Computer Models show Carbon where ‘Scientists’ wanted to find it in the Antarctic

Posted by PITHOCRATES - September 1st, 2012

Week in Review

We have new ‘scientific’ evidence that global warming will be worse than we thought possible.  Because of carbon we can’t see.  But know it is there.  Just waiting to unleash more global warming on us.  Oh, the humanity (see Antarctica’s Hidden Carbon Stores Pose Warming Risk in Study by Alex Morales posted 8/30/2012 on Bloomberg).

Antarctic researchers found as much as 400 billion metric tons of carbon hidden under the ice sheets, with the potential to seep out as methane and accelerate global warming…

“There’s a potentially large pool of methane hydrate in part of the Earth where we haven’t previously considered it,” Wadham said in a telephone interview. “Depending on where that hydrate is, and how much there is, if the ice thins in those regions, some of that hydrate could come out with a possible feedback on climate…”

“That hydrate is stable as long as you don’t change the temperature or pressure,” she said. “In Antarctica, though you might not have a big temperature change at the bed of the ice sheet, if the ice thins, the pressure drops and some of that hydrate could be converted into gas bubbles and then lost…”

Wadham’s team used computer models to predict how much methane might be trapped under the ice. They also tested sub- glacial soils from Antarctica and the Arctic in laboratory conditions to confirm organisms in the earth below the ice can produce methane. It isn’t yet possible to say over what period it may escape because of the “many uncertainties,” she said.

So there may be an enormous amount of carbon hidden where we can’t see it.  Based on computer models with “many uncertainties.”   So people who want to find carbon trapped under the ice to raise alarms about further global warming have programmed their computer models to show that there is carbon trapped under the ice.  Guess those “many uncertainties” come in handy.  To let you produce the data you want to find.

Okay, if there’s bad stuff under the ice we need to keep it under the ice.  Right?  I mean, that’s the danger of the melting ice sheets, yes?  It provides a pathway for this carbon to enter the atmosphere.  So what should we do right now?

“All these things throw up more questions than answers initially,” Wadham said. “That provides you with a reason to go to look to perhaps drill into sediments underneath the ice sheet to see if hydrates are there.”

Huh?  Wouldn’t drilling a hole through the ice provide a pathway for the carbon to enter the atmosphere?  Sort of like an oil well striking oil.  Only the gusher will be methane from the carbon we’ll release.  If this is the case then we can blame global warming on all these ‘scientists’ messing around where they shouldn’t be.  And not on manmade warming from our modern world.  For it does seem that all our global warming has been happening while these ‘scientists’ have been looking for it.  And these temperatures have been rising while we’ve never reduced our air pollution levels more.  Something just doesn’t add up.  And it all seems to go back to these ‘scientists’.  As if they’re creating global warming just to blame on the modern industrial economy.  And the businesses that create it.

A bit farfetched.  But it would definitely keep the government research money coming in.  Especially if the government can use their findings to enact further environmental regulations on businesses.  Such as impose a carbon tax.  Sell carbon permits.  Or initiate some carbon emissions trading scheme.  Which would bring enormous amounts of money into government coffers.  But that’s crazy talk.  The government would never do that.  It’s just a coincidence that this push for new carbon revenue coincides with all these government budget shortfalls throughout the world.

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Real Science in Astrophysics shows how Global Warming is More Politics than Science

Posted by PITHOCRATES - January 21st, 2012

Week in Review

Here’s something you just don’t hear when global warming ‘scientists’ talk about their work (see Dark matter galaxy hints seen 10bn light-years away posted 1/18/2012 on BBC News Science & Environment).

Astronomers have spotted a “dwarf” galaxy some 10 billion light-years away which may be made mostly of the mysterious material called dark matter…

By using computer models of how that magnification and distortion should work, the mass of the lensing galaxy – and where that mass is distributed – can be determined.

The technique was recently used to develop the widest view of dark matter distribution in the Universe ever produced…

They found a discrepancy in comparing with the image that their detailed computer model suggested should come from the system…

“If we find other galaxies or satellites, it will tell us whether we need to change the properties of dark matter; if we don’t find enough, then dark matter must be different from what we think.”

You never hear these global warming ‘scientists’ ever questioning their computer models.  Never.  Which should tell you something.  Their models already tell them what they want them to say.  Which moves global warming from the realm of science to politics.

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