Thursday, March 01, 2007

Global Warming Myth: Greenland's Glaciers are Shrinking

Al Gore's mockumentary, Inconvenient Truth, led the gullible to believe that New York City would be under 20 feet of ice by the year 2100. Even the United Nation's IPCC report had the increase of the world's oceans, at worst, to increase by seven inches in this time.

To real truth that is inconvenient to Mr. Bore, is satellite date showed Greenland was losing about 25 cubic miles of ice per year. This equates to about 0.4% per century.

Let us not forget that once, the Midwest of the United States, was under a sheet of ice a mile thick. That ice all melted long before the industrial age.

Science last month published a paper showing Greenland's ice loss had suddenly reversed. Perhaps that was due to Al Gore purchasing carbon offsets!

Science in another study found that ice was accumulating on Greenland's interior glaciers. 1

The National Center for Policy Analysis last year released a study that "average summer temperatures at the summit of the Greenland ice sheet have decreased 4 degrees Fahrenheit per decade since the late 1980s."

Lord Christoper Monckton, a environmental analyst from the UK, says the Greenland ice sheet "grew an average extra thickness of 2 inches a year" from 19930 to 2003.

The simple fact is Greenland was warmer when Eric the Red arrived in 986 with settlers. They had grape vines, cattle, grains, and other normal farming and horticultural activities. Then, the Little Ice Age began about the year 1400. Glaciers came and the vikings all but left.

We are in a natural cycle the Earth seems to undergo. Mars seems to be in this same phase according to NASA experiments.

With any luck, perhaps there will be new vinters producing some fine wines in Greenland.

1 Ola Johannessen - Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center - Bergen, Norway

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