Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Antarctic ice data proves global warming hoax?

I saw a conservative in a religious forum post a news article that he said disproved a manmade connection to global warming. He even touted the honesty and reliability of the particular scientists involved in this story, compared to the general population of scientists working on climate change. Let's see.

In the news.com.au story, Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away, by Greg Roberts, we read:

"Australian Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica.

"Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally," Dr Allison said.

Okay, there you have it. Dr. Ian Allison , a scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division, is an inherently reliable scientist. What is his opinion on climate change?

He's interviewed in the Reuters story, Q+A: How great is the threat from melting ice sheets?
Ian Allison is leader of the Australian Antarctic Division's Ice, Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate program and a researcher within the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Center.

He has been involved in Antarctic science for over 40 years.


"I think it is now unequivocal that warming of the world is occurring and I think the last IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) conclusively showed that a major cause of warming is greenhouse gas emissions from mankind.

There you have it. An inherently reliable scientist says that the IPCC "conclusviely showed that a major cause of warming is greenhouse gas emissions from mankind.

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