has seen four major ice age periods in the last half a billion years of its
history. The current ice age period is one of these. Early on in this period
Antarctica froze over, then thawed out again, and froze over once more, which
was followed by the glaciation of Greenland as the Earth was getting
increasingly colder. In the last two million years the cyclical glaciation of
the northern hemisphere began that in the last half a million years became
interrupted by brief interglacial warm periods. We live in the end-phase of
the last of those periods. The entire development of what we call civilization
occurred in this last 'brief' holiday from the cold, which is an anomaly. The
Earth normal climate is typically 30 times colder than the Little Ice Age in
the 1600s had been. This is what we are now heading into.
the resuming glaciation climate - our normal climate - will massively alter
the landscape on earth, it becomes essential to discover what forces are
causing the ice age cycles so that we can prepare our world for the consequences
of large areas of the Northern Hemisphere becoming frozen over with snow
accumulates into ice sheets. Its is critical for us all to understand
the dynamics if this system , because long before the ice sheets begin to
develop agriculture becomes disabled in the polar regions all the way to the
40 degree latitudes.
video is designed as overview exploration of the dynamics that cause the ice
ages, how we can escape the consequences, and how ill-prepared we presently
are to do so.
time 22 min