by Greg Krehbiel on 8 February 2017
I don’t know what it’s like in the rest of the country, but we’re having an unseasonable winter in the DC area. It’s been quite warm.
Of course weather is not the same thing as climate, despite what the news says and despite what everybody says at the office cooler. Still, it makes you wonder. …
If we really are coming out of the ice age and headed for warmer temps (whether from human activity or not), at least two things will happen. Sea levels will rise, and we’ll enter a time of unprecedented agricultural production. Land that wasn’t productive will become productive.
Generally speaking, humans have thrived during warm periods in the past, and I suspect that would be the case again.
There would be other issues, of course. Flooding would destroy buildings, displace lots of people, etc. Still, I’m generally optimistic about a warmer climate. (If we’re going to get one.)
2017-02-08 » Greg Krehbiel