Which Is It?

13 03 2007

“During the last year, global warming has been predicted to lead to wetter winters, drier winters, another ice age, blazing-hot Mediterranean summers killing thousands, greater biodiversity and less biodiversity.”

                            — Dr. Philip Stott, Emeritus Professor of Biogeography at the University of London

Which is it?  The irony gets even thicker when you throw in a quote from one of the geniuses that, due to extreme cold weather, had to cancel an expedition to study global warming.

The explorers had planned to call in regular updates to school groups by satellite phone, and had planned online posts with photographic evidence of global warming. In contrast to Bancroft’s 1986 trek across the Arctic with fellow Minnesota explorer Will Steger, this time she and Arnesen were prepared to don body suits and swim through areas where polar ice has melted.

Atwood said there was some irony that a trip to call attention to global warming was scuttled in part by extreme cold temperatures.

“They were experiencing temperatures that weren’t expected with global warming,” Atwood said. “But one of the things we see with global warming is unpredictability.”

Oh, I get it…  instead of coming to the reasonable conclusion that climate change is unpredictable, unpredictability is now a symptom of global warming.

We must all do our part to stop Global Unpredictableness!

Sheesh.

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