Tuesday, 28 April 2009

If they could, the green/left would censor these pictures...


...of US submarines at and near the North pole because they refute the idea that our planet is experiencing unprecedented arctic ice melt.
If any one factor is causing loss of interest with the main news sources we have once trusted and now despise, it is so-called "advocacy journalism." In this case the media's uncritical approach to climate change. These pictures are unlikely to make it to the front page or the TV news, but are available to the public, and reinforce the fact that present day climatic conditions are simply part of normal cyclical change...clockwise from left, USS Skate at and near the North Pole, March 1959, USS Hawkbill at the North Pole 1999, and 3 submarines, including HMS Superb at the Pole in 1987...

from WuWT...
...What would NSIDC and our media make of a photo like this if released by the NAVY today? Would we see headlines like “NORTH POLE NOW OPEN WATER”? Or maybe “Global warming melts North Pole”? Perhaps we would. Sensationalism is all the rage these days. If it melts it makes headlines...more from WUWT here...

P.S. Take another look too, at Congressman Waxman's comment posted here yesterday. I wonder if anyone may show these pictures to him ?
...and before you go, take a trip down memory lane to revisit the very first Earth Day 1970...

...Earth Day 1970 provoked a torrent of apocalyptic predictions. "We have about five more years at the outside to do something," ecologist Kenneth Watt declared to a Swarthmore College audience on April 19, 1970. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that "civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind." "We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation," wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner in the Earth Day issue of the scholarly journal Environment. The day after Earth Day, even the staid New York Times editorial page warned, "Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction." Very Apocalypse Now.Three decades later, of course, the world hasn't come to an end; if anything, the planet's ecological future has never looked so promising. With half a billion people suiting up around the globe for Earth Day 2000, now is a good time to look back on the predictions made at the first Earth Day and see how they've held up and what we can learn from them. The short answer: The prophets of doom were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong...more from Reason here...

3 comments:

TheFatBigot said...

Many thanks for your kind comment about my contribution on WUWT. I thought of expanding it into a piece on my blog but decided it's best left as a stand alone piece of contrary flippancy.

MK said...

What a bunch of clowns eh, back then they were predicting we'd all freeze to death, then apparently it warmed.

Now they're saying we'll burn and it looks like it's freezing.

Ayrdale said...

Thanks FB and MK, FB you should be about to enjoy a balmy/barmy spring and a long hot summer. Read your posts with a great deal of interest. Are the bookies offering odds on Gorknob's resignation yet ?