Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Updated 8 August 06
Record cold ... an indicator of global warming?
Antarctica: photo courtesy astro.wisc.edu
2 Aug 06 – “Rare, mother-of-pearl coloured clouds caused by extreme
weather conditions above
Antarcticaare a possible indication of global
warming, Australian scientists said on Tuesday.
These clouds, called nacreous clouds, can only form in temperatures lower
than minus 80C (-112F), said meteorologist Renae Baker. A weather balloon
in the vicinity of the clouds about 20 km (12 miles) above the Earth's surface
measured temperatures as low as minus 87C (-124.6 F).
"That's about as cold as the lowest temperatures ever recorded on the surface of the Earth," said Baker, who photographed the clouds. Australian Antarctic Division atmospheric scientist Andrew Klekociuk said temperatures in the stratosphere, between 8 and 50 km (5-31 miles) above Earth, would be expected to drop as global warming increases.
Let's see if I understand this. If it's warm, it's global warming.. If there's no change, it's global warming. And if it's record cold? It must be global warming. Hmmmm.
See the full articles at http://www.surfersvillage.com/surfing/23068/news.htm
Thanks to Winona Campbell, Robert Worrall, James Walter,
and Frank Oakerson for these links
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