> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffrey Fullerton [SMTP:tcmajorr_at_westol.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 2:26 AM
> To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net
> Subject: NANFA-- Want a really scary scenario?
> > Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 12:20:15 -0400
> > From: "Crail, Todd"
> > Subject: NANFA-- Sorta OT: A little info on the Office of the Interior
> > Think the Office of the Interior has made a few poor choices concerning
> > balancing ecology and industry...? Check this out:
> Wow, A real life Captain Planet eco villian!
> But we may need to burn all the fossil fuels and anything else
> combustable we can get our greedy little hands on if the latest twist on
> the "Global Warming" issue comes to pass. A rather ominous article in
> the current issue of Discover about cold water from the melting polar
> caps overwhelming the Gulf Stream and plunging Europe and parts of the
> US into another "mini" ice age like the one at the onset of the Colonial
> Our country's early history - the terrible winter at Valley Forge,
> Washington's men struggling to break the ice impeding the crossing of
> the Delaware and the infamous "Year Without a Summer" in the early 1800s
> in which there were massive crop failures in New England and in Europe
> the dark and stormy atmosphere was captured for posterity when Mary
> Shelly penned "Frankenstein" - just think of all those gloomy black and
> white films with the clouds and lightening!
> The slant of the article points a finger at us as the cause, but drastic
> climate changes related to this phenomenom have occured several times
> before during recorded history and it's doubtful that the population
> levels of preindustrial cultures like the Roman Empire could have that
> kind of impact. The climate change did have a profound impact on some
> early civilizations including Rome which may have been overwhelmed by
> poorer harvests and influxes of refugees- "barbarians" trying to escape
> to warmer climes.
> The fact that we survived the last such episode suggests we will
> probably manage to survive future ones too. But it could be rough for us
> - both economically and ecologically. More so than the simple rising
> temperature scenarios that proponents of global warming have been wooing
> about for years. Cold is far more stressful to most life forms - esp
> humans than a transition to a warmer planet.
> Still not likely to be the end of the world as we know it; but possibly
> bad enough to make Ray Wolff quit Wisconsin! Guess maybe I should think
> about buying a parcel of land in the south. It will be hard to choose
> between Moon or Casper as future next door neighbors!
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