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Yeti’s House is Safe

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Anyone remember how the UN panel assured us the Himalayan glaciers would melt completely in 25 years?  Now we know they are not melting at all.  Do you think all the climate alarmists are slapping their foreheads and yelling “Doh!  Maybe I should reevaluate my position”?  Me neither.



5 Replies to “Yeti’s House is Safe

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    bornagain77 says:

    When one examines evidence, one should be extremely careful to let ALL THE EVIDENCE speak for itself, and to not let oneself become blind to that which would dis-confirm, or compromise, what one would wish to be true beforehand.,,, ‘Global warming science’, due to multiple competing lines of evidence within its field, is a extremely ‘soft-science’ that is exceptionally prone to such preconceived biases of the one who is examining the evidence. Thus when one hears dogmatic claims one way or the other on the Global Warming issue, the one thing you can be sure about in the claim is not the dogmatic claim being made, but is the fact you are dealing with a conclusion that was reached through a ‘preferential’ reading of evidence by the one doing the research.

    It is funny that the NCSE (aka, National Center for Selling Evolution) recently hitched its wagon to the ‘soft science’ of the Global Warming issue. For like Global Warming, neo-Darwinian evolution is extremely prone to researcher bias, but unfortunately for NSCE, and unlike Global Warming, far stronger evidence can be mustered against the dogmatic claims being made in support of neo-Darwinian evolution.

    notes to that effect:

    “The First Rule of Adaptive Evolution”: Break or blunt any functional coded element whose loss would yield a net fitness gain – Michael Behe – December 2010
    Excerpt: In its most recent issue The Quarterly Review of Biology has published a review by myself of laboratory evolution experiments of microbes going back four decades.,,, The gist of the paper is that so far the overwhelming number of adaptive (that is, helpful) mutations seen in laboratory evolution experiments are either loss or modification of function. Of course we had already known that the great majority of mutations that have a visible effect on an organism are deleterious. Now, surprisingly, it seems that even the great majority of helpful mutations degrade the genome to a greater or lesser extent.,,, I dub it “The First Rule of Adaptive Evolution”: Break or blunt any functional coded element whose loss would yield a net fitness gain.(that is a net ‘fitness gain’ within a ‘stressed’ environment i.e. remove the stress from the environment and the parent strain is always more ‘fit’)

    Michael Behe talks about the preceding paper on this podcast:

    Michael Behe: Challenging Darwin, One Peer-Reviewed Paper at a Time – December 2010

    Where’s the substantiating evidence for neo-Darwinism?

    The Law of Physicodynamic Incompleteness – David L. Abel – August 2011
    Summary: “The Law of Physicodynamic Incompleteness” states that inanimate physicodynamics is completely inadequate to generate, or even explain, the mathematical nature of physical interactions (the purely formal laws of physics and chemistry). The Law further states that physicodynamic factors cannot cause formal processes and procedures leading to sophisticated function. Chance and necessity alone cannot steer, program or optimize algorithmic/computational success to provide desired non-trivial utility.

    Verse and Music:

    John 1:1-3
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

    Michael W. Smith – Agnus Dei


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    Bilbo I says:

    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but if one reads the rest of the article, it’s not as clear that the global warmers are completely wrong:

    Indeed, Wahr’s study clearly notes that lower-altitude glaciers and ice caps are melting, to the tune of about 150 billion tons of ice annually, which the study predicts could lead to an overall rise in sea levels. He concluded that the higher altitude and therefore colder Himalayan peaks may be temporarily impervious to factors causing melting.

    “One possible explanation is that previous estimates were based on measurements taken primarily from some of the lower, more accessible glaciers in Asia and were extrapolated to infer the behavior of higher glaciers. But unlike the lower glaciers, many of the high glaciers would still be too cold to lose mass even in the presence of atmospheric warming,” Wahr said.

    According to GRACE data published in the study, total sea level rise from all land-based ice on Earth including Greenland and Antarctica was roughly 1.5 millimeters per year annually or about one-half inch total, from 2003 to 2010, Wahr said.

    “The total amount of ice lost to Earth’s oceans from 2003 to 2010 would cover the entire United States in about 1 and one-half feet of water,” Wahr said.

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    Joe says:

    Soot and dirt melt ice well before the ambient temperature is above freezing.

    A recent SciAm article on deserts blames the lack of spring melting is because the dust from the deserts was blown over the snow cover causing it to melt months sooner than normal.

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    bornagain77 says:

    Yet is even their claim that lower glaciers losing area substantiated??? Remember, these are the same people who claimed that Himalaya’s glaciers would be gone in 25 years! 🙂

    Many resources available here:

    a few notes from another website:

    Temperatures are falling, not rising…The earth was hotter 1,000 years ago…Ice is not disappearing…Temperatures are still declining

    Temperatures are falling, not rising

    The earth was hotter 1,000 years ago

    Evidence from all over the world indicates that the earth was hotter 1,000 years ago than it is today. Research shows that temperatures were higher in what is known as the Mediaeval Warming period than they were in the 1990s.

    The earth’s surface temperature is not at record levels

    According to Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies analysis of surface air temperature measurements, the meteorological December 2007 to November 2008 was the coolest year since 2000. Their data has also shown that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s but the 1930s.

    Ice is not disappearing

    Arctic website Crysophere Today reported that Arctic ice volume was 500,000 sq km greater than this time last year. Additionally, Antarctic sea-ice this year reached its highest level since satellite records began in 1979. Polar bear numbers are also at record levels.

    Thus, as stated before, the science is ‘soft’ and is extremely ripe for personal bias!

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    Joe says:

    In Chile, the evidence says man is responsible for glacial ice loss there:

    cocktails anyone?

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