree and thanks :)
That's what I've bben telling the GW morons for years.
Paging Al Gore, your beloved commie fishwrap had you exposed before your carbon footprint was a twinkle in your parents eye.
Great find and bookmarked!
Praise be to Allah!
Couldn't have said it better myself. (see my #10)
May be Al gore can save us by bringing on global cooling. He spoke here two weeks ago and now we are having the coldest temps in a decade.
The angst regarding global warming and the msm's crusade is perfectly positively correlated. Now that is a statistic you can bet the farm on. Everything else is voodoo science.
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The should start by doing some simple reading about the Vikings, specifically their experiences in Greenland and the Newfoundland coasts between the 10th Century and the 13th Century. They might try some actual science instead of clinging mindlessly to their faith in the Church of Environmental Extremism with it's fanatic allegiance to the dogma of Man Made Global Warming
Thanks for this...
what's this? blue if by water and red if by fire? I think I like it!
But but but - it can't be, I wont believe it. Algore told me so - it's us. IT'S US I TELL YOU. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
(the last sound heard before thousands of liberal heads were heard exploding all over the world).
I am new to Freep so I thought I might make a suggestion in this topic. I saw the most incredibly stupid interview of Laurie David on the Saturday "Today" show. She talked about ways we individually can curb global warming by unplugging our cellphone chargers (farse)changing to flourescent bulbs (farse) and use recycled paper towels to save "virgin trees" What the heck is a virgin tree? If someone could post the transcript and make a new thread it would be guaranteed to be a hit here. Thanks for helping expose the idiots in the MSM.!!!!
I think their diet has a major influence on their writing. No red meat.
It was one of the old prototypes I had when I worked on the others, I just uploaded it (and another one that isn't as flashy) today. :')
They should study the 2000 year old domesticated grape vines being discovered under the receding ice in GreenlandIs there a topic or other link on that?
Do you think Al had inventing Global Warming next on his "to do" list right after inventing the internet?
I forwarded this link to Rush. Maybe he'll see it.
BTW Did we have SUV's in 1932?
That includes planet earth, our sun and with it our Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and eventually the UNIVERSE.
So, whether you drive your cars and use all the fossil fuel the earth has to offer, or make a car that runs on water, and pollutant free, in the end it doesn't matter one iota.
I thought that since hollywood is telling us that we all can do little things that when they add up-they become real big things, so...
Why doesn't every American drop one ice cube into a stream or river near them, and we could fix this evil GW thing. School kids could get involved and make field trips out of it and stuff. One Cube at a Time-there is a song there somewhere.....