Previous periods of global warming brought huge benefits

Just a partial list includes longer growing seasons, higher rainfall, the opening of former hot and cold deserts to the colonization and proliferation of plant and animal life, opening new lands for agriculture, pasturage, forestry and human settlement.

Previous periods of global warming brought huge benefits

Gregory F. Fegel

There is some variation in the intensity of each Quaternary (the current) Ice Age glaciation, and of each warm interglacial — either of warming or of cooling — when we compare each glaciation with the others, and when we compare each interglacial with the others. The three Milankovitch orbital cycles (the eccentricity of the Earth’s orbit, the axial tilt, and the axial precession) interact with each other in a complex way to cause those variations of intensity. The average global temperature during the previous Eemian Interglacial was 1 to 2 degrees Celsius (1.8 to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than during the current Holocene Interglacial. That 1 to 2 degree Celsius difference is relatively small, and it is within the overall parameters of the Ice Age cycle, so it could be accounted for by the variability caused by the interactions of the Milankovitch orbital cycles.

The Anthropogenic Global Warming alarmists warn us that an increase of 2 degrees Celsius in the mean global temperature will bring catastrophe for the environment and for human civilization. It is instructive to know that during the Eemian Interglacial, which was about 2 degrees Celsius warmer than today, the increased rainfall greened large regions of the Earth, the arctic tree line moved much further north, and the eastern half of the North American Prairie was covered with forest, due to the higher annual rainfall caused by the natural global warming.

During the Eemian Interglacial, sea levels rose to 20 or 30 feet higher than today, but the loss of land caused by the higher sea level was richly compensated for by the warmer climate, longer growing seasons, higher rainfall, and the opening of former hot and cold deserts to the colonization and proliferation of plant and animal life. Today such global warming would open new lands for agriculture, pasturage, forestry, human settlement, and nature reserves.

Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age
by Gregory F. Fegel

Editor’s note:
Yes, I agree, these are some of the wonderful benefits of a warmer world. Trouble is, that I see us entering a much colder world; a little ice age leading into a full-fledged ice age.

7 thoughts on “Previous periods of global warming brought huge benefits”

  1. I couldn’t agree more.
    The little ice caused devastation in Europe, in Greenland, Iceland and
    “Famines in France 1693–94, Norway 1695–96 and Sweden 1696–97 claimed roughly 10 percent of the population of each country. In Estonia and Finland in 1696–97, losses have been estimated at a fifth and a third of the national populations, respectively.”
    The warmest periods were a time of plenty.
    Just look at the luxuriance of species and life in warmest equatorial zones of earth now.

  2. Something that most writers about “Global Warming” or “Climate Change” fail to consider is that these changes they are talking about normally happen over decades, often centuries. What is normal for us today may seem impossibly cold or hot to our great, great grand children.

    Considering a change of 2°C is not dramatic to humans except when it goes -2°C. Warming is wonderful. Perhaps my property on a canal in Cape Coral Florida will be gone, but then so will I. What me worry?

    I worry about my descendants being able to feed themselves. They won’t have a problem at +2°C but at -2°C they could really have to scrounge for food.

    Our temperatures have moved 1/10th of a degree according to Global Warmers. I don’t believe them, while they say our “Average” temperatures have risen I simply don’t see it. I see cooler weather. I’m now seeing three years in a row of cool wet spring and early frost in Kentucky. If it gets much worse Kentucky farmers that have two plantings in a season will have to re-think that process. Perhaps they will have a crop plus a winter wheat and still get by but cold weather is dangerous, warm is not.

    People from Canada and Europe vacation in Florida because of the warm weather. I think warm is what we all want.

  3. we have the full climate retard in motion downunder
    some idiot on abc radio today saying the temps would go to 7c higher if we dont immediately cut our throats and push paris scam and more…yawn
    gaurdian climate spins at 11 already;-((
    theyll go broke soon cos even online theyre a waste of pixels.

  4. This is a good article! Most people don’t know what the Americas were like thousands of years ago but if they researched would find a landscape unlike what we see today. For example The Western us had more rain during the last ice age,while the southeast was drier and arid in spots. Leads you to believe the plants and trees moved around a lot faster in response to a climate shift caused by a ice age or interglacial.

  5. Quote:
    It is instructive to know that during the Eemian Interglacial, which was about 2 degrees Celsius warmer than today.
    In fact it is worse than this, the 2C degrees difference was from the height of the Holocene Maximum to the same peak of the Eemian.
    Our Interglacial is a very stunted affair in comparison, possibly because of the three separate Younger Dryas re-glaciations which occurred during the rise to Max.
    At present this tepid warm period which ended in 2008 is 1.5C lower than the Holocene Max.

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