Skip to comments.Global Warmers Get it Wrong on Arctic Ice, Haircuts
Posted on 08/15/2013 8:34:33 AM PDT by Kaslin
A reader last night posted an article via Reddit that dug back into the BBC archives from 2007.
It was the journalistic equivalent of a high school yearbook photo of the Global Warming crowd sporting mullets in 1987, complete with high tops and black jeans.
Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice, said the BBC article. Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years.
Professor Wieslaw Maslowski told an American Geophysical Union meeting that previous projections had underestimated the processes now driving ice loss.
The article was very dramatic but it also contained many of the hokum, nostrums and fake ems that weve all grown used to with decades-long global warming alarmism.
The article was propped up by many impressive sounding titles and contained acronyms and experts that in subsequent years we have all learned to have little faith in. Their predictions have been less reliable than Republican pollsters handicapping a presidential race.
The researcher in the BBC article, Wieslaw Maslowski , we are told, worked at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His group includes co-workers at NASA and the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS).
And, of course, what attempt to frighten people over global warming would be complete without a cameo appearance from Al Gore? I guess we all NEVER get tired of Al Gore sounding off on Global Warming.
Man Bear Pig
In what today would pass for a punch line of a good joke rather than serious science, the BBS, er, BBC concluded with this high point: Former US Vice President Al Gore cited Professor Maslowski's analysis on Monday in his acceptance speech at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
Ha, ha, ha.
Because those projections of an ice-free Arctic Sea, with dachas lining sugar-sand beaches in Northern Canada, all reposing in a warm, tropical breezes, made audible only by the sound of palm trees rustling well, that prediction was just a tad premature.
The ice, it turns out, is still there!!??
I know what youre thinking: Its shocking to all of us.
Especially shocking to guys like Al Gore who will have to put off their timeshare scheme developed for an island in the Arctic Circle called Umingmak Nuna. Umingmak Nuna is apparently the Inuit phrase for land of the Muskox.
Ive never seen a real muskox before; only pictures.
Kind of looks like its half man, half bear, half pig.
Kind of a pig-bear-man.
There was a time I suppose when each of us were inclined to believe experts who told us that the rainforest would be gone by the year 2000, the extinction of whales would trigger an alien arms race to kill our planet in revenge and the artic sea ice would disappear by the summer of 2013.
And more than being shown to be fanciful predictions that have been born mostly out of fiction rather than science, such prophesies have served to reinforce skeptics claims that the whole science of global warming is based on faulty assumptions.
The absolute inability of warming science to have any predictive value ought to cause us to reexamine the whole debate.
Normal science works that way.
But instead of accepting the obvious answer-- that there is something wrong with their modelswarmists blame others for questioning the basic assumptions underlying their premise.
Any fair-minded, objective persons would now have to admit that at this point, most projections of doom and gloom predicated on the false science of global warming have not materialized despite a mighty attempt to tie EVERY WEATHER EVENT to global warming.
But of course global warmists are not fair-minded, objective persons.
Instead, they are high-priests of expertism, technocrats with the power to legislate the cosmos; nerds with power.
A poll done conducted by the Washington Post in 2012 on global warming found that only 26% of respondents trusted scientists completely while 35% trusted them not at all. For the skeptic crowd thats an 11 point swing from 2007 when only 24% of respondents trusted scientists not at all.
That lack of trust sits right now like a mullet on the head of the scientific community.
Even Michael Bolton eventually bowed to the inevitable and got a haircut.
If scientists cant get the haircut, they should at least be required to wear hairnets or big floppy hats.
True, that wouldnt change anything, but at least we wouldnt take them so seriously.
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Not to nitpick, but you don’t get penguins in the Arctic.
Sarah Palin shot them all from a helicopter.
(well, that's what I heard)
It looks like the white is receeding! Or is it just another coverup?
Q: Dear Abby, I don’t have the math ability to major in physics, engineering, or anything closely related. But, I do want to “make a difference” in something...even though I don’t have the intellectual firepower. What to do? Thanks from an untalented wannabe.
A: Dear Untalented Wannabe...you should try climate science. Their motto is, “Don’t let bad data get in the way of a good idea.” Also, they have a long and undistinguished history of complete lack of the understanding of statistical analysis let alone any use of the physics of electromagnetic propagation. Your lack of technical abilities will be no hindrance to a long career financed by your government.
