posted on May, 8 2013 @ 08:27 AM
reply to post by Byrd
* the retreat or disappearance of glaciers (there was a Nat Geo special last night called "Chasing Ice" about James Balog's documentation of
So National Geographic says glaciers are melting? Hm.
reports growth in Himalay mountains system, which holds thousands of glaciers.
Again, glacier growth, not melt.
On-the ground drilling in Antartica shows ice sheet is growing in most parts of Antartica.
I wouldn't consider National Geogrphic Entertainment as a very reliable source for factual data. It is full of pseudoscience shows, with a lot of
sensationalism, and which is very biased in reaching to this anarchist new-agey demographic which is growing in North America. Many shows did I
watched in there and discussed with my fellow physicists and even them agreed that NG was full of absurd pseudo-informations, including heavy
misinterpretations of quantum theory and mistakes about the meaning of Entropy.
This is our **dramatic** global warming:
Sorry Al Gore, your sensationalist predictions were kinda slightly disconnected from reality. That tends to happen when science becomes a tool for
political parties. The politics seized on a small warming around 2002, probably to push elections or some other agenda, and then when the temperature
dropped back, controversies started showing up. To avoid losing their face politics have to promote GW even though it doesn't happen anymore. But I am
guessing that they'll slowly admit their mistakes before it becomes too obvious. As a matter of fact, that's already happening as we speak:
The level drop IS consistent with drought. I'm monitoring lakes and ponds here in Dallas, where the drought (which people think is over) still
is impacting things... our ponds still are a foot and more below previous normal levels. Cities are still asking people to not water, we're braced for
another mosquito season, and water issues are now the source of a lot of town hall meetings.
This level drop is due to the fact glaciers are retaining this water instead of melting. Global Warming predicts glaciers will melt, thus rising all
sea levels. Water cannot disappear.
* increasing longer and hotter wildfires
Yes, less liquid water will mean more droughts, and thus more wildfires. In the last Ice Age, deserts were actually covering more areas (due to
drought effect) than now. And... Seas level were alot lower than now. That's the cooling scenario, not the warming one.
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