Skip to comments.As Warming Melts Arctic Ice, U.S. Navy Races to Control New Territory
Posted on 02/02/2010 8:35:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Five nations are competing heavily for the resource of the Arctic -- the United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark, and China. A number of others are eying the region as well, which may contain more than 160 billion barrels of oil.
A leading armed forces publication, the Navy Times, interviewed
U.S. Navy officials about how they are preparing for the changes -- and the race that will follow. Rear Adm. David Titley, oceanographer of the Navy, states, "The Arctic is changing, and it is changing rapidly. If the Navy does not start looking at this today
we could wake up in seven or eight years and find ourselves way behind the power curve."
(Excerpt) Read more at dailytech.com ...
Gee... I didn't know they had SUVs centuries ago!
Much discussion in the Daily Tech article comments section about whether the Artic is actually warming and whether Eskimos is a pejorative word like negro....
Every year the same claims of an ice free arctic are made and every year the lie falls apart in the winter and then is remade in the summer. Kind of like the ice.
It looks like they’ve totally missed out on what Kate at Small Dead Animals calls the Gates.
Oops, everyone may have to delay those plans for an ice-free Arctic.
“A report from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado finds that Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007.”
Does that include the sea ice the size of California that (Hansons) NASA faulty sensors missed?
The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the worlds most eminent climate scientists.
Their predictions based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans challenge some of the global warming orthodoxys most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in
summer by 2013.
According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.
With Badcrack Obamao in charge, we’ll be lucky if the rest of the world lets us have so much as a slushy from the arctic.
Global Warming idiots forget the earth is tilted on it journey around the sun and during the summer there is more sunlight = more heat and in the winter there is less sunlight = less heat.
You can not possibly be serious! Our dear Leader has so much spine flexibility that we don’t have to worry about any problems in foreign relations. Wait till he uses it on Russians and Chinese.
Not sure I would believe stuff out of Chicago.
Earth is Cyclical in it’s weather. There is NOTHING in this that leads to or SHOULD lead to any conclusion other than a normal 30 year warming cooling trend.
As the shape of the Earth’s orbit changes, and our summers/winters change their corresponding times in relation to our oval shaped orbit, these cycles will ALWAYS occur.
CO2 emissions can’t do a damned thing about the shape of a planet’s orbit, or effect the output of the sun. THOSE factors are the only ones that really matter.
Just when you think things cant get any more bizarre with the IPCC, having just learned that the IPPC 2007 report used magazine articles for references, head of the IPCC, Dr. Rajenda Pachauri, provides comedy gold. According to the UK Telegraph, hes just released what they describe as a smutty romance novel, Return to Almora laced with steamy sex, lots of sex. Oh, and Shirley MacLaine.
Heres the good doctor, grinning like a Cheshire cat at his book launch in India on January 10th.
The Telegraphs Robert Mendick and Amrit Dhillon in Delhi write:
As the UNs climate change chief, Dr Rajendra Pachauri has spent his career writing only the driest of academic articles. But the latest offering from the chairman of the UNs climate change panel is an altogether racier tome.
Some might even suggest Dr Pachauris first novel is frankly smutty.
WARNING ADULT CONTENT FOLLOWS:
(First time Ive had to do that on WUWT)
Return to Almora, published in Dr Pachauris native India earlier this month, tells the story of Sanjay Nath, an academic in his 60s reminiscing on his spiritual journey through India, Peru and the US.
On the way he encounters, among others, Shirley MacLaine, the actress, who appears as a character in the book. While relations between Sanjay and MacLaine remain platonic, he enjoys sex a lot of sex with a lot of women.
In breathless prose that risks making Dr Pachauri, who will be 70 this year, a laughing stock among the serious, high-minded scientists and world leaders with whom he mixes, he details sexual encounter after sexual encounter.
The book, which makes reference to the Kama Sutra, starts promisingly enough as it tells the story of a climate expert with a lament for the denuded mountain slopes of Nainital, in northern India, where deforestation by the timber mafia and politicians has endangered the fragile ecosystem.
But talk of denuding is a clue of what is to come.
By page 16, Sanjay is ready for his first liaison with May in a hotel room in Nainital. She then led him into the bedroom, writes Dr Pachauri.
Checking Amazon...be back later.
And people can actually speak this phrase while at the same time believing in the IPCC "hockey stick" graph.
Saw that a couple of days about the Exxon rig deal. Those are classified “elephant hunters”. We can only hope the nope and change greenies don’t cede the Arctic reserves to the Soviets, et al.
What with the IPCC gig looking kind of sketchy, Dr. P is just stayin ahead of the curve.
A Canadian biologist/ Geo scientist, Patteron while attempting to uncover fluctuations in fish populations uncovered the cause of the earths cooling warming cycle and proved conclusively that CO2 is the not the cause.
A summary of his finding which first appeared in the Canadian Ecomomist in 07 can be found in http://www.theusmat.com/ with a link to the original story which must be requested.
Which one of these things doesn't belong?
I read a story about some enviros who sailed the Northwest Passage last summer to prove it was "open." They had a close call when they were surrounded by sea ice. Only a lucky change in the winds saved their vessel. :-))
That’s not it.. The article reviewed to in my website goes into the method and the science Patterson used to arrive at his definitive conclusion CO2 is not the cause of global warming which is in the link I provided.
I prefer to use this scientific explanation debunking CO2 because it is simple, easy to understand, and it was done by someone who didn’t have a horse in the CO2 debunking race. It was an accidental discovery on which the author Patterson, did not even put his name to it ,The “Patterson Effect” I did. Its Pure science.
Regarding the main issue of the post. What are all these nations going to do if the Arctic Ocean freezes up dramatically over the next twenty or thirty years.
OK...thought it might be....would be nice to have the article.
No answers out of Obama and his friends on that question....still waiting.
We may have a long wait...
since liberals would not allow the USA to access any minerals and oil/gas etc. that may exist in the region, we may as well leave it all to countries who will do something useful with it (kidding, sort of, but not about the first part)
“thought it would be nice to have the article”
Yea, I wanted it to support my review as well. The original was posted in FR’s (Drudge also carried it) showing the Financial Post June 07 origination. That narrative went into detail how Patterson arrived at his conclusions when I posted my review. After a month or so I morgued (stored) the story. When I refiled (re-posted), the link to the original was gone.
While keeping the title The National Post dropped it for some reason and worked up a re-write which is what you see now..
All of the current google listings to the story carrys the C.N.P. current offering including Wickipedia but not the original article which was far more interesting.
Dude, last summer, the Top Gear boys filmed a 400 mile CAR vs Dog race to the North Pole.
The CARS won, btw, .... and it sure didn’t look “Ice Free” to me.
LOL .. coulda written that better.
Anyway, we’ve got a looong way to go.