A little-noticed article in the WaPo by Guy Gugliotta last week began thusly:
“New evidence from Canada and Alaska suggests that climate change, rather than human hunting, may have played the key role in a great die-off of mammoths, horses and other large North American mammals that began more than 10,000 years ago.”
Lessee, by our calculations, that would put this episode of global warming about 9900 years prior to the invention of the internal combustion engine. Somebody check our math on that…..
This would sorta jibe with John Stossel’s lament, below, no? We’ll wait a long time before we see Time and Newsweek cover stories screaming, “Nevermind!” on the topic of global warming. This puts our 4+-billion year-old planet in context a bit, doesn’t it? The climate warmed 10,000 years ago. It cooled 30 years ago. One might have had some man-made causes, the other certainly didn’t. But we oughta know for sure before this hysteria gets out of hand any further.
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