Thursday, November 01, 2012

Oops: NY Times warmist Nick Kristof holds up that long-debunked "no Eskimo word for robin" story as evidence that CO2 is overheating the planet

Will Climate Change Get Some Respect Now? -
[Warmist Nick Kristof] I was schooled in the far-reaching changes under way several years ago by Eskimos in Alaska, who told me of their amazement at seeing changes in their Arctic village — from melting permafrost to robins (for which their Inupiat language has no word), and even a (shivering) porcupine. If we can’t see that something extraordinary is going on in the world around us, we’re in trouble.

...In the candlelit aftermath of a future hurricane, I’m guessing, we’ll look back at the silence about climate in the 2012 election and ask: “What were they thinking?”
2008:  World Climate Report » The red, red Koyapigaktoruk comes bob, bob, bobbin’ along
So, as it turns out, there are plenty of Eskimo words for robin that have existed for a long time and in languages that are spread among bands of Inuit all across the North American Arctic—and it is all plain to see with only a few clicks of the mouse along the information superhighway of the internet.

Thus, another cute (and ill-founded) global warming scare story bites the dust.

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