Con and Con

NYT:

a large swath of the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to be gone, its hundreds of trillions of tons of ice melted, causing a four-foot rise in already swollen seas…A full melt would cause sea level to rise 215 feet…changes in the earth’s climate have already reached a tipping point, even if global warming halted immediately. “We as people see it as closing doors and limiting our future choices,” said Richard Alley, a professor

Via PL:

at the new alarmingly increased level of ice melt it would take about 600 years for the purported 3 foot rise in sea level to obtain; the implied rise is 6 one-hundreds of an inch per year, or about 5.25 inches by the year 2100.

What are the chances of another little ice age somewhere down the line? And while we’re reviewing scary fraud, there’s this, from the department of self-fulfilling prophecies:

WSJ

The “97 percent” figure in the Zimmerman/Doran survey represents the views of only 79 respondents who listed climate science as an area of expertise and said they published more than half of their recent peer-reviewed papers on climate change. Seventy-nine scientists — of the 3,146 who responded to the survey — does not a consensus make.

Ah, the geniuses in our midst.

One Response to “Con and Con”

  1. Zachriel Says:

    Dinocrat: What are the chances of another little ice age somewhere down the line?

    The Earth was expected to enter a cyclical cooling period in about 1500 years due to elongation of Earth’s orbit by the interactions of Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon. This causes expansion of polar ice increasing the Earth’s albedo, as well as causing the ocean to absorb atmospheric CO2, amplifying the cooling effect. This has been postponed indefinitely. See Tzedakis et al., Determining the natural length of the current interglacial, Nature Geoscience 2012.

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