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Re: Climate Change Impact On Andes Glaciers??

"Harry Hope" <riv…@ix.netcom.com> wrote in message

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> http://www.emagazine.com/view/?5060

> Climate Change A Glacier Gone

> By Andrea Kobeszko

> "We don’t have any more time." Edson Ramirez, a world-renowned
> glaciologist, told The New York Times on the demise of Bolivia’s
> Chacaltaya glacier.

> The 17,500-year-old glacier, once home to the highest ski resort in
> the world, officially vanished earlier this year.

> Millions of Bolivians obtain as much as 80% of their drinking water
> from glacial runoff.

> Now water-starved families throughout the country are struggling to
> survive.

> Most scientists agree that global warming is the catalyst for the
> glacial meltdown.

> A 2008 World Bank report estimated that climate change would destroy
> many of the Andes glaciers over the next 20 years, threatening nearly
> one hundred million lives.

Oh really?

Snow precipitation is the dominant factor in glacier advance or retreat.

"A glacier. does not respond to the immediate climatic changes, for if it be
so then all glaciers within the same climatic zone should have been
advancing or retreating at the same time." Prof Cliff Ollier, School of
Earth and Environment, University of Western Australia

http://climaterealists.com/index.php?id=4392

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"Since glaciers have been retreating for thousands of years, why should the
retreat of the past hundred years be attributed to a special cause?" Prof
Cliff Ollier, School of Earth and Environment, University of Western
Australia

http://climaterealists.com/index.php?id=4392

Warmest Regards

0zb0n

"In one of the more expensive ironies of history, the expenditure of more

than $US50 billion on research into global warming since 1990 has failed to

demonstrate any human-caused climate trend, let alone a dangerous one."

Bob Carter, Research Professor of Geology, James Cook University, Townsville

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Fewer Americans worry about global warming – 48% believe it's exaggerated.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/03/fewer…

Fewer Americans worry about global warming and believe it’s real

Americans are increasingly less worried about global warming and less
convinced its effects are already happening, according to an annual
Gallup survey released Thursday.

Nearly half, 48%, now believe its seriousness is exaggerated, up from
41% in 2009 and 31% in 1997, when Gallup first asked the question,
according to the Gallup Social Series Environment poll of 1.014 adults
taken March 4-7.

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Climategate,Three of the Four Temperature Datasets Now Irrevocably Tainted

With today’s revelation on Pajamas Media, only the Japan Meteorological
Agency is left to save the warmists. Don’t bet on it.

March 11 2010

The warmist response to Climategate – the discovery of the thoroughly
corrupt practices of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) – was that the tainted
CRU dataset was just one of four independent data sets.

You know.

So really there’s no big deal.

Thanks to a FOIA request, the document production of which I am presently
plowing through – and before that, thanks to the great work of Steve
McIntyre, and particularly in their recent, comprehensive work, Joseph
D’Aleo and Anthony Watts – we know that NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space
Studies (GISS) passed no one’s test for credibility. Not even NASA’s.

In fact, CRU’s former head, Phil Jones, even told his buddies that while
people may think his dataset – which required all of those "fudge factors"
(their words) – is troubled, "GISS is inferior" to CRU.

Really.

NASA’s temperature data is so woeful that James Hansen’s colleague Reto
Ruedy told the USA Today weather editor:

 "My recommendation to you is to continue using . CRU data for the global
mean temperatures. . "What we do is accurate enough" – left unspoken: for
government work – "but we have no intention to compete with either of the
other two organizations in what they do best."

To reiterate, NASA’s temperature data is worse than the Climategate
temperature data. According to NASA.

And apparently, although these points were never stressed publicly before,
NASA GISS is just "basically a modeling group forced into rudimentary
analysis of global observed data."

But now, however, NASA GISS "happily combines the National Climatic Data
Center (NCDC) data and Hadley Center’s data" for the purpose of evaluating
NASA’s models.

So – Climategate’s CRU was just "one of four organizations worldwide that
have independently compiled thermometer measurements of local temperatures
from around the world to reconstruct the history of average global surface
temperature."

But one of the three remaining sets is not credible either, and definitely
not independent.

Two down, two to go.

Reto Ruedy refers his inquiring (ok, credulous) reporter to NCDC – the third
of the four data sets – as being the gold standard for US temperatures.