Penguins taste like spotted owl.
Within view of the Russian coastline.
Mmmm look a camera in front of my lunch...
This is the coolest summer in Maryland in my memory.
It’s been great.
The farmers have had plenty of rain and should have bymper crops this year.
We don’t have any crabs this year for some reason, there just aren’t many, but that didn’t stop O’Malley from doubling the cost of a crab license.
If you like Obama’s tax and spend you will love O’Malley.
I am not complaining. It feels good
If people pulled out of crab fishing/trapping because the license cost was high, that would be an appropriate policy to permit crab stocks to recover.
They say a stopped clock is right twice a day. Raising taxes is occasionally the right policy. When crab stocks recover, it is to be hoped that reasonable people can get the license fee lowered, so that more crabbers can return to business.
And with the “rain tax” that the Maryland legislature passed we all get to pay a tax on how much it rains based upon the number of square feet of inpermiable surface we have on our property, i.e. the size of the roof our our house, cement driveway, out buildings, and for stores and churches the size of their roofs and parking lots.
I just got my rain tax of $117.00 for a 1,200 sq ft house and 40x8 foot driveway sitting on a .3 acre of land.
The left is in FULL DESPERATION MODE because their AGW/IPCC scam has been collapsing faster than THE FOREIGNER can make his employees disappear before being served a subpoena to testify.
I bet they didn’t even send you a kiss after they fugged you.
I don’t know if you know it or not pardner, but this is their livelihood. This is how they eat. How do you expect them to pay their mortgages and live while the crabs come back, If they ever do.
If they were farmers they would get something from the Government, but they aren’t .They are hard working waterman whose way of life is dying in front of their eyes.
The oysters all died, they don’t make anything oystering any more, they try to fish during the oyster season , they have families, and bills to pay. So our illustrious Governor shoves double the license fee up when they can hardly pay for bait and gas.
If people pulled out of crab , fish and trapping, how would we get fish crabs and other things?
What idiot do you think would go back to the water after the Government runs them off with high license fees.?
Now please tell me what license fee or tax have you ever seen come down? Reasonable people we are talking about people who are Democrats or elected by Democrats. There isn’t a reasonable POS among them.
Wait until you get your “air tax” bill. If you also exhale, you get hit with a “Carbon Dioxide Tax”, which multiplies your entire tax bill by 1.639.
Hey, bureaucracy ain’t cheap!
A HA! You’re the reason my thread text was so tiny! :)
They’re gonna drown!!!!!!
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The economic problem is called the tragedy of the commons. Crabs not caught are the commons. Everyone has incentive to convert as many common crabs as they can to their private benefit. And they kill all the crabs, and the resource is gone forever...
Wildlife practices try to reduce the take when the wildlife population goes down. Rather like what happened to the oysters, perhaps.
One thing to do is to convert the commons to private rights. That way how ever many crabs are permitted in a given year, each ‘grandfathered’ crabber would have an equal share, and each would have little incentive to take more, but could ‘sell’ their rights. The most efficient crabber could buy rights and pay a higher price than the less efficient, perhaps compensating some crabbers enough so they would be glad to stop crabbing.
Reality: In any given year there are a certain number of crabs that can be taken without damage to the fishery.
The reality is that each year there are less crabs.
The records show that they are not replenishing themselves
It isn’t that we are taking too many it is that there are less to take.
And then there is the human produced methane pollution tax, or ‘the fart tax.’
One of the things to ask is “Why?”.
Is there another predator or disease that is killing the crab?
Usually the fisheries have an idea of how many can be taken based on the previous years take.
The experts claim that there is an overabundance of Drum coming into the Chesapeake Bay this year and the Drum are eating the small crabs.
The crabbers I have spoken to say there are no small crabs this year, which is bad news for next year.
The DNR claimed at the first of the season that there were small crabs everywhere, but they have disappeared, perhaps it is the Drum, also snakeheads are everywhere in my area. Maybe the snakeheads are eating tem. Whatever the reason it is looking. In August when crabs are usually selling for $40 dollars a bushel none can be found at $150 a bushel.