Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the University
of Alaska, Fairbanks released a study claiming the “stratigraphic record
of the last 1.5 [million years] indicates that no marine species’
extinction events occurred despite major climate oscillations,”
including periods where the Arctic was completely ice-free in
“Some species thought to be dependent on summer sea ice (e.g., polar bears) survived through these periods,” write Thomas Cronin of the USGS
and Matthew Cronin of the University of Alaska in their new study.
Really? Bears can adapt to different conditions?
Global warming caused by fossil fuel emissions is blamed by scientists
for intensifying storms, raising sea levels and prolonging droughts. Now
there’s growing evidence of a positive effect: we may have delayed the
next ice age by 100,000 years or more.
“This study further confirms what we’ve suspected for some time, that
the carbon dioxide humans have added to the atmosphere will alter the
climate of the planet for tens to hundreds of thousands of years, and
has canceled the next ice age,” said Andrew Watson, a professor of Earth
sciences at the University of Exeter in southwest England who wasn’t
involved in the research. “Humans now effectively control the climate of
Think about that line: “Humans now effectively control the climate of the planet.” Think of the idiocy involved. And the ego. Read the WUWT piece, he does a better job on this than I can. And includes this: