Rethinking the Holocene (Ice Core Temperature Records)



Special Note: This page asks the critical question, Why are we in an extended interglacial? The answer is not what you may expect.



Location of Vostok Station in Antarctica

Ice Core Drilling in Antarctica (EPICA and Vostok)

Ice cores are primarily from either Greenland or Antarctica. The Greenland ice cores do not date back nearly as far as do those from Antarctica. The oldest Greenland ice cores are estimated to date back to only the last interglacial some 123,000 years ago. Besides this lack of data, Greenland was north-facing (as was, of course, the entire Northern Hemisphere) during the prolonged breakup of the polar configuration of the planets at the end of the last world, Greenland ice core temperature data would be highly questionable. The ice core temperature data used on this page is from either the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) or the Russian Vostok Station, which was named after a ship. At this point in history, I really do not trust any weather related data from the United States of America. The Vostok Station “is by far the coldest spot on earth.” The ice cores from there cover 420,000 years. The history of ice core drilling at the Vostok Station is an interesting read.

In the 1970s the Soviet Union drilled a set of cores 500–952 m deep. These have been used to study the oxygen isotope composition of the ice, which showed that ice of the last glacial period was present below about 400 metres’ depth. Then three more holes were drilled: in 1984, Hole 3G reached a final depth of 2202 m; in 1990, Hole 4G reached a final depth of 2546 m; and in 1993 Hole 5G reached a depth of 2755 m; after a brief closure, drilling continued during the winter of 1995. In 1996 it was stopped at depth 3623 m, by the request of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research that expressed worries about possible contamination of Lake Vostok. This ice core, drilled collaboratively with the French, produced a record of past environmental conditions stretching back 420,000 years and covering four previous glacial periods. For a long time it was the only core to cover several glacial cycles; but in 2004 it was exceeded by the EPICA core which, whilst shallower, covers a longer time span. —Wikipedia

The ice cores from EPICA are estimated to go back 740,000 years spanning a total of eight glacial periods. Here is a comparison of the temperature data:

The δD symbol stands for “delta deuterium,”  which is a temperature proxy. The more negative the value, the lower the temperature. You can red about delta deuterium at “Ice core basics” on the website.

The bottom chart, “δD versus depth” is difficult to read. I need to explain it because I refer back to it below in another section. Both charts are showing all of the ice core data. In other words, the red and green lines are the same on both charts. The difference is that on the bottom chart the left end of each line is stretched out and the rest of the line is progressively compressed, kind of like playing an accordion. What the bottom chart is showing you is that although the EPICA cores are estimated to be 740,000 years old compared to 420,000 years for the Vostok cores, the Europeans did not drill as deep as the Russians. In other words, the ice in the EPICA core is more or less twice as compressed as the ice in the Vostok core. It is also showing you that the deeper the ice, the more compressed it is. Carefully compare the two charts and you will see that the entire left-hand side of the bottom chart represents only about 120,000 years. This makes sense if you think about it for a minute. The snow turns into ice as a result of compaction, and the ice compresses more and more over time. For whatever reason (I did not stumble across an explanation), the EPICA ice compacted significantly more than the ice at Vostok Station, which was some 560 kilometers (348 miles) away.


Adam and Eve

The Beginning of Our World

If you look at the “δD versus age” (top) chart above, you will see that for about 400,000 years through four different ice ages the temperature record was as regular as a heartbeat. Clearly nothing as dramatic as a reconfiguration of the planets in the solar system happened during this time. That leaves only the recent past because had the giants died over 400,000 years ago their skeletons would not be so close to the surface. In fact, had they died that long ago, there would be no giant skeletons at any depth.



Now look at the temperature record of this planet:

Can you see it? Can you see the end of the last world when the polar configuration broke apart? Look a little closer:

temperature fluctuation


use other chart from above to make the same point


Prior to the disturbance in the heart-beat like regularity in these “temperature variations,” this chart might as well be the for a different planet.



The following video discusses Earth’s supposed “capture” by the Sun. There must be another reason for the flareup, such as a galactic superwave (at the start he says Thornhill address the same topic in EU2014 find it)




The polar configuration viewed from Earth

Nothing will ever be the same

Earth has two pasts now. One is gone and will never return. That was the world spoken of by David Talbott in which Proto-Saturn was our primary Sun. This has profound implications for the correct interpretation of our planet’s temperature record. Most import of all is that the Milankovitch Cycles cannot be projected back in time to explain glaciation. As another example, the following quote from Wikipedia is completely meaningless when you stop to consider that 400,000 years ago Earth was part of the polar configuration. Why? Because Earth was on a completely different orbital path. So the “orbital parameters” 400,000 years ago were completely different. Everything was.

The interglacial 400 kyr ago, which is believed (from arguments about the configuration of the orbital parameters of the earth) to be an approximate analogue to the current interglacial, was quite long: 28 kyr. The Nature paper argues that if this analogue is accepted, the current climate would be expected to continue like today’s, in the absence of human influence (which it states is unlikely, given the predicted increases in greenhouse gas concentrations). —Wikipedia

Prior to the stabilization of the present configuration of the planets, which clearly did not happen until after 747 BC,

This is our world

our worldSo the creationists are not so wrong after all. The history of “our” planet (Earth outside of the protective magnetosphere of Proto-Saturn) is only about 15,000 years old. Generally speaking, what you see in “our” temperature record is the breakup of the polar configuration followed by the newly “orphaned” Earth assuming a new orbit around the Sun at what we now call one “AU” or Astronomical Unit.

Here is the same temperature chart with Mesoamerican Long Count calendar “Great Cycles” or “Mayan ages” overlaid.

five events

There are five 108 orbits of Jupiter cycles of destruction recorded here. Here is a condensed version of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar table showing the dates of these five events.

five events (table)

The birth of Venus is at the dead center of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. This is by design. The fall in temperature referred to as “The Younger Dryas cooling” in the above temperature chart stops somewhat abruptly. The heat emitted during the birth of Venus stopped the fall in temperature on Earth and it has never been that cold since. This is a good thing. The birth of Venus cannot be the 9512 BC event because “myth” tells us Venus was initially a goddess and for a long time was part of the polar configuration. Then she turned into a dragon. Thus 9512 BC must be the explosion of Saturn which rained plasma down on the Earth as discussed in Ice Age (Energy) Paradox Solved.