Historical records for the western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) show that it is particularly prone to rapid climate change—change that occurs in cycles of ~200 years and ~2500 years. By studying major transitions in plankton productivity in the western Antarctic, scientists have shown that “spectacular” ice-cover losses have happened many times in the past. In other words, the “unprecedented rapid loss of ice” from parts of Antarctica that global warming alarmists make so much of are a normal part of nature's cycles.
Australians are among the most eco-conscious folks on the planet and are trying to move away from fossil fuels to greener power sources. It turns out that the rock under the Australian outback is just right for geothermal power. Having long shied away from nuclear power, Australia is rushing to embrace this new alternate source of energy. But in a strange twist of nature, the source of heat that warms that rock is not volcanic: it's nuclear.