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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Climate madness from Reuters

And shame on The Australian for repeating it without a sanity check. It's another in the long line of "it's-all-happening-faster-that-we-thought-quick-do-something" articles that the media are so keen on. And of course, like Pavlov's dog when the bell rang, the climate scientists slaver and cry "global warming"...
ONE Antarctic ice shelf has quickly vanished, another is disappearing and glaciers are melting faster than anyone thought due to climate change, US and British government researchers said. [That's despite "global warming" having stopped in 2001 - Ed]

The Wordie Ice Shelf, which had been disintegrating since the 1960s, is gone and the northern part of the Larsen Ice Shelf no longer exists.

But hang on, "since the 1960s"? So during a period of significant global cooling when all the climate scientists (and the media) were predicting the next Ice Age, this ice shelf was disappearing, right? What do you think that might say about the possible cause? Maybe, like, something else? Winds, ocean currents, volcanoes perhaps. It's like teaching a junior science class...
More than 8300 sq km have broken off from the Larsen shelf since 1986. [In perspective, that's about 6 one hundredths of one percent of 14 million sq km globally, and the global sea ice extent is still higher than 2004, 5, 6 and 7 - Ed]

Climate change is to blame, according to the report from the US Geological Survey and the British Antarctic Survey, available here. [Of course it is, you denier you, and, by blaming "climate change", we can disengage our brains, score some cheap alarmist headlines from moonbat press agencies like Reuters, collect our next funding cheque, and disappear off to the boozer - Ed]

"The rapid retreat of glaciers there demonstrates once again the profound effects our planet is already experiencing - more rapidly than previously known - as a consequence of climate change," US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

What else would you expect from an Obama appointed politician? 0/10 for The Australian - must try harder.

Read it here.

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