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|Ice ages and interglacial periods; cooling and warming (25/01/14 12:15:58)||Reply|
We are now in an interglacial period. According to the .no Wikipedia page previous interglacial periods have been oscillating. According to the previous periodicity Earth would be due for a new ice age. If so, global warming would postpone or cancel it.
Previous ice ages - well, much of the present bare land was covered in ice, and sea levels elsewhere could be 100 m lower owing to all the ice deposits on land. (that water would be saltier too, wouldn't it?)
I believe we have goog reasons to be afraid of global warming because it may have quick and dramatic negative effects on water supply and food production. An ice age would come more slowly because buildup of large ice deposits on land is a lengthy and slow process. But a disaster nonetheless.
|Re: Ice ages and interglacial periods; cooling and warming (25/01/14 21:29:30)||Reply|
Not much chance, I'm afraid.
|Re: Ice ages and interglacial periods; cooling and warming (25/01/14 22:17:47)||Reply|
|Afraid of global warming (25/01/14 22:54:22)||Reply|
|Re: Afraid of global warming (25/01/14 23:38:13)||Reply|
|Re: Re: Afraid of global warming (26/01/14 18:03:03)||Reply|
...the professor talks long about lifecycle of yellow dwarfs, and at the end says that our sun may die in about 10 billion years.
- how much??? -- shouts one student, seemingly frightened.
- 10 billion years.
- oh, good, i heard 10 million..
|Re: Re: Re: Afraid of global warming (27/01/14 20:02:20)||Reply|
And what about the magnetic poles inversion? Some people say Earth will lost its magnetic protection for momentarily while the change takes place.
Life has managed to survive to all ice ages and magnetic changes so far.
|Re: Re: Re: Re: Afraid of global warming (28/01/14 19:25:27)||Reply|
Moving the population of Bangladesh in case of permanent flooding?
164 million people
|Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Afraid of global warming (28/01/14 19:53:25)||Reply|
And then there will be enough so a few survivors will be able to continue wasting the Earth.
|Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Afraid of global warming (28/01/14 22:45:57)||Reply|
hah. Here's what i hunted last year.. it's still on sale:
7.8 square km of native bushland. for $100k.
water bore, el.power, road..
and yesss, "allowed to clear 25 acres for a house"
so move 'em. by small groups. of 100000 each.
|Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Afraid of global warming (29/01/14 19:54:13)||Reply|
I said: If you let me fetch 200 farmers from Jśren (southwest .no - those people have fetched the stones out of the moraine and made it very productive) and give me 10 years, we will have a Garden of Eden here. Hah, said the local. If you make something here, the mafia will come and take it over almost immediately.
So it's politics and crime. Global warming might be a minor problem if the powers that be were honest.
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