Howard Bloom: Buckle Up for Catastrophe

GeniusoftheBeastHoward Bloom writes on Scientific Blogging:

Climate change will happen with or without carbon sequestration and green technology — much as green technology and green energy are necessities.  How do we know?  There have been 60 ice ages in the two million years during which we’ve climbed from Homo erectus to our current peak as Homo industrialus. And there have been 20 sudden global warmings in the 120,000 years since we emerged from our pre-human state to our current physical form as fully modern humans, Homo sapiens.

The 12,000 year stretch from the end of the Ice Age to today has been an abnormally long period of climate stability. We are long overdue for a major climate flip.  And frankly, we do not know whether that flip will be a rapid warming or a dip into an icy deep freeze like the ones that plagued us during the Pleistocene era. There’s only one thing we can be sure of, one thing we must prepare for — massive change.

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  • Anonymous

    Howard Bloom is a most “out of the box” thinker. His “Lucifer Principle” was brilliantly unconventional. His writing is scientific yet understandable, witty yet to the point. He doesn’t waste words.

  • Bronzeman

    Howard Bloom is a most “out of the box” thinker. His “Lucifer Principle” was brilliantly unconventional. His writing is scientific yet understandable, witty yet to the point. He doesn't waste words.

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