Forests once grew thousands of years ago before the recent Ice Age covered the growth.
By Ronald Stein
Ambassador for Energy and Infrastructure, Irvine, California
Ancient tree stumps found under glaciers in southeast Iceland are around 3,000 years old. RUV reports. One specialist believes that the remarkably well-preserved tree stumps were part of a huge forest that disappeared after a long period of warm climates.
It is believed that the forests were much larger 3,000 years ago and even reached the highlands. Around 500 BC The climate became colder and glaciers began to form, which destroyed parts of the forests.
The planet has existed for billions of years, with humanity only being here for about a million. During this time, the planet has changed the climate several times.
Since four of the last five warming cycles occurred before humans and their relatives even existed, the causes must be due to Mother Nature and the solar system. President Biden today referred to climate change as “humanity’s number one problem,” which means that humanity is more powerful than Mother Nature and the solar system that caused the previous four warming cycles.
The earth has existed for maybe 4.5 billion years, and now the alarmists will lead us to believe that we have been doomed for about 150 years due to the small rise in temperature.
The world is 87 percent uninhabitable, 70 percent is covered by oceans and 17 percent are mountains and deserts, while the remaining 13 percent of the habitable area is up for discussion, whether people, animals, plants, mother nature or the solar system are past and present Climate change contributed.
During the last ice age, glaciers covered 32 percent of the country. Today around 10 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with glaciers.
Obviously, natural forces greater than humans and fossil fuels caused the previous four warming cycles prior to the appearance of humanity that melted the ice. So can the tiny presence of current humans on earth be the cause of the next warming cycle?
Melting glaciers in western Canada reveal tree stumps up to 7,000 years old, in which the region’s ice flows have retreated to a historical minimum. Johannes Koch of the College of Wooster in Ohio found the fresh-looking, intact tree stumps next to retreating glaciers in Garibaldi Provincial Park, about 40 miles north of Vancouver, British Columbia. Radiocarbon dating of the wood from the tree stumps showed that the wood was anything but fresh – some of it came from up to a few thousand years after the end of the last Ice Age.
Here in America, Glacier National Park may need a new name soon. Montana Park has 26 named glaciers today, up from 150 in 1850. Those that remain are usually just remnants of their former frozen selves, a new gallery of before and after images shows.
Aside from all arguments about global warming, now is a time of clear retreat of ancient ice packets in many parts of the world. Some retreat only a few inches per year, while others melt faster than a snow cone in Texas.
Humans have been monitoring temperatures since we had meteorologists, for the last 150 years or so. On a 24-hour clock, the 150 years in which we measured temperatures represent 0.00288ths of a second of the 4.5 billion years that the earth has existed!
Without the existence of humans or fossil fuels responsible for the last five warming cycles that melted the ice of the last five ice ages, we are left with a difficult question.
Namely, how can the presence of humans and fossil fuels for “0.00288ths of a second” on the “24-hour clock” have an impact on the 13 percent of the habitable land mass of the earth’s surface, compared to all the natural forces that power the five caused previous warming cycles and climate changes in the last 4.5 billion years?
The warming in the last 100 years is so low that we would not have noticed anything at all without the meteorologists and climatologists for the micro-management of the data. “
Over the billions of years, ice ages have come and gone, and sea levels have risen and fallen. Temperatures have swung wildly in and out of the Ice Ages, with practically no human presence and no use of fossil fuels in these billions of years. Marine fossils are found quite frequently in the “mountains” during the weather changes over billions of years.
The world has gone through numerous cooling and warming cycles, most of which occurred naturally before humans and their relatives even existed. Perhaps the most recent reforestation of the earth from the current warming cycle will bury the same trees under the next cooling cycle that Mother Nature or the solar system will provide for centuries to come.
|Ronald Stein, PE|
|Ambassador for energy & infrastructure|