A good indicator of climate change is the ridge of caribou poop stretching for several kilometers. Piles of caribou poop 2.5 meters tall. Poop everywhere. Reminds me of that joke about the poor monkey desperately trying to put the cork back in. See the article published in January 2003 by the Japan Times and LA Times.
It is known that as the Ice Age glaciers expanded they pushed rocks and debris forward. These rocks embedded, consolidated, and hardened the leading edge of a glacier. It is also known that with warming, the retreating glacier forms “ice dams” behind the hardened face of the glacier, so the melt water pooled behind the face, until the ice dam failed catastrophically.
The “Great Missoula Flood” was just such an occurrence which gouged out the Columbia River basin. Logically, migrating caribou and other animals would drink from the melt water at the face of a retreating glacier. Even at a considerable distance from the glacier, the earth was scoured clean by the catastrophic burst of water. Also, once the ice dam is breached at one point, the entire face of the glacier would “unzip”.
Therefore, we find eskers (berms of rock), animals buried in silt with their last meal still in their stomachs, having been swept along in the rush of water, plus caribou poop which has been left in piles that stretch for kilometers. This would be just like the debris line at the high water mark along a beach. The lightest matter carries further along. Just as the old sourdough miner panning for heavy nuggets of gold as he washed away the lighter quartz sand particles.
Man fabricates classifiers for mineral separations. Nature does such things on its own schedule and a vastly greater scale. The power of such events dwarf puny humans. Such colossal blindness and arrogance to think man overmatches Nature.
Just about every culture has tales of “great floods”. These tales are certainly rooted in actual events.
Quoting from the article below: “The ice core showed the Northern Hemisphere briefly emerged from the last ice age some 14,700 years ago with a 22-degree-Fahrenheit spike in just 50 years, then plunged back into icy conditions before abruptly warming again about 11,700 years ago.”
Again, as the cold melt water swept out onto massive flood plains, the air would be cooled considerably and the cold melt water settled into lakes gouged out of the earth. Witness the Finger Lake region in upstate New York, as well as the narrow lakes scattered across Manitoba, all aligned north to south. However, even in an emergent warming period, melt water from the glacier would still flow out and expand the cold lakes. The surrounding areas are quite cool until the melting slowed and the land rapidly re-warmed.
And we have people who think that the current warming is “unprecedented” and charring a burger on your backyard grill is going to hurt the planet?
It’s just so much poop.