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Data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Boulder, Colo., suggest that winds pushed perennial ice from the East to the West Arctic Ocean (primarily located above North America) and significantly moved ice out of the Fram Strait, an area located between Greenland and Spitsbergen, Norway. This movement of ice out of the Arctic is a different mechanism for ice shrinkage than the melting of Arctic sea ice, but it produces the same results - a reduction in the amount of perennial Arctic sea ice.
Originally posted by Keyhole
September 2005 saw the lowest recorded area of ice cover since 1978, when satellite records became available.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Right in the article it says this quote above.
So, was it global warming 28 years ago (?), then the global warming "went away"?
Being they say in the article that the ice cover had receeded this far before, as recently as 1978, and then the ice cover came back and is now receeding again, doesn't that suggest that this is a natural occuring phenomenon?
[edit on 15/9/06 by Keyhole]
Originally posted by BlackGuardXIII
What they mean is that they started measuring it in 1978, and this is the lowest they have ever seen since then, in other words, they are just saying they don't know about any time before 1978, but that they do know that since they started measuring it, it has never been this low.
Originally posted by shots
Just more media hype to get funding for science programs is all it is.
There is a book out called Meltdown. It explains why the exaggerations continue time and time again, and what you/I can do about them.
from source article
Writing in Harpers Magazine in 1995, author Ross Gelbspan noted that "Michaels has received more than $115,000 over the last four years from coal and energy interests. World Climate Review, a quarterly he founded that routinely debunks climate concerns, was funded by Western Fuels." (dieoff.org...)
from source artilce
Dr. John Holdren of Harvard University told the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee, "Michaels is another of the handful of US climate-change contrarians... He has published little if anything of distinction in the professional literature, being noted rather for his shrill op-ed pieces and indiscriminate denunciations of virtually every finding of mainstream climate science."  (stephenschneider.stanford.edu...)
Dr. Tom Wigley, lead author of parts of the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and one of the world's leading climate scientists, was quoted in the book "The Heat is On" (Gelbspan, 1998, Perseus Publishing): "Michaels' statements on [the subject of computer models] are a catalog of misrepresentation and misinterpretation… Many of the supposedly factual statements made in Michaels' testimony are either inaccurate or are seriously misleading."  (www.pacinst.org...)
But Peter Gleick, a conservation analyst and president of the Oakland-based Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security, said "Pat Michaels is not one of the nation's leading researchers on climate change. On the contrary, he is one of a very small minority of nay-sayers who continue to dispute the facts and science about climate change in the face of compelling, overwhelming, and growing evidence."  (www.pacinst.org...)
Originally posted by LogansRun
I strongly urge people who are skeptical about global warming to do some research on their own and dont let politics influence a belief on something which you know nothing about.