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As Warming Melts Arctic Ice, U.S. Navy Races to Control New Territory
Daily Tech ^ | February 1, 2010 5:00 PM | Jason Mick (Blog)

Posted on 02/02/2010 8:35:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

U.S. Navy plans a carrot and stick approach for resource rivals, while trying to internally do its part to combat climate change

The warming of our world is melting the ice that traditionally has covered the Arctic raising the prospect of the first mostly ice-free Arctic summer in centuries.  This offers some benefits -- access to new underwater resources, shipping routes, and faster travel routes.  However, it also offers a greatly heightened risk of territorial conflicts.

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."

Recently, climatologists have bumped estimates of ice free summers from the end of the twenty-first century to about 2030. "Ice free" is defined as a summer in which their are several weeks in which there is less than 10 percent aerial ice coverage.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailytech.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: artic; climatechange; glaciergate; globalwarming; globalwarmingscandal; globqalwarminghoax; navy; pachauri; pachaurigate

1 posted on 02/02/2010 8:35:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
... raising the prospect of the first mostly ice-free Arctic summer in centuries.

Gee... I didn't know they had SUVs centuries ago!

2 posted on 02/02/2010 8:39:07 AM PST by pgyanke (You have no "rights" that require an involuntary burden on another person. Period. - MrB)
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To: SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; steelyourfaith; NormsRevenge; Oynx

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....


3 posted on 02/02/2010 8:39:42 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


4 posted on 02/02/2010 8:39:56 AM PST by Amagi (Yo, Homeland Security: Stay stupid. Stay PC. Don't profile. Look for the bomb not the bomber.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Amagi; Horusra; Para-Ord.45; rdl6989; mmanager; FreedomPoster; ...
Thanx !

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 02/02/2010 8:41:02 AM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: pgyanke

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.


6 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:53 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It looks like they’ve totally missed out on what Kate at Small Dead Animals calls the Gates.

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/013242.html


7 posted on 02/02/2010 8:43:59 AM PST by DallasMike
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Not far from my home, a sign on I68 in Western Maryland:


8 posted on 02/02/2010 8:44:40 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: pgyanke; thackney; BOBTHENAILER
Related thread:

ExxonMobil May Strike Deal for $1B Arctic Rig

9 posted on 02/02/2010 8:44:50 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/weblogs/watercooler/2010/jan/10/inconvenient-truth-ice-cap-growing/


10 posted on 02/02/2010 8:45:54 AM PST by Stevenc131
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To: Stevenc131

Does that include the sea ice the size of California that (Hansons) NASA faulty sensors missed?


11 posted on 02/02/2010 8:49:21 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1242011/DAVID-ROSE-The-mini-ice-age-starts-here.html

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 world’s 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 orthodoxy’s 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.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1242011/DAVID-ROSE-The-mini-ice-age-starts-here.html#ixzz0eOk83KsM


12 posted on 02/02/2010 8:49:55 AM PST by WellyP
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


13 posted on 02/02/2010 8:50:42 AM PST by pallis
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To: NavVet

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.

DUH!


14 posted on 02/02/2010 8:54:59 AM PST by GraceG
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To: pallis

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.


15 posted on 02/02/2010 8:56:20 AM PST by alecqss
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To: Stevenc131; steelyourfaith
Found this link in the DailyTech comments...hadn't seen it before...:

From Arctic Climate Research at the University of Illinois

Not sure I would believe stuff out of Chicago.

16 posted on 02/02/2010 8:59:39 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

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.


17 posted on 02/02/2010 9:03:59 AM PST by Danae (Don't think the Constitution matters? Try living in a country without one.)
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To: DallasMike
Oh damn....

IPCC now in Bizarroland: Pachauri releases “smutty” romance novel

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Just when you think things can’t 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, he’s just released what they describe as a “smutty” romance novel, Return to Almora laced with steamy sex, lots of sex. Oh, and Shirley MacLaine.

Here’s the good doctor, grinning like a Cheshire cat at his book launch in India on January 10th.

Click for more photos from his book release

The Telegraph’s Robert Mendick and Amrit Dhillon in Delhi write:

As the UN’s 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 UN’s climate change panel is an altogether racier tome.

Some might even suggest Dr Pachauri’s first novel is frankly smutty.

WARNING ADULT CONTENT FOLLOWS:

(First time I’ve had to do that on WUWT)

Return to Almora, published in Dr Pachauri’s 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.

click for bookseller

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.

18 posted on 02/02/2010 9:04:06 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; steelyourfaith; NormsRevenge; Oynx

See #18....

