Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Catlin warmists think that we're stupid

[March 25, 2010: They want us to think that carbon dioxide caused the "recently refrozen open water" that they've seen] 
“The conditions we’re experiencing are unlike anything I’ve seen in any of the nineteen expeditions I’ve previously been on,” says Martin Hartley. “There are great swathes of only recently refrozen open water peppered with small snow-covered islands of ice in the distance. I wonder if this is a sign of things to come for Arctic travel?”

The open water is revealed when fields of the floating ice break apart due to underlying ocean currents and pressure exerted on it by winds or tides.
[But there's a problem: They've just spent the whole trip complaining about the intense cold, such as this March 22, 2010 entry]
A massive weather event forced the Ice Base to go into lockdown mode for two days this weekend. Starting on Friday evening, the team experienced gusting winds of up to 60mph and temperatures of -45 C, giving an effective ‘feels like’ temperature of -75 C.
[Flashback: If SUVs caused the open leads in 2006, what caused the open leads in 1909?]
Check out the New York Times article here, where Commander Peary talks about Arctic conditions in 1909.

Excerpts from Peary himself:
The difficulties and hardships of a journey to the North Pole are too complex to be summed up in a paragraph. But, briefly stated, the worst of them are: the ragged and mountainous ice over which the traveler must journey with his heavily loaded sledges...
...the open leads already described, which he must cross and recross, somehow...


Rod Macrae said...

Tom, I've checked the website and nowhere do they say or imply that CO2 is causing it at all. So far as I can see the explorers are just telling the story of their experience. So it's zippo to do with the science bit of their trip.

Anonymous said...

With a world class Scientific cv the studies of, arguably, the Worlds leading Arctic Scientist, Dr Syun Ichi Akasofu are worth far more than the propaganda of the IPCC and green activists

“Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, IARC Founding Director and Professor of Physics, Emeritus, was the the director of the International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska Fairbanks from its establishment in 1998 until January of 2007

and this article highlights Akasofu’s findings:

‘Climate skeptic’ questions conventional thinking

“If you look back far enough, we have a bunch of data that show that warming has gone on from the 1600s with an almost linear increase to the present,” Akasofu said. He showed ice core data from the Russian Arctic that shows warming starting from the early 1700s, temperature records from England showing the same trend back to 1660, and ice breakup dates at Tallinn, Estonia, that show a general warming since the year 1500.

Akasofu said scientists who support the manmade greenhouse gas theory disregard information from centuries ago when exploring the issue of global warming. Satellite images of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean have only been available in the satellite era since the 1960s and 1970s.”

Anonymous said...

“The Truth About Arctic and Greenland Ice – by Dr Leonard Weinstein, ScD” (NASA)

“In this paper, former NASA Senior Research Scientist Leonard Weinstein, ScD uses the melting of Arctic and Greenlandish ice to show how CO2 can not cause catastrophic melting in the future. In fact, both areas are well within the norm of natural variation.”