Friday, July 6, 2007

What's Not on the Front Page

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=070705191403.gahmdtoi&show_article=1

Here are some significant points from the linked article:

* Scientists who probed two kilometers (1.2 miles) through a Greenland glacier to recover the oldest plant DNA on record said Thursday the planet was far warmer hundreds of thousands of years ago than is generally believed.

* The samples suggest the temperature probably reached 10 degrees C (50 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer and -17 C (1 F) in the winter.

* They also indicated that during the last period between ice ages, 116,000-130,000 years ago, when temperatures were on average 5 C (9 F) higher than now, the glaciers on Greenland did not completely melt away.

* "They also indicated that during the last period between ice ages, 116,000-130,000 years ago, when temperatures were on average 5 C (9 F) higher than now, the glaciers on Greenland did not completely melt away.

* They found the temperature varied widely, by as much as 15 C (27 F) over the 800,000 years.

* In the last Ice Age, which ended around 11,000 years ago, the temperature was 10 C (18 F) lower than today.

So, in other words, a lush forest existed in Greenland a few hundred thousand years ago, temperature has varied over 27 degrees F over 800,000 years, and 100,000 years ago the temperature was 9 degrees F warmer yet even then the glaciers didn't completely melt.

I guess this just shows that climate does change afterall and yet here we are. And they didn't even have air conditioning back then much less climate computer models so warming should be no problem for us. I would like to stage a global concert to bring back the Greenland forest. Are we supposed to be saving the forests? So isn't climate change good if we get more forest and less glaciers? That would mean more wood and toilet paper so then Sheryl Crow can be happy and stop holding her energy gobbling concerts to raise "awareness". Then things will be perfect or at least not August color.

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