Why don't scientists listen to Rush when it comes to the global warming hoax?
Headline today: "Climate landmark as Arctic ice melts to record low"
Rush was so correct when he said "There is no conclusive scientific evidence linking cigarette smoking to any disease" and so why don't they believe him when it comes to global warming when he says it is a hoax?
- SarahLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Because Rush isn't a scientist.
WASHINGTON — The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has melted to its smallest point ever in a milestone that may show that worst-case forecasts on climate change are coming true, US scientists said.
The extent of ice observed on Sunday broke a record set in 2007 and will likely melt further with several weeks of summer still to come, according to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and the NASA space agency.
The government-backed ice center, based at the University of Colorado at Boulder, said in a statement that the decline in summer Arctic sea ice "is considered a strong signal of long-term climate warming."
The sea ice fell to 4.10 million square kilometers (1.58 million square miles), some 70,000 square kilometers (27,000 square miles) less than the earlier record charted on September 18, 2007, the center said.
Scientists said the record was all the more striking as 2007 had near perfect climate patterns for melting ice, but that the weather this year was unremarkable other than a storm in early August.
Michael E. Mann, a lead author of a major UN report in 2001 on climate change, said the latest data reflected that scientists who were criticized as alarmists may have shown "perhaps too great a degree of reticence."
"I think, unfortunately, this is an example that points more to the worst-case scenario side of things," said Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University.
"There are a number of areas where in fact climate change seems to be proceeding faster and with a greater magnitude than what the models predicted," Mann told AFP.
"The sea ice decline is perhaps the most profound of those cautionary tales because the models have basically predicted that we shouldn't see what we're seeing now for several decades," he added.
Arctic ice is considered vital for the planet as it reflects heat from the sun back into space, helping keep down the planet's temperatures.
The Arctic region is now losing about 155,000 square kilometers (60,000 square miles) of ice annually, the equivalent of a US state every two years, said Walt Meier, a scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
"It used to be the Arctic ice cover was a kind of big block of ice. It would melt a little bit from the edges but it was pretty solid," Meier told reporters on a conference call.
"Now it's like crushed ice," he said. "At least parts of the Arctic have become like a giant slushie, and that's a lot easier to melt and melt more quickly."
The planet has charted a slew of record temperatures in recent years, with 13 of the warmest years ever taking place in the past decade and a half, along with extreme weather ranging from severe wildfires in North America to major flooding in Asia.
Researchers have also reported a dramatic melt this summer on the ice sheet in Greenland, which could have major consequences for the planet by raising sea levels.
Scientists believe that climate change is caused by human emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions.
But efforts to regulate emissions have faced strong political resistance in several nations including the United States, where industry groups have said that regulations would be too costly for the economy.
Kumi Naidoo, the executive director of Greenpeace who on Monday intercepted a Russian ship in the Arctic, said the ice melt showed that the planet was "warming up at a rate that puts billions of people's future in jeopardy."
"These figures are not the result of some freak of nature but the effects of man-made global warming caused by our reliance on dirty fossil fuels," he said in a statement.
Shaye Wolf of the Center for Biological Diversity pressure group called the record ice melt "a profound -- and profoundly depressing -- moment in the history of our planet."
The melt has rapidly changed the politics and economics of the Arctic region, with shipping companies increasingly eager to save time by sailing through the once-forbidding waters.
Data released Monday by the Washington-based Center for Global Development found that nations including China, India and the United States were reducing the intensity of their carbon emissions but that the effort was overwhelmed by the surge in power consumption in developing nations."
- 5 years ago
Their month-to-month payout must have stopped from the cooling fans. If Al's received the cash they will say something. I'm serious. Unless you support world warming, there aren't any research gives you. That is how in reality manipulated. However it's much more flagrant. It's referred to as climategate. The conspiracy at the back of the Anthropogenic global Warming fable (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been all of the sudden, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the tuition of East Anglia’s climate study Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and launched 61 megabites of exclusive records onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That) when you learn some of these files – together with 1079 emails and 72 records – you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU would have preferred to preserve them exclusive. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal would good be “the greatest in today's science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged with the aid of some of the most outstanding scientists pushing AGW thought – recommend: Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming information, very likely illegal destruction of embarrassing understanding, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of knowledge, confidential admissions of flaws of their public claims and rather more. The actual scientists all signed a petition urging rejection of the Kyoto Treaty. But you in no way hear that acknowledged do you? The lesson for everyone is recollect the tips, the supply, and make up your own intellect. See beneath
- Miss CapriLv 69 years ago
well, neither rush nor Maher or scientists, they are media personalities and politicians. It is unfortunate that misanthropic politics has managed to hijack and taint much of the climate stuff in science where the popular media is concerned, but they don't need Rush to discredit the environmentalism religion. They do that very nicely on their own.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Rush Limbaugh is contributing to global warming because of all the hot air he puts out everyday. We can be energy independent if we can find a way to turn that hot air into electricity. Scientists are busy people, they don't have time for Rush's BS.
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- Anonymous9 years ago
I would trust Rush to give me the correct time, let alone be knowledgeable about global climate change. The who reason him and his ilk got on the anti-climate change kick wasn't because of science. It was because Al Gore was a Democrat. No other reason.
- bdozen13Lv 59 years ago
Most people are capable of making up their own mind without having to listen to a pill pushing radical who suffers fro a sever case of Diarrhea of the mouth. We can get cartoons on TV with pictures so why would anyone listen to Limpbaugh? The man is sick, very- very sick!
- MagpieRhinoLv 69 years ago
The scientific method is well known as having a liberal bias in its demands for "evidence".
Limbaugh, being an utterly impartial, politically neutral observer knows better as he has not been tainted by any of the brainwashing that constitutes training.
- Weise EnteLv 79 years ago
"Either show the proof of MAN-MADE global climate change or expect our contempt."
Go read the last 30 years of scientific data on climate change. It was proven beyond any reasonable doubt decades ago.
Anyone who denies evidence deserves nothing but contempt.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Rush is entertainment and a mouthpiece for riling up his base. If you believe anything he says when he has no background in the subject, then you are a fool. Am I going to let my mechanic tell me how to write a computer application?