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Friday, February 27, 2009

Polar warming "greater than thought"

Gee, who'd have thunk it? The Sydney Moonbat Herald is on top alarmist form today, as it reports on the findings of International Polar Year:
Dr Ian Allison, of the Australian Antarctic Division, who co-chaired the project told the Herald the effect of global warming in Greenland was clear. [Despite there being no global warming for nearly a decade - Ed]

"In Greenland the rate of ice loss is getting greater over the last 10 years and the surface [ice] melt is definitely related to the warming," Dr Allison said.

The project's scientists summed up their findings, saying: "It now appears certain that both the Greenland and the Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass and thus raising sea level, and that the rate of ice loss from Greenland is growing." [Show me the sea level rises please - Ed]

They also warned "the potential for these ice sheets to undergo further rapid ice discharge remains the largest unknown in projections of the rate of sea-level rise by the [United Nations] Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change".

The reality is that there has been no measurable change in the rate of sea level rise, which has remained virtually constant for centuries. The Herald signs off with its usual catch-all clause:
Since the findings by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, it has been widely accepted that the planet's warming is almost certainly due to greenhouse gases being released from the burning of fossil fuels, land clearing and cement manufacturing.

Not by me, mate.

Read it here.

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