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Al Gore Warming

The long-term warming trend is part of the earth's three-steps-forward-two-steps-back emergence from the Younger Dryas -- the last gasp of the Wurm-Wisconsin glaciation. During historical times we've seen Hannibal march his elephants over passes that, in modern times, are blocked by glaciers and the Vikings settle a truly Green Land of lush pastures for their cattle. We've also seen the Thames river at London reliably freeze so solidly that bonfires could be built on the ice during what's known as "the Little Ice Age". ...
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 9:01 AM
Glacials and inter-glacials are caused by a combination of variations in the sun's output and wobbles in the earth's tilt along with some probable contributions by plate tectonics as the formation and breakup of supercontinents drastically changes ocean currents and from extensive erruption of sheet lavas.

The idea that humankind could impose stasis on an inherently dynamic system that operates on a planet-wide and solar-system-wide scale is hubris at its most foolish.
R.3 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 10:46 AM
My thoughts since this whole thing started, Mother of 4. It's not enough that they want to control the daily lives of all Earth's inhabitants, they actually think they can counter the effects celestial bodies have on one another. It's the new age version of making sacrifices to the gods, with them being the gods and us being the offerings. Carbon credits, anyone?
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 11:23 AM
Notice how none of the alarmist attempt to dispute these posts.
Pistol Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 2:04 PM
Mother of 4, it appears you have recently read The Ice Age, a scholarly little book on climate changes and the study of same over the last couple million years. AGW is dismissed in a paragraph or two about page 3.

PS. The wobble of the axis tilt is called precession.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 4:43 PM
Actually, I took about 1/3 of a major's worth of geology courses in college and have tried to keep up in at least a general way.

PS -- Thank you for the correct term. I never took any astronomy.

In October one of the main culprits in the global warming hoax published new data that undermines their own theory of global warming. The UK’s MET Office, more formally called the UK's National Weather Service, updated global temperatures for 2012 and the new dataset shows that an “unlikely” event has occurred, according to their own models: Global warming has been halted for 15 years and counting.

While the MET Office accused critics of cherry-picking a starting point and nitpicked about language-for example the Daily Mail reported that the “Met Office report [was] quietly released,” while the Met office whined they just...