Monday, February 12, 2007

10K Years of Global Warming is Cool

The scientists now yammering about global warming had better go get some parkas and brace for the ice age instead.

Lot's of evidence all over the place that the earth's ice has been melting for a really long time such as the undersea stone age sites located off the British Isles or the Tybrind Vig off the coast of Denmark.

I'm pretty sure these settlements didn't start under water so you have to ask yourself just how much ice had to melt to put them under water?

I'll bet Neanderthal man tried to limit greenhouse gases by banning fire.

Personally, I'm banking on the theory of ice age cycles. Theory hell, there's a lot more evidence in the scientific community that supports crap in the atmosphere ultimately causes cooling than it does warming in the long term. As a matter of fact, many contend that all the fresh water dumping into the ocean causes the ocean currents to stop moving the way we're used to which will disrupt our current weather patterns.

Note that Geologists agree that Egypt was subject to severe flooding at the end of the last Ice Age and that evidence is found on the bottom of the Sphinx in the form of water erosion, opposed to the wind erosion on the upper half, which makes the Sphinx much older than originally speculated.

Either way, it's not going to be pretty, as being too hot or too cold both suck and it looks more likely that cold is in our future.

Needless to say, the landscape will all change, and soon it will be places like Mexico screaming about illegal immigrants as North America is engulfed in a sheet of ice and snow.

Time to go bunk with some Eskimos and learn some basic Ice Age survival skills while there's still time!


Jack said...

It would be pretty incredible if all human activity over the last 30,000 years had no effect on the environment. A time when we have radically changed both the flora and fora on the planet as well as dumping billions of tons of gas into the atmosphere

IncrediBILL said...

I'm sure humans have just sped up the process in this ice age cycles. However, historically when the earth was younger volcanoes, meteors and such have done a lot more damage in far less time.

While some ice is melting while SOME glaciers around the world are growing.

We won't destroy the earth, it will still be here, it just won't be as hospitable for homans, assuming we survive.

Jack said...

Aren't you contradicting yourself a bit there. either we are warming Earth up or we aren't :)

I'm sure it will be a big comfort to future generations as they frazzle themselves on a future Earth. Hey, we only have to wait another 300,000 years and things'll start to cool down. Great!

The frustrating thing is that there are lots of things we can do to solve the problem...there just doesn't seem to be the will at the moment. There probably will be when it's too late.