Scientists crush ice age threat

by William Yeatman on April 15, 2004

in Science

Leading Canadian and U.S. climatologists are taking issue with “exaggerated” reports, including one recent study commissioned by the Pentagon, that say global warming could suddenly plunge the world into an ice age.

It is simply not going to happen, say the scientists, who are rejecting the widely disseminated theory that rapidly melting polar ice and glaciers could so upset circulation in the Atlantic Ocean that it will trigger rapid global cooling within a decade.

[…]Columbia University climatologist Wallace Broecker, in a letter in today’s Science, says the report, which has been generating headlines around the world, makes gross exaggerations.

He also believes the science behind the scenario is seriously flawed.


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