Reports of Greenland Ice Sheet's demise premature

Another scientific article that won’t find its way into the mainstream media. Whenever a journal reports something catastrophic, the MSM can’t wait to print it, but unfortunately, that’s jornalism. Disasters sell. “Business as usual” doesn’t sell.

Last week’s Science included an article “Galloping Glaciers of Greenland Have Reined Themselves In” which demonstrates that the demise of the Greenland Ice Sheet has slowed considerably and that Al Gore’s hyperbole about a “tipping point” has been shown to be completely wrong.

The report’s author, Richard Kerr, puts it like this:

So much for Greenland ice’s Armageddon. “It has come to an end,” glaciologist Tavi Murray of Swansea University in the United Kingdom said during a session at the meeting. “There seems to have been a synchronous switch-off” of the speed-up, she said. Nearly everywhere around southeast Greenland, outlet glacier flows have returned to the levels of 2000. An increasingly warmer climate will no doubt eat away at the Greenland ice sheet for centuries, glaciologists say, but no one should be extrapolating the ice’s recent wild behavior into the future.

Read it here.

The Daily Bayonet – GW Hoax Weekly Roundup

As usual, a great read.

Two major blows to alarmists

I wouldn’t hold your breath to see either of these items reported in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times etc., so I thought you would benefit from seeing them here (both courtesy of Watts Up With That):

1. James Hansen’s former NASA Supervisor declares himself a skeptic

“I appreciate the opportunity to add my name to those who disagree that global warming is man made,” [Dr John S] Theon wrote to the Minority Office at the Environment and Public Works Committee on January 15, 2009. “I was, in effect, Hansen’s supervisor because I had to justify his funding, allocate his resources, and evaluate his results,” Theon, the former Chief of the Climate Processes Research Program at NASA Headquarters and former Chief of the Atmospheric Dynamics & Radiation Branch explained.

Hansen was never muzzled even though he violated NASA’s official agency position on climate forecasting (i.e., we did not know enough to forecast climate change or mankind’s effect on it). Hansen thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming in 1988 in his testimony before Congress,” Theon wrote.

[Note: NASA scientist James Hansen has created worldwide media frenzy with his dire climate warning, his call for trials against those who dissent against man-made global warming fear, and his claims that he was allegedly muzzled by the Bush administration despite doing 1,400 on-the-job media interviews! – See: Don’t Panic Over Predictions of Climate Doom – Get the Facts on James Hansen – UK Register: Veteran climate scientist says ‘lock up the oil men’ – June 23, 2008 & UK Guardian: NASA scientist calls for putting oil firm chiefs on trial for ‘high crimes against humanity’ for spreading doubt about man-made global warming – June 23, 2008 ]

2. Forecasting Guru Announces: “no scientific basis for forecasting climate”

Today, a founder of the International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Forecasting, International Institute of Forecasters, and International Symposium on Forecasting, and the author of Long-range Forecasting (1978, 1985), the Principles of Forecasting Handbook, and over 70 papers on forecasting, Dr J. Scott Armstrong, tabled a statement declaring that the forecasting process used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) lacks a scientific basis.

Read them both – in full…

It had to happen!

As sure as night follows day. Penny Wong has linked the heatwave in south-east Australia to “climate change”:

Eleven of the hottest years in history have been in the last 12 [utter horse-shit, Penny – records only go back to 1850 – Ed], and we also note, particularly in the southern part of Australia, we’re seeing less rainfall,” she said. [Yeah, it’s called a drought, and we’ve had plenty before – Ed]

“All of this is consistent with climate change, and all of this is consistent with what scientists told us would happen.”

Excuse me Penny, what about the records for cold being broken all over the northern hemisphere and the decline in global temperatures since 2001? Are they “consistent with” global cooling? Strangely not in Penny’s deluded world.

Clueless on climate.

Read it here.

New planet has extreme global warming

WA Today has an article about a distant planet (exoplanet HD 80606b) where the temperature varies from 525 deg C to about 1225 deg C. The article is accompanied by some images of the planet, and if you zoom in as far as you can go, you can just see millions of alien SUVs all pumping out CO2.

Read it here.

Gore muscles in on Obama

As we knew he surely would, urging Obama to urgently cap US emissions.

How can we afford not to do this?” the Nobel Laureate and Oscar winner, who jokingly called himself “a recovering politician”, told the panel, calling for quick action to cap US emissions of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

“In order to repower our economy, restore American economic and moral leadership in the world and regain control of our destiny, we must take bold action now,” Mr Gore told the packed committee room. [There’s a surprise – Ed]

With the lights dimmed, Mr Gore made a dramatic keynote presentation of 57 slides, highlighting shrinking polar ice caps, melting glaciers, grim droughts, devastating deforestation, and apocalyptic future costs of inaction.

He’s probably still showing the same misleading slides from the thoroughly debunked An Inconvenient Truth – and the new president will no doubt swallow it whole. I wonder if it included the “polar bear desperately swimming for land” animation (note it had to be an animation, because they couldn’t find any genuine footage…).

How about actually debating the issues in AIT, Mr Gore, instead of continuing to spread lies and deception?

Read it here.

Loony alarmism from Brisbane Times

Not surprising, given the writer is David Spratt, author of the über-alarmist publication “Climate Code Red” (with an accompanying website here), but as always, the Fairfax press will just parrot all of it without any thought.

And the target for CO2 is going down and down. Yesterday 450 ppm seemed to be the “required” level, now it’s down to 280 – 320 ppm – a level at which Western economies would cease to operate. But who cares about that when we’re saving the planet!!

Serious climate-change impacts are already happening, both more rapidly and at lower global temperature increases than projected. We have passed the tipping point for complete loss of the Arctic’s sea-ice in summer.

“The Arctic is often cited as the canary in the coalmine for climate warming, and now, as a sign of climate warming, the canary has died,” says Dr Jay Zwally, a NASA glaciologist.

The Arctic sea-ice is the first domino and it is falling fast. Other dominoes, including catastrophic levels of carbon release from warming permafrost in Siberia, are likely to fall unless we stop emitting greenhouse gases and cool the planet to get the Arctic sea-ice back.


Read it here.

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