Monday, September 15, 2014
Warmist leader Al Gore Gutted By Climate Reality !
The myth of Arctic meltdown is caught out. Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker now and covers 1.7 million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago....despite Al Gore's prediction seven years ago, it would be Ice-Free by now. An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago has expanded for the second year in a row.
The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ''The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff.'' he said. ''It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Only seven years from now!'' Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Noble Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change. Far from vanishing the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession - with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.
The most widely used measurements of Arctic ice extent are the daily satellite readings issued by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, which is co-funded by NASA. These reveal that - as of three weeks ago - the ice cover was the highest level recorded on that date since 2006 and represents an increase of 1.71 million square kilometres over the past two years - an impressive 43 per cent.
Other figures from the Danish Meteorological Institute suggest that the growth has been even more dramatic. Using a different message, the area with at least 30 per cent ice cover, these reveal a 63 per cent rise! Crucially, the ice is also thicker, and therefore more resilient to future melting. Professor Andrew Shephard, of Leeds University and University College, London, an expert in climate satellite monitoring, said last week; ''It is clear from the measurements we have collected that the Arctic sea ice has experienced a significant recovery in the thickness over the past year. It seems that an unusually cool summer in 2013 allowed more ice to survive through to last winter. This means that the Arctic sea ice pack is thicker and stronger than usual, and this should be taken into account when making predictions of its future.''
Yet for years, many have been claiming that the Arctic is in an ''irrevocable death spiral'', with imminent ice-free summers bound to trigger further disasters. These include gigantic releases of methane into the atmosphere from frozen Arctic deposits, and accelerated global warming caused by the fact that heat from the sun will no longer be reflected back by the ice into space. Judith Curry, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, said; ''The Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversed.''
It's amazing that the warmists snouts were so deep into the government subsidies trough that they didn't take notice of the pause in global warming over the past 19 years! (See Chart on right) And even now, they and their brainwashed political cronies can't come around and admit they got it wrong. Those who just a few years ago were warning of ice-free summers by 2014 included US Secretary of State John Kerry, who made the same bogus prediction in 2009, while Mr Gore has repeated it numerous times - notably in a speech to world leaders at the UN climate conference in Copenhagen (in the middle of a huge snow storm), in an effort to persuade them to agree to a new emissions treaty. Damn Hypocrite !
Meanwhile the South Pole also has the Warmists (the real Deniers) flummoxed !
Remember warmist scientist Chris Turney and his Ship of Fools last December? (See my posting 3 January, 2014 - Ship of Fools: Doomed by Wishful Thinking). Chris is a professor of climate change (another trough feeder) at Australia's University of New South Wales, said it was ''silly'' to suggest he and 73 others aboard the MV Akademic Shokalskiy were trapped in the ice they'd sought to prove had melted. He remained adamant that sea ice IS melting, even as the boat remained trapped in the frozen sea. ''Sea ice is disappearing due to climate change, but here, where we were trapped, ice is building up,'' his Australian Antarctic Expedition said in a statement.
Sea ice disappearing???? Anthony Watts now reports; ''The Antarctic Sea Ice Extent on September 13th may have set a NEW all time record (at least for the satellite era, we don't have data prior to that.'' So who are the Deniers now? Satellites have never detected so much Antarctic sea ice before, (see photo above) which leaves warmists blaming....you know what:
CEO of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, Tony Worby, said the warming atmosphere is leading to grater sea ice coverage by changing wind patterns.
But what warming atmosphere? Hasn't he even bothered to see the IPCC had drawn attention to an apparent levelling-off of globally-averaged temperatures at the 15 year mark? Professor Ross McKitrick studied land and ocean temperatures since 1850. He also compared this to satellite data from 1979 to 2014. Trends in this data revealed global warming has been on pause for 19 years now. And it has been on hiatus for between 16 and 26 years in the lower troposphere - the lowest portion of the Earth's atmosphere, so it wouldn't come near the ability of it to change wind patterns. So, Mr Tony Worby ''You're dreaming or you are lying.'' This is ''the science''. Why do warmists keep ignoring it?
The Way I See It.....The UN has outed itself with a cynical stunt. What with ''the science'' against the faith it has so frantically promoted, the United Nation's IPCC searches for someone who will turn the debate. Note well: it's looking for someone who isn't a scientist but who can play the guilt, racial politics, gender politics and victimhood. The UN is looking for a young woman to be the ''Malala'' of the climate change movement, serving as a voice that will energize the opening session of the 2014 Climate Summit, being held on September 23rd in New York City.
The organization has put out a call for a woman under 30 and has to be from a developing country and must have a background that includes advocacy on climate change or work implementing climate mitigation or adaptation solutions. So far, the call for applications has drawn 544 women, who emailed short videos of the themselves in all their brainwashed innocence to the Secretary-General's office, showing they can persuade world leaders to act on climate change. See, this is no longer about science at all, just a religious crusade. Pathetic and hypocritical.