Sunday, August 17, 2008
Yet another inconvenient truth, at least for Al Gore: "Gore wrong on Kilimanjaro snow: It's the trees and "freezer burn". Yes, it is human-induced change, but it has nothing to do with the greenhouse effect.
The Kilimanjaro claim from the Gang of Gore was discredited some time ago.
News from the University of Washingon, June 11, 2007:
"The 'snows' of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro inspired the title of an iconic American short story, but now its dwindling icecap is being cited as proof for human-induced global warming.
"However, two researchers writing in the July-August edition of American Scientist magazine say global warming has nothing to do with the decline of Kilimanjaro's ice, and using the mountain in northern Tanzania as a 'poster child' for climate change is simply inaccurate.
" 'There are dozens, if not hundreds, of photos of midlatitude glaciers you could show where there is absolutely no question that they are declining in response to the warming atmosphere,' said climatologist Philip Mote, a University of Washington research scientist.
"But in the tropics -- particularly on Kilimanjaro -- processes are at work that are far different from those that have diminished glacial ice in temperate regions closer to the poles, he said.
"Mote and Georg Kaser, a glaciologist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, write in American Scientist that the decline in Kilimanjaro's ice has been going on for more than a century and that most of it occurred before 1953, while evidence of atmospheric warming there before 1970 is inconclusive."
My blog and Jules Crittenden's blog linked to the story at the time. Nevertheless, thank you for the latest info.
University of Washington link:
If DEC's grasp of the global warming 'crisis' isn't sufficient to persuade people to vote him in as President this fall, I don't know what else to say.
The candidate for reason, truth, limited government and free market economics.
And he's too modest to promote himself.
Just another out of context snippet. Other inconvenient snippets are Al's limos, private jets, 100 foot boat, energy hog mansions and voracious appetite.
Not to mention that the earth has been cooling for 10 years, the oceans cooling now and polar bear numbers increasing.
Global cooling, Y2K, ozone crisis and global famine. Snippet, snippet, snippet. Hoax, hoax, hoax.