Okay – Which Is It?

WEDNESDAY 9-17-08…Over the past couple o’ weeks, I’ve tried to ignore the controversy between the global warming alarmists, and the global warming skeptics. But sometimes, I run smack dab into information which leaves me shaking my head and causing me to be more confused than ever.

I’ve always wondered why politicians and the general public were so quick to believe chief alarmist Al Gore while ignoring scientists who call the whole global warming thing hogwash.

So, here’s the latest info that smacked me right in the face. William Chapman, a researcher with the Arctic Climate Research Center at the University of Illinois, interviewed by Daily Tech, says, this year the Arctic was definitely COLDER than in 2007. Media accounts were rife with predictions that this year would again see a new record of loss of ice, but Chapman says this year, the Arctic has seen a gain of about thirteen percent over last year.

An article in New Scientist says just the opposite. It reads “Arctic sea ice is now close to matching the 2007 record low–a threat to the hunting lifestyles of indigenous peoples and creatures such as polar bears.

But the rest of the article in New Scientist is enough to leave a person feeling dizzy. The first line reads “The amount of sea ice around the ANTARCTIC has GROWN in recent Septembers in what could be an UNUSUAL side-effect of global warming, experts say.”

Oh….okay…now I get it. Arctic ice has INCREASED thirteen percent over last year, and the amount of ice in the Antarctic has GROWN and all that increase in ice is because of global warming.

Wow! It’s enough to clabber the cream in your coffee.

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2 Responses

  1. Think of it this way — global warming covers any contingency. Increased Arctic freezing is an anomaly or an intermediary result of warming. Or arctic melting is proof of GW.

    It is a win/win.

  2. It raises as many questions about New Scientist as it does about Global Warming, I have seen Islamic Science discussed, as if there is a parallel universe
    subject to a different set of rules. It seems there is also Guardian Science.

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