Monday, September 10, 2007

The Sound Of Settled Science

While the flat earth society wastes its energy on semantics, in the reality based community, the effects are staggering:
An area of Arctic sea ice the size of Florida has melted away in just the last six days as melting at the top of the planet continues at a record rate.

2007 has already broken the record for the lowest amount of sea ice ever recorded, say scientists, smashing the old record set in 2005.

...there are about 1.63 million square miles of Arctic ice, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. That is well below the record of 2.05 million square miles set two summers ago and could drop lower before the final numbers are in.

Scientists say the rate of melting in 2007 has been unprecedented, and veteran ice researchers worry the Arctic is on track to be completely ice-free much earlier than previous research and climate models have suggested..

If there is no ice, the ocean is going to continue to heat, and that is going to accelerate the global warming process," said Correll.

Instead of devoting their time to scouring the globe for a weather station beside some asphalt, maybe, just maybe, there could be some acknowledgement of a concrete reality. Last time I checked, ice melts because of heat. My apologies for introducing logic to the equation, on with the Y2K analogies in denial land.

5 comments:

Joseph said...

Ah, you know that would be too easy. Better to try to explain away a .005 percent adjustment to global warming charts than observe anything blatantly obvious.

Steve V said...

The sad part, they are the clever ones, while we are just gullible sheep who have bought into an elaborate hoax, perpetrated by left-wing alarmists and charlatans masquerading as scientists. You can't win.

Scotian said...

Nice snark Steve V! Well deserved of course, but then I too live in the reality based world and do not confuse my issues where faith is appropriate and where reason/logic is. After all, they are each like a shoe for each foot, you can get farther with both of them than just one or the other.

Anonymous said...

Uh-huh. Next week they'll 'revise' that estimate of melting ice - it will be the size of a county in Florida, or they'll discover a small error in their estimate and realize that there's actually more ice - don't you get it? they just make this stuff up for newspapers, it doesn't mean anything.

Steve V said...

scotian

I'm having a hard time being anything but sarcastic :)

anon

Assuming you're actually serious, which is sad, you are right about revisions. The problem is, most of the revisions have accelerated the problem, underestimated the time frame. Then again, you probably believe we didn't land on the moon either.