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The Arctic is NOT warming faster

18 Sep 09 - The Washington Post recently praised a new study claiming that the Arctic is warming much faster than originally thought.

But the study is based on bogus science.

The study makes use of a ‘hockey stick’ graph, based on the original world temperature hockey stick graph of Professor Michael Mann, a graph that has been shown to be incorrect.

“The fact that the hockey stick graph has been discredited entirely did not stop Washington Post journalist Juliet Eilperin from lauding the same type of maths in the current Arctic ice report,” says this article in Engineering News.

“Unfortunately, it appears that the Washington Post is trying to manipulate its readers into holding a particular viewpoint, rather than attempting to project the truth.”

The Engineering News article then mentions prominent climate experts, such as Dr Richard Lindzen, of MIT, and Steve McIntyre, publisher of Climate Audit, who both questioned the report’s objectivity.

Dr Fred Singer, former director of the US Weather Satellite Services, points out that actual temperature data show, in fact, that 1935 was the warmest year in the Arctic.

Arctic scientist Igor Polyakov also showed that the warmest period in the Arctic was from the 1930s through to the 1940s.

A new Arctic study published by Håkan Grudd, of Stockholm University’s Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, confirms the previous studies.

The Arctic is not warmer now than it was previously, says Grudd. “Periods around AD750, 1000, 1400, and 1750 were all equally warm, or warmer.”

“The Washington Post does, at least, interview the credible scientist, Singer,” says the Engineering New article. Singer “pointed out that the Medieval Warm Period lasted from 800 to 1300 AD and exhibited higher temperatures than the last 30 years of the present.”

“The Medieval Warm Period really existed – there is no scientific or historical doubt about that. It was warm, and it was 500 years in duration. History shows that people prospered and were healthier than during cold periods.

“Industrial greenhouse-gas emissions did not cause the Medieval Warm Period, so why blindly blame gaseous emissions now? That is bad science. One would have expected the Washington Post to open its eyes a bit wider.”

See entire article, originally entitled
“That the Arctic is warming faster is a fallacy” 9-09-11
Thanks to Piper Fogle for this link






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