Skip to comments.“Like Sands Through the Hourglass, So Are the Days of Our Lives.”
Posted on 07/23/2017 6:15:51 AM PDT by NOBO2012
Our story today begins millennia ago, as the retreating glaciers (formed during the Ice Age) carved out the Great Lakes basin (during the earths last global warming period caused by carbon emissions).
Along with the magnificently clear waters of the Great Lakes this global warming phenomenon left huge deposits of quartz sand behind that over time gathered in massive sand dunes that are still here today, although they are ever shifting and changing. The largest of these dunes reside in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
where they rise 450 feet above the lake
Overlook at Pierce Stocking 9 Mile marker, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
And the sugar sand beaches they created arent too shabby either:
But todays story is about sand dunes turned deadly. About 80 miles south of the Sleeping Bear Dunes are far more sinister dunes, they surround Silver Lake and spill into Lake Michigan. Operative word, spill.
Heres where things turn ugly: the creeping sands of time are not just a metaphor in Meers, Michigan. Aided and abetted by the wind they actually do creep, lately at an increasing rate and they are swallowing whole cottages in their path.
This is all thats left after it consumed a cottage in April:
Despite efforts to slow and reverse the trend,
the dune remains unsatiated; it now has its site on the cottage next door:
And it doesnt look good. Im sure somewhere Al Gore will be blaming this demise - as he has every other natural disaster since he invented the Internet on man-caused global warming. But just like all of the other allegations, this is a natural phenomenon, against which we are quite utterly, completely helpless. Its called change: constant, incremental and expected but only for those of us who live in the real world. In the alternate universe of Al Gores global warmists, Some Levels of the Earth System Have Crossed a Point of No Return. I tell you what Al, you figure out how to stop the advance of this dune and then well discuss your plan to change the climate, one cow fart at a time.
And while youre at you may want to put together a plan on how to stop those approaching glaciers in case your global warming actually turns out to be global cooling. And keep in mind, in case of that eventuality youre going to want to have as much carbon based fuel as you can get your greedy little paws on.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
It still is the ice age.
We are currently in an inter-glacial period. But we are technically still in an Ice Age. It’s been going on for thousands of years.
Note also that the Maunder Minimum/little Ice Age from roughly 1250 to 1850 caused a serious dip in temperatures. If temperatures today are seen to rise a bit, it’s hardly surprising, alarming, or controllable.
I know a woman who had a cottage on the north shore of Lake Erie and bragged about it constantly.
Until the lake shore erosion from the winter ice started eating up her property line until the cottage basically fell into the lake. Then she whined about how they were losing their cottage. Nobody gave her much sympathy.
Waterfront property comes with its risks.
Bulldoze the sand into the lake, then it will be unable to blow around. Perhaps they could ferry it out to the middle of the lake and create a small island?? LOL
Definitely the thread of the day. Very interesting.
I'm sure AlGore will predict its return when the ice caps melt, LOL
A long time ago me and my friends hiked Sleeping Bear Dunes to the lake. It’s a long walk and is like living in the original “Planet of the Apes” movie. Something people should try to see in their lifetime.
Nice post NOBO. You done good.
You have hit every point right on the head with that post. I constantly point out that it’s ridiculous on its face to expect to drive a stake in the ground to say this should stay exactly as it is forever and anything else must be caused by evil greedy capitalist misogynistic men. It illustrates absolutely no understanding of the earth as a dynamic (i.e. not static) system as can be demonstrated over the millennia like your photos and illustrations show. It is utter scientific malpractice to say otherwise. It’s also contrary to logic to appeal to authority as the basis for an argument.
Wow !! Wish I had studied more geology like I had planned to. This stuff is fascinating. Good thread, have it bookmarked. The only thing certain is that things change, esp this planet, regardless of us humans.
Excellent thread, bookmarked for future studies. Thank you
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