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, January 19, 2008

More on the melt in the Arctic....

The more we research, the more we find other factors besides global warming...
As much as a third of the warming trend in arctic regions is caused by "dirty snow," not by greenhouse gases, UC Irvine researcherssay, a finding that could have implications for pollution control effortsacross the Northern Hemisphere.

In a study published in a science journal in June, 2007, climate researcher Charlie Zender and his team say that Arctic snow is being darkened by soot from tailpipe exhaust, smokestacks and forest fires.

Because darker surfaces absorb more heat from sunshine, Zender said, soot is making a significant contribution to Arctic warming, which is melting permafrost, increasing spring runoff and causing a variety of woes for the people who live in these regions.

Better control of pollution sources that emit large amounts of soot – coal-fired power plants in China, for example – could be a relatively easy way to reduce arctic warming, he said.


Anonymous Joe said...

Mankind is not causing the ice to melt in the artic nor the ice to form in the antartic. If the ice is melting in the artic it is because the air flowing over the ice and the water residing (flowing?) under the ice is above freezing. Mankind has not yet figured out how to modify the ocean and wind currents.

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