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I just love this stuff. Science should not be opinion backed by politics ... it should be provable theory backed by sustainable facts.
This from Canada Free Press (.com) -
The science just keeps getting junkier
by Klaus Rohrich Saturday, March 11, 2006
A recent commercial for British Petroleum (BP) posed the question: what is your carbon footprint? With the camera panning across green fields, clear skies and smug looking people, the point of the commercial was to urge people to become aware of the world’s "greenhouse" gasses and how they adversely affect our climate. Similar commercials ran last year with perennial Canadian gagman Rick Mercer posing the one-ton challenge to urge people to reduce greenhouse gasses.
Now I am not against conservation, as I believe in wise use of non-renewable energy sources. However, I’ve had it up to here with the sky-is-falling-global-warming-Chicken-Little crowd. I will concede that it is quite likely that the earth’s climate is warming, as is that of our nearest neighbor, Mars. However, I am totally fed up with the moronic theories that insist the earth is warming because we are living too well.
There are many so-called scientists who claim that Greenland’s ice fields are melting. But satellite measurements conducted by the European Space Agency offer evidence to the contrary- the ice fields are actually growing.
A report by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research issued in October 2005 stated that, "Greenland's ice cap has thickened slightly in recent years despite wide predictions of a thaw triggered by global warming.
Recent growth in the interior regions of the Greenland Ice Sheet is reported by a Norwegian-led team of climate scientists. The growth is estimated to be about 6 cm per year during the study period, 1992-2003. They derive and analyze the longest continuous dataset of satellite altimeter observations of Greenland Ice Sheet elevations by combining tens of millions of data points from European Space Agency (ESA) satellites, called ERS-1 and ERS-2, and NASA."
Science has assumed the mantle of High Priest to the religion of Ecology and superstition is now passing for scientific fact. It’s a complete shame that in an age where scientific information is so readily available, most people are allowing themselves to be misled.
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I really like the phrase - "... longest continuous dataset of satellite altimeter observations of Greenland Ice Sheet elevations by combining tens of millions of data points from European Space Agency (ESA) satellites, called ERS-1 and ERS-2, and NASA."
Naw, its you cow raising, meat eating, SUV driving, Republican voting, free market loving, dishwasher using, vacation home owning, Christian, auto race watching humans involved in a freedom based life activity heating up the Earth that are the problem!
ht: Pajamas Media - Klaus Rohrich is columnist with Canada Free Press. He can be reached at: email@example.com.