Like slow down an ice age? Apparently…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions pushed Arctic temperatures in the last decade to the highest levels in at least 2,000 years, reversing a natural cooling trend that should have lasted four more millennia.
Carbon dioxide and other gases generated by human activities overwhelmed a 21,000-year cycle linked to gradual changes in Earth’s orbit around the Sun, an international team of researchers reported on Thursday in the journal Science
…Average summer temperatures in the Arctic have increased by about 3 degrees F (1.66 degrees C) from what they would have been had the long-term cooling trend remained intact,
The interesting takeaway (at least for me) is that, given the 21,000-year cooling cycle we’re in, the earth is helping to eliminate the effects of man-made warming sources.