Monday, November 12, 2007

Call for an open mind...


I found this story on Yahoo, and it comes from LiveScience.com. I just ask that you read it with an open mind. I will ask you something about it at the end...

"Melting glaciers in Western Canada are revealing tree stumps up to 7,000 years old where the region's rivers of ice have retreated to a historic minimum, a geologist said today. Johannes Koch of The College of Wooster in Ohio found the fresh-looking, intact tree stumps beside retreating glaciers in Garibaldi Provincial Park, about 40 miles (60 kilometers) north of Vancouver, British Columbia. Radiocarbon dating of the wood from the stumps revealed the wood was far from fresh—some of it dated back to within a few thousand years of the end of the last ice age.
"The stumps were in very good condition sometimes with bark preserved," said Koch, who conducted the work as part of his doctoral thesis at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. Koch will present his results on Oct. 31 at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Denver.
The pristine condition of the wood, he said, can best be explained by the stumps having spent all of the last seven millennia under tens to hundreds of meters of ice. All stumps were still rooted to their original soil and location.
"Thus they really indicate when the glaciers overrode them, and their kill date gives the age of the glacier advance," Koch said. The age of the newly revealed ancient trees also indicates how long the glaciers have covered this region...""

Now I ask you how could there have been trees growing there 7,000 years ago if we are currently making the Earth the warmest it has ever been. This is what we're told. Just something to think about...

12 comments:

Shinade said...

They couldn't have grown there under the ice. So this tells me that 7000 years ago that region was warm enough to sprout these trees and sustain them. Good question,point, and article.
Jackie

Colin said...

Global Warming? Phrase of the decade I think....nature is merely doing what nature does, yet many are quick to blame mankind. There are many arguments against global warming, and this is a great example :)

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Enjoy and have agreat week
Colin

Johnny Ong said...

global warming - is really an issue that has to be resolved sooner than expected

The All Seeing Eye said...

Thanks Shinade. I feel like society has fallen lock step behind the head "Chicken Little" Gore. And the worst thing about it is that one side cannot have a civil discussion.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Thanks for your comments and the award, Colin.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Thanks for your comments, Johnny. I just want people to read things with an open mind without "slamming" the opinions of others by "hitting below the belt."

Patricia said...

Hi Tex, thanks for this. I for one believe there's no such thing as global warming. What's happening now is just part of the natural cycle of things. That doesn't mean we shouldn't take care of the planet though. :)

Dana said...

What I want to know is how we can take the temperature of the whole entire earth...and compare that to temperatures taken 100 years ago when we had even less ability to take the temperature of the whole entire earth.

There are two many questions. Is the earth really warming? If so, is it a bad thing? For millions of years, we are told, much of the earth was a tropical paradise for the dinosaurs. And then, how do we prove conclusively that humans have anything to do with it?

I'm not saying we should go on polluting to our heart's content, but declaring the debate over before it really ever had a chance to begin isn't helping the advancement of science any.

The All Seeing Eye said...

You're so right, patricia. I am just tired of people misrepresenting the fact and purposely scaring people. A cleaner environment helps all of us; however, I believe the Earth is a lot stronger than us humans.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Thanks for yuor comments, Dana. I want to hear healthy debate. I hate it when it goes to extent that one side starts calling the other names and claiming we can't listen to someone because of who might help fund them. The money trail goes in all directions.

ThirstyJon said...

Maybe there was a global flood and all of those trees were covered with water and then frozen.

The All Seeing Eye said...

Interesting idea, thirstyjon. But it still says tit was warm enough 7000 years ago for the trees to grow in the first place.