One thing that really amazed me by the data (reaching back 300,000
years) was the extremely wide fluctuations in global temperatures. This
last ice age was nothing compared to what has happened in the past.
They also showed evidence that at one point there was no ice at all at
the poles... can you imaging what the climate had to be like in those
Here is the web page:
Very sobering and humbling.
From: Jan de Koning [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 1998 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: Your book review in PERSPECTIVES, page 222, of Morton's
Just a question, Glenn, is it possible, that there were longtime changes
climates? I read somewhere that now the North Pole ice cap is melting
the bottom up, due to global warming. Connected with that would then
a change of the Gulf stream and thus a severe cooling of Europe, the
article said. Could something like that have happened in the past.
Is there an indication of a change in the angle of the "axle" of the
Is it true that the polarity of the earth changed? If so, how come,
does it involve climate change? What about the "Ice Age"?
I find these questions interesting, but don't have the time to really
research them. I don't even remember where I read about the above
suggestions in my questions.
Jan de Koning