Global Warming Delays Next Ice Age

When talking about climate change, the liberals always focus on the negative consequences. There are some good ones too – if you’re into that sort of thing.

(CNN)Could this be good news about global warming? Latest research suggests that human intervention has postponed the beginning of the next ice age.

The researchers suggest that even moderate human interference with the planet’s natural carbon balance, through activities such as the burning of fossil fuels, might delay the next glacial cycle by 100,000 years.

Scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany have found that the Earth’s last eight ice ages can be explained by a relation between insolation — solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface — and CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. This also helps to predict future glacial cycles.

Perhaps we can agree that having Wisconsin under a mile of ice again would be a bad thing. Perhaps not.