Those tax-payer paid bureaucrats snarl out of their toplofty snouts at those of us who say, Oh no, here they go again, claiming the earth is about to turn into blackened char.
NASA's claim that Greenland is experiencing "unprecedented" melting is nothing but a bunch of hot air, according to scientists who say the country's ice sheets melt and then rebuild with some regularity.
A heat dome over the icy country melted a whopping 97 percent of Greenland's ice sheet in mid-July, NASA said, claiming it yet "more evidence of the effect man is having on the planet."
But the seemingly unusual event had nothing to do with hot air, according to glaciologists. They expected it, and have been calling for it to occur.
"Ice cores from Summit station [Greenland's coldest and highest] show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time," said Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data. This is a cleansing process that is as natural as snakes shedding their old skin for new.
But rather than a regular 150-year planetary cycle, the new NASA report calls the melt "unprecedented," the result of a recent strong ridge of warm air, or a heat dome, over Greenland-one of a series that has dominated Greenland's weather since the end of May. Yes indeed, all of a sudden C02 has gotten charged up and placed a heat dome directly over a huge field of ice, which we call Greenland. What else?
Scientists and glaciologists say the NASA report itself is the only thing "unprecedented." It's utter nonsense, they say.
"NASA should start distributing dictionaries to the authors of its press releases," joked Patrick J. Michaels, a climatologist and the author of the World Climate Report blog.
"It's typical. It's the same type of rush they make to blame severe weather and drought on global warming," Anthony Watts, a noted scientist who is the author of the Watts Up With That blog, said. "Yet when you look into the past, you find precedence for what is being described today as unprecedented."
It's the latest hot water for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which critics say has shifted focus and priorities from space and aeronautics to being propagandists for the Warmers. Aside from not being able to afford many of their whimsical mission ideas, this is another reason people are ready to dump NASA into the hands of the private sector, if anyone will have it.
NASA chief cryospheric scientist H. Jay Zwally said that the melting has been increasing as the temperatures in Greenland have been increasing.
"Climate in the Arctic has been warming about three to four times more than the global average, and Greenland surface temperatures (observed by satellite and surface instruments) have been increasing about 2 degrees Celsius per decade during about the last 20 years. This is the most extensive area of surface melting during last 40 years of satellite observations," he said.
However, the melting is right in line with the 150-year cycles of melting. Mary Albert, executive director of the NSF Ice Core Drilling office, and Kaitlin Keegan, an engineering PhD student and a fellow in Dartmouth's polar environmental exchange program, are working on a paper on the Greenland ice sheet melt.
Keegan noted that several cores dating back millennia have also reflected the 150-year cycle. "It's as predictable as the sun's rising in the morning," she said "In Greenland there have been many deep ice-core drilling projects which drilled ice to the bedrock," she wrote. "In the past 10,000 years (the Holocene), there is on average a melt layer every 150 years."
NASA ice scientist Tom Wagner stated that researchers don't know precisely how much of Greenland's ice had melted, but that it is already freezing again.
"The belief that almost any aberration in weather and climate today can be attributed to global warming is pure folly," Watts said.
This is what we have from the eco-maniac Warmers: they are so desperate to convince a now-mostly unbelieving world of their Hoax that they sit ready to blame any and everything on "Global Warming" caused by a build up in their invented "closed atmosphere" by human-produced C02.
It is, however, a complete and utter hoax.
See the new NASA report here:
1. "The Satanic Gases: Clearing the Air about Global Warming," Patrick Michaels & Robert Balling Mountains of evidence in this book showing that 90% of the Warmers' claims are false.
2. "The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science," by A.W. Montford Really shows how ignorant and/or deceitful Albert GoWhore is.
3. "Global Warming and Other Eco Myths: How the Environmental Movement Uses False Science to Scare Us to Death," by Ronald Bailey
Perfert book for someone uninformed about how the media blast every claim from the eco-maniacs into the faces of their viewers, without the slightest bit of investigation beforehand. In other words, they don't care that it's pure propaganda that they're promoting for the Warmers.