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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Another Global Warming Myth Debuked

Several MSM outlets have been trumpeting the hysterical story that the North Pole may melt free of ice this summer after recovering over the winter because of anthropogenic global warming. Well if global air temperatures have not increased over the last decade and in fact have declined in the last couple years why is the Arctic sea ice melting? There are a couple reasons, one being a decadel oscillation of sea currents at the pole that move ice around and another is a massive series of underwater volcanic eruptions that started in 1999 are warming the water under the ice. Simply put air temperatures in the polar regions rarely ever go above freezing so how could atmospheric warming melt the ice but if the water under the ice warms a few degrees melting would accelerate. Well the Democrats better hurry up and ban those volcanoes before they hurt any polar bears.
(HT: David Hinz)
More here about Alaska's cold summer so far and more about those pesky volcanoes via Icecap.

An international team of researchers was able to provide evidence of explosive volcanism in the deeps of the ice-covered Arctic Ocean for the first time. Researchers from an expedition to the Gakkel Ridge, led by the American Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), report in the current issue of the journal Nature that they discovered, with a specially developed camera, extensive layers of volcanic ash on the seafloor, which indicates a gigantic volcanic eruption.


Trader Rick said...

It's not here in the daytime and cold at night. I'm so confused!!

The Griper said...

"What they saw was unmistakable evidence of explosive eruptions rather than the gradual secretion of lava bubbling up from Earth's mantle onto the ocean floor.

Previous research had concluded that this kind of so-called pyroclastic eruption could not happen at such depths due to the crushing pressure of the water."

funny how often facts of life declare scientific theory wrong, isn't it?

Gayle said...

I read about this on another blog but I haven't heard about it yet on the MSM which is no surprise whatsoever! I think Fox News will probably pick it up although they are usually three or four days behind the internet. Of course we know the greens will deny it, just as they deny all reality.