Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Crackpot Soapboxing...

GENEVA (AP) — Antarctic glaciers are melting faster across a much wider area than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday — a development that could lead to an unprecedented rise in sea levels.

A report by thousands of scientists for the 2007-2008 International Polar Year concluded that the western part of the continent is warming up, not just the Antarctic Peninsula.

Previously most of the warming was thought to occur on the narrow stretch pointing toward South America, said Colin Summerhayes, executive director of the Britain-based Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research and a member of International Polar Year's steering committee.
These guys are relentless...

Here's my favorite quote from Colin Summerhayes...

"David Bellamy has been pushing his anti-global warming barrow around for some time, peddling the same old mistakes (Comment, Oct 22). He apparently understand so little about the issue that he thinks that the “hockey stick” graph that shows a marked increase in global warming since 1900 was generated by a computer (it was actually a summary of measurements and proxy measurements), and he further thinks that it is wrong — whereas it was vindicated not by a bunch of greenies, but by the US National Academy of Sciences."

In case you aren't up to speed...the "Hockey Stick" graph was shown to be a complete waste of time...and about as capable as a three legged dog burying a bone on an icy lake.

Simply put...the man squandered his why even refer to him as an expert? Because, he carries the water. And, incidentally:

"The Antarctic wintertime ice extent a rate of 0.6% per decade" from 1979 to 2006, says Donald Cavalieri, a senior research scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.
And...there is a massive vocano under the ice. Pssst...those things tend to give off massive heat...Just saying.