Dr. Curry tries to be reserved. She says that the general idea behind the work is from Ewing and Donn circa 1958. This article outlines the idea http://strongasanoxandnearlyassmart.blogspot.com/2011/07/scientists-predict-another-ice-age-is.html
I finally had a chance to read the above link. It’s the latest science from 1958
Scientists Predict: Another Ice Age Is On The Way - in 1958!
How could new ice hulks creep in upon us while weather experts are announcing that even the North Polar ice caps are thinning? And what about the fact that weather records show the weather has been growing warmer over the years - so warm in fact that certain glaciers are melting fast enough to raise the level of the world’s oceans? Can such signs really foreshadow the coming of a new Ice Age?
The answer is very definitely yes
The glaciers that once blanketed a great part of the earth did not, as is popularly believed, gradually spread out from the poles, nor were they caused by a sudden plunge in the earth’s temperature during the Pleistocene Age.
If someone could list real scientific studies that support this claim. - please do share.
Glaciers, Dr. Ewing explains, are created purely and simply when more snow falls than melts. Sub-zero temperatures are only one factor.
Drs. Ewing and Donn reason that the great Ice Ages were produced by practically continuous snowfall coming from some rich source of moisture which has now been shut off.
In other words, the Arctic Ocean in the Ice Age was itself free of ice, and offered thousands and thousands of square miles of water surface to winds blowing towards Northern Canada, Europe and Siberia.
It seems to me a half century of research has gutted these suppositions, so why someone would resurrect them to deny current AGW seems typical denialist crazy-making.
I guess FC is gone, but I wonder if anyone can explain how in the above article is relevant to today’s situation, and why.
Here’s another even more interesting article from a half century ago. In contrast to Ewing and Donn’s suppositions, Gilbert Plass has had his conjectures continually reinforced as new information has been accumulating.
Carbon Dioxide and Climate
An article from our July 1959 issue examined climate change: “A current theory postulates that carbon dioxide regulates the temperature of the earth. This raises an interesting question: How do Man’s activities influence the climate of the future?”
By Gilbert N. Plass