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Friday, September 21, 2007

What about 300, 3,000 or 30,000 years ago?

"Melting of Arctic ice shatters record," blares the CBC's website. Some record! They've been keeping track of this sort of stuff for only 30 years. All in all, it's another example of Chicken Littlism.

Posted by Terry O'Neill on September 21, 2007 in Science | Permalink


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"Climate change may help rainforests"


And, as I posted earlier, lions' bones have been uncovered in Siberia north of the Arctic Circle, proving that Siberia was once a warm place. Cycles are the amswer to any "climate change". It's been going on for thousands of years.

And in the early 1700's in Europe, icebergs floated in the Thames River, the canals of Venice froze, wine in bottles had to be sliced because it froze, Louis XIV's guards had to be switched every 15 minutes from 30 minutes because they froze on guard duty around Versailles. Cows froze in the fields - and all the vines died, to be replaced by cuttings from North America.

Gee, Europe seems to have survived that cycle rather well, it seems.

Posted by: obc | 2007-09-21 4:02:11 PM

...Ok I'm confused.

Are we having Global Warming, or Global Cooling? Sure is @$#%#$%# cold today in Calgary.

Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-21 5:11:35 PM

"Last week the European Space Agency reported that Arctic sea ice coverage had shrunk enough to open the most direct route through the Northwest Passage."

So... like .... how is this bad news????

Posted by: John | 2007-09-21 5:30:22 PM

And we might note that this winter in the Antarctic the ice is increasing.

Posted by: DML | 2007-09-21 9:52:34 PM

Meanwhile in the new Greenland, locals are arguing over which potatoes grow best in their recent warmer climate.

I wonder if Gorezuki wants to go and tell the Greenlanders that they are not going to be able to grow potatoes after the Gorezuki team 'fixes' their climate.

That otta be fun.

Posted by: rockyt | 2007-09-21 10:38:12 PM

The CBC has a web site?

Posted by: missing link | 2007-09-21 11:00:12 PM

...yeah it's some banking website me thinks.

Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-21 11:18:27 PM

Under you can't win for loosing:

Biofuels give out more greenhouse gas...

Corn-derived renewable energy sources create more greenhouse gases than fossil fuels, according to a study from an international team of scientists reported in the London Times.

Research findings published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics calculate that corn and rapeseed biodiesels produce up to 70 percent and 50 percent more greenhouse gases respectively than fossil fuels.

Posted by: tomax7 | 2007-09-22 7:06:33 AM

Countries with various interests in Arctic ice and weather have been focused on the Arctic for over 75 years -the density and volume of Arctic ice is highly variable, due to conditions which have existed for millions of years before "globull warming" became a leftist icon. I'll bet 99% of the
"globull" fanatics have never been in the Arctic
much less been to sea on a real ship - The Arctic played a major role in strategic decisions related to the battle of the North Atlantic in World War II
-the raid on Spitzbergen" which involved RCN personnel especially trained as Commandos was
focused on shutting down a major German Naval weather reporting station and securing their data which was more accurate and detailed than anything the Allies had at the time. MacLeod

Posted by: Jack Macleod | 2007-09-22 7:57:31 AM

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