Friday, January 25, 2008

Antarctic Cooling




The IPPC 2007 report didn't mention Antarctica except to say there were no measurable changes there. But as usual the IPPC wanted to cherry pick research. A 2004 study of Antarctica found that since 1850 the average temperature has dropped 2 degrees C. That's 3.6 degrees F. Seeing how the IPPC frets about a .5 degree rise in temperature anywhere else in the world, interesting they don't want to even think about a 3.6 degree drop.




7 comments:

Sezbet said...

You know what? I think the best thing is just to paste from the British Antarctic Survey's web site -

'The majority of long-term measurements from Antarctic research stations show no significant warming or cooling trends, and temperatures over most of the continent have been relatively stable over the past few decades. The effects of the ozone hole have shielded much of the Antarctic continent from the impact of ‘global warming’.'

They go on to say, however -

'It is a very different story on the Antarctic Peninsula – the long mountainous landmass that projects from the main continent. Climate records from the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula show that temperatures in this region have risen by nearly 3°C during the last 50 years – about 10 times the global average, and only matched in Alaska and Siberia. British Antarctic Survey research has shown also that near-surface sea temperatures to the west of the Peninsula have risen by over 1°C over a similar period. It is now accepted that the waters of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current are warming more rapidly than the global ocean as a whole.'

Shoji said...

http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-cooling.htm

delphi_ote said...

The study you linked to is from 1984, not 2004.

Just Me in T said...

This is so perplexing...... I am not a denialist ..... I am a doubter par excellance! What about all the money that can be manufactured by all this AGW HYPE?



Hailed as “the big new idea to save the planet from runaway climate change”, this set up a global fund to save vast areas of rainforest from the deforestation which accounts for nearly a fifth of all man-made CO2 emissions.
http://just-me-in-t.blogspot.com/2010/03/measure-your-gullibility.html

Eddy Supriadhi said...

The United States is the largest energy consumer in terms of total use, using 100 quadrillion BTUs (105

exajoules, or 29 PWh) in 2005. This is three times the consumption by the United States in 1950. As of

2006, the U.S. ranked fifteenth in energy consumption per-capita after Canada and a number of small

countries. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_in_the_United_States).

Those facts should realized US people, that they consume oil more than other people in this planet. As a

wealth country, most US people spends money for oil without considering the price, even when the oil

price is rising. Oil price is still too cheap for most US People. Oil price will not affect most people's

behavior like "what kind of car that consumes less oil?", or " Do we need to travel this weekend?", or

"Should I live near my office to save oil consumption", or "Do we need to buy smaller engine to cut oil

consumption?".

I believe it's not just about US Government policy, Obama's policy, and also bargain power of auto

manufacturer, it's about how we change our oil consumption behavior and their awareness to this beautiful

planet.

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mikesac said...

We can not deny that there are changes in the environment all over the world.But yes we can not pick put specific areas to justify the point.
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SaveTheWorld said...

I think an independent report should be organised to counter the biased IPCC report. A great name for such a report would be the TORCCH report.
The Other Report on Climate CHange. This would get great penetration because of the TORCH report about Chernobyl.