Monday, March 24, 2008

How Can This Be?

1) The story buried (or probably not mentioned in the liberal (mainstream press) this past week was the amazing discovery that the largest area of the planet, the oceans is NOT warming at all. How can that be? After all isn't the earth supposed to be on a collision course towards destruction (Global warming/climate change) (By the way, when is the climate not changing?) Anyway, the story states that there are 3000 or so mini robots plying the oceans collecting data about ocean temperatures. Up until this point there were very few reliable indicators about this VAST area of the Earth. This by the way is one of the HUGE reasons that many, including us a FAUXRUMORS have been global warming skeptics from the beginning. How can one make hard conclusions without immense amounts of data missing from the equation??

2) They go on to say: 80 percent to 90 percent of global warming involves heating up ocean waters. They hold much more heat than the atmosphere can. Therefore NASA has been studying the ocean with a fleet of robotic instruments called the Argo system. The buoys can dive 3,000 feet down and measure ocean temperature. Since the system was fully deployed in 2003, it has recorded no warming of the global oceans. In fact there has been a slight cooling! You can bet your boots that If there was a 'slight warming' that would have been conclusive evidence in favour of global warming. Of course a slight decline must just mean that the data/data collection method is faulty, right?

3) Interestingly Kevin Trenberth at the National Center for Atmospheric Research says it's probably going back out into space. The Earth has a number of natural thermostats, including clouds, which can either trap heat and turn up the temperature, or reflect sunlight and help cool the planet. That can't be directly measured at the moment, however.
"Unfortunately, we don't have adequate tracking of clouds to determine exactly what role they've been playing during this period," Trenberth says. Translation: We don't know shit of what causes changes in temperature and climate. When you folks (scientists) have an actual clue, come back to us (the public) with the complete story so we can then decide for ourselves what IF anything needs to be done. Until that day, shut up and stop with the scare tactics!