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Can you imagine the calamity of it—an ice sheet four times thicker than the Willis tower’s height crushing the skyscraper as the glacier slides south toward the plains of central Illinois?

But, according to scientists, delaying this very catastrophe for at least 1500 years would be worrisome in its own right. And, by their analysis, the culprit in potentially delaying a new ice age is humankind’s insane use of fossil fuels.

When mile-thick glaciers previously occupied the Midwest 14 to 20 thousand years ago, sparse numbers of humans hunted for a meager existence. Delaying a return to such a  we should lament, says the left–still thinking of themselves as “humanists,” while lobbying for their solution: less freedom, more state control.

Have the politically correct considered, in their bemoaning a thousand-year delay of an ice age, the disastrous effects of such an event on humankind?  How many humans could be supported with prime agricultural land from the wheat fields of Canada to much of the Midwest corn belt covered in ice?

Recent research confirms what many agriculturalists know–doubling CO2 levels actually  increases production by 25% more than offsetting any decline in the nutritional value of foods.

DeKalb, IL climate statistics:         average now                +10 degrees     -10 degrees

January temperature      25 degrees F                      35                     15

July temperature             72 degrees F                    82                     62

Date of last frost            April 22                      March 25             June 1

Date of first frost           October 11             November 5     September 15

Growing season length   165 days                        210                   95

If we buy the assumption our activities could influence climate, do you think the farm fields of DeKalb, IL, would produce more food with a ten-degree increase or decrease in average temperature?  You don’t need an agricultural degree to answer the question. Would you prefer living in a ten degree warmer or colder DeKalb?

The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks in Asia have lost no ice over the last decade  new research shows. “The discovery has stunned scientists” reports the left’s Guardian. Were those same scientists stunned when Dr. Pachauri’s, chairman of the International Panel on Climate Change, calculations predicting that the Himalayan glaciers would be gone by 2035 were found to be in error?

Perhaps in future attempts to scare us into adopting their “solution looking for a problem” they will paint global warming–no, scratch that– climate change scenarios that actually are scary rather than beneficial to humankind.

Have a fulfilling and profitable day,

WC (Bill) Augustine

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