Regarding cyclical global warming and cooling: Well, I’ve been thinking for years about this cyclical climate change business. Evidence shows that deep down in Greenland and Antarctica the CO2 [carbon dioxide] levels in ice cores were quite a bit lower than they are today. What drives these levels? Does the amount of heat in the atmosphere drive the CO2 levels, or do CO2 levels drive the amount of heat in our atmosphere? Hmm?
Antarctica receives about two inches of precipitation per year. I figure that adds up to a mile or so of ice buildup per 25,000 years. Right now, there’s about two miles of ice at the pole of Antarctica. That two miles adds up to ice buildup for 50,000 years down there. I think Greenland is a close second. How much ice can support itself until it collapses on its own weight? Can one imagine the collapse of all those miles of ice flowing to the oceans and cooling our oceans’ water? Could this possibly be the cause of another ice age and cause another cyclical temperature change again? Maybe ice needs to be three miles thick before collapsing of its own weight?
The immense weight of that many miles of ice has to squish the innards of our planet and force earthquakes, earth plate movements, and release of lava in places where the crust is weakest. This internal earth pressure is even pushing up the Himalayan mountains a half inch per year. This old Earth and nature sure controls all.
I have to apologize to James E. Pickett in his May 4 rebuttal letter about my quoting Hitler. You were correct in Hitler not writing what I thought was fact. I sure hate fake facts that are attributed to history as truth. Who makes up this stuff anyway? I’m afraid we all get sucked into these falsities all to often. Thank you, Mr. Pickett, for setting me straight.