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    Default Artic Ice Cap Just Keeps On Growing!!

    Will Al Gore give back his Nobel prize?

    Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now


    • Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row
    • An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice
    • These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... E-now.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobert Wedford View Post
    Will Al Gore give back his Nobel prize?
    A inconvenient truth! LOL

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    Regardless, I still believe climate change is real and happening. All this proves is that it's not predictable. No one knows exactly what will happen.

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    There was big climate change at the end of the last ice age and no one was protesting and saying we should all drive a Tesla back then. While I believe we should protect and conserve this planet I think at times it is a little arrogant that we humans are having that big an impact on a global, ancient climate.

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    Seeing as the Daily Mail isn't known as the most trustworthy news source. A quick Google search only show this story being reported at Fox and other conservative leaning sources. What gives it away is they personally target this at Al Gore, which makes little sense beyond political ideology.

    No other major news source is reporting it, so that settles it for me.

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    What, somebody expected the Daily Mail to be accurate?

    Phil Plait at Slate tears the story apart here.

    Summer sea ice varies a lot from year to year — much like the weather. But the long-term trend is for less sea ice in the Arctic, about 3% per decade. That's why Russia, Canada and the United States are busy plotting Arctic shipping routes.

    At the South Pole it's a different story, where sea ice has been growing at 0.8% per decade. Unfortunately, one reason is probably glacier melt. This is terrible because 70% of the Earth's fresh water is locked in the Antarctic ice sheet, which is up to a mile thick. The more this melts (and yes it's melting), the more the seas will rise.

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    The tragic thing is that by the time these crackpots come around, it'll be too late for everyone

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    If you still believe in 'climate change' read this…
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/ja...nge-read-this/

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    It's like holocaust denying with these people (cue Zippy with a Godwin's Law citation lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    It's like holocaust denying with these people (cue Zippy with a Godwin's Law citation lol)
    Nothing of the sort! Take a reality check. Climate changes, always has done, always will do, except that certain people arrogantly believe that Man can rule over Nature and control climate as well as many other matters if they are to be believed! Man vs Nature - no contest, we are but a spic in time and place, the trouble is some people cannot, and will not, appreciate and understand this.

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    I don't think GordonGecko is the one that needs a reality check...

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    Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row
    Climate isn't weather.

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    File this with chemtrails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobert Wedford View Post
    Nothing of the sort! Take a reality check. Climate changes, always has done, always will do, except that certain people arrogantly believe that Man can rule over Nature and control climate as well as many other matters if they are to be believed! Man vs Nature - no contest, we are but a spic in time and place, the trouble is some people cannot, and will not, appreciate and understand this.
    A single man over nature is no contest, but what about several generations of 6 billion men/women and their billions of machines?

    The Earth was formed through many stages, and as recently as 1 billion years ago the atmosphere was mostly carbon based and there was no oxygen. Primitive organisms then evolved by photosynthesis and used the carbon to grow and fill the earth with oxygen and a protective layer of ozone. Over hundreds of millions of years, organisms absorbed most of the carbon and decomposed and were compressed into various petroleum products.

    We are now on a dedicated mission to burn every single drop of oil we can find in the earth, and we've done a stellar job so far. There is no reason to deny the possibility that releasing all this carbon back into the atmosphere will revert the atmosphere to a prior stage of development, and that this logically will have a noticable effect on the earth's climate.

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    Meanwhile back here in Europe the EU is telling us we can't buy powerful vacuum cleaners or hair-dryers and must reduce our intake of meat and dairy products in order to combat 'climate change' ..... even 4-slice toasters are coming under scrutiny because in some households they waste energy!

    Meanwhile elsewhere ....
    More than 1,000 new coal plants planned worldwide, figures show World Resources Institute identifies 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... -institute

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