Archive for the ‘Greenland’ Category

Would you buy a used car from the IPCC?

January 30, 2007

Hi Brit,

It’s almost time for the new UN-IPCC Climate Change report.  Yea Haw.  Of course, having already sold the concept to the money people, they are, apparently, toning down the dire warnings.  After all, fixing the “problem” too quickly would put thousands of experts out of work.  However, in this story, Clouds a puzzle for U.N. global warming panel, thet they’re really not sure about a lot of things.  For instance, they have no clue as to what effect cloud formation will have on the situation.  And then we have this interesting quote:

“‘In the interior of Greenland, the ice has been thickening,’ said Catherine Myrmehl, of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Norway, based upon satellite readings. Many scientists reckon Greenland is losing ice overall.”

I do so love science.  The cold unemotional nature of the numbers.  The precise measurements.  The clear exact language used to communicate the findings.  So, if many scientists reckon the ice is going, that’s just dang sure enough good for me.  Let’s just go ahead and shut the whole planet down and cower in the dark like our ancestors.

the Grit