At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/c02-burp-helped-tri… … we are told a team of scientists have discovered some CAGW fairy dust – a giant burp of co2 from the North Pacific Ocean that triggered the end of the last Ice Age, 17000 years ago. According to the theory, as that is what it is, a change in ocean circulation helped trigger the co2 burp. No explanation is offered as to why the ocean circulation changed – although of course there are plenty of theories for this out there as well.
Is the research half completed we may wonder – why just conclude something happened without explaining why it might happen. The study involves chemical measurements on fossil shells etc. It is an interesting result, however, from a catastrophist angle, as a shift of the Poles or even movement at the axis of rotation, a wobble perhaps, might very well have stirred up the oceans, especially if sea levels were forced to readjust to a new geoid. Potentially, that would create a co2 burp, deep ocean water suddenly and dramatically brought to the surface. However, it doesn't account for the end of the Ice Age – why would a co2 burp cause global temperatures to change to that extent. It is however, another symptom of what was going on in the world at large at the end of the Ice Age.