Current CO2 levels mean an increase in ice volume “would not be possible,” says this article on Reuters, while at the same time showing photo of a GROWING glacier.
This article is way off the mark.
High levels of carbon dioxide mean the next ice age is unlikely to begin for at least 1,500 years, writes Reuters correspondent Nina Chestney.
“Officially, the earth has been in an interglacial, or warmer period, for the last 10,000 to 15,000 years,” says Chestney.
Analysis suggests that the end of the current interglacial would occur within the next 1,500 years, Chestney continues. However, current CO2 levels of 390 ppm mean that “an increase in ice-sheet volume would not be possible.”
“The world is forecast to grow hotter as greenhouse gases continue to rise, increasing threats such as extreme weather events and sea level rise. Delays in curbing emissions growth are putting the planet at risk.”
“The period between the end of an ice age and the beginning of the next is typically about 11,000 years due to a natural cycle related to the Earth’s orbit,” says a different article (this one in the Telegraph), which goes on to admit that the last ice age ended 11,600 years ago and that “the arrival of another already appears overdue.” (Italics added.)
The study was conducted by academics at Cambridge University, University College London, the University of Florida and Norway’s University of Bergen.
The Reuters article (at least the one on Yahoo) is accompanied by a photo of Perito Moreno glacier, the largest glacier in Patagonia.
I wonder if the editor realizes that Perito Moreno glacier is growing?
I wonder if Nina Chestney and the “academics” realize that sea levels are declining?
I wonder if they realize that glaciers are growing in India?
I wonder if they realize that glaciers growing in the Rockies?
So much for the contention that “an increase in ice-sheet volume would not be possible.”
So much for rising sea levels.
I’ll stick with their admission that “the arrival of another (ice age) already appears overdue.”
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Thanks to a1Mike1, Alan Caruba, Fredric Lehrman, Peter Lamb and John Reno for these links