Reverse Global Warming, By Triggering A New Ice Age? Nov 4, 2019 21:52:44 GMT
Post by MCDemuth on Nov 4, 2019 21:52:44 GMT
Could an increase in Antarctic ice levels trigger a new ice age and help reverse global warming?
Scientists studying the causes of ice ages say that an increase in Antarctic ice levels could be enough to trigger a new ice age that would reverse the current warming of our planet.
As climate change continues to cause rising global temperatures that are busy melting the ice caps, scientists are racing to figure out what caused the ice age. Such information could give us a way to reverse climate change and restore the ice caps to normal.
Sea level rise is a growing problem that already threatens to swallow islands under the sea. As more ice melts in the Arctic and Antarctic, sea levels will only keep rising, especially when you add glacier melt to the equation.
The question many are asking is how can we reverse this damage? Is there a way to stop global temperature rise and prevent the ice caps from totally disappearing?
It may be too late to save many low lying coastal areas and some islands, but there may still be time to save the rest.
Multiple strategies have been offered, such as planting billions of trees to suck up the carbon emissions that are causing the greenhouse gas effect, which traps carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere, resulting in hotter temperatures. We could also eliminate carbon emissions so that no new emissions are added. Combining these two strategies offers the best solution.
But another strategy could be to cause a new ice age.
Causing an ice age?
Millions of years ago, a shift in our planet’s natural cycle touched off a series of ice ages, the remnants of which can still be seen today via glaciers and in ice cores. But once the Industrial Revolution began in the 19th century, global temperatures have continued to rise as more and more carbon emissions are produced.
Now the world faces a crisis humanity has never faced before. So, is it possible to cause another ice age to reverse the warming trend?
Indeed, it could also provide a way to stop climate change in its tracks and perhaps even reverse it. Again, it all comes back to reducing carbon emission production and getting rid of the carbon emissions that are already in the atmosphere. Doing that would allow for a cooling that would result in an ice buildup that could trigger a minor ice age, thus setting the clock back on global warming. Causing an ice age may not seem like a good idea, but we need cooler temperatures right now before global temperatures cross a red line that will result in worse droughts and severe water insecurity. Because frozen water is better than no water at all…
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Not sure what to think about it, but...
I am sure many people won't like it, and will be against the idea, because they hate Winter...
"getting rid of the carbon emissions that are already in the atmosphere"
Yeah, I've heard a lot about wanting to "stop new carbon emissions"... but almost nothing about getting rid of what we already have.
It's a lot LIKE: "The Ozone Layer" issue... We also need to fix the existing holes too!
"planting billions of trees to suck up the carbon emissions"
But, a bunch of trees were just cut down near my neighborhood, in order to construct a new building...
So, "where" are there large enough places where these could be planted, where they won't be cut down in a few years?
And what about existing trees?
There needs to be some kind of a "Ban" on cutting trees down, if we want the tree population to significantly increase, or else we will just be replacing the existing ones...at best.