OMG! An ICE AGE is coming!

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  2. Jeff Duda

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    Okay, so within the link in the OP, take the first link, which takes you here: http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/reduced_energy_from_the_sun_might_occur_by_mid_century

    Within that link is a reference to the original paper that created this press release:
    These two links fit this comic perfectly: http://phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=1174
     
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    These things make me chuckle - technically we're still within an 'ice age', or at least, an inter-glacial period - the Earth has been much, much warmer in the past.
     
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    I'm of the variety that believes a better way to judge climate changes is to observe secondary effects, rather than the weather. Weather is just weather. And climate change doesn't = extreme weather, it could just as easily mean more mundane weather.

    Example: Are glaciers growing or shrinking? What were they doing in the decades and centuries prior? (Not eons). If we have a hypothesis that Co2 levels increasing by 33% over 80 years result in either a warmer or wetter climate, how are plants and animals responding? Have hardiness zones changed? Is there desertification or greening?

    A good reason to observe this way is that Co2 cannot, and should not be taken for granted as the sole cause of anthropogenic climate change. In the same 100 years we've changed a significant amount of North America's surface area to asphalt. Nearly all of the prairies have been replaced with wheat and corn. The surface of the high plains are now soaked in water from aquifers. Air traffic has filled the upper atmosphere with excess water vapor which also traps and reflects long wave radiation. All of these things contribute in some way to the total equation.

    Also, if we could go back 50 years and start spinning up thorium reactors, that would be great. As a taxpayer, I don't want to pay a government to fix a mistake it made by shutting down the most efficient energy production system in existence still today. that could have offset nearly half of our Co2 output and lead to electric vehicles 20 years soon.
     
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    We just can't get a break. It's been too dry and hot to chase and now the cape will not go over 50 with Ice Age weather. :eek:
     
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    This thread made me dumber
     
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    You all will have to go on without me. It’s too late for me. I live in Michigan’s upper peninsula where the ice age hit yesterday in the form of freezing rain. It’s too slippery to travel so my family and I plan on living the rest of our days trying to keep warm by the fire until we run out of wood and slowly succumb to freezing to death...
     
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    All I know, is I live in Michigan, it's late February, and I have part of the Great lakes in my backyard. o_O Agree totally with @Michael Gavan though.
     
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    The only debate on whether or not AGW is occurring is because of one political party in the world, (they are here in the USA).
     

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