what happens when a planet emerges from an "ice age"?
the answer is obviously that the planet gets warmer.
interesting question and one that enviro-weenies would do well to adress before they completely hobble our industry in their gleeful want to "save the world".
the answer is that over the course of millions of years our planet has been exposed to shifts in solar emmisions, shifts in the magnetic polarity of the globe and other geo-physical effects that have directly effected the surface temperature of earth, which is what we are all concerned about.
the geological record shows that we have gone through many "ice age" temperature shifts, with drastic changes in the face of the planet as a result.
where i live we are a few miles from the edge of the pre-cambrian shield, commonly known here as the iroquois shore. it is a cliff edge that runs across ontario providing scenery, wildlife preserves and challenging hillclimbing and cycling.
what most fail to realise is that it also used to be the edge of the old shore of the sea..........
why do we fail to realise this?
because the old sea level was 800 feet higher 50,000 years ago.
and there were few manufacturing plants and suvs then.