September 21st 2014 23:32
Pop quiz is the global sea ice above or below average this month? If you would ask the normal person on the street that would even say that there is an ice free Arctic this year. The truth is that there is about half a million more square miles of sea ice compared to the last 30 years.
Proof you say? Check out the below graph Cryosphere Today, from the University of Illinois.
What about the claim that Arctic is headed toward an iceless summer? What if I told you that there is more Arctic ice now than in 2007? Again I have satellite proof as opposed to uninformed or biased journalists, who rely on spin for their reports.
So why so much misinformation out there? Environmentalists let "one world" radicals hijack their movement thinking that the big tent approach would lead to more awareness of their issues. The opposite is true however, the more mistrust from the misleading data the more the general public will not believe the real environmental issues that we face.
Why also would climate scientists falsify data like they have been caught doing three times in the last year? Global economic slowdown has caused many governments to reduce the number of grants that they might have approved in the past. These grants are usually the projects that have high public attention. Climate science has been in the news a lot so those are the studies that are getting approved. If a scientist asks for research money to study the Ruby Throated Hummingbird for instance, chances are that his funding would be denied. If they however., added the words " how climate change affects the Hummingbird," then the chances are greatly increased the funding will be approved.
The information is out there it is up to all of us to question authority and to educate ourselves.