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Sigh. We're still coming out of a mini ice age. | 189 comments | Create New Account
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Sigh. We're still coming out of a mini ice age.
Authored by: Wol on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 10:34 AM EDT
Actually, I think you'll find the planet has NOT been hotter than this for at
least 150,000 years - before the start of the current *series* of ice ages.

There's been cold water welling up the side of South America for that long -
until it stopped in 1976. This was the thing that controlled El Nino / La Nina -
since then El Ninos have been becoming more and more common.

My big worry is that this warming is going to lift the Antartic ice plates. If
one of those suddenly starts sliding into the sea we are going to see sea-level
rises measured in feet per day! And that will be NASTY. A lot of Pacific islands
will disappear, along with in all likelihood Bangladesh. I'm going to know all
about it as most of Central London will be under water. And I doubt New York
will survive, either ...

Okay, this is a bit of a doomsday scenario. But I expect it's a lot more likely
than a lot of people think.

Cheers,
Wol

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