Ten years ago, alarmists got completely hysterical about a crack in the ice at the Larsen-B Ice Shelf
To put this in perspective, see if you can find it in the image below.
But, but Steve – - – Larsen B is “The Canary in the Coal Mine” (TM-Jim-Bob Hansen)
And compared to most coal mines, canaries are pretty danged small, but they “Speak Truth to Power” (TM – Ward Churchill) because they are at-one with Gaia.
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Back in the 1970s, the D’s in Congress launched investigations of R’s with the mantra:
“It’s not the nature of the evidence, but the seriousness of the charges that demands action!!” [famously employed in the Anita Hill - Clarence Thomas circus]
Same old, same old
Remember, as we age, we start to lose our hearing.
Therefore TM-Jim-Bob Hansen no longer hears the Canary…thus…has to be true!
The Ice Cap is doomed!! That has been confirmed thru numerous studies, rigorously peer reviewed by 97% of similar pigs slopping at the same trough. All those peer reviewing pigs likewise want their own half assed studies peer reviewed by the same crowd, so they too can stay on the multi-billion dollar gravy train and keep flying to lavish climate conferences.
To say otherwise, you are a tool of the stinking capitalist system that promotes evil values, such as initiative and hard work. Not to mention the unfair, insane notions that some people deserve to make more money than others and that people who fail aren’t always victims.
When superduper El Nino arrives, with all the superduper exponential heating trapped in the system, the Ice Cap will fall into the sea and we are all going to drown!! I hope you can live with that on your conscious!
I can live with whatever comes my way.
Is Waldo playing with the red hula-hoop on the big fictitious ice picture?
As a Brit, I grew up with Auntie’s (the BBC) tales of Larsen B. Every year, for several
weeks at a time, Larsen B was a top story, as the BBC was conviced that the ice shelf
was about to collapse, and that it would be highly dramatic, and they wanted to be there to capture it live.
Tens years went by, and all that happened was, Larsen B got smaller as bits broke off.
They tried to bolster the story with the smaller Larsens A and C, and so it continued
for another five years or so, but Auntie knew it would never ammount to anything.
It was another ten years before they were able to say “Larsen B has collapsed”, but
they said it quietly* and nobody was listening anymore.
* It was another five years before I went looking on the BBC website and found that story.
Larsen B makes a good metaphore for the decline of the BBC.
We live in a dynamic world and the only constant is change. Born, Grow, Deteriorate and Die. From the smallest grain of sand to the entire universe. Cycles withing cycles within cycles on into infinity.
Talking of Antarctica – these birds are doomed to grill.
Demographic models and IPCC climate projections predict the decline of an emperor penguin population
But what’s this?
“Twice as Many Emperor Penguins as Thought in Antarctica, First-Ever Penguin Count from Space Shows”
H/T Climate Depot
The true cause of global and collapse of ice shelves? Too many penguins….
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