Climate change skeptics take the one-two punch

Thu, 2006-09-14 06:36Kevin Grandia
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Climate change skeptics take the one-two punch

While climate change skeptics continue to bury their collective heads in the sand (oil sand that is), researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre are reporting what they describe as “… the strongest evidence of global warming in the Arctic so far.”

The reduction of glaciers in the summer months has been well established in the scientific literature, but this new study finds that a similar reduction is also occuring in the winter. 

Will be interesting to see what strange and wonderful “junk science” the climate change skeptics will pull out of their hat on this one. Couple this Arctic winter ice study with yesterday's widely reported scientific findings that that variability in the energy of the sun is unlikely a contributing factor in the current global warming, and it is a wonder how much longer “skeptic” scientists like Tim Ball and Pat Micheals can go on preaching their fringe science, oil industry friendly, gospel.

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“This amount of Arctic sea ice reduction the past two consecutive winters has not taken place before during the 27 years satellite data has been available,” Comiso said.

wow, 27 years.

http://today.reuters.com/misc/PrinterFriendlyPopup.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID=2006-09-15T152557Z_01_L15434366_RTRUKOC_0_US-ENVIROMENT-ARCTIC.xml

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