I find it amazing that someone can look at the graph of temperatures from the past as revealed by the Vostok Ice Core data and not notice that planet Earth has been in a warming period for several hundred years…and that we are on the edge of a 20,000 year cooling period.
In earlier posts I have pulled the research that shows WHY there are ice ages, but now I need to point out that between now and 20,000 years from now, North America will go from current temperatures to being Half Under Glacier like it was before.
We had better figure out how to farm in freezing cold temperatures or move our entire civilization to a different area. And who knows? Maybe all those ruins that are 10-12,000 years old were abandoned for the same reason? That time due to Global Warming circa back then.
Here is a good graph of the temperature research. Note t hat it was hotter 130,000 years ago than it is now, but our time for warmpth is over:
I see that a number of web sites have skewed their findings in deference to the planetary warming committees to threaten that our current CO2 levels may override planetary influences: but, Seriously? Not a chance. I agree that we need to reduce our carbon fuel dependence if only because it is polluting, but I do not agree that the planet is going to change it’s orbit due to man, at this time. Jupiter is the one that pulls our orbit out of shape and ultimately lays in the final third cause of why it is going to get darn cold around here.
It is already happening. I have lived in LA County my entire life. I have never seen consistent lows in the 30s and 40s for months on end, like this November, December and now January 2013.
Have a nice day!