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  • Jupiter and Venus Change Earth’s Orbit Every 405,000 Years

    05/10/2018 7:28:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies ^ | 05/10/2018 | Matt Williams
    Over the course of the past 200 million years, our planet has experienced four major geological periods (the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous and Cenozoic) and one major ice age (the Pliocene-Quaternary glaciation), all of which had a drastic impact on plant and animal life, as well as effecting the course of species evolution. For decades, geologists have also understood that these changes are due in part to gradual shifts in the Earth’s orbit, which are caused by Venus and Jupiter, and repeat regularly every 405,000 years. But it was not until recently that a team of geologists and Earth scientists...
  • Ice Ages Blamed On Tilted Earth

    04/30/2006 4:35:48 PM PDT · by blam · 77 replies · 1,750+ views
    Live Science ^ | 3-30-2005
    Ice Ages Blamed on Tilted Earth By Michael Schirber LiveScience Staff Writer posted: 30 March 2005 In the past million years, the Earth experienced a major ice age about every 100,000 years. Scientists have several theories to explain this glacial cycle, but new research suggests the primary driving force is all in how the planet leans. The Earth’s rotation axis is not perpendicular to the plane in which it orbits the Sun. It's offset by 23.5 degrees. This tilt, or obliquity, explains why we have seasons and why places above the Arctic Circle have 24-hour darkness in winter and constant...
  • PURE PROPAGANDA - THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE (Did GGWS present inaccurate information?)

    03/25/2007 7:55:15 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 118 replies · 3,828+ views
    Media Lens ^ | 03/13/2007
    The Scientists Are The Bad Guys On March 8, Channel 4 screened The Great Global Warming Swindle, a documentary that branded as a lie the scientific consensus that man-made greenhouse gasses are primarily responsible for climate change. The film was advertised extensively on Channel 4 and repeatedly previewed and reviewed in newspapers. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Christopher Booker declared: “Only very rarely can a TV documentary be seen as a pivotal moment in a major political debate, but such was Channel 4's The Great Global Warming Swindle last Thursday. Never before has there been such a devastatingly authoritative account...
  • The 'wobble' that wipes out life on Earth every 2.5m years

    10/11/2006 11:43:56 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 87 replies · 3,939+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 12, 2006 | JULIE WHELDON
    If you are the kind of person who worries about the future, this might not make happy reading.Scientists have found that on average mammal species enjoy only 2.5 million years of life before being wiped out because of the Earth's "wobble." They say when the tilt and orbit reach key points it can spark dramatic global cooling - and the last time this happened was 2.6 million years ago. This suggests we are overdue a wave of extinction. However, before you panic, scientists say our planet has changed beyond all recognition in the last 3 million years. The new research...
  • US Navy Physicist warns of crushing cold temperatures and global famine

    04/06/2009 1:10:42 PM PDT · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 120 replies · 5,378+ views ^ | 4/2/09 | James A. Marusek
    US Navy Physicist warns of possibly 'several decades of crushing cold temperatures and global famine' By Retired U.S. Navy Physicist and Engineer James A. Marusek 2 Apr 09 – Excerpts: “The sun has gone very quiet as it transitions to Solar Cycle 24. “Since the current transition now exceeds 568 spotless days, it is becoming clear that sun has undergone a state change. It is now evident that the Grand Maxima state that has persisted during most of the 20th century has come to an abrupt end. “(The sun) might (1) revert to the old solar cycles or (2) the...
  • North Pole had sub-tropical seas because of global warming

    09/07/2004 8:35:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1,256+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/04 | AFP - Paris
    PARIS (AFP) - The North Pole once had a balmy, sub-tropical sea because of extreme global warming, according to European scientists who have carried out the world's deepest drilling into ancient sediment on the far northern seabed. Cores retrieved from up to 430 metres (1,397 feet) below the seafloor in waters 1,300 metres (4,550 feet) deep show that, for a brief period which occurred around 55 million years ago, the Arctic Ocean was around 20 C (68 F), compared with today's typical average temperature of minus 1.5 C (29.3 F), they said on Tuesday. "It occurred during a period called...
  • Ice Cores Unlock Climate Secrets

