[dba-Tech] OT: Global Warming

Stuart McLachlan stuart at lexacorp.com.pg
Fri Jul 27 16:06:28 CDT 2012

Here we go again.  More alarmist claptrap.

I expect those with a high IQ to spot the errors in that one easily enough.

Hot winds over a few days caused another periodic *surface melt* for a couple of days.  
Which refroze a couple of days later.   That "mere whisp" of ice is still miles deep. 

""Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 
years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," says Lora 
Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite 

Here's what it currently looks like at SUmmit Camp: 

So did those Victorian SUVs cause the last one in 1889? , How about the one 150 years 
before that in the middle of the Little Ice Age, and all the previous ones?

See rise is at most 3mm per year and probably a lot less.   It's no faster than it's been for the 
last few thousand years.  I might start worrying when Al Gore stops buying new beachfromt 

As for the heatwave/dought in Ohio etc - it's nothing compared to the '30s and weather on 
less than 1% of the earth's surface while large parts of the globe are experiencing below 
average temperature is not an indication of "global" warming.  In fact the current estimates 
are that losses will be similar to the 1908 and 1988 droughts in the same regions resulting in . 
a possible3- 5% increase iin prices for some commodities  

Your Neils Bohr quote is very apposite - especially if you are relying on flawed computer 
models for your predictions.

Nothing to see here .... move along.


On 27 Jul 2012 at 11:17, Arthur Fuller wrote:

> Given the high IQ base of members of this list, I would assume that
> virtually everyone here accepts the ugly facts of global warming. But the
> facts just grew even uglier. See
> http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/greenland-melt.html for a
> particularly grim portrait of the (formerly huge) Greenland glacier, now a
> mere wisp of ice.
> I've read, here and there, of the consequences of a rise in the oceans of a
> mere meter: sayonara, NYC (especially Manhattan), Florida, much of Boston
> and Japan. Were I a land-owner in any of these jurisdictions, I'd be
> thinking seriously of dumping my ownings asap. Perhaps fortunately, I don't
> own land anywhere, so for me personally this is not a problem; however, the
> ancillary effects will definitely touch me, and millions of others located
> far from any ocean.
> Couple this with the drought levels in the corn-and-soybean states (Ohio,
> Michigan, etc.) and we can anticipate a huge price increase in beef,
> chicken and other meats. If I were wealthy enough to own a large freezer, I
> would definitely think about buying as much of the aforementioned as
> possible. Most (North American) livestock is fed with the by-products of
> corn and soy, and this disastrous heat-wave and drought are going to cause
> huge price increases. Not even the vegans among us are immune to this, IMO.
> -- 
> Arthur
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>   -- Niels Bohr
> But sometimes it's easier than others.
>  -- Arthur Fuller
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