[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]
This has gotten so predictable that I barely have to write the post anymore–just add a bad pun in the title:
Researchers have discovered that contrary to popular belief half of the ice flows in the Karakoram range of the mountains are actually growing rather than shrinking.
The discovery adds a new twist to the row over whether global warming is causing the world’s highest mountain range to lose its ice cover.
It further challenges claims made in a 2007 report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the glaciers would be gone by 2035.
Although the head of the panel Dr Rajendra Pachauri later admitted the claim was an error gleaned from unchecked research, he maintained that global warming was melting the glaciers at “a rapid rate”, threatening floods throughout north India.
The new study by scientists at the Universities of California and Potsdam has found that half of the glaciers in the Karakoram range, in the northwestern Himlaya, are in fact advancing and that global warming is not the deciding factor in whether a glacier survives or melts.
Read the whole thing. And don’t you like how when the glaciers were supposedly melting and were going to flood the subcontinent, that this was proof that the Earth was in the balance, etc., etc., but the moment that they determine that they are advancing, not retreating, they declare that global warming is not relevant in any case?
Other than that, my analysis last time pretty much applies as is. It is summed up in two points.
1. Their predictions prove wrong time and time again.
2. No one questioned those famous predictions except the people tarred as “deniers.”
The avalanche of these occurrences has thoroughly convinced me that the belief in ManBearPig Climate Change Global Warming is not based on science but on politics and, more or less, faith.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]