Excerpts: “Thirteen researchers, who work with the National Science
Foundation's McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-term Ecological Research program,
report in the Jan. 13 online edition of the journal Nature on
both the cooling and its effects in the Dry Valleys, an a little larger
than Rhode Island on the west coast of the Ross Sea.
“Dry Valleys’ temperatures dropped an average of 1.23 degrees Fahrenheit
per decade from 1986 to 2000, with the greatest cooling during the
December through February Antarctic summer, they report.
“Complicating the problem is the fact that all of Antarctica isn't
cooling. The Antarctic Peninsula, which looks on maps like an arm
reaching from the continent to grab South America, has been growing
warmer. In fact, reports in recent years that Antarctica is warming have
been based on data from the Peninsula.”
Read that again.
Reports in recent years that Antarctica is warming
have been based
on data from the Peninsula.”
In other words, we’ve been getting distorted data!
Althoug the Antarctic Ice Sheet is twice as big as the
States, the Antarctic Peninsula is only a
small portion of that.
If the entire United States were
cooling but Oregon was warming, would
you trust someone who told you that
“the United States is warming”?
That's the kind of misleading
information that I've been yelling about.
Thank you Jack Williams for telling
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