Friday, April 11, 2008

The Glacial Lake Story

Ah, this is the way to write a political story about global warming!  Scientists observe a perfectly normal post-glacial event and then the media writes it up as due to global warming.  Guess what!  Post-glacial means that the planet is warming up!  This is a normal event.

The post-glacial period we are currently enjoying is far more unstable than most geologic time.  The media would be positively bored by the lack of natural events had we evolved during a more stable geological time.  Of course, there is a strong argument that we evolved into Homo sapiens precisely because of the post-glacial climatic instability.  But that's another story you won't be reading much about!