Human activity over the last 8,000 years may have headed off the next ice age, new research suggests.
Humans may have averted the next ice age! That’s a research result that is sure to make global warming alarmists cringe. Ongoing human activities during the past 8,000 years likely have served to prevent us from falling into an ice age, reports a research team led by William Ruddiman, former chairman of the University of Virginia environmental sciences department. “Without any anthropogenic warming,” the team writes, “Earth’s climate would no longer be in a full-interglacial state [warm period] but be well on its way toward the colder temperatures typical of glaciations.”