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Posted on 11/17/2006 7:36:24 AM PST by Risha
Arctic resists warming RESEARCHERS: New patterns of cooling ocean currents, winds suggest region is struggling to keep its balance.
By ROBERT LEE HOTZ Los Angeles Times
(Published: November 17, 2006) An international team of scientists reported Thursday that rising temperatures are steadily transforming the Arctic -- warming millions of square miles of permafrost, promoting lush greenery on previously arid tundras and steadily shrinking the annual sea ice.
Yet the researchers also found new patterns of cooling ocean currents and prevailing winds that suggested the Arctic, long considered a bellwether of global warming, may be reverting in some ways to more normal conditions not seen since the 1970s.
Taken together, these findings may be evidence, the researchers said, of the region struggling to keep its balance, as rising temperatures slowly overturn the long-established order of seasonal variations.
"This is a region that is fighting back," said lead author Jacqueline Richter-Menge, a civil engineer at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H. "There are things that showed signs of going back to norms, trying to right themselves under very dire circumstances."
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Gee, I thought the scientific community had irrefutably determined that man controlled the Earth......
It used to be "the sky is falling." Now its "the climate is changing, the climate is changing."
At least that's the opinion of top climate scientist, Dr. Chicken Little.
Check this out: http://www.junkscience.com/MSU_Temps/Arctic.htm
Excellent summary of how the global warming crowd lies about the Arctic.
. . . as a result of Global Warming, no doubt.
Alright Artic, we are about to pull the plug if you don't toe the line.
Quote from article: "New patterns of cooling ocean currents, winds suggest region is struggling to keep its balance."
Struggle? A region essentially devoid of people can struggle? Where do these people learn to write?
In other news; it's been reported that the Sahara resists cooling.
It must be the mid term election results. The Dems are in charge now so the Artic is fighting back.
"suggest region is struggling to keep its balance."
Huh? The geophysical forces that determine climate are adjusting themselves in an effort to maintain the statut-quo? This is absolute lunacy.
Funny, BTW, that those who believe that the earth is an organism have a notion that the earth's preferred state of affairs is that which is most hospitable to man. So they try to get us to stop global warming by warning of the human cost. If the earth is an organism, why should it care about mankind? And if man is a threat to the earth, shouldn't the earth itself be voluntarily and consciously adjusting the climate to the detriment of man as a form of "pest control"?
Quick - we need a conspiracy to undermine the Arctic struggle for whatever.
Gee, the arctic region is quite feisty. I didn't know it even realized, what was happening to it. It's nice to see that the arctic is aware and paying attention. I give it kudos for having the will to fight back.
(snicker... nice science...)
quagmire - we need to redeploy to the moon..
Do SUV's dream of electric-hybrid sheep at night???
So...are these "scientists" suggesting that the Hand of God is at play here? How else can a 'region' be a conscious being?
"The tundra is becoming greener with the growth of more shrubs, he said. This development is causing problems in some areas as herds of reindeer migrate."
So what will these enviro whackos do about this???
Wow, what personification! This entity, Gaea derived or a separate subordinate god, is now seen by the mighty scientific community as combating the evil machinations of powerful, capitalist Man. We must take pause and be impressed.
Probably in reference to the limited homeostatic control of a chaotic climatic system.
Betcha the fighting is being done by the Viking Kitties.
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