The Climate is Changing, the Seas are Rising, and armies of Chicken Littles all over the world are organizing to make sure everyone knows that it is Unprecedented, Catastrophic, and most importantly all because of Your use of fossil fuels.
Or is it?
In a ‘discovery’ that has been around for years, but has only been recently publicized, we find that Sea Levels were 6-9 meters higher 125,000 years ago than they are today. For those not well versed in Paleo-geology, most of Earth’s last several million years has been in a deep freeze known as an Ice Age. Every 100,000 years or so it experiences warm periods known as Glacial Minimum or Inter-glacial. Today we are right dead in the middle of one of these Warm Periods.
Roll the clock back 125,000 years ago and we find another of these warm periods. Go back approximately another 125,000 years and we find another an so on for at least 2.5 million years. Ladies and gentlemen, we are in an Ice Age known as The Quaternary. This period in time is typically defined by the “cyclic growth and decay of continental ice sheets driven by Milankovitch cycles and the associated climate and environmental changes that occurred.”
We know that Greenland’s Ice Sheets, the glaciers that Climatologists are so concerned about melting because of humankind, nearly melted completely away during the last Inter-glacial period. It doesn’t take genius to figure out that is why the Sea Levels were 6-9 meters higher than they are today. Every Climatologist can tell you if Greenland’s Ice Sheets melt, then Sea Levels are going to rise 6-9 meters. It baffles me that they can’t make that connection.
From the American Institute of Physics;
In the last interglacial period, some 125,000 years ago, the planet had reached a temperature about as high as was likely to come from greenhouse warming in the next century or two. Back then, even though most of Antarctica had remained ice-covered, the sea level had been at least seven meters (more than 20 feet) higher than at present. This was about what would be expected if most of Greenland melted.
Take a moment and imagine that you are Alien Scientist visiting Earth today. Humans never evolved, no fossil fuels have been used, and CO2 levels never get above 280ppm as we see in historical records. You have been tasked with forecasting conditions for the next 500, 5000, 50000, and 125000 years in the future. You have all the same data for past and present conditions on Earth that we currently have in our possession.
I think most intelligent people/aliens would imagine that the cycle would repeat itself and conditions would follow a similar pattern as to what we see in the historical record. Greenland’s Ice Sheets are going to melt, Sea Levels are going to rise 6-9 meters (20-30 feet), then the Earth will start freezing again, New York will be under 1 mile of Ice again, then it will melt fairly rapidly, and then the process will repeat.
Now if you are a Climatologist, given the same data, it seems you would try to convince everyone that;
- Climate Changed Naturally for billions of years.
- That an Ice Age began 2.5 million years ago and has had several very cold and moderately warm periods.
- That Greenland’s Ice Sheets melted completely away without the influence of burning fossil fuels.
- That Sea Levels rose 6-9 meters higher than today without the influence of humankind.
- But, somewhere around 150 years ago the Climate Stopped Changing Naturally.
- Now it is Your Fault that the Climate Changes, Glaciers Melt, and that Sea Levels rise.
Don’t believe them for another moment. The story of Chicken Little, or Henny Penny, has been around for more than 2,500 years. It seems that the phenomena of getting worked up into a hissy fit over very natural and easily mitigated events is nothing new.
It is time ladies and gentlemen to stop funding Chicken Little and get back to making the most of our lives while we can enjoy them. It is time to reject the Nonsense that is known as Climate Science.