#1 Human carbon emissions could put OFF a lethal new ice age, say scientists01-09-2012, 01:03 PM
Cambridge university scientists say that a new Ice Age is due to start within 1,500 years.
But due to human carbon emissions, the lethal 'big freeze' could be put off.
Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere could actually insulate against a catastrophic ice age which would see glaciers advance over Europe and north America.
The scientists admit that we would be 'better off' in a warmer world - but caution that this is 'missing the point'.
In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, Cambridge University paleoclimatologist Luke Skinner says that even if carbon emissions stopped today, levels would remain elevated for at least 1,000 years, and stored heat could prevent the next Ice Age from happening.
Instead, things would cool down, but not quite so severely.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz1iyfUHHsZ
OMG we're all going to freeze to death.
01-09-2012, 01:09 PM
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Oh thank Heaven. I thought the global warming inspired big freeze was going to be end of the world stuff. Now, global warming is the savior of the Big One! We are now being saved by man made global warming. We should immediately set up a Global Luke Warming Commission to oversee the dawning of this new age.
I nominate Hootie!Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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01-09-2012, 01:11 PM
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I don't know about carbon, but since becoming a vegetarian I have certainly done my part for methane.While you were hanging yourself , on someone else's words
Dying to believe in what you heard
I was staring straight into the shining sun
01-09-2012, 07:32 PMOlde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
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01-09-2012, 07:47 PM
Well, that's one less thing to worry about.
01-09-2012, 08:15 PMwithin 1,500 years....which would see glaciers advance over Europe and north America.Be Not Afraid.
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