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Proof against global warming??

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posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 11:53 AM
Arctic Sea Ice Underestimated for Weeks Due to Faulty Sensor

By Alex Morales

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- A glitch in satellite sensors caused scientists to underestimate the extent of Arctic sea ice by 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), a California- size area, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.

The error, due to a problem called “sensor drift,” began in earl More..y January and caused a slowly growing underestimation of sea ice extent until mid-February. That’s when “puzzled readers” alerted the NSIDC about data showing ice-covered areas as stretches of open ocean, the Boulder, Colorado-based group said on its Web site.

“Sensor drift, although infrequent, does occasionally occur and it is one of the things that we account for during quality- control measures prior to archiving the data,” the center said. “Although we believe that data prior to early January are reliable, we will conduct a full quality check.’’

The extent of Arctic sea ice is seen as a key measure of how rising temperatures are affecting the Earth. The cap retreated in 2007 to its lowest extent ever and last year posted its second- lowest annual minimum at the end of the yearly melt season. The recent error doesn’t change findings that Arctic ice is retreating, the NSIDC said.

The center said real-time data on sea ice is always less reliable than archived numbers because full checks haven’t yet been carried out. Historical data is checked across other sources, it said.

The NSIDC uses Department of Defense satellites to obtain its Arctic sea ice data rather than more accurate National Aeronautics and Space Administration equipment. That’s because the defense satellites have a longer period of historical data, enabling scientists to draw conclusions about long-term ice melt, the center said.

“There is a balance between being as accurate as possible at any given moment and being as consistent as possible through long time-periods,” NSIDC said. “Our main scientific focus is on the long-term changes in Arctic sea ice.”

See? All of the morons that claim the ice is melting have just been shot out of the water. NO ICE MELTING AND HENCE....NO GLOBAL WARMING.

posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:27 PM
Even the eco freaks have gotten away from calling it "global warming" climate change is the politically correct term now. They cahnged that when they began to realize Uncle Al was wrong and just making money off of it.

posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:34 PM
I totally agree, climate change is a part of the worlds evolution and is most likely caused by a force that is beyond car emmisions and carbon build up, but Mr Gore has made a penny or 2 with his dis information, what do u know he is a real politician after all.

posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 01:38 PM
heck if it rained somewhere in the desert it would be our fault, too, so pass the bucks.

the underlying issue with GW is that it inherently assumes that we can change the weather, by paying Algore a hefty sum and build thousand nuke plants, among other things. 'climate change' is merely an insurance term, imho a sign of several lost battles, because it makes the spin obvious.

if CO2 could really be curtailed, they would quickly move on to another avenue of revenue....

good find, i'll re-post threads on previous data issues and distorted 'facts'

unfortunately, one cannot convince people who already know and keep them polite when they don't want to listen.

posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 04:44 PM
Not exactly proof that there hasn't been a warming trend for the past 150 years though, is it?

Misleading thread title methinks!

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 02:15 PM
reply to post by Essan

Yeah the title is somewhat misleading. I don't think anybody's denying that we've seen a warming trend culminating somewhere around 2000.

But this is yet another case of corrupted data, and a pattern is becoming blatantly obvious.
I also find it pretty interesting that the Co2 mapping satellite just failed it's launch:

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 02:31 PM
I think the real story here is the hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in the sale of Carbon Credits.

We can expect many more cases of false data to come out as time passes. With that kind of money involved the old rule of follow the money is heavily in play with this topic.

I would be most interesting to to see Gore's tax returns and and a real accounting of his investments.

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