    06/09/2004 3:27:33 PM PDT · by blam · 76 replies · 487+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-9-2004 | Julianna Kettlewell
    Ice cores unlock climate secrets By Julianna Kettlewell BBC News Online science staff Tiny bubbles of ancient air are locked in the ice Global climate patterns stretching back 740,000 years have been confirmed by a three kilometre long ice core drilled from the Antarctic, Nature reports. Analysis of the ice proves our planet has had eight Ice Ages during that period, punctuated by rather brief warm spells - one of which we enjoy today. If past patterns are followed in the future, we can expect our "mild snap" to last another 15,000 years. The data may also help predict how...
  • Greenhouse Theory Disproved a Century Ago

    02/03/2009 4:15:22 PM PST · by kathsua · 24 replies · 1,199+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 02/03/09 | reasonmclucus
    The claim that carbon dioxide (CO2) can increase air temperatures by "trapping" infrared radiation (IR) ignores the fact that in 1909 physicist R.W. Wood disproved the popular 19th Century thesis that greenhouses stayed warm by trapping IR. Unfortunately, many people who claim to be scientists are unaware of Wood's experiment which was originally published in the Philosophical magazine , 1909, vol 17, p319-320. Wood was an expert on IR. His accomplishments included inventing both IR and UV (ultraviolet) photography. Wood constructed two identical small greenhouses. The description implies the type of structure a gardener would refer to as a "coldframe"...
  • Did a Comet Hit Earth 12,000 Years Ago?

    01/02/2009 6:02:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 35 replies · 2,014+ views
    Scientific American ^ | January 2, 2009 | David Biello
    Nanodiamonds found across North America suggest that major climate change could have been cosmically instigatedRoughly 12,900 years ago, massive global cooling kicked in abruptly, along with the end of the line for some 35 different mammal species, including the mammoth, as well as the so-called Clovis culture of prehistoric North Americans. Various theories have been proposed for the die-off, ranging from abrupt climate change to overhunting once humans were let loose on the wilds of North America. But now nanodiamonds found in the sediments from this time period point to an alternative: a massive explosion or explosions by a fragmentary...
  • Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says

    03/13/2007 7:54:13 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 53 replies · 1,481+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | February 28, 2007 | Kate Ravilious
    Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory. Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures. In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row. Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research...
  • UCSB geologist discovers pattern in Earth's long-term climate record

    04/06/2010 10:49:31 AM PDT · by decimon · 36 replies · 974+ views
    (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of the Earth's orbital cycle to changes in the Earth's climate. The finding is reported in this week's issue of the scientific journal Nature Geoscience. Lisiecki performed her analysis of climate by examining ocean sediment cores. These cores come from 57 locations around the world. By analyzing sediments, scientists are able to chart the Earth's climate for millions of years in the past. Lisiecki's contribution is the linking of the climate record to...
  • Sun's Fickle Heart May Leave Us Cold

    01/25/2007 4:40:59 PM PST · by blam · 78 replies · 2,187+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-25-2007
    Sun's fickle heart may leave us cold 25 January 2007 From New Scientist Print Edition.Stuart Clark There's a dimmer switch inside the sun that causes its brightness to rise and fall on timescales of around 100,000 years - exactly the same period as between ice ages on Earth. So says a physicist who has created a computer model of our star's core. Robert Ehrlich of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, modelled the effect of temperature fluctuations in the sun's interior. According to the standard view, the temperature of the sun's core is held constant by the opposing pressures of...
  • Answer to what ended the last ice age may be blowing in the winds, paper says

    06/25/2010 9:47:25 AM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    A chain of past natural events may hold lessons for the futureScientists still puzzle over how Earth emerged from its last ice age, an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of human civilization. In the geological blink of an eye, ice sheets in the northern hemisphere began to collapse and warming spread quickly to the south. Most scientists say that the trigger, at least initially, was an orbital shift that caused more sunlight to fall across Earth's northern half. But how did the south catch up so fast? In a review paper published this week in...
  • 1975 Newsweek article on global cooling.

