Permafrost not Endangered

One of the fright tricks used by AGW believers to gin up fear of global warming is the claim that rising temperatures will melt the arctic permafrost, thus releasing even more carbon into the atmosphere. But that prediction appears to be a stretch, at best.

According to a recent field study of ice wedges conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta, the permafrost has survived numerous warming spells in past millenia that were far worse than what we are supposed to be facing.

“The general view is that everything would have melted out back then,” Dr. [Duane] Froese said. The new finding suggests that wasn’t the case, and that models of future melting need to be rethought.

Of course, Dr. Froese is then quick to throw a sop to the AGW crowd, acknowledging that global warming is still a serious threat, yada, yada. But it’s another case of hard science casting doubt on the prevailing paradigm.

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One response to “Permafrost not Endangered

  1. There might be global warming or cooling but the important issue is whether we, as a human race, can do anything about it.

    There are a host of porkies and not very much truth barraging us everyday so its difficult to know what to believe.

    I think I have simplified the issue in an entertaining way on my blog which includes discussion on CO2.

    http://www.rogerfromnewzealand.wordpress.com

    Please feel welcome to visit and leave a comment.

    Cheers

    Roger

    PS In my country a porky is not a fat person but refers to a statement or assertion of gross falsehood or extreme exaggeration.

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