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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Grand Minimum

The world press is telling you the complete opposite.

Grand Minimums tighten up biology. They eliminate ambivalence and obfuscation. Nobody stupid emerges from the end of a Grand Minimum unless they live at the equator.

7 comments:

Herman said...

I wonder why milankovitch cycles are never mentioned?

Your Friendly Neighbourhood 'Thal said...

It is true though that the northern ice cap has been on a steady decline for the past couple of decades. The southern sea ice area might have been increasing, but at the same time the land ice is incredibly thin.

Not that this was caused by human activity. I don't know where they got the idea that anything humans do might have any effect on the planet. It has seen empires rise and fall, generations of creatures develop and die out, and is still largely unaffected. It has been both much colder and much warmer than it is now.

Texas Arcane said...

@Thal

It has been on a steady decline in the newspapers.

Meanwhile, in the real world, it has been growing steadily since the '40s. That's why polar bear populations have exploded.

NjordDanuson said...

Soon polar bears,reindeer and muskox will all be common at 41 north lat.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood 'Thal said...

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/arctic.sea.ice.interactive.html

This shows a slight decline over the years, although it starts at 1979. I actually got this from the link you've posted.

I'm aware that these kinds of data can be spun in all kinds of ways. By moving the range back or forth a couple of years, you can get any trend you want. The planet is not some delicate flower. It can wipe out huge percentages of all living things on its surface in a blink of an eye. How does the slightly increased emission of some insignificant gas compare to that?

It's very hard to get any decent data that would reach further than about 40 or maybe 60 years back, which is insignificant on the planetary scale. I would like to see some charts plotting estimations of the extents of sea and land ice on both poles for the last million years, that could have a chance of being a long enough period of time to draw some rational conclusions from.

Sam said...

Muskox soup. yummm...

NjordDanuson said...

Large polar mamals are designed by nature to be 100% extra tasty : ) ...

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