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Name That Date!

All right everybody, it's time to play Name That Date! I'm going to give you an AP article that ran in the Washington Post. You tell me if you can figure out when it ran. Ready?

The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met with as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.

Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts, which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.


So, when was this article published?

1999?

2003?

2007?

For those of you who guessed 1922, you've got it!

Here's an image of the article:

86 years ago, the arctic ice was melting, which Al Gore swears is due to global warming "climate change" and not natural climate fluctuations. But if this was due to radical climate change and not just natural fluctuations, wouldn't all the ice have melted and seas risen and continents flooded already like the Goracle said it would, after 86 years of arctic ice melting?

But, you know how the global warming alarmists are -- don't let facts or common sense get in the way of furthering that agenda! We MUST abolish SUVs and use only "ecologically-friendly" (read: poisonous mercury filled) lightbulbs and tank our economy, or else mankind will PERISH!!

Maybe, just maybe, the climate does get warmer for periods of time. And then it cools down. And then it gets warmer again, and so on and so forth... regardless of what we do. After all, the single largest emitter of methane in the world is cow farts. I'm all for being responsible towards the environment -- I grew up learning all about how to reduce, reuse, and recycle -- but false alarmism to further an agenda gets us nowhere, solves no problems, and only causes harm to the planet by ignoring real problems for fake ones.

You can go here to read the article in greater detail.

Hat Tip: Moonbattery


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Comments (23)

The thing about 1922 is tha... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

The thing about 1922 is that there was a tiny fraction of the man made greenhouse gas produced in comparison to today.

LOL_ thanks JPM for helping... (Below threshold)
Pretzel_Logic:

LOL_ thanks JPM for helping us out on that one brothah.

Well that just goes to show... (Below threshold)
Sean P:

Well that just goes to show how dangerous global warming is -- IT CAN GO BACK IN TIME PEOPLE!

What's old is new again....... (Below threshold)
iurockhead:

What's old is new again..............

"But, you know how the glob... (Below threshold)
max:

"But, you know how the global warming alarmists are -- don't let facts or common sense get in the way of furthering that agenda!"

Unlike global warming deniers who are all objective, detached observers simply seeking the truth, whatever it may be.

"Maybe, just maybe, the climate does get warmer for periods of time."

And maybe, just maybe, human activity has an effect on the environment.

But, hey, if a well-respected global climatologist such as yourself says it ain't so, then who am I to argue?

Really, Cassy, you should stick to subjects you know something about. What that is exactly, I'm not sure, but there must be something. Maybe Princess Barbie?

And thats before there were... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

And thats before there were to many cars passenger planes and before linburg flew acccross the atlantic so AL GORE is a liar and the ENVIRMENTAL DEFENSE FUND is guilty of false and misleaading advertising using those scandolous tv ads using kids Someone should sue not only AL GORE but the greens as well

People who use terms like "... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

People who use terms like "the science is settled" are completely ignorant as to what "science" is.

People who declare "the debate is over" know that they would the loose the debate were it to continue.

This is just one example of... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

This is just one example of the ways in which the uniqueness of recent warming is still in dispute - despite propagandists claiming otherwise.

"IT CAN GO BACK IN TIME ... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"IT CAN GO BACK IN TIME PEOPLE!"

LMAO!! :D :D

The global temperatures hav... (Below threshold)

The global temperatures have actually been DROPPING since 2001, and 1998 was the last year which showed any significant warming. So those still arguing that "warming is settled" are either STUPID, LIARS, or BOTH.

When I was a lad, we talked about "climate change" a lot. We just used the older, less-trendy term for it: "weather."

The global temperatures ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

The global temperatures have actually been DROPPING since 2001, and 1998 was the last year which showed any significant warming.

Not.

">Top 5 Warmest Years Worldwide Since the 1890s 1. 2005 2. 1998 3. 2002 4. 2003 5. 2006

When I was a lad, we talked about "climate change" a lot. We just used the older, less-trendy term for it: "weather."

If you don't know the difference between "climate" and "weather", you shouldn't lecture those who do. Even most people who don't buy into global warming understand at least that much.

I can beat your 1922. The ... (Below threshold)

I can beat your 1922. The New York Times started the climate change scare in 1895.

That's right - eighteen ninety-five.

