Tales of a Warmer Planet By running civilization on fossil fuel, we are creating and destroying climates. nytimes.com|By Curt Stager

Curt Stager, “The bad news is that the natural mopping up of our mess will be extremely slow. Research by the University of Chicago oceanographer and climate scientist David Archer and others shows that the cleanup will take tens of thousands of years even if we switch quickly to renewable energy sources. When the Earth’s slow cyclic tilting and wobbling along its eccentric orbital path once again leads to a major cooling period some 50,000 years from now, enough of our heat-trapping carbon emissions will still remain in the atmosphere to warm the planet just enough to weaken that chill. In other words, our impacts on global climate are so profound that we will have canceled the next ice age.”

By running civilization on fossil fuel, we are creating and destroying climates.
nytimes.com|By Curt Stager

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