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Im covering this book in detail because I believe its important to understand climate science. John and Mary Gribbin, a married couple team, wrote this book in 1990 so its interesting to compare the knowledge available to them with that which has emerged more recently. As tectonic plate drift became accepted, this opened the way for climate shifts to be better understood. Why did the dinosaur era have so much more heat, lushness, tropical growth? Why do ice ages advance and retreat? Why did the Black Death kill so many? While the team dont pretend to have all the answers, their explanations make sense and focus on geography and geology. The movement of the continents has greatly affected the globes climate. We can see that a large continent is likely to have a desert in its centre; this was the case more so when all the continents were joined in Pangaea. The splitting up of the mass took early animals including our own ancestors in different directions, but crucially Antarctica at one time lay at tropical latitudes, enabling the sea to wash around the cold polar area and warm it, taking cold rich waters around the globe. This plus volcanic activity made for a warm globe full of carbon dioxide and oxygen. As the world warmed, animals that liked temperate zones could expand into areas that had previously been cold; but animals in tropical zones suffered during cold periods when the temperate zones and their inhabitants invaded their territory and they had nowhere else to go. When Antarctica shifted to high latitudes and covered the South Pole, especially as it was linked to Australia and South America at early stages, the snow that fell on the Pole did not melt, far from a warm current. Snow reflecting heat meant more snow fell and did not melt, pressing down and turning layers to ice. As more ice accumulated and the continent became isolated a circumpolar current developed, keeping the surface waters cold. Only a deep current (found today to be caused by fresh water freezing out of the sea so the high saline water is heavier and sinks) carries the cold rich water up into the other oceans. The permanently cold, reflecting Pole allowed the Ice Age to begin, freezing water out of the atmosphere and surface water bodies. This was boosted by land masses circling the sea of the North Pole. Once the ocean ice froze enough to block almost all circulation, an Ice Age was assured. Land bridges developed, as did deserts, when the sea levels fell.Theres plenty of accumulated climate detail to view with speculations on prehistory meteor strikes; at this time the team did not know that the impact crater in the Yucatan Peninsula remained from the strike which killed the dinosaurs. They discuss the fossil record, magnetic pole shifts, isotopes of oxygen and carbon, gradual versus sudden extinctions. Human origins are dissected; Lucy had been found but the team only knew of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals in Europe, while we have now found two more species in Eurasia. The team hoped that Neanderthals had interbred with humans; we now know they did. The New World monkeys developed from different ancestors to Old World monkeys, finding the same solution to a similar environment. Monkeys travel by running on top of branches and jumping between trees; apes, which are larger, travel under branches and by swinging between trees. This is called brachiation and apes are brachiators. A climate shift to dry that reduced the numbers of trees and forced some apes to adopt a more upright posture on plains is given as the reason early hominids specialised; at this point the aquatic ape theory, which suggests that apes which lived on coasts, ate wildfowl, eggs, fish and learned to swim, had an advantaged life, was not advanced.And in modern times we see that the bulk of history developed around foul weather with the Fertile Crescent countries producing agriculture because they were best suited to it and maybe a climate shift meant that hunting didnt work so well anymore. An interesting 1960s study of a North American village tracked the numbers of deer and elk bones as opposed to buffalo bones eaten over centuries. To begin with the Mill Creek people in Iowa were settled and ate prey from the woods, but over time the circumpolar vortex from the north expanded, its strong cold dry wind forcing rain-bearing air to stay south or west of the Rockies. With a shift to dry climate, the trees died and grass grew, so the people changed over to hunting buffalo and living a nomadic life. I was pleased to see this study as we normally hear more about Eurasia. Not specifically mentioned is Doggerland, the area under the North Sea where people had stone villages, now discovered; legends of floods are accepted as the end of the Ice Age as glacial dams burst and bodies of water like the Mediterranean saw shifts in flows. The Black Death we accept hit so hard because the start of the fourteenth century was cold and wet, with 1313 being the year without a summer; harvests failed in succession and a generation grew on starvation rations and short of sunlight. A return to better weather began a renaissance, but also allowed the nomad tribes from Asia to spread. The little optimum had made the heart of Asia moist and productive so the population increased, but records from travellers show that the ice returned and Iceland was completely surrounded by sea ice. Greenlanders died out. The River Thames regularly froze during winters and Frost Fairs were held on it over a span of centuries. The authors remind us that Shakespeare wrote of milk coming frozen home in pail. Winters were colder. With bad weather and food shortages as Asia dried out in turn Genghis Khan went on the march to anywhere the pickings looked better. The hordes brought the plague. So we see that climate change caused strife, conflict, death and disease. And looking at the patterns of extinctions plus the regular patterns of Ice Ages large and small - the authors decide that we are due another return of the ice. But they believe that this time it will be different. Human activity, burning wood, then burning coal and oil, have driven up the temperature to levels not seen at any time with Antarctica covering the Pole. They say that the 1980s was the hottest decade on record and contained the six hottest years since reliable records began. Since 1900 the sea levels had risen by ten to twenty centimetres per century, due to expanding warm water and to mountain glaciers retreating - at this time they say the polar glaciers were not yet in retreat, unlike today. The buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere faster than it can be removed is causing a greenhouse effect, which the authors say will raise the global temperature by four degrees by 2030. There will be a much bigger increase seen at the higher latitudes than at the equator. The shift in and out of a little ice age only involves one degree; four degrees is equivalent to a full Ice Age climate shift, naturally occurring over thousands of years. The sea level will rise by ten centimetres a decade. Continental heartlands will dry out and deserts spread. Storms will become more severe with more heat energy in the atmosphere. And in the twenty-first century, humans will still be releasing many kinds of greenhouse gases, which will continue to accelerate the process. If all coal burning ceased they suggest a new equilibrium might be reached in a hundred years or more - but they expect humans to be burning coal for two hundred years to come. The Cretaceous period, the height of the dinosaurs, may have seen North America 25C hotter than today; thats 78F hotter. While the equatorial region was about 5C hotter. Thats the pattern we are seeing today. Somewhere, the married couple team is sitting watching the news, saying Dont say we didnt warn you in 1990.

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