Ithaca, NY, where I work, is in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Ithacans hate global warming because it is so corporate and capitalist.

So at what point in time should global warming have stopped?

“The ‘Ice age’ was really a series of many advances and retreats of glaciers. The Finger Lakes were probably carved by several of these episodes. Ice sheets more than two miles thick flowed southward, parallel but opposite to the flow of the rivers, gouging deep trenches into these river valleys. Traces of most of the earlier glacial events have vanished, but much evidence remains of the last one or two glaciers that covered New York.

The latest glacial episode was most extensive around 21,000 years ago, when glaciers covered almost the entire state. Around 19,000 years ago, the climate warmed, and the glacier began to retreat, disappearing entirely from New York for the last time around 11,000 years ago.” (Image source here)

For me, I’ll just say “thanks global warming,” we couldn’t have done it without you.

Update, from the Hmmm Dept: Pretending the climate email leak isn’t a crisis won’t make it go away and NZ’s NIWA accused of CRU-style temperature faking.

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