Friday, March 06, 2009

On the Hoax in the Arctic

Richard Land, Director of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, thinks global warming is a "hoax" and a "scam" because sunspots are fading and the sun is going into a quiescent period. Instead of global warming, Land expects global cooling in the future.

Meanwhile, the Arctic ice keeps melting down and and sea water keeps absorbing more heat from Land's "quiescent" sun. Today, scientists in Quebec are predicting that the Arctic sea ice will be completely melted in the summer of 2013.

It doesn't look like it will take much longer to learn who it is that is perpetrating a hoax in their predictions of climate change.

1 comment:

RonSpross said...

Bruce,
Science has predicted human induced global warming ever since the infra-red absorption of carbon dioxide was understood (that would be over 100 yrs ago) http://www.aip.org/history/climate/summary.htm

Since Richard Land asserts the sun is running the variation in the climate, perhaps he should present his findings at the next meeting of the American Physical Society, since they have a different view http://www.aps.org/policy/statements/07_1.cfm
He might show how the equations for radiative balance are wrong, since they show that the known variation in the sun's output is cannot be causing the observed changes, and how they should be changed, since they seem to work
quite well in other applications.

As far as making it clear who has perpetrated the "hoax" of global warming is concerned, perhaps we'll know some time after we figure out who it is that is perpetrating the hoaxes of evolution or notion of a billion year-old earth.