Another Endangered Species?

Ice, not global warming, is the big killer and this recurring calamity often strikes quickly.
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Another Endangered Species?

By Viv Forbes 
30 March 2018

Earth is a dangerous place. Of all the species that have ever lived, over 95% have already been extinguished by natural disasters.

Ice, not global warming, is the big killer and this recurring calamity often strikes quickly. Thousands of mammoths and other animals were killed by ice storms and their snap-frozen bodies are still entombed in ice around the Arctic. Just 15,000 years ago great ice sheets smothered the northern hemisphere as far south as Chicago, Moscow and London and all life had migrated towards the equator. This deadly ice had gripped Earth for about 50,000 years.

Ice ages are also times of dry winds and drought as cold oceans and cold dry atmospheres produce little evaporation or precipitation. Great deserts like the Sahara and the Gobi expand, and wind-blown dust fills the skies and rivers.

Adding to Ice Age woes, cold oceans suck the gas of life (carbon dioxide) out of the atmosphere, thus making surviving plants less able to cope with cold and drought. One of the great serendipities of modern life is that man’s use of carbon-rich fuels like oil and coal not only provides energy but also adds carbon dioxide plant food to the severely depleted carbon stocks of the atmosphere. Satellites have detected the resultant greening of the Earth.

Earth also suffers cycles of volcanism where much life is extinguished by ash, lava, earthquakes and tsunamis, usually followed by more cold and starvation as dust blocks sunlight. Just one era of volcanism covered the Deccan in India with many lava flows in places more than 2 km thick and spewed hot lava into the oceans along the mid-ocean trenches. Earthquakes and resulting tsunamis swept all life from large areas of land and dumped and buried their fragmented remains in heaps of mud.

We also have evidence of massive destruction on Earth from collisions and near misses by comets and other bodies in the solar system.

Humans are not immune to the threat of extinction, but it will not come from today’s warm, moist, atmosphere or from the gas of life, carbon dioxide. It will probably come from the next glacial cycle in the Pleistocene Ice age, where long bitter glacial eras are separated by short warm periods such as the Holocene warm era in which we live.

In every short warm era like today’s Holocene, the warming oceans expel enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to terrify today’s global warming alarmists. And these times have always supported abundant plant and animal life. But never has “global warming” from this “greenhouse gas” prevented the cyclic return of the ice.

When blizzards blow and glaciers grow, the great ice sheets will spread again and mankind will be decimated by cold, drought, crop failures and starvation. A lucky few living in equatorial regions or clustered in shelters and hot houses around nuclear power stations will survive. Those still able to extract coal, oil or gas may manage to generate enough warmth and carbon dioxide plant food to offset the cold sun, the perma-frost and the barren atmosphere. And a few with appropriate skills and tools may become hunters and gatherers again (but the Neanderthals did not make it last time).

We should celebrate, not fear, the Modern Warm Era and give thanks for the many benefits gained from recycling those marvellous batteries of stored and buried carbon resources to our still-hungry biosphere.

When the ice returns, derelict and snow-bound wind turbines and solar panels will remain as stark evidence of the failed Green religion of yet another endangered species.

Viv Forbes
vforbes@bigpond.com
Washpool   Qld Australia


Further Reading:

“The Positive Impact of Human CO2 emissions on the Survival of life on Earth”.
https://carbon-sense.com/2018/03/28/benefits-of-human-co2-emissions/

“The Planet of Death: 10 of Earth’s Worst Extinction Events”:
https://interestingengineering.com/planet-death-10-earth-worst-extinction-events


https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/dinosaurs-ancient-fossils-new-discoveries/extinction/mass-extinction/

 

No Evidence of Unusual Global Warming:
http://notrickszone.com/2018/03/25/alarmism-takes-a-big-hit-flood-of-new-scientific-findings-show-nothing-unusual-happening-climatically/#sthash.6ylIYEPi.dpbs

 

Modulation of ice ages via precession and drought-dust-albedo feedbacks. CO2 is just a bit player:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/06/28/new-paper-modulation-of-ice-ages-via-precession-and-dust-albedo-feedbacks/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1674987116300305

 


7 thoughts on “Another Endangered Species?”

  1. not just the cold..but the cold plus the dry from rains becoming ice n snow and not melting
    bad enough growing any food when its cold and rainy but cold n dry is a no win;-(

  2. The end of history that includes ice ages has not yet happened. People ignore this at their peril.

  3. With undersea volcanic activity now strng, won’t this lead to more evaporation and more precipitation, hence not dry conditions?

  4. Pretty much sums it up !

    These “Pagan” leftists have but one God, it’s called Mother-Earth and it truely is their “God” (What is ironic is that a thing referenced abound, which is part of them, is somewhat Earth bound at this moment in time and has been for some time now ?), and they serve it at an extremely low point (High point/level for them makes absolutely no sense) and will follow it (The Thing that should not Be !!!) to its destruction cursing the Creator all the way !

    But back to the article…

    Global Cooling is an absolute NIGHTMARE in the making, starvation leads to Wars every where, even between neighbors, and that is exactly what is to be expected in the near future !

    At least Nuclear War is quick for most, starving to death is hideous…

  5. I don’t think the ice age would be our extinction event it could but that is not very likely. Whe are the most adaptive species on Earth. It’s only those who have the power who hold humanity back by making them stupid. Only a gamma ray burst from nearby exploding star (supernova) could wipe out humanity. A positive enrichment whe have thanks of the higher CO2 levels and the previous modern maximum are taller and stronger girls/woman. This is because the modern maximum made proteïn rich food much cheaper so parent could effort giving their doughters more meat. And this could bring back the sustainable matriarchy again. And I as a man likes them very much so a big thanks to big oil and the sweat sun!

  6. Back when I was a full time caregiver of an extreme needs loved one, I had time to read much more. I wish I wrote down the titles of the books, but they were about weather history, and one thing among several that stood out in my mind as a Christian was how back several hundred years, those countries/peoples that were not Christian or whom did not stay Christian in desperate times of starvation/drought had an epidemic of cannibalism. Kidnapping and eating other family’s children was a dangerous fact in the pagan communities. It’s something for people to be aware of. Humans will survive the coming ice age, but it’s only God whom will eventually change everything as we know it in the end. These hard times coming have been prophesied. Stay strong, keep your faith, and your values. Be careful of the pagans, but don’t forget to help your fellow good people/children in need. You’ll have to evaluate every person carefully and guard your supplies, but also help those who you deem good when they cross your path. If we can’t keep our humanity, then we are no longer human and worthy in God’s eyes.

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