Thursday, 20 December 2007

Oopsy, sky not falling.

Sorry about that false alarm a few days ago, folks, and put away the umbrellas. The sky is not falling, and NASA suggests that the Arctic may not be melting after all. Oopsy.

And apparently the temperature in Antarctica has remained exactly stable for a period of thirty two years.

Speak, you global warmenists! If you can see through the fog and mist of this unseasonably cold Sydney winter, er, summer, to see these words on your screen.

Thanks to Andrew Bolt, who has a few words to say, and Tim Blair, who is frequently a very funny person. Here he thanks Kevin Rudd for recent Australian rain.

5 comments:

marion said...

Viscount Monckton's remarks re Bali gabfest are amusing. I went there from Tim Blair I think. Try nzclimatescience.net I'm getting a little tired of the Rev Gore.

One Salient Oversight said...

"after all" suggests that NASA Changed its mind.

The story about the guy saying the Arctic may be ice free by 2013 was published on December 12 2007.

The story about NASA's scientists detecting an about-face in circulation was published On November 13 2007.

In my calendar, November comes before December. That means that you trying to disprove a recent study by using a past study. Usually that doesn't happen in the world of science.

By this logic, you could argue that some scientists think the world is flat since scientists hundreds of years ago though just that.

Moreover, did you know that virtually every climate scientist is aware of Antarctica's temperature? Gosh even I was.

Did you know that when moist air blown from the oceans is exposed to freezing temperatures it turns into snow? That's why, while Greenland is rapidly melting, more snow is falling in its centre.

Oh, and did I mention that I'm a Geography teacher?

CraigS said...

The story about the guy saying the Arctic may be ice free by 2013 was published on December 12 2007.

The story about NASA's scientists detecting an about-face in circulation was published On November 13 2007.


The story is changing by the month. Who can keep up??

marion said...

Craig maybe that's why it's called climate change ;-)
Last year it was called global warming.
30 years ago it was called global cooling. Life as we know it was predicted by Paul Ehrlich to disappear by 1999. My high school science teacher told us to read Ehrlich's book so I did.

The Pook said...

I'm old enough to think that life as we knew it DID disappear by 1999 Marion!