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16. Depending on greenhouse gases, we may end the ice ages or trigger the next one
A open Arctic Ocean is consistent with increased precipitation in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia and Siberia. This causes cool summers over the northern continental land mass, incomplete melting of the snowfall, and increased glaciation.

So melting of the Arctic Ocean ice would normally trigger the next Ice Age, with the consequent regrowth of the North American, European and Siberian ice sheets.

This continues until the sea levels go down, northward currents from the Atlantic to the Artic diminish, and the Arctic Ocean freeze over.

On the other hand, if we have put enough greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the atmospheric warming may prevent the ice shields from forming and we will go back to a climate similar to before the ice ages began about 6 million years ago.

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  -Glaciers Growing Again Popol Vuh  Nov-30-08 12:35 PM   #0 
  - "Tibetan Glaciers Melting at Stunning Rate"  villager   Nov-30-08 12:37 PM   #1 
  - The Tibetan glaciers may be suffering the same problems as the Andean and Kilimanjaro glaciers  Xithras   Dec-02-08 12:42 PM   #50 
  - Well, people are definitely driving less, but whatever, hope the trend  morningglory   Nov-30-08 12:37 PM   #2 
  - huh?  QuestionAll   Nov-30-08 02:07 PM   #17 
     - This is like saying ivy is growing in Amazon and replacing the forests---!!!!  defendandprotect   Nov-30-08 02:16 PM   #19 
     - Since becoming hysterically, obsessively concerned about the GW, we have  morningglory   Dec-01-08 03:12 PM   #35 
     - wow.  QuestionAll   Dec-01-08 10:56 PM   #40 
     - He is snarking you because it is unlikely that we have even reached the climax  RadiationTherapy   Dec-02-08 01:00 PM   #54 
     - was reading yesterday that you could put modern filters on all the coal plants in the world  Progressive_In_NC   Dec-02-08 12:54 PM   #53 
  - recommend  xchrom   Nov-30-08 12:39 PM   #3 
  - That is nice to know, but  Maestro   Nov-30-08 12:40 PM   #4 
  - At least as far as Alaska is concerned,  Blue_In_AK   Nov-30-08 12:41 PM   #5 
  - We're saved! Yay!  gristy   Nov-30-08 12:42 PM   #6 
  - Well...  baby_mouse   Nov-30-08 12:44 PM   #7 
  - The beauty of science is that it's self correcting. If it weren't you couldn't read this.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-02-08 12:41 PM   #49 
  - Let us burn coal to commemorate our deliverance!  JVS   Dec-06-08 06:27 PM   #59 
  - Who is behind I am somewhat dubious since this story is the opposite of others  ClarkUSA   Nov-30-08 12:44 PM   #8 
  - In NJ we're averaging 25 degrees above normal -- Global Warming --  defendandprotect   Nov-30-08 02:19 PM   #20 
     - "Climate change" is actually a better term  XemaSab   Dec-02-08 12:23 PM   #45 
     - They are equally accurate  StClone   Dec-02-08 12:51 PM   #51 
     - Link?  Nederland   Dec-02-08 12:24 PM   #47 
  - The best explanation I could give would be that  unpossibles   Nov-30-08 12:45 PM   #9 
  - 1st commercial ship sails through Northwest Passage  rawtribe   Nov-30-08 12:46 PM   #10 
  - they'll grow more if we switch to nuclear and hydrogen.  endless october   Nov-30-08 12:49 PM   #11 
  - Unfortunately, this is to be expected. If you want the technical explanation:  hedgehog   Nov-30-08 12:50 PM   #12 
  - This is the Infamous North Atlantic Oscillation  StClone   Dec-02-08 05:51 PM   #56 
