been quiet on the war on global warming…..
Very few rational people consider this much more than a scam. Carbon credits anyone? that’s what it’s all about. Too bad the economy is in the toilet for the foreseeable future or we’d get stuck with this loser.
Very hard to bail out the AUW union by destroying the oil industry. Dem’s have to rethink some of their religious beliefs to push this job killer on us. Wait aren’t we talking Liberals here. Wonder what the Pope of the environmental movement, Al Gore, has to say now.
Hmm. Kill the unions or piss off Moveon.org.
The latest warming trend, which appears to have ended in 1998, is the result of the end of the Little Ice Age, which extended from roughly the 16th century to the 19th. During that period, Muir Glacier in Alaska filled Glacier Bay. In fact, when the first Russian explorers arrived in Alaska in the 1740s, there was no Glacier Bay — just a wall of ice where the entrance would be.
As the Earth warmed, long before SUVs roamed the globe, Alaska’s glaciers also warmed and began to recede, starting in the 1800s. All that may be changing. During the winter and summer of 2007-2008, unusually large amounts of winter snow were followed by unusually cold temperatures in June, July and August.
“In June, I was surprised to see snow still at sea level in Prince William Sound,” says U.S. Geological Survey glaciologist Bruce Molnia. “On the Juneau Icefield, there was still 20 feet of new snow on the surface of the Taku Glacier in late July.”
It was the worst summer he’d seen in two decades.
As the Anchorage Daily News reports, “Never before in the history of a research project dating back to 1946 had the Juneau Icefield witnessed the kind if snow buildup that came this year. It was similar on a lot of other glaciers too.”