Scientists Predict Another Ice Age

Climate change activists may soon need to change their doomsday forecast that the earth will start disintegrating in about 12-years due to the much-touted greenhouse effect, and in fact be concerned in a rise in sea levels that may in fact be a precursor to another Ice Age, so says University of Chicago professor and the study’s co-author, Malte Jansen.

Professor Jansen using computer simulations within his research suggests that an increase in sea ice could significantly alter the circulation of the ocean, ultimately leading to a reverse greenhouse effect as carbon dioxide levels in the ocean increase and levels in the air decrease.

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“One key question in the field is still what caused the Earth to periodically cycle in and out of ice ages,” asks Professor Jansen in a statement, adding; “We are pretty confident that the carbon balance between the atmosphere and ocean must have changed, but we don’t quite know how or why.”

A quick reference by yours truly, confirms that the last known ice age ended at the end of the Pleistocene period, roughly about 2.5 million years ago. Professor Jansen noted that glaciers have throughout earth’s history periodically grown and then gotten smaller.

Researchers also believe that changes to the Earth’s orbit may be partly responsible for some of the Earth’s cooling, but additional factors have likely played a part, Jensen added.

“The most plausible explanation is that there was some change in how carbon was divided between the atmosphere and the ocean,” Jansen continued. “There’s no shortage of ideas about how this happens, but it’s not quite clear how they all fit together.”

Scientists also believe that the most recent ice age may have in fact occurred roughly 12,800 years ago, however not as large or as well known and researched as those that covered 1/3 of the earth’s surface.

The “mini-ice age, scientists predict may have occurred when an asteroid “rocked the Northern Hemisphere” that led to the Younger Dryas climate event.

Jansen pointed out that the Southern Ocean around Antarctica “plays a key role in ocean circulation” due to the deep waters in the region, leading it to have “outsize[d] consequences.”

Adding, “What this suggests is that it’s a feedback loop,” said the study’s lead author, Alice Marzocchi. “As the temperature drops, less carbon is released into the atmosphere, which triggers more cooling.”

“What surprised me is how much of this increased storage can be attributed to physical changes alone, with Antarctic sea-ice cover being the key player,” Marzocchi added, noting that future study of the ocean and the role it plays in the carbon cycle can help simulate “future environmental change.”

One theory advanced by scientists is that earth is currently between ice ages, which have thus far lasted 2.5 million years, noting that glaciers have periodically covered the Earth and then retreated. Scientists, therefore, have been piecing together clues about how this process of glaciation works and how it’s triggered.

Professor Jansen believes that slight changes to Earth’s orbit likely led to some cooling, however that alone wouldn’t be able to trigger another ice age. There would have had to have been massive accompanying changes in the climate system to account for the amount of cooling that followed.

However, one thing is clear earth is a living and breathing planet, that has already experienced several massive ice ages, long before mankind inhabited this tiny life-sustaining sphere.

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  1. The ManMythLegend

    Democratic presidential candidates, along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her horde(a large unorganized group of individuals), want to declare climate change a national emergency should they win the presidential election in 2020. The declaration would give a Democratic president immense power to trample on the rights of ordinary citizens. These include freezing bank accounts, shutting down communications facilities, cell phone service and the internet, and appropriating federal money for other projects. It’s not hard to see how a Democratic president could use any one of these powers to make drastic, inalterable changes. Far-left Democrats are convinced that man-made climate change will end the world within their lifetime. What is more, these same individuals know that the Green New Deal and other progressive bits of legislation won’t make it past the Senate. Sixty Senate votes are needed to advance legislation that requires federal funding and there is no way the Democrats will get sixty seats in the Senate in the foreseeable future. However, a Democrat president could use the declaration of a national emergency to get around Congress. With national emergency powers, the president could simply implement parts or even all of the Green New Deal if desired. Measures in that deal would immediately begin to affect ordinary families and businesses. Insane tax rates on fossil fuels will drive prices up, making it impossible for drivers to commute long distances. The airline industry would be shut down, resulting in the loss of tens of thousands of good jobs. New housing laws would require that millions of homeowners in the United States remodel their houses at their own expense. Unfortunately, the devastation that could be caused by a climate change national emergency is lost on those who are intent on promoting conspiracy theories for political gain. Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, both of whom are considered to be among the top five candidates, are both in favor of the idea. The mainstream media isn’t telling the American public of the harm that would be done in this scenario. Instead, journalists are making it a point to tell everyone that Democrats need to take drastic action, because Democrats will never get enough votes in the Senate to pass legislation the right way. Outlets are also proclaiming that there is a global push to “address man-made climate change” to make it sound as if the United States is falling behind. The truth is that the U.S. is leading the world in cutting carbon emissions under the Trump Administration. The idea of declaring a national emergency to combat climate change is a terrifying one. As many have already realized, the Green New Deal isn’t just about dealing with severe, inclement weather and natural disasters. It’s a plan to create a socialized nation under the guise of advancing “equality” and “justice”. Even Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff admitted as much to journalists just a few days ago. Democratic candidates hope to use the climate change hysteria to enact legislation that could not be enacted any other way. In short, progressives hope that, with national emergency powers, the candidate of their choice could become a dictator.

    It seems that most people have forgotten that
    1) In the 1970’s the fear was global cooling!
    2) Later, the same environmental group in Aspen CO that had been telling us global cooling was the single largest problem facing the planet SWITCHED to telling us that global warming was now top of the list
    3) Then it became “human caused” global warming
    4) Then global warming morphed into “climate change”
    5) but perhaps most importantly, the event which started huge increases in government research grant funding was coal miner strikes in Britain! Mrs. Thatcher was Prime Minister and responded to the coal miners’ threats by funding research “proving” global warming was caused by rising CO2 levels and it became imperative that we move away from coal as an energy source. The governmental funding for global warming research has only grown since then DESPITE scientific evidence that our planet’s temperatures are driven by variations in solar output.

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