  - Local conditions fluctuate with local weather patterns.  lurky   Nov-30-08 12:51 PM   #13 
  - I'm not a climatologist but  The Traveler   Nov-30-08 01:11 PM   #14 
  - I have only two words to add:  Popol Vuh   Nov-30-08 01:18 PM   #15 
  - I have two more words to add: "horse" and "shit"  jpak   Nov-30-08 06:42 PM   #32 
  - well said lol  grantcart   Dec-02-08 12:23 PM   #46 
  - I thought you just argued that glaciers are growing.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-08 03:13 PM   #36 
  - Depending on greenhouse gases, we may end the ice ages or trigger the next one  FarCenter   Nov-30-08 01:59 PM   #16 
  - .  XemaSab   Dec-02-08 12:16 PM   #43 
  - Remember reports Ozone Hole shrinking ---?????  defendandprotect   Nov-30-08 02:14 PM   #18 
  - The glaciers are coming back because we elected Obama  Bucky   Nov-30-08 02:19 PM   #21 
  - Out of 32 Norwegian glaciers measured, 3 grew; 24 shrunk  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-30-08 02:44 PM   #22 
  - Ah. Inconvenient numbers for the denial crowd.  villager   Nov-30-08 03:57 PM   #29 
  - West Antarctic Glaciers Melting At 20 Times Former Rate, Rock Analysis Shows  jpak   Nov-30-08 02:50 PM   #23 
  - Antarctic Glaciers Melting Rapidly  jpak   Nov-30-08 02:53 PM   #24 
  - In regards to CO2 historically...  nothingtoofear   Nov-30-08 03:02 PM   #25 
  - Glaciers in southern Alps shrinking at alarming rate (New Zealand)  jpak   Nov-30-08 03:02 PM   #26 
  - Melting Swiss Glaciers Threaten Alps  jpak   Nov-30-08 03:06 PM   #27 
  - As Andean Glaciers Shrink, Water Worries Grow  jpak   Nov-30-08 03:07 PM   #28 
  - That story is from 2002 (nt)  Nederland   Dec-02-08 12:28 PM   #48 
     - And?  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-02-08 12:53 PM   #52 
        - Thanks for the updated link (nt)  Nederland   Dec-02-08 01:20 PM   #55 
  - Didn't you get spanked enough in your Global Warming Swindle post?..  SidDithers   Nov-30-08 04:05 PM   #30 
  - Apparently not  jpak   Nov-30-08 06:39 PM   #31 
  - Africa's glaciers gone by 2025 - American Geophysical Union  jpak   Nov-30-08 06:54 PM   #33 
  - Western Canada's Glaciers Hit 7000-Year Low  jpak   Nov-30-08 07:04 PM   #34 
  - One data point is not a trend.  backscatter712   Dec-01-08 03:15 PM   #37 
  - "Glacier" - It's coming, slowly. Very slowly...  slackmaster   Dec-01-08 03:16 PM   #38 
  - Some other posts by the same blogger  tkmorris   Dec-01-08 03:31 PM   #39 
  - Hah!  Nihil   Dec-02-08 12:08 PM   #41 
  - some grow, some shrink  leftofthedial   Dec-02-08 12:12 PM   # 
  - Daily Tech is NOT a reliable source  XemaSab   Dec-02-08 12:12 PM   #42 
  - There are trends within trends, of course.  jobycom   Dec-02-08 12:23 PM   #44 
  - Doh...  SidDithers   Dec-06-08 06:23 PM   #57 
  - I see the number of tombstones in DU's graveyard is growing, too.  Alexander   Dec-06-08 06:25 PM   #58 
  - I Learn something everyday  madokie   Dec-06-08 06:30 PM   #60 
  - A contributing member with over a thousand posts?  senseandsensibility   Dec-06-08 06:32 PM   #61 
     - He had several threads denying global warming this week. Then today he posted  GreenJ   Dec-06-08 06:35 PM   #62 
        - It is something intrinsic to the Bushie-Nazi mentality. They LOVE lying and spying.  tom_paine   Dec-06-08 06:56 PM   #63 
  - ONE source reports that SOME glaciers have shown an UNKNOWN amount of growth over the past TWO YEARS  minnesota_liberal   Dec-06-08 07:42 PM   #64 
  - AND HE"S GONE!  hootinholler   Dec-07-08 06:02 AM   #65 

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