World is getting colder

Not by Fire but by Ice


Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us

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World is getting colder
By David J. Bellamy and Mark Duchamp

30 Jan 09 – (Excerpts) After the wet and cold centuries of the Little Ice Age,
the world's climate recuperated some warmth, but did not replicate the balmy
period known as the Middle Age Warm Period, when the margins of
Greenland were green and England had vineyards.

Climate began to cool again after World War II, for about 30 years. This is
undisputed. The cooling occurred at a time when emissions of C02 were rising
sharply from the reconstruction effort and from unprecedented development.
Itis important to realize that.

By 1978 it had started to warm again… But two decades later, after the
temperature peaked in 1998 under the influence of El Nino, climate stopped
warming for eight years; and in 2007 entered a cooling phase... it is important
to note that this new cooling period is occurring concurrently with an
acceleration in CO2 emissions, caused by the emergence of two industrial
giants: China and India.

To anyone analyzing this data with common sense, it is obvious that factors
other than CO2 emissions are ruling the climate… Al Gore  … simply omitted
to say that for the past 420,000 years that he cited as an example, rises in
CO2 levels in the atmosphere always followed increases in global temperature
by at least 800 years. It means that CO2 can't possibly be the cause of the
warming cycles.

So, if it's not CO2, what is it that makes the world's temperature periodically
rise and fall? The obvious answer is the sun, and sea currents in a subsidiary manner…

It has been observed that ice ages last about 100,000 years, and warm
interglacials only 12,000. And within these warm periods, variations in solar
activity cause shorter periods of less-pronounced warming and cooling.

There is no way to know for sure if the present cooling period will last several
decades or 100,000 years. Russian scientists have just warned that a fully-blown
ice age is not to be ruled out, as about 12,000 years have elapsed since the end
of the last one.

Entering a new ice age would be a disaster for humanity: billions of people
could die from lack of food, from the cold, and from the collapse of the world
economy, social strife, war, etc.

And if what's ahead of us is only a little ice age, the consequences would still
be pretty dire. World food reserves are already low, and we can barely feed
the current population of the planet. Surfaces of arable land used for bio-fuels
and biomass are increasing. Cool and wet summers would cause crop failures
as they did in the Little Ice Age (as a result, starving Parisians had taken to the
streets, soon sending their king to the guillotine). Winter frost would also bring
its share of misery, destroying fruits and vegetables on a large scale.

               As I’ve been saying all along: I think we’ll be fighting in the
              streets for food long before we’re covered by ice.

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David J. Bellamy is a professor at three British universities and an officer in
several conservation organizations. Mark Duchamp, a retired businessman,
has investigated global-warming theory and written more than 100 articles.

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