Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Coming Ice Age

by David Deming - May 13th, 2009 - American Thinker

Those who ignore the geologic perspective do so at great risk. In fall of 1985, geologists warned that a Columbian volcano, Nevado del Ruiz, was getting ready to erupt. But the volcano had been dormant for 150 years. So government officials and inhabitants of nearby towns did not take the warnings seriously. On the evening of November 13, Nevado del Ruiz erupted, triggering catastrophic mudslides. In the town of Armero, 23,000 people were buried alive in a matter of seconds.

For ninety percent of the last million years, the normal state of the Earth's climate has been an ice age. Ice ages last about 100,000 years, and are punctuated by short periods of warm climate, or interglacials. The last ice age started about 114,000 years ago. It began instantaneously. For a hundred-thousand years, temperatures fell and sheets of ice a mile thick grew to envelop much of North America, Europe and Asia.

The coming ice age is the real threat to the globe. Of course idiot liberals are too politically correct to realize this. Like mindless lemmings they simply tout the conventional wisdom their rulers tell them to repeat. Their "dear leader" Obama tells them to chant "change we can believe in" and they chant away. Obama tells them to chant "global warming is a threat" and they chant away.

It is depressing in the extreme.


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