ROFL!!!

Checking Amazon...be back later.


19 posted on 02/02/2010 9:06:39 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: pgyanke
the first mostly ice-free Arctic summer in centuries.

And people can actually speak this phrase while at the same time believing in the IPCC "hockey stick" graph.

20 posted on 02/02/2010 9:09:10 AM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


21 posted on 02/02/2010 9:17:16 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER ( EPA will rule your life)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What with the IPCC gig looking kind of sketchy, Dr. P is just stayin ahead of the curve.


22 posted on 02/02/2010 9:24:21 AM PST by Funee Kat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Recently, climatologists have bumped estimates of ice free summers from the end of the twenty-first century to about 2030. "Ice free" is defined as a summer in which their are several weeks in which there is less than 10 percent aerial ice coverage." I believe this should have read, "areal."
23 posted on 02/02/2010 9:34:09 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


24 posted on 02/02/2010 9:35:12 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a province is to let be ruled by a professor ".. Frederick the Great")
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To: mosesdapoet
Found this in the Google Cache:

Read the sunspots

25 posted on 02/02/2010 9:54:28 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: mosesdapoet
Statistics needed -- The Deniers Part I
Warming is real -- and has benefits -- The Deniers Part II
The hurricane expert who stood up to UN junk science -- The Deniers Part III
Polar scientists on thin ice -- The Deniers Part IV
The original denier: into the cold -- The Deniers Part V
The sun moves climate change -- The Deniers Part VI
Will the sun cool us? -- The Deniers Part VII
The limits of predictability -- The Deniers Part VIII
Look to Mars for the truth on global warming -- The Deniers Part IX
Limited role for C02 -- the Deniers Part X
End the chill -- The Deniers Part XI
Clouded research -- The Deniers Part XII
Allegre's second thoughts -- The Deniers XIII
The heat's in the sun -- The Deniers XIV
Unsettled Science -- The Deniers XV
Bitten by the IPCC -- The Deniers XVI
Little ice age is still within us -- The Deniers XVII
Fighting climate 'fluff' -- The Deniers XVIII

Science, not politics -- The Deniers XIX
Gore's guru disagreed -- The Deniers XX
The ice-core man -- The Deniers XXI
Some restraint in Rome -- The Deniers XXII
Discounting logic -- The Deniers XXIII
Dire forecasts aren't new -- The Deniers XXIV
They call this a consensus? - Part XXV
NASA chief Michael Griffin silenced - Part XXVI
Forget warming - beware the new ice age - Part XXVII

26 posted on 02/02/2010 10:01:39 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: DallasMike
One of the most telling aspects of ClimberGate (my abbreviation of what she calls "Studentdissertation....gate") is that the entire claim had to rely on recent anecdotes.
Are we to believe that there were zero technical studies on mountain ice?
Color me skeptical. I have a hunch that none of the technical studies had the "right" conclusions.
27 posted on 02/02/2010 10:11:19 AM PST by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark, and China.

Which one of these things doesn't belong?

28 posted on 02/02/2010 10:29:24 AM PST by Doohickey (I try to take my days one at a time, but occasionally several days attack me at once.)
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To: WellyP
The shrinking ice peaked in 2007. In 2008 peak winter ice was more extensive and in 2009 more extensive yet.

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. :-))

29 posted on 02/02/2010 10:40:48 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


30 posted on 02/02/2010 10:45:26 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a province is to let be ruled by a professor ".. Frederick the Great")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is stupid, Arctic ice does not melt in January and February.
31 posted on 02/02/2010 10:50:34 AM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


32 posted on 02/02/2010 12:44:43 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: mosesdapoet

OK...thought it might be....would be nice to have the article.


33 posted on 02/02/2010 12:57:52 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Marine_Uncle

No answers out of Obama and his friends on that question....still waiting.


34 posted on 02/02/2010 1:16:39 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

We may have a long wait...


35 posted on 02/02/2010 1:27:26 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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)


36 posted on 02/02/2010 1:59:57 PM PST by Enchante (Obamanation: are you really concerned about "foreign" campaign donations? Let's see all of yours!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“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.


37 posted on 02/02/2010 2:04:21 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a province is to let be ruled by a professor ".. Frederick the Great")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Ice Free”??

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.


38 posted on 02/02/2010 3:33:08 PM PST by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: OkiMusashi

LOL .. coulda written that better.

Anyway, we’ve got a looong way to go.


39 posted on 02/02/2010 3:40:02 PM PST by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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