My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Guess what? Greenland Ice not at risk...

It seems that we learn more and more about our environment every day - which shows us that we actually know little...

An international team of scientists, drilling deep into the ice layers of Greenland, has found DNA from ancient spiders and trees, evidence that suggests the frozen shield covering the immense island survived the earth's last period of global warming.

The findings, published today in the journal Science, indicate Greenland's ice may be less susceptible to the massive meltdown predicted by computer models of climate change, the article's main author said in an interview.

"If our data is correct, and I believe it is, then this means the southern Greenland ice cap is more stable than previously thought," said Eske Willerslev, research leader and professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Copenhagen. "This may have implications for how the ice sheets respond to global warming. They may withstand rising temperatures."


Blogger Brian in Calgary said...

Boston, Massachusetts is not exactly known as a hotbed of right-wing opinion. It's therefore surprising that a "mainstream newspaper" from there would print such "heresy."

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Bob in Ottawa said...

Yes, but what about those four puddles on Ellesmere Island? They're gone!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Raphael Alexander said...

I hate to point out an obvious and glaring problem with your article:

Your headline:

"Guess what? Greenland Ice not at risk..."

The last line in the quoted article:

"They may withstand rising temperatures."

The former is definitive, the latter is speculative.

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a teenager of the seventies I remember all the doom and gloom of those years and how if we didn't change our ways very drasticly we would live to see the total destruction of our planet, due to pollution, long before the turn of the century.
In the mean time we have seen packaging quadruple, at least, (try to buy anything that isn't way over packaged. It's impossible.) We have seen almost everthing become disposable. You can't buy a TV, vcr, or stereo that is repairable. We see that it is almost impossible to buy hand cleaner that isn't antibacterial, (one of the reasons for the rise of superbugs).
All of this and many more assaults upon our environment and yet life goes on almost unchanged.
I think Chicken Little is still very busy crying, 'the sky is falling' and the masses follow behind believing that He is our Messiah.
I for one am very tired of all the doom and gloom that is meant to keep us giving our time and energy into worthless causes and destructive fear.
Let us each do our part in our part of the world to take excellent care of our planet by first reducing consumption, reusing what we've already invested our money in, and reclycling the rest if possible.
With the careful, frugal use our non renewable and least harmful resources, we will be able to live comfortably in good health for many more generations and for centuries therafter.
With new discoveries, such as geothermal (which has really always been around but has recently been made accessable to many more people due to government grants help that offset the costs), and a gadget? / machine? that can collect dew (up to 48 litres overnight in even the dryest climate) even the question of fresh water can be solved.

2:54 AM  

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