Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age
In the battle against climate change there is no enemy to fight, just our attitudes." (Nicolas Koutsikas, Director, The Gulf Stream & the Next Ice Age) Climate Change is hot on the political and social agenda internationally. Our climate is changing, with industrial production, habitat, transport and everyday human activities acknowledged as causes of global warming. The Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age is a one-hour documentary which explores the results of a recent American government report that believes the collapse of thermohaline circulation will take place around the year 2010 and impose a minor ice age on Europe. Could Dublin acquire a climate like Spitzberg, and London like that of Siberia? The Gulf Stream is a powerful surface current, driven by the Trade Winds. Its origins lie in the Gulf of Mexico and it carries the tropical waters from the Florida Strait to the great banks of the United States, where it heads eastward, carrying its warm waters to the borders of the North Atlantic. As soon as the tropical waters hit the Arctic Ocean, they cool abruptly and plunge towards the abyssal zone to form a loop, known as "thermohaline circulation." Then, like an immense conveyor belt that slows down in the ocean depths, it sets out again southward to rejoin the beginning of the Gulf Stream
The time line of a global catastrophe is off but this is the clearest and most to the point book I have ever read that shows a very clear picture of what causes the global warming AND cooling cycles and their relationship to glaciers and minerals in the soil.
I would recommend this book to everyone and this PDF version is a special version with comments by Donald Weaver.
Please look past the time line that Hamaker predicts and look at the concepts and the science behind it and make your own decision.
This book is appropriate for quite a few different categories, but I put it here first because of the main theme and that is that the soil needs to be re-mineralized.
The concept is this: Minerals are necessary for organisms in the soil. Plants obviously need this as part of their nutrients. The minerals in soil from the last ice age is dying down...not just in farm lands but from run off on land mass around the world and the soil is no depleting everywhere. If mineralized, there is a lot of luscious plant life. They absorb CO2 out of the atmosphere and keep the climate regulated. With demineralization, not as much plants and increase in CO2 in atmosphere. That traps heat and there is more moisture leaving the ground going to the air and the warm air displaces cold air that moves towards the polar areas making more cloud cover. That reflects lots of heat from the sun making those regions even colder and causing more freezing and thicker ice caps (ice age). That ice grinds the rocks below it releasing those minerals mixed with water back over the lands to mineralize the lands. That will help plants grow in the warmer areas pulling more CO2 from atmosphere slowing down this cycle and the ice age starts to go away. The process of this glacier cycle and the mineralization from them is called glaciation. Basically, if we don't start global scale remineralization of the soil, we are inevitably triggering an ice age and the "global warming" trend is only a symptom of that, which precedes the ice age events.
This book hints to several resources including a book, which you will learn of that is probably one of the biggest mistakes in the history of mankind convincing farmers that NPK type fertilizers is the way to go. Justus Von Liebig in 1840 wrote Organic Chemistry in its Application to Agriculture and Physiology. Later he repents on his big mistake causing chemical companies to take over and push NPK fertilizers that wind up killing the soil, growing poor quality food and causing a degeneration of health in mass humanity.
DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC—Subpolar seas bordering the North Atlantic have become noticeably less salty since the mid-1960s, especially in the last decade. This is the largest and most dramatic oceanic change ever measured in the era of modern instruments. This has resulted in a freshening of the deep ocean in the North Atlantic, which in the past disrupted the Ocean Conveyor and caused abrupt climate changes