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What we know about the Earth's climate

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posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 12:29 PM
The brief sliver of time that is recorded human history we know very little about the weather here. However, what we do know is that it in in a constant state of change. Using ice core samples we can see with some level of accuracy the last 150,000 years.


Compiled by R.S. Bradley and J.A. Eddy based on J. Jouzel et al., Nature vol. 329. pp. 403-408, 1987 and published in EarthQuest, vol. 5, no. 1, 1991. Courtesy of Thomas Crowley, Remembrance of Things Past: Greenhouse Lessons from the Geologic Record

Alright, we can see pretty well that we go in and out of Ice Ages, constantly. Something causes this with a fair amount of regularity. My guess is that it is the Sun.

We are currently enjoying what is know as an interglacial period. What is so great about it is that we have huge areas on the surface of the Earth where plants can be grown, feeding a staggering population that is nearing 6.5-7 billion people.

The problem with the planet during a period of glaciation is that a large % of previously arable lands become "iced". This is bad for farming. Take a look at Antarctica. It is iced and useless for farming.

My theory is that one of two things happens.

1) The Sun sends a CME that is large enough to cause a pole shift. Since the Sun and the Earth share polarity (ie. North on the Sun is North on the Earth) When a large CME comes hurtling our way the North Pole of the CME, and the North pole of the Earth collide, and it cause the poles to shift on the Earth. Just like if you collide two magnets together in space with them lined up North Pole to North Pole.

This causes the Poles to be in different places. For example if the pole shifted one way 40 degrees:

This would be a terrible disaster because the current polar ice caps would melt and new ones would form potentially over landmasses that are currently ice free.

Huge waves would overtake the coasts. Terrible storms would occur. Earthquakes. Volcanoes. All at once, and it would be very difficult to survive. Not to mention the EMP that would take out all electronics at once.

2) We live in a Binary star system with a brown dwarf.

Every so often this companion star to the Sun comes hurtling through the solar system, and screws everything up. It could actually be the reason that a CME comes and hits the Earth.

Or the gravity of the brown Dwarf or planets around it cause a disturbance in the weather patterns here on Earth. It could be that we just get bombarded with asteroids and comets, and that causes a nuclear winter and a new Ice age.

Well I was going to put a lot of other stuff on this thread, but it has become babysitting time, I will add more later.

This is an extremely well done document called "Global Warming a chilling perspective".

[edit on 11-8-2010 by downtown436]

posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 02:20 PM
A pole shift will not move the poles. Only the magnetic poles would be effected and the only possible change that we are gonna be bothered by is that our compasses no longer work as we are used to.

The bright side is that we could have Aurora lights in places there are actually more easy to be or go to. Since the poles are just to cold for comfort...

posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 05:21 PM
reply to post by Sinter Klaas

The reason that the Earth actually moves, is that it is in fact a magnet itself.

It may not go 180 degrees, but it could move significantly, and violently.

posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by downtown436

Well there is a wobble in the earths axis.

I've never found anything yet, that proofs the earth as a whole suddenly shifts and searches ended up mostly on some weird site without further sources.

The magnetic pole has also shifted this year a couple of miles.

posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 05:41 PM
The old galactic plane causing the sun and earth to reverse polarity?

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