The real question is whether in the age of Google and instant, easy, research, if we're going to keep falling for this crap.

The real question is whe... (Below threshold)
Brian:

The real question is whether in the age of Google and instant, easy, research, if we're going to keep falling for this crap.

Yeah, for instance, if we didn't have Google, we wouldn't know that the UK experienced its coldest temperature on record in 1895. Or that NYC had its coldest July 4th ever in 1895. Or its second coldest Dec. 13. Or that in 1895, Florida suffered a cold wave that ruined the coconut and pineapple crops. Or that Houston had a blizzard. Or that...

Not that those prove anything. Except that people who cite individual events instead of long-term trends shouldn't be taken seriously.

After all, if you find a single contrary media fluff piece from 1895 or 1922, that proves that the majority of world scientists today are wrong, doesn't it?

Hey, if we can find a NYT article from 100 years ago that says nice things about Iraq, does that mean that we can end the war?

Of course, Brian does not t... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Of course, Brian does not tell us which of the several different versions of temperature series he wants to cite to, as we've already discussed in another thread, global temp series have severe credibility problems currently.

If I didn't have the intern... (Below threshold)

If I didn't have the internet, Brian, I wouldn't know that the infamous hockey stick graph was total crap and quite a few other things scientists have done wrt this latest climate change scare - and how the media in it's turn hyped what the scientists said.

Of course, Brian does no... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Of course, Brian does not tell us which of the several different versions of temperature series he wants to cite to, as we've already discussed in another thread, global temp series have severe credibility problems currently.

No, actually in that "other thread" you just ignored those who punched large gaping holes in your arguments.

Great find!... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Great find!

"And maybe, just mayb... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

"And maybe, just maybe, human activity has an effect on the environment."

Sorry, max, too many "maybes" used without even one source link makes your rebuttal pretty weak even as a layman.

At least use the same kind of authority you're looking for in naking such a comment. In this case, actually the only word that save you was "maybe".

Another opinion:

"There is another theory of global warming and cooling that Gore does not address in An Inconvenient Truth. The Solar/Cosmic Ray Theory posits that cosmic rays, not humans, cause climate change. The Chilling Stars: A New Theory of Climate Change (2007) by Henrik Svensmark and Nigel Calder is the first book to be published on this subject. Svensmark proposed this theory in 1996 and supplies the scientific input for the book. Calder, a British science writer, "strung the words together," as he puts it. He does this very well and explains Svensmark's theory in an engaging and easily understandable way. It will be published in the U.S. March 25 (I obtained my copy from the UK, where it was published last month)."

Brian, no one - least of ma... (Below threshold)
SPQR:

Brian, no one - least of mantis - punched any holes in my claims. The reason you don't understand this is because - like Barney - you have no clue what the discussion is even about. Which is the lack of transparency in the data series in question, the lack of reliability in the collection and the fact that the temperature series in question include unjustified and undocumented adjustments.

Interestingly, NASA recently announced that rather than clean up GISS, they are going to cease publication.

That spoke volumes - unlike your empty comments.

hahaha. Brain wants to tal... (Below threshold)

hahaha. Brain wants to talk about people who shouldn't be taken seriously?

After all, the sin... (Below threshold)
stan25 Author Profile Page:
After all, the single largest emitter of methane in the world is cow farts.
Excuse me, but cattle do not fart. I have been around cattle all of my life (51 years) and I have yet to hear one fart. That is a myth started by the enviro-weenies to shut down the cattle industry here in the west. The myth has been spread far and wide by the lamestream media and has been totally believed by the uninformed.

The cow's system is such as they cannot emit gases. By nature a cow's digestive tract is more efficient than a humans' or that matter a horse (which do fart btw). So the next time someone says that a cow farts, tell them to go jump into a lake.

Bwahahaha!!Former ... (Below threshold)

Bwahahaha!!

Former Global Warming Activist: Equations Used In Super-Awesome Computer Models Completely Wrong; Runaway Unlimited Greehnouse Warming Impossible

http://minx.cc/?post=258152

Stick AL GORE in the WAYBAC... (Below threshold)
THE GREAT BIRD OF THE GALAXY:

Stick AL GORE in the WAYBAC MACHINE and MR PEABODY can have SHERMIN set in for 1922 and dont give gore a fan to ccol himself off




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