Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

From the University of Gothenburg , another head exploder for Joe Romm and company.

Figure 1. The idealised CO2 development of age cycles according to the P/IAH (above) and applied to the CO2 concentrations of 90−230 kyr from Antarctic ice cores (Petit et al. 1999, Monnin et al. 2001, Pépin et al. 2001, Raynaud et al. 2005)

Carbon dioxide – our salvation from a future ice age?

Mankind’s emissions of fossil carbon and the resulting increase in temperature could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age. According to new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, the current increase in the extent of peatland is having the opposite effect.

“We are probably entering a new ice age right now. However, we’re not noticing it due to the effects of carbon dioxide”, says researcher Professor Lars Franzén.

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Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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