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.
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.
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