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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
Haven't you heard? The Americans have decided global warming is a hoax and the Earth is actually cooling. If the American public has something to say about science, surely it must be true!
If all the ice on the planet disappeared over night, global warming would still be viewed as a leftist conspiracy in the only country that can lead the rest of the developed world by example.
Take a good look at those glaciers, or what's left of them, we're the last generation to lay eyes on them.
Originally posted by Avenginggecko
Temperatures haven't been statistically going down since 1998. 1998 and 2004 were the warmest temperatures recorded, and since 2000 we have recorded most of the hottest temperatures on record. Just because temperatures aren't as drastic as 98 doesn't mean they aren't still going up.
Earth's temperature won't always go up year-on-year. However, on average it does trend upwards.
Doing some cursory research on global temperatures will show you how erratic temperatures can be, but they do still trend up.
Jairam Ramesh, India's environment minister, released the controversial report in Delhi, saying it would "challenge the conventional wisdom" about melting ice in the mountains.
Two years ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN agency which evaluates the risk from global warming, warned the glaciers were receding faster than in any other part of the world and could "disappear altogether by 2035 if not sooner".
Today Ramesh denied any such risk existed: "There is no conclusive scientific evidence to link global warming with what is happening in the Himalayan glaciers." The minister added although some glaciers are receding they were doing so at a rate that was not "historically alarming".
..."My concern is that this comes from western scientists … it is high time India makes an investment in understanding what is happening in the Himalayan ecosystem," he added.
The government report, entitled Himalayan glaciers (pdf), looks at 150 years' worth of data gathered from the Geological Survey of India from 25 glaciers. It claims to be the first comprehensive study on the region.
Vijay Kumar Raina, the geologist who authored the report, admitted that some "Himalayan glaciers are retreating. But it is nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing to suggest as some have said that they will disappear."...
In a remarkable finding, the report claims the Gangotri glacier, the main source of the River Ganges, actually receded fastest in 1977 – and is today "practically at a stand still".
According to Raina, the mistake made by "western scientists" is to apply the rate of glacial loss from other parts of the world to the Himalayas. "In the United States the highest glaciers in Alaska are still below the lowest level of Himalayan glaciers. Our 9,500 glaciers are located at very high altitudes. It is completely different system."
"As long as we have monsoons we will have glaciers. There are many factors to consider when we want to find out how quickly (glaciers melt) … rainfall, debris cover, relief and terrain," said Raina.
It’s a money making scheme and power grab. Your assumption that Gore or any other corrupt politician is looking out for you is naive. Why don’t you check Gores net worth before his “green agenda” and after?
Originally posted by TSZodiac
reply to post by fleabit
Yes, the evidence is certainly out there - like here: www.ncdc.noaa.gov... - October '09 was the 3rd COOLEST October ON RECORD....again, in complete disagreement with the model of Global Man Made Climate Change...Global Man Made Climate Change is a FARCE.
Yes, the evidence is certainly out there - like here: www.ncdc.noaa.gov... - October '09 was the 3rd COOLEST October ON RECORD....again, in complete disagreement with the model of Global Man Made Climate Change - And Lil Drummerboy, it was also THE WETTEST October since records have been kept, which follows a trend of wetter weather - again, going against Al Gore's model. Global Man Made Climate Change is a FARCE.
Originally posted by crimvelvet
It seems there is a bit of controversy over this.
Originally posted by melatonin
However, the model of 'global man made climate change' has no issues with local and short-term variation. It focuses on long-term changes.
[edit on 10-11-2009 by melatonin]
Temperature Highlights - October
The average October temperature of 50.8°F was 4.0°F below the 20th Century average and ranked as the 3rd coolest based on preliminary data.
For the nation as a whole, it was the third coolest October on record. The month was marked by an active weather pattern that reinforced unseasonably cold air behind a series of cold fronts. Temperatures were below normal in eight of the nation's nine climate regions, and of the nine, five were much below normal. Only the Southeast climate region had near normal temperatures for October.
Statewide temperatures coincided with the regional values as all but six states had below normal temperatures. Oklahoma had its coolest October on record and ten other states had their top five coolest such months.
Florida was the only state to have an above normal temperature average in October. It was the sixth consecutive month that the Florida's temperature was above normal, resulting in the third warmest such period (May-October).
Coldest October in over 25 years
The New Zealand Herald, 4:00AM Monday Nov 02, 2009
New Zealanders have just shivered through the coldest October in more than 25 years – not long after they enjoyed the warmest August on record, says a climate analyst.
After a winter of wild swings, temperatures are expected to be closer to normal in November, December and January.
The October mean temperature of 10.7C was 1.4C below average making it the coldest October since 1982, climate scientist Jim Salinger has calculated.
Originally posted by TSZodiac
- Stop listening to POLITICIANS, CELEBRITIES, and TALKING HEADS and listen to the SCIENTISTS.