Europe, El Ninos, Robert Felix discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
You write a book about El Ninos the history of El Nino news, and I wrote that and it was great success. And then the publisher said to me, why don't you write a book on the little ice age, which was when the world was code of. And it is today. So I hold why embarked on this fascinating historical journey and add had great fun lighting and Bram Woodstock difference between a little ice age and a big ice age. We had one from about one and a half million years ago until about twelve fifteen thousand years ago, what talkin about ams of time in us and during that period, the one new at least nine major goes kids. They simply did by woma individuals when the climate probably in his today and humanity and Joni stages relieved through this. And this was all natural cycles. We know about this from deep St. cools bold into the seabed via the Pacific. This is big scale ice age the little ice age who's really a bit of a misnomer was named back in the eighties by a geologist maybe earlier than that I didn't win. And this was a period of about five or six years when the way into those. Pretty cold weather, but to really in the seventeen sixty when it was so cold the ice on the river Thames in London and the we even borough zone in terms of the time. But now the time is the weather was woman was tremendous fluctuations in climate many of them caused by a lack of sunspot activity, which we the peak in the seventeenth century. So it was a little little is age is a good time in a way because the intense cold how cold does it get deny sage little org. About two degrees centigrade less cooler than it is today, which is quite a bit. And it wasn't so much the depth of it. But he just went all again, and again, and again and it bed to play major Trump failures in the Europe, which we forget this when we buy off food and supermarkets, but the time everybody in Europe and in America, indeed lived in at the subsistence relief fully lived from one office to the next and nearly everybody in the course of their lifetime suffer at some point from malnutrition. If you live to the subsistence level, if you wanna a king, it was another matter Queen, but it was a booth life and life expectancy for the average European peasant at the beginning of the ice age was about age of twenty eight if you will fifty you win. Really old person. So pretty poodle the Brian does some of our guests of in their climatologists have talked about global warming, regardless of how we get there. They say it's happening. And then I've got a special guest named Robert Felix who wrote a book called not by fire, but by ice he contends were in the early stages of an ice age, where do you stand here? Absolutely, no question. What so ever, and I stress this whatsoever that we all in a period of sustained climatic warming, which has been caused largely by human activity, not by natural cycles climate the. Human intervention in climate change. In warming, particularly is really a product from the late nineteen th century when the industrial revolution. Accelerated the use of coal and other fossil fuels and today all climate is the Mona.