During the last 10 million years, Earth has had 10 major ice ages and numerous smaller glaciations such as the recent Little Ice Age. Each major ice age has been followed by a warm period of about 10,000 years. We’re in a warm period nowâ€”more specifically, we’re at the end of one. Should we expect another major ice age soon? There’s no way of knowing. Climate change may be cyclical, but it’s not easy to forecast. Both day-to-day weather and long-term climate change remain difficult to predict.
Ice and Snow
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Meanwhile, a retired arctic research director has slammed global warming. His name is Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu. He’s the former director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center, and in the Anchorage Daily News on Sunday he said, “‘If you look back far enough, we have a bunch of data that show that warming has gone on from the 1600s with an almost linear increase to the present,’ Akasofu said. He showed ice-core data from the Russian Arctic that show warming starting from the early 1700s, temperature records from England showing the same trend back to 1660 and ice breakup dates at Tallinn, Estonia, that show a general warming since the year 1500.” The cycles of climate on this planet are so long, they span multiple lifetimes, but most people’s historical perspective begins the day they were born, and they think that we’re in the Last Days, the worst of times, that nothing is happening today on this planet’s ever happened before.
It’s never gotten warm. It’s never heated up. Ice floes have never broken up. Ice has never melted. (sarcastically) All these things are happening for the first time, because most people haven’t the slightest idea of the complexity of the climate, primarily because they were never taught about it in basic science in high school or even college. It’s vanity.
Now, this expert, Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu said scientists who support the man-made greenhouse gas theory disregard information from centuries ago when exploring the issue of global warming. Satellite images of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean have been available in the satellite era only [obviously!] since the 1960s and 1970s. ‘Young researchers are interested in satellite data, which became available after 1975,’ he said. ‘All the papers since (the advent of satellites) show warming. That’s what I call “instant climatology.” I’m trying to tell young scientists, “You can’t study climatology unless you look at a much longer time period.”‘” Now, why 1975? It’s sort of important, because between 1940 and 1975 the planet was going through a period of cooling which led many scientists to believe in global cooling.
They gave us stories in TIME and Newsweek in 1979 about global cooling and the coming of the new ice age. So that’s why you ignore everything before 1975 because things started warming up. These cycles go back and forth, and if you use ’75 as your starting point, you can say, “Yeah, it’s warming up,” but if you ignore the process which actually began the 1500s and 1600s, then of course you can make your case erroneously as they are today. “Akasofu said there is no data,” NO DATA, “showing that ‘most’ of the present warming is due to the man-made greenhouse effect, as the members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,” the UN, “wrote in February.” No evidence, no data showing that most of the present warming is due to man. NO DATA. He’s a scientist. He hasn’t joined the consensus of the others, and he’s one of thousands that disagree with it. “He pointed out that the atmosphere cooled from 1940 to 1975 despite a rapid increase in carbon dioxide emissions during the same period. ‘Nature changes all the time,’ he said. ‘The natural component is there. Until you remove it, you don’t know the man-made effect.'”
Consensus is opinion, it is not science.
Fact is science.