January 24th, 2005

mad science

Hey, I've got this book!

Scientists say humans prevented ice age:

They wrote in the journal, Quaternary Science Reviews: "In the absence of anthropogenic contributions, global climate is almost 2C cooler than today and roughly one-third of the way toward full glacial temperatures."
http://www.examiner.ie/pport/web/world/Full_Story/did-sgsAtWaxCKF0EsgTbBP-2fa91M.asp

I think the popular treatment of this idea is Fallen Angels by Niven/Pournelle/Flynn.