Global warming would stop next ice age
The subject of climate change is heating up. Obama is pushing this issue as part of his second term.
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#1 Mar 2, 2014
.. what are today’s conditions like? Changes in both the orbit and tilt of the Earth do indeed indicate that the Earth should be cooling. However, two reasons explain why an ice age is unlikely:
1.These two factors, orbit and tilt, are weak and are not acting within the same timescale – they are out of phase by about 10,000 years. This means that their combined effect would probably be too weak to trigger an ice age. You have to go back 430,000 years to find an interglacial with similar conditions, and this interglacial lasted about 30,000 years.
2.The warming effect from CO2 and other greenhouse gases is greater than the cooling effect expected from natural factors. Without human interference, the Earth’s orbit and tilt, a slight decline in solar output since the 1950s and volcanic activity would have led to global cooling. Yet global temperatures are definitely on the rise.
CO2 concentrations set to continue to rise, a return to ice age conditions seems very unlikely.[from skeptical science]
#2 Jul 8, 2014
Everyone is saying the planet should be cooling because of natural cycles yet this may not be happening because of Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide.
#3 Sep 2, 2016
Some say: the only thing standing between Humanity and The Next Ice-Age is ...AGW!
#4 Sep 2, 2016
"Some say: the only thing standing between Humanity and The Next Ice-Age is
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