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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Global cooling???



Did you see thus on CBS? ABC? MSNBC? NBC? FNC? Read about it in the Times??

No? Neither did I. Of course it doesn't fit the story.

Recently unearthed photographs taken by Danish explorers in the 1930s show glaciers in Greenland retreating faster than they are today, according to researchers.


The photos in question were taken by the seventh Thule Expedition to Greenland led by Dr Knud Rasmussen in 1932. The explorers were equipped with a seaplane, which they used to take aerial snaps of glaciers along the Arctic island's coasts.


After the expedition returned the photographs were used to make maps and charts of the area, then placed in archives in Denmark where they lay forgotten for decades. Then, in recent years, international researchers trying to find information on the history of the Greenland glaciers stumbled across them.

Taken together the pictures show clearly that glaciers in the region were melting even faster in the 1930s than they are today, according to Professor Jason Box, who works at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State uni.

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It now appears that the glaciers were retreating even faster eighty years ago: but nobody worried about it, and the ice subsequently came back again. Box theorises that this is likely to be because of sulphur pollution released into the atmosphere by humans, especially by burning coal and fuel oils. This is known to have a cooling effect.


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/02/1930s_greenland_glacier_retreat/

Almost makes sense when you consider that the Global Winter that was going to be caused by Nuclear War was supposed to be caused by all the dust and particulate thrown up in the atmosphere by the explosions.

Me? I still putting my money on sun spots.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1qGOUIRac0&feature=player_embedded#!

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