Climate change ‘to halt ice age’

By | November 14, 2008

_45195775_-54A new model of the Earth’s climate suggests that human-made carbon dioxide emissions may prevent the onset of the next ice age.

Based on geological history, the Earth would be expected to enter a new ice age in 10,000 to 100,000 years. Researchers say even small changes in carbon dioxide levels right now could prevent this from happening. They tell the journal Nature this may not be good news as the planet could change in ways that are unprecedented.

… “In the last 100,000 years, global CO2 levels increased by around 1.5 parts per million – but now we put out this much every year. The natural process is 100,000 times slower than the way humankind is changing CO2 levels,” he says.

… Professor Crowley warns against seeing increases in carbon dioxide levels as a good thing and adds that we might end up with a planet completely different from anything we’ve ever known. – bbc

0 thoughts on “Climate change ‘to halt ice age’

  1. George Mink III

    Stop talking alot of s***> No soul or pathetic model can predict more than a few days into the future. So stop trying to say the next ice age may never occur you pathetic people may be in for a few rude awakenings in as little as a few decades as well as ice goes. Ice may even win out.#0 years ago yall were screaamin about a comming ice age. Wake up

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