Tuesday, January 13, 2009

QOTD

From the January 11th Pravda:
The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science. Many sources of data which provide our knowledge base of long-term climate change indicate that the warm, twelve thousand year-long Holocene period will rather soon be coming to an end, and then the earth will return to Ice Age conditions for the next 100,000 years.
Normally, of course, I'm suspicious of Pravda pieces. But global cooling seems to be making a comeback and may soon be as feared as it was in 1975.

(via Planet Gore)

6 comments:

OBloodyHell said...

I think it's just as premature to call "Global Cooling!!" as it was to call "Global Warming!!" (at least if you're using the former in the same sense as libtards and greens use the latter).

That said, I think it's going to be hilariously ironic if, as I'v suggested as possible even back in the 1990s -- it turns out that industrial activity, CO2, and greenhouse gases are the only things which have been holding off an Ice Age for the last 50-odd years.

The result won't be pretty -- we are about 50 to 100 years away from being able to really do something to argue with nature about this (the most obvious approach to try would be to place huge mylar mirrors in orbit that reflect additional solar radiation to earth), if it's true.

A substantial portion of the USA was covered with sheet glaciation in the last one. And the effects on the population, through food production getting reduced in the USA alone (along with Canada, obviously) will make the Holocaust, and even the Soviet pogroms, look like a clambake.

Retarding the development of technology is itself retarded.

MaxedOutMama said...

Carl, the carbon bugs have already prepared their alibi. Just look at this DU thread, and note the absolute belief that overall global warming causes cold weather.

Carl said...

You two have re-convinced me that enviro alarmists are crazy--the world started yesterday, facts don't matter and climate change causes everything.

OBloodyHell said...

> and climate change causes everything.

NO, YOU CAN'T PROVE THAT.

There's no evidence of any kind that it causes intelligence in libtards and greens.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

OBH - 50 years? Ruddiman at UVA says we've been holding it off for 8000 years, with domesticated herding and intentional planting. And a darn good thing, too.

http://www.amazon.com/Plows-Plagues-Petroleum-Control-Climate/dp/0691121648

Carl said...

Should I read Ruddiman?