    04/08/2002 9:03:07 AM PDT · by grundle · 62 replies · 15,807+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 28, 1975
    1975 Newsweek article on global cooling. FROM Newsweek April 28, 1975 The Cooling World There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production– with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas – parts of India,...
  • Water Experts Find Earth’s Warming, Rainfall Linked to Sun

    07/28/2007 2:27:09 PM PDT · by brityank · 50 replies · 2,662+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Dennis T. Avery
    Variability of the sun’s irradiance, Global Warming Water Experts Find Earth’s Warming, Rainfall Linked to Sun By Dennis T. Avery, Hudson Institute Tuesday, July 24, 2007 A team of water experts says the pattern of droughts and floods in South Africa shows our global warming was triggered by the variability of the sun’s irradiance rather than by human-emitted CO2. They say variations in South African rainfall patterns are keyed to periodic reversals of the sun’s magnetic field—and to the constantly changing distance between the sun and the earth as both move through space. In South Africa, alternate 11-year sunspot...
  • Carbon dioxide did not end the last Ice Age (WELL, DUH!)

    09/28/2007 5:31:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies · 133+ views ^ | 09/28/2007 | Lowell Stott, University of Southern California
    Carbon dioxide did not cause the end of the last ice age, a new study in Science suggests, contrary to past inferences from ice core records. “There has been this continual reference to the correspondence between CO2 and climate change as reflected in ice core records as justification for the role of CO2 in climate change,” said USC geologist Lowell Stott, lead author of the study, slated for advance online publication Sept. 27 in Science Express. “You can no longer argue that CO2 alone caused the end of the ice ages.” Deep-sea temperatures warmed about 1,300 years before the tropical...
  • Commentary- Hansen Draft Paper: Paleoclimate Implications for Human-Made Climate Change

    01/24/2011 1:21:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 24, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Posted on January 24, 2011 by Anthony Watts Precession of Earth's rotational axis due to the tidal force raised on Earth by the gravity of the Moon and Sun. - Image via NASA - click for moreby Dr. Martin HertzbergAs the saying goes:“If all you have in your hand is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail”.It is hopeless to expect that Hansen could possibly analyze data objectively – all he has in his head is “CO2 climate forcing” and everything else has to be “forced” into that ridiculous paradigm. It makes no difference to him that the predictions...
  • The Intriguing Problem Of The Younger Dryas—What Does It Mean And What Caused It?

    06/21/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies
    watts Up With That? ^ | June 19, 2012 | Guest post by Don J. Easterbrook
    This is a follow up posting to Younger Dryas -The Rest of the Story!Guest post by Don J. Easterbrook Dept. of Geology, Western Washington University.The Younger Dryas was a period of rapid cooling in the late Pleistocene 12,800 to 11,500 calendar years ago. It followed closely on the heels of a dramatically abrupt warming that brought the last Ice Age to a close (17,500 calendar years ago), lasted for about 1,300 years, then ended as abruptly as it started. The cause of these remarkably sudden climate changes has puzzled geologists and climatologists for decades and despite much effort to find...
  • Current Global Weather Patterns Normal Despite Government and Media Distortions

    07/11/2012 2:39:12 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 8 replies
    Dr. Tim Ball: A Different Perspective ^ | June 28, 2012 | Dr. Tim Ball
    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) science and its promotion involves selection of only material that supports the hypothesis that human CO2 is causing warming and latterly climate change. It is used in everything from tree ring samples chosen to create the hockey stick, to omission of the Milankovitch Effect, and the role of cosmic rays in the formation of low cloud from IPCC computer models.There’s a similar pattern of selective reporting about weather events. People are inundated with reports giving the impression that what is happening is worse then ever before, unusual and therefore due to human activities....
  • Discovery of Constant, Sun Spot Induced, Harmless 1500 Years Global Warming Cycles

    12/26/2006 10:36:26 AM PST · by wagglebee · 116 replies · 5,479+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/22/06 | Steve Jalsevac
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2006 ( - The general warming of global temperatures in recent decades appears to mostly be the result of a regular, sunspot induced climate cycle that has been occurring roughly every 1500 years for at least the past one million years. Climate physicist S. Fred Singer and Dennis Avery, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, discussed the substantial evidence for their new book "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years," at a Hudson Institute book forum in Washington, D.C. last month.  The book is said to make a very powerful case that the current climate trends...