My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


I Wonder If Lefties Appreciate Irony

Stuff like this just makes me laugh!

A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite.

The explorers, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, on Saturday called off what was intended to be a 530-mile trek across the Arctic Ocean after Arnesen suffered frostbite in three of her toes, and extreme cold temperatures drained the batteries in some of their electronic equipment.

Which fishtails very nicely with this in tomorrow's NYTimes. The title is good:

From a Rapt Audience, A Call To Cool The Hype

However, the online version doesn't say which page of the paper this piece is buried on. Nor does is put anywhere in the first ten paragraphs--saving it for paragraph 29!--the important scientific pieces of news:

Geologists have documented age upon age of climate swings, and some charge Mr. Gore with ignoring such rhythms.

“Nowhere does Mr. Gore tell his audience that all of the phenomena that he describes fall within the natural range of environmental change on our planet,” Robert M. Carter, a marine geologist at James Cook University in Australia, said in a September blog. “Nor does he present any evidence that climate during the 20th century departed discernibly from its historical pattern of constant change.”

In October, Dr. Easterbrook made similar points at the geological society meeting in Philadelphia. He hotly disputed Mr. Gore’s claim that “our civilization has never experienced any environmental shift remotely similar to this” threatened change.

Nonsense, Dr. Easterbrook told the crowded session. He flashed a slide that showed temperature trends for the past 15,000 years. It highlighted 10 large swings, including the medieval warm period. These shifts, he said, were up to “20 times greater than the warming in the past century.”

Let's watch closely tomorrow night, folks, and see where this story appears on the nightly news. And then, just for grins, let's compare it to where the misreporting about the U.N. report appeared last month.

I suspect we're going to see a "Whole Story" segment soon. . .

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