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    Believe it or not, a thorough examination of world history reveals the surprising fact that a thousand years ago Earth was much warmer than it is today. In the year 1000 A.D. the Vikings landed on the shores of an island in the North Atlantic they named Greenland, because of its vast green grasslands on which they were able to raise enough cattle to supply Europeans with beef and cheese for the next four centuries.

   We also know from historical records that in 1000 A.D. the world's oceans were rising so fast, that the Dutch had to build earthen dikes around their delta farmlands to protect against salt water ruining their crops. Dutch engineers borrowed windmill designs from the Turks and used these water-pumping windmills to pump the springtime flooding up and over the dikes and into the ocean. Over 10,000 of these windmills were eventually needed to pump the floodwater in springtime.

    Additionally, we know from historical records that in 1000 A.D. Arab sailors were able to walk the ice-free beaches of Antarctica and collect eggs of nesting shorebirds to use for their morning breakfast. Arab nautical charts from 1532 A.D. (Oronteus Finaeus maps) show the exact shape and correct continental orientation of the continent of Antarctica. Antarctica was not discovered by modern science until the year 1820, because it was hidden beneath a sheet of ice over a mile thick.

    In 1600 A.D. a Mini Ice Age reversed the global warming process and restored Antarctica's sea ice, thus lowering rising sea levels. This Mini Ice Age turned Greenland into the white land we know it as today and turned the water-pumping windmills of Holland into useless relics. Of the original 10,000 windmills in Holland in 1000 A.D., there are now less than 1100 still in existence. The few windmills that are still standing in Holland today serve only as tourist attractions.

   All these historical facts and many others tell us that the 1200-year cycle of global warming and cooling (influenced by great Solar Maximums and Minimums) is nothing more than a normal and recurring Earthly cycle. Current controversies over the issue of Global Warming, now known as Climate Change, started when the scientists who were monitoring surface temperatures on Earth noticed a gradual increase in those temperatures over the last few decades. They also recorded an increase in atmospheric carbon levels, and quickly came to the conclusion that increasing levels of carbon in the atmosphere were contributing to global warming of the planet. Apparently it never occurred to anyone that the exact opposite might be true.

   An in depth study of natural history will reveal that global warming after Earth's numerous Ice Ages produced drastic increases in carbon levels all over our planet. Deep ice core samplings from Earth's polar caps clearly demonstrate that carbon levels during the warmth of the Jurassic Period were over 4 times higher than they are today.

   Although reducing our planet's carbon output will not stop Climate Change, this present global warming cycle cannot be ignored. Steadily rising ocean levels and warmer ocean temperatures caused by warmer river water flowing into our oceans due to massive deforestation on the planet, will produce large, destructive coastal storms that will cause damage to shoreline cities around the globe. As the warming cycle nears its peak during the next few decades, the process will quickly accelerate and cause flooding of many low lying areas. If you'd like to learn more about how the record of history can help clarify all the confusion, click the link below to order your copy of Edward Oliver's factual book, "Eye of Providence."






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