Saturday, 20 December 2008

In Search Of - The Coming Ice Age


The recent cold weather has reminded me of the fact that we are living in an interglacial period. Although we are pumping tons of carbon into our atmosphere, which I don't think can be a good thing, the Ice Ages have more to do with the heat coming from the Sun. The Sun's intensity waxes and wanes as part of its natural cycle and there's nothing we can do about it. Having said that, it is a good idea to make plans to lessen our impact on the environment in the expectation there will be no immediate return to a glacial period.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 20th, 2008.]

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