“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!”
“Climate change! Global warming! The ice is melting! The oceans are rising!
Although this is a recurring occurrence for these alarmist propagandists, most recently, I’m referring to a couple of articles that I came across.
The first article is by Christopher Carbone of Fox News, and the headline states, “Mysterious freshwater reservoir found hidden beneath the ocean!”
My first thought is, “okay, this sounds pretty interesting,” but the more I think about it, the less surprised I am by the discovery.
But they’ve peaked my interest…, so let’s proceed.
My next thought is, “Aren’t most things in life and our planet “mysterious?”
I would think the word “mysterious” would be a word that scientists would not be too fond of, however, as it seems to imply something not very scientific, but more supernatural, more beyond our understanding.
The truth is that there is a heck of a lot more that scientists don’t understand than they do understand.
Carbone continues, “Scientists discover world’s largest freshwater aquifer underneath the ocean floor.”
“Surveying the sub-seafloor off the eastern coast of the United States, researchers at Columbia University uncovered what appears to be the world’s largest freshwater aquifer. Believed to hold at least 670 cubic miles of fresh water, the discovery could usher in similar discoveries for other regions throughout the world.”
“The surprising discovery, from a new survey of the sub-seafloor off the northeast U.S. coast by researchers from Columbia University, appears to be the largest formation of this type anywhere in the world — stretching from Massachusetts to New Jersey and extending continuously out about 50 miles to the edge of the continental shelf.”
“Researchers said that if it was discovered on the surface it would create a lake covering some 15,000 square miles.”
That would be about half the size of Lake Superior, or about two-thirds the size of Lake Michigan.
‘“We knew there was fresh water down there in isolated places, but we did not know the extent or geometry,’ lead author Chloe Gustafson, a PhD. candidate at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, said in a press statement.”
Okay…, this is all very well and good…, but I would have to question whether “we” knew this “fresh water” was down there, or if “we” only suspected it. I don’t ever recall hearing anything about this type of thing before.
But here’s the kicker that justifies the use of the term “egghead.”
“Scientists also said that if the water was to ever be processed for consumption, it would need to be desalinated.”
You “scientists” do understand that if the water would need to be “desalinated,” THEN IT’S NOT FRESH WATER! IT’S SALT WATER!
I’m sorry, but am I missing something?
“The study was [original] published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports.’”
And none of the other “scientists” felt it necessary to point out that referring to salt water as fresh water kind of changes the whole concept of the report?
Next we have an article by Karl Mathiesen for “The Guardian” website that asks, “Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming?”
How dare this ice act in a way that contradicts all of our “climate change” claims!
“While Arctic sea ice continues to decline, Antarctic levels are confounding the world’s most trusted climate models with record highs for the third year running.”
So the Earth is “confounding” “the world’s most trusted climate models” with its ice growth? And for the third year in a row?
This sure doesn’t jive with the “climate change propaganda” I’ve been hearing over the past couple of years.
How about you?
And doesn’t it make sense that while the Arctic ice levels are in decline, the Antarctic ice levels are increasing?
You know…, I bet if you looked back in history, at times when the Antarctic ice levels were in decline, the Arctic ice levels were on the rise.
Just a guess.
Nothing scientific, but…, hey…, at least their claims and my claims would have that in common!
Mine would just make more sense, that’s all!
“Antarctic ice floes extended further than ever recorded this southern winter, confounding the world’s most-trusted climate models.”
“Ice floes extended further than EVER recorded!”
“Ever” is a long time.
‘“It’s not expected,’ says Professor John Turner, a climate expert at the British Antarctic Survey. ‘The world’s best 50 models were run and 95% of them have Antarctic sea ice decreasing over the past 30 years.’”
Like Gomer used to say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise.”
If those are your “50 best models,” and they are all pathetically wrong, what are you basing your claims on and why should anyone listen to anything you have to say?
“But Dr. Claire Parkinson, a senior scientist at Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, says increasing Antarctic ice does not contradict the general warming trend, ‘Not every location on the Earth is having the same responses to climate changes. The fact that ice in one part of the world is doing one thing and in another part ice is doing another is not surprising. The Earth is large and as the climate changes it is normal to see different things going on,’ says Parkinson.”
Wow. You are wise Dr. Claire. I’m pretty sure that most 5th graders could have made those deductions.
And basically what you’re saying is that no matter what happens with the Earth’s climate, we can twist it around to support our claims of global warming.
The “climate” changes all of the time, and we’ll give you that. It’s been changing since the beginning of time, and all by itself, with no help from humans.
“In a video made by Eco Audit reader and journalist Fraser Johnston, Dr. Guy Williams, a sea ice scientist at the Tasmanian Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, says that even though it had fooled climate models the increasing sea ice was well understood by scientists.”
‘“In some ways it’s a bit counterintuitive for people trying to understand how global warming is affecting our polar regions, but in fact it’s actually completely in line with how climate scientists expect Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to respond. Particularly in respect to increased winds and increased melt water,’ said Williams.”
Okay…, so these ice occurrences are “well understood” and “completely in line with how climate scientists expect Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to respond,” yet earlier, Professor John Turner was quoted as saying these results were “not expected.”
So what is it? Was this ice situation expected by you “scientists” or not?
It kind of sucks when reality doesn’t line up with your propaganda, doesn’t it, docs?
I get the feeling that the next “climate change” study that we get to read about will being with the words, “Once upon a time…”
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