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Tuesday, 11th December 2018

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Another Endangered Species?

Viv Forbes

Viv has a degree in Applied Science Geology and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy


Earth is a dangerous place. Of all the species that have ever lived, over 95% have already been extinguished by natural disasters.

                                                   Just 15,000 years ago

Ice, not global warming, is the big killer and this recurring calamity often strikes quickly. Thousands of mammoths and other animals were killed by ice storms and their snap-frozen bodies are still entombed in ice around the Arctic. Just 15,000 years ago great ice sheets smothered the northern hemisphere as far south as Chicago, Moscow and London and all life had migrated towards the equator. This deadly ice had gripped Earth for about 50,000 years.

Ice ages are also times of dry winds and drought as cold oceans and cold dry atmospheres produce little evaporation or precipitation. Great deserts like the Sahara and the Gobi expand, and wind-blown dust fills the skies and rivers.

Adding to Ice Age woes, cold oceans suck the gas of life (carbon dioxide) out of the atmosphere, thus making surviving plants less able to cope with cold and drought. One of the great serendipities of modern life is that man’s use of carbon-rich fuels like oil and coal not only provides energy but also adds carbon dioxide plant food to the severely depleted carbon stocks of the atmosphere. Satellites have detected the resultant greening of the Earth.

Earth also suffers cycles of volcanism where much life is extinguished by ash, lava, earthquakes and tsunamis, usually followed by more cold and starvation as dust blocks sunlight. Just one era of volcanism covered the Deccan in India with many lava flows in places more than 2 km thick and spewed hot lava into the oceans along the mid-ocean trenches. Earthquakes and resulting tsunamis swept all life from large areas of land and dumped and buried their fragmented remains in heaps of mud.

We also have evidence of massive destruction on Earth from collisions and near misses by comets and other bodies in the solar system.

Humans are not immune to the threat of extinction, but it will not come from today’s warm, moist, atmosphere or from the gas of life, carbon dioxide. It will probably come from the next glacial cycle in the Pleistocene Ice age, where long bitter glacial eras are separated by short warm periods such as the Holocene warm era in which we live.

                                             Today's Holocene illustration

In every short warm era like today’s Holocene, the warming oceans expel enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to terrify today’s global warming alarmists. And these times have always supported abundant plant and animal life. But never has “global warming” from this “greenhouse gas” prevented the cyclic return of the ice.

When blizzards blow and glaciers grow, the great ice sheets will spread again and mankind will be decimated by cold, drought, crop failures and starvation. A lucky few living in equatorial regions or clustered in shelters and hot houses around nuclear power stations will survive. 

Those still able to extract coal, oil or gas may manage to generate enough warmth and carbon dioxide plant food to offset the cold sun, the permafrost and the barren atmosphere. And a few with appropriate skills and tools may become hunters and gatherers again (but the Neanderthals did not make it last time).

We should celebrate, not fear, the Modern Warm Era and give thanks for the many benefits gained from recycling those marvellous batteries of stored and buried carbon resources to our still-hungry biosphere.

When the ice returns, derelict and snow-bound wind turbines and solar panels will remain as stark evidence of the failed Green religion of yet another endangered species.


to Lexy, who talks of us meeting satan.

This is the very thing that proves my point.
You threaten me and others with "Eternal Damnation".

This is coming from a man, who believes in a god.

Loves his neighbour.
Forgive us our sins.
Prays for peace.
Doesn't mind if his god, kills a few million people, floods, fire, a bit of pestilence and such.

You wish me the absolute worst, where as I can wish you, Peace, Good Health and Happiness.
All of this niceness without a god. Gots me farqed, where you are really at.

Haha, I miss TOSIR.

It would be interesting to know the reason behind the legislation that allows this to happen in the first place.

t5..Hear Hear.

Family Day Care Scheme...READ....Scaaaaamm. that Centerlink mob must be as green as grass...or have ppl who are part of the scam .????

New post up.

"Dr. Jerome Corsi: Evidence Shows an FBI, DOJ Coup Against President Trump"

"As the Mueller probe drags on, more conservatives are speaking out against what President Trump has called "a witch hunt." One America's John Hines has more from Washington."

"Mark Zuckerberg Explains How Facebook Will Try to Kill Alternative Media"

"In his recent interview with the far-left online publication Vox, Mark Zuckerberg explained Facebook’s new system of favoring “broadly trusted” news sources, via a mechanism designed to favor established outlets and crush new media.
Facebook introduced its new system in January, and the results were immediately apparent. Facebook traffic to establishment outlets including CNN and NBC soared upwards, while traffic to conservative outlets fell. Facebook engagement (likes, shares, and comments) also fell across multiple new media outlets, including those on the right and the left. Facebook engagement on President Trump’s posts fell by 45 per cent.
In his Vox interview, Mark Zuckerberg explained these changes as neutrally as he could, talking about providing a more “meaningful experience” for Facebook users. But despite tamely couching his words, the truth slipped out — Facebook is going to act like a publisher, with a view on what counts as “quality news,” and make judgments about the accuracy and reliability of news publications."


There you go TB.Bout it.

So it just 'wasn't cricket' after all and all about the mighty dollar as suspected......

Why are Centrelink employees not having their careers terminated when they are not following protocol set out in the course of their duties? Many professional dole bludgers are continuing to fall short of "conditions" that are excused by these public servants.

The prancing Poodle (Pine), aka "little Poof" has just announced a multi million dollar "Naval Academy" for South Australia. How much pork barrelling is the TURD going to do to get the South Australians to liker him??

Impressive and scary. Was waiting for one of the trees to crash over.

Too right TP, but as for T5's suggestion of gaol, I think they've fleeced us enough. Immediate deportation and family connections banned from ever setting foot on this soil again should be the course of action.

committed by the Public Service too stupid to realise they were being conned.

Amen brother.These pricks can barely rub two sticks together in their home shithole,but 5 mins after getting here ,know every rort in the Fíng book.

Why doesn't that surprize me ?

The creation of the big, wealthy and powerful Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union should never have been allowed to happen and represents another chronic failure of our modern political system.

The Oz - Our broken system has created a union monster. The amalgamation of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union with the Maritime Union of Australia and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia took place last week with the tacit endorsement of the ­Coalition and Labor.

Good to see Vicpol are equal opportunity abusers....... Not !