A study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher and published online Jan. 8 in Nature Geosciencen claims that the next Ice Age is being delayed by carbon output. The researchers discovered that humans are fighting the onset of the next Ice Age which will reduce the Earth’s population by around 90%, addressing the over population issues.
The Earth’s current warm period that began about 11,000 years ago should give way to another ice age within about 1,500 years, according to accepted astronomical models. What is troubling researchers is that they have not yet found evidence of the industrial society that started the current warm period 11,000 years ago through carbon outputs. There is evidence of large cities that have been inundated along the coast of India some 10,000 years ago but so far there is no evidence of coal burning power stations, airports or extensive road networks that have been blamed for the temperature increases between 1976 and 1999.
The research team, a collaboration among University College London, University of Cambridge and UF, said their data indicate that the next ice age will likely be delayed by tens of thousands of years.
That may sound like good news, but it probably isn’t, said Jim Channell, distinguished professor of geology at UF and co-author.
The study looks at the prehistoric climate-change drivers of the past to project the onset of the next ice age. Using astronomical models that show Earth’s orbital pattern with all of its fluctuations and wobbles over the last several million years, astronomers can calculate the amount of solar heat that has reached the Earth’s atmosphere during past glacial and interglacial periods.
“We know from past records that Earth’s orbital characteristics during our present interglacial period are a dead ringer for orbital characteristics in an interglacial period 780,000 years ago,” said Channell. The pattern suggests that our current period of warmth should be ending within about 1,500 years.
However, there is a much higher concentration of greenhouse gases trapping the sun’s heat in the Earth’s atmosphere now than there was in at least the last several million years, he said. So the cooling that would naturally occur due to changes in the Earth’s orbital characteristics are unable to turn the temperature tide.
Over the past million years, the Earth’s carbon dioxide levels, as recorded in ice core samples, have never reached more than 280 parts per million in the atmosphere. “We are now at 390 parts per million,” Channell said. The sudden spike has occurred in the last 150 years.
Another worrying factor is that global temperature has bee neutral since 2000 and may already be falling. What worries global warmign scientists is that the period since 2000 has seen dramatic carbon increases since that time as a result of a huge increase in carbon output by China and India. This increase of carbon output should have raised global temerature by 5 degress according to the climate models used to demonstrate the need for tax increases.
For millions of years, carbon dioxide levels have ebbed and flowed between ice ages. Orbital patterns initiate periods of warming that cause ocean circulation to change.
The changes cause carbon dioxide-rich water in the deep ocean to well up toward the surface where the carbon dioxide is released as a gas back into the atmosphere.
Other scientists believe that findings such as these demonstrate that carbon increases in the atmosphere are not the driver for global warm periods and that independent research is needed into the whole subject of global temperature patterns. They also point out human development surges during a warm period and suffers contraction as temperatures decrease. They observe that funding to prove global warming is currently 70 times greater than funding of independent research.
There have been recent claims by some scientists and politicians that the Mayan calendar predicted what they claim are the current carbon issues and that only higher taxation can save mankind from destruction.
Mathematicians have advanced two conflicting views of the Mayan calendar.
One view is that the Mayan Calendar documents a series of repeating cycles and predicts future cycles based on known cycles. By ending the calendar in 2012 (and the date has been disputed by some scientists who point out that mapping different calendars onto the Gregorian Calendar have already been shown to create anomalies) is simply that it records only sub-cycles, with its complete period encompassing one prime cycle. They also conjecture that either the Mayan astronomers died out before starting the next prime cycle calendar, or that the calendar was completed but has yet to be discovered.
The opposing view is that the Mayans were predicting an astronomical event and that their calculations suggested a major event, such as the impact of a large space body, or the exploision of a nearby star, that would extinguish life on Earth.
Stephen Hawkin recently expressed the opinion that life on Earth would probably be extinguished within the next 1,500 years and that a major space program is necessary to distribute life across the galaxy. He predicts that large scale colonization of Mars will be underway within 100 years.
Reich Kanzler Merkel is believed to have decided that European integration under German rule is the only way to address these issues.
Britain’s Nick Clegg has claimed that only his form of proportional representation in Britain will save the World.
President Obama is said to believe that only his re-election this year will save the world and the American Dream.
Iranian hard liners believe that only the testing of Iranian nuclear weapons at test sites in Europe and North America will save the world.