There's a lot of smart commentary on the thread of Daily Tech Has Ice News For Al Gore, His Nobel Committee, the BBC.
Here's the money graf from Daily Tech’s report:
Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.DT's report's drawn comments I’m posting here in part or whole in italics with my comments interspersed in plain.
Tarheel Hawkeye said - - -
There have been climate swings throughout the history of this globe. The most recent warming period, known as the Medieval Warming (800-1300 Anno Domini), took place well before coal-fired generators or GMC SUVs.
For a "scientist" to claim that climate change is anthropogenic and that carbon is evil defies logic and proves what many real scientists have concluded: Al Gore's ideas have evolved into a cult. A good source of hard fact is the book "Unstoppable Global Warming."
I was disappointed but not surprised when McCain bought into the global warming myth. I guess he got a mental hernia by bending over backwards to prove he's bipartisan.
McCain did do a lot of bending over backwards, but his Dem and media "friends and admirers" always stayed on course.
So when "Mac" attacked Republicans, they praised him; when he made a few qualified criticisms of then Senator Obama or looked like he had a chance of getting elected, they savaged him. Example: The NYT’s bogus story claiming he’d had an affair with a lobbyist Vicki Iseman who’s now suing the Times.
Anon @ 1:03 - - -
An increase in sea ice? How much you want to bet that this will be presented as more proof of man made global warming, or as it is now called "climate change"?
I'll bet not a penny because you’re right.
When I was a kid, we recognized there were changes in climatic conditions, from hour to hour, day to day, year to year and so forth. We called it weather. …
Yes, weather. I remember when people used to read about it in the Bible. There were floods, droughts, etc.; but no SUV’s or coal-fired plants.
And no Al Gore or “settled science,” either.
Grafton had two observations:
1.) This type of report will get very little,if any, play in the MSM. The average man on the street heard all about the polar icecaps melting but will hear next to nothing about their re-freezing.
You're so right. And most people won’t know what they’re missing
2.) This global warming nonsense is the type of thinking we as a society have when we replace God with man as the center of the universe. It's just like the middle ages when everyone thought the universe revolved around the earth or the earth was flat. To believe mankind's actions are paramount to the temperature of the planet is just as ludicrous.
One more observation: I'm constantly amazed by people who confuse and combine global warming and pollution issues.
There are sure a lot of those confused people. I think they’re the people Lincoln had in mind when he said, among other things, you could “confuse some of the people all the time.”
BTW – Have you noticed almost all those confused people are Dems, liberals, and PC’ers?
Tarheel Hawkeye reports - - -
In surfing around the 'net to see reactions from the Chicken Little Brigade concerning the sea ice revelations, I found a pretty uniform response.
The panic-mongers are saying the record cold that has frozen much of the globe this winter is (are you ready) all caused by (here's the punch line) GLOBAL WARMING.
Yup, that's what the Al Gorists are now saying. The record cold spell is actually caused by global warming which is caused by you and me burning coal and driving our cars. We're killing the polar bears and the sea level is rising. Tigers and lions, and bears, oh my.
If it weren't so pathetic it would be comical.
It sure would be.
Thanks to the commenters who put together a very informed, reasoned and appropriately critical thread.
It puts in sharp relief the ideologically-based Goreish "climate change" blathering we get from so many MSM news orgs.