Saturday, October 3, 2009

Debunking Ice Melt Hysteria - Part II

Updated 2/10/12
Added a chart at the bottom of the post.

This is the second of two posts debunking ice melt hysteria.
Click here for the first post.

The latest profit center in the world of so-called “journalism” (and Junk Science) is whipping up hysteria over the rate of melting of the Greenland ice sheet. It is NO coincidence that this media frenzy coincides with the push to impose climate change legislative tyranny on the American people.

Let’s ignore -- just like the media -- the fact that 89% of the world’s land ice is GROWING! Instead, let’s focus -- just like the media -- on the Greenland ice sheet.

The fact is that the location of the Greenland ice sheet is NATURALLY more prone to more extreme multi-decadal temperature swings. And, that area tends to lag the rest of the northern hemisphere in temperature trends. So, as the planet -- in general -- has been flat to cooling since at LEAST 2002, this location may not yet have begun to cool. These two facts make the Greenland ice sheet the last resort -- in a cooling world -- for global warming alarmists.

Here are a few “inconvenient truths” about the location of the Greenland ice sheet…

Potentially warm biased temperature measurements
show, circa 1930, generally warmer temperatures
AND a MUCH more rapid rise in temperature!
Click the image to enlarge it:
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The above graph was copied from this paper.
Click here to examine the scientific journal which published that paper.
OBVIOUSLY, AGW has NOT done a heck of a lot of damage in the last 79 years!

Greenland ice melt was FAR more substantial 6,000 to 8,000 years ago!
This chart comes directly from the GISP2 ice core study web site.
Click here to view the source & associated text.
Click the image to enlarge it:
Click the chart to enlarge it

GISP2 Greenland ice core data show
a pronounced 10,000 cooling trend.
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Click the image to enlarge it
Data Source - This file downloaded from this NOAA page.

Appending (warm biased?) data from the last 100 years,
we find there is NOTHING unusual about the latest warming!
AND, we find the 10,000 year cooling trend STILL intact!
Click the image to enlarge it:
Click the image to enlarge it
Data Sources:
This file downloaded from this NOAA page.
This chart from this paper -- published in this journal.

Kobayashi et al 2011 documents even higher
historical temperatures than the chart above this one.
Click the image (from the paper) to enlarge it:
Click the image (from the paper) to enlarge it
Click here for details & sources.

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