Friday, 5 March 2010

The One That Is Comparing And Contrasting. . .

Perhaps I’m easily confused, but these two stories on Al-Jabeeba’s website this morning have me scratching my head.

Exhibit A:

A review from the UK Met Office says it is becoming clearer that human activities are causing climate change.

It says the evidence is stronger now than when the Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change carried out its last assessment in 2007.

The analysis, published in the Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews Climate Change Journal, has assessed 110 research papers on the subject.

It says the earth is changing rapidly, probably because of greenhouse gases.

Blimey, that’s a bugger. What the hell are we going to do?

I will console myself by continuing to consume my morning news. Oh… hullo, what’s this?

Exhibit B:

Four ships break free from Baltic Sea ice.

Four ships have broken free after being stuck in the ice in the Baltic Sea, but around 50 remain stuck, officials say.

Some ships are stranded in the waters between Stockholm and the Aaland Islands, while others are stuck in the Bay of Bothnia to the north.

Many of the vessels are not likely to be freed for hours, the Swedish maritime authorities say.

They say no-one is hurt and there are currently no evacuation plans. However, the level of alert has been increased.

So, on one hand we’ve got polar bears breaking out the factor 40 and people in the centre of Australia building arks in anticipation of the biblical flood we’re expecting, and yet on the other hand we’ve got ships stuck in ice off the coast of Stockholm. I know that Sweden is hardly St. Lucia in winter, but Stockholm is a long, long way from the Arctic Circle, and it is bloody March.

Even the IPCC has declared a ‘pause’.

Anyone have any ideas? ‘Cause I’m stumped.


John R said...

So on the one hand you have a survey carried out by the fanatically "on message" Met Office which contains no new science it's just a review of 110 old papers which they selected themselves in some way only they know. This is the same Met Office that for 9 of the last 10 years has predicted each year was going to be warmer than the last and for 8 of the 9 got it wrong. This same Met Office has repeatedly told us how there will be no Arctic in in (pick a random number of) years.

On the other you have the Swedish maritime authorities who say they can look out of their window and see ice, lots of it, with 50 ships stuck in it.

Now who would you believe is telling you the truth?

Furor Teutonicus said...

I know that Sweden is hardly St. Lucia in winter,

You were saying?

banned said...

To quote dear old Bob Dylan, " You don't need the weatherman to see which way the wind blows".