CONGRESSMAN BROUN OF GEORGIA BLAMES
THE DEVILISH DECLIVITY ON CLIMATE CHANGE
|In just nine months, sï»¿ensor-equipped seals collected 10,000 observations on ocean conditions in the Amundsen Sea. (Lars Boehme/SMRU)|
A squad of seals living off the coast of West Antarctica have gathered data that could help to improve estimates of future sea-level rise. Sensors on the animals’ heads measured temperature and salinity in the Amundsen Sea. Scientists think that this patch of ocean could be accelerating the melt of the West Antarctic ice sheet, but collecting year-round data has been tricky because of Antarctica’s harsh conditions. Data collected by the seals reveals that a deep-water current circling Antarctica is bigger, warmer and saltier in winter than summer. This information will help to hone climate-model predictions on how quickly the ice sheet will melt
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"Don’t use glaciers as thermometers... In my view…when the next ice age starts, more of the sea water will freeze and become ice and sea level will fall back down to what it was during the last ice age...
There is in fact no real correlation. There were warm periods and there’ve been cold periods; these correlate more with the way the solar system moves through the galaxy.
Which has nothing to do with carbon dioxide is a completely different issue but has a lot to do with what exists in galactic arms, namely increased intensity of cosmic rays. Apparently that factor is an important factor in changing the climate."