Oh, goddess Gaia, save us! Those evil Republicans will destroy Mother Earth to the point where the remaining humans will be able TO WALK on the ice from northern Japan to Baja California!
Sweet Gaia, things may be so dire that whatever remaining humans who also survives your righteous wrath could ice skate from Hoboken, NJ, to Oyster Bay, Long Island.
No… wait. All that stuff has already happened.
But shouldn’t the Democrats already know this? Here I am, almost fully convinced that the Dems are “The Party of Science” or so they tell me (sarcasm off).
As far as the two faux-freak outs I started this piece with, as the illustration below notes, the most recent Ice Age (20,000 years ago) went as far south as the northeastern tip of what is now the state of Nebraska. On the Eurasian landmass, the permanent ice went as far south Caucasus Range between the Black and Caspian Seas.
To keep things in perspective, note that it was certainly possible to trek on the winter ice from Hokkaido, Japan, to Rosarito Beach, Baja California. Another mindboggling hike would also be in the winter ice from the north of Spain to Cape Hatteras, NC.
With all that aside, here’s my painfully simple (rhetorical) question: How did all that ice recede 20,000 years ago without billions of humans, billions of cars, billions of farting cows?
Keep in mind that back then, the global population was no more than a couple hundred million.
Again, to keep things in persprctive, imagine populating the globe with only the combined populations of Germany, Thailand, and Kenya.
Could it be that climate change is natural simply the way it’s suppose to be? Sure looks that way from where I’m sitting.
One other thing, remember when I previously mentioned ice skating from Hoboken to Oyster Bay?
That actually happened a mere 240 years ago;
And the East River, Hudson River, and all of New York Harbor turned to a sheet of ice during the brutal winter of 1779-1780 amid the Revolutionary War.