But NCDC has been thoroughly debunked elsewhere – Joseph D’Aleo and Anthony
Watts have found NCDC completely incredible, having made a practice out of
not including cooler temperature stations over time, exaggerating the
warming illusion.

Three out of the four temperature datasets stink, with corroboration from
the alarmists. Second-sourced, no less.

Anyone know if Japan has a FOIA?

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/climategate-three-of-the-four-temperatur…

Warmest Regards

0zb0n

"In one of the more expensive ironies of history, the expenditure of more

than $US50 billion on research into global warming since 1990 has failed to

demonstrate any human-caused climate trend, let alone a dangerous one."

Bob Carter, Research Professor of Geology, James Cook University, Townsville

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IT TAKES ONLY A SWISH AND MY TWO PET TOADS (Sunnyzecunt aka Mad of Havana & Rabbid Bawke) ARE AT MY HEELS IN 2 SECONDS FLAT !

Yep, just check it watch in hand !

One
two …

See, here they are !

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Florida tomato crop 65% destroyed by unusual cold weather

Yeah, darn that global warming.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Fast food joints are scrambling to find
alternate sources for one of America’s favorite sandwich toppings
after a winter freeze took a huge bite out of Florida’s tomato
harvest.

Due to unusually cold winter weather, 60% to 70% of Florida’s tomato
crop was destroyed, said Terence McElroy, a spokesman at the Florida
Department of Agriculture. And because the sunshine state produces
about 75% of U.S. tomatoes, prices across the country have spiked.

A 25-pound box of tomatoes from south Florida is selling for $30, up
more than 300% from a year ago, when a box of tomatoes cost about
$6.50 to $7, said Reggie Brown, executive vice president of the
Florida Tomato Growers Exchange.

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Roman Warm Period, MWP and LIA exist in clam record

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/03/10/paleo-clamatology/#more-17233

Paleo-clamatology
March 10, 2010

There’s a new article at Nature News where they report on an amazing new
paleoclimatology breakthrough with temperature reconstructions using
clamshells. The Nature article reports on a  new paper in PNAS from William
Patterson at the University of Saskachewan. Here’s a short excerpt:

    The study used 26 shells obtained from sediment cores taken from an
Icelandic bay. Because clams typically live from two to nine years, isotope
ratios in each of these shells provided a two-to-nine-year window onto the
environmental conditions in which they lived.

    Patterson’s team used a robotic sampling device to shave thin slices
from
each layer of the shells’ growth bands. These were then fed into a mass
spectrometer, which measured the isotopes in each layer. From those, the
scientists could calculate the conditions under which each layer formed.

[read the entire article]

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Gaia saved by co2

HOW CARBON GASES ‘HAVE SAVED US FROM A NEW ICE AGE’ Thursday March
11,2010

MAN-MADE carbon emissions are staving off a new ice age, says a leading
environmental scientist.

http://tinyurl.com/yhvpvse

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Pack it in IPCC

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Tibetians happy about record snowfalls

Tibetians happy about record snowfalls

The ice pack has increased by at least 25% this winter. This has been
a record snowfall year for Tibet. Rest easy Al, you have done your
job. You can stop milking the taxpayer for billions of dollars because
you have accomplished your mission. Now, go home to one of your 5
multi-million dollar houses (not counting your get away ski lodge in
Aspen) and shut up. Oh, don’t forget to gas up your private jet
because you wouldn’t want to be sitting on the tarmac waiting to long.
Have the pilot do it tonight.

Thanks Al

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Why Is There No Press Coverage on the Climategate Scandal in North America?

Sunday, March 7, 2010
Why Is There No Press Coverage on the Climategate Scandal in North
America?
Ya gotta watch this video.

http://casualdoubter.blogspot.com/2010/03/why-is-there-no-press-cover…

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GW Strikes Southern France

http://www.english.rfi.fr/france/20100308-freak-snow-storm-covers-sou…

Eight of France’s departments were placed on snow alert Monday morning, when
an unusually late cold snap caused heavy snowfall in the south of the
country. Authorities are advising people not to travel, after around 250
motorists had to be towed from snow-blocked roads.

Up to 40 centimetres of snow fell overnight in France’s central southern
region, including Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, the Rh ne valley and
Mid-Pyr n es.

Such snowfall is "exceptional", especially at the beginning of March,
according to national weather bureau M t o France.

The forecaster expects the snow clouds to make their way east on Monday,
concentrating over the H rault department.

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