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Lita4 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 6:36 PM
Same series, episode named "Sahara Info" discusses the emerging evidence that the Sahara goes through 20,000 yr cycles of fertile/desert/fertile. Seems the earths wobble causes the tilt of the axis to shift on a regular basis is the working hypothesis. Cycle has been confirmed going back 3 million years. Basically earth rocks! Naturally the axis shift does affect the whole planet. So much for man made global warming.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 7:26 AM

And our 150 years of tracking temperatures isn't even an eyeblink to the scope of geologic time.

Of course the earth is getting warmer -- we're still emerging from the Younger Dryas, which was the last gasp of the Wisconsin glaciation. Most interglacial periods feature ice-free poles and there's no reason not to expect the same this time.

This process being a three-steps-forward, two-steps-back thing, we have historical evidence that civilization thrives during the warmer times so this natural process is actually a good thing.

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