Jonathan Hill wants to Reverse warming, September 30, 2006
Just a few days ago, Reuters reported that, "Arctic perennial sea ice - the kind that stays frozen year-round - declined by 14 percent between 2004 and 2005."
That's 14 percent in one year!
Yes, but did Hill read the report? It was not melting from warming, but the wind that reduced the ice pack. Here are the missing facts.
The researchers are examining what caused the rapid decrease in the perennial sea ice. Data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Boulder, Colo., suggest that winds pushed perennial ice from the East to the West Arctic Ocean (primarily located above North America) and significantly moved ice out of the Fram Strait, an area located between Greenland and Spitsbergen, Norway. This movement of ice out of the Arctic is a different mechanism for ice shrinkage than the melting of Arctic sea ice, but it produces the same results - a reduction in the amount of perennial Arctic sea ice. Link is here.
Hill continues his rant:
It is time to do our part as residents of the country which leads the world in the spewing out of greenhouse gases, 23 percent of the worldwide total. To make matters worse, the USA, under the mis-leadership of Bush/Cheney, is the country doing the most to obstruct and frustrate the efforts of other countries to deal with this serious crisis.
As I recall, the Bush administration has invested 20 billion dollars in climate change research, $5.5 billion in 2006. Details here.
The Bush Administration will have spent over $20 billion by the end of 2005, more than any other nation. $5.5 billion is proposed for climate change activities in 2006. The President has also proposed $3.6 billion in tax incentives over 5 years to spur use of clean, renewable, and energy-efficient technologies. These Federal programs are only part of the effort, as they are also leveraging billions of dollars in private investments
The Bush Administration has entered in to agreements with Australia, India, China and other Asian Pacific Nations to develop technology to reduce green house gases.
Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate: The United States and India, together with Australia, China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, will work on practical ways to improve energy security, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ways that foster economic growth. Whitehouse link here.
The rant continues again:
On Nov. 7, Congressman John Doolittle is running for re-election. Doolittle has fought any action to reduce global warming with every bone in his body.
Maybe it is because there is very little, if any, global warming taking place in his District, and Congressman has not been taken in by junk science like Brown has. I am doing some research on Sierra Nevada warming and have found declining annual average temperatures in the Sierra since the late 1990s. One chart is discussed here, but there is more to come on the SESF Blog next week. Drop in and get some more facts on the lack of Sierra global warming.