Do any of you remember a documentary entitled “Chasing Ice?” It was right up there with an “Inconvenient Truth.” The “scientists” claimed that manmade-global-warming would cause Greenland’s ice sheets to completely melt away. “Chasing Ice” showed “heroic guys in expensive North Face parkas bravely wandering around Greenland’s melting glaciers while sad piano music played in the back ground” (Lysander).
[Sources: Greenland was once ice free, by Carl Grinding; Arctic sea ice update, by Paul Homewood]
Well, guess what? Greenland’s ice sheet will hit a record level, or nearly so, this year. Satellite imaging has been charting Greenland’s ice sheet for quite some time. Here is the latest graph. The gray band shows the peak and lowest levels of Greenland’s ice sheet from 1981 through 2010.
Further, scientists, in their attempt to prove the “horrors” of “global warming” by drilling cores in Greenland’s surface discovered that their findings instead prove that Greenland was ice free at one point about 125,000 years ago – lots of SUVs and coal-fired power plants back then! One period of particular interest is a warm, wet interglacial stage known as the Eemian. It featured average global temperatures about 2°C warmer than today.
The predictions by Al Gore are among the worst (see footnote): Kilimanjaro still has snow, he failed to predict the 15-year “pause” in warming, the weather hasn’t gotten worse, there are more polar bears rather than extinction.
And thanks to HP for sending this to me.
Some of the worst predictions of all time.
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
Thomas J. Watson, 1943, Chairman of the Board of IBM
It doesn’t matter what he does, he will never amount to anything.
Albert Einstein’s teacher to his father, 1895
Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927
640K ought to be enough for anybody.
Bill Gates, 1981
Louis Pasteur’s theory of germs is ridiculous fiction.
Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872
Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
Popular Mechanics, 1949
We don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet.
Hewlett-Packard’s rejection of Steve Jobs
The American colonies have little stomach for revolution.
King George II, 1773