Monday, April 06, 2009

Reference: Warming blamed for collapse of ice bridge, Bangkok Post, April 6, 2009

The headline of the article notwithstanding, the actual text about the observed melting in the Wilkins Ice Shelf (Warming blamed for collapse of ice bridge, Bangkok Post, April 6, 2009) states that the concerned scientsts "believe the warming in the Antarctic Peninsula is related to global climate change although the links are not entirely clear". In other words what we are dealing with is faith not science. A possible reason for the lack of clarity in the links is that it is not possible to ascribe a highly localized phenomenon to things that are allegedly global in nature. The Antarctic Peninsula is a small bit of the Antarctic continent and it is anomalous in more ways than one. Temperature and ice data from the whole of the continent do not support the global warming hypothesis because the continent as a whole is not getting warmer and its total ice content is not decreasing.

Cha-am Jamal


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