Cheering news: Steve Milloy of JunkScience.com offers a refreshing—even funny—list of 10 bad climate-change predictions, along with illustrations. A few follow:
- “Snows of Kilimanjaro to vanish by 2020,” said the Vancouver Sun, quoting a scientist. They’re still there.
- Glaciers will be gone from Glacier National Park by 2020, said the signs at the park posted in 2009. Now, the Park’s signs are gone and the glaciers are still there.
- Global temperatures would be 3 degrees C higher in 2020, said NASA scientist James Hansen in 1987. By 2020, global temperatures were up by less than a half a degree.
- The economics of imperiled Pacific islands would suffer from climate change. But Tuvalu, for one, experienced a 6-year growth spurt through 2019.
See them all at Junkscience.com.
H-T Sterling Burnett, Climate Change Weekly.
Image of Mount Kilimanjaro by Greg Mantani of Pixabay.
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Here’s an interesting excerpt from an article on Nature.com
“The top [of the mountain] is very, very dry. It’s a desert up there,” Hardy says. The lack of new snowfall means the dark, dirty tops of glaciers absorb more solar radiation than they otherwise would. In addition, the nearby Indian Ocean has warmed, says Hardy, altering circulation patterns that used to bring more moisture to the mountain. But Hardy says there is too little data to blame the ice loss on increasing atmospheric temperatures. “It’s entirely reasonable that, yes, the glaciers are going away on Kilimanjaro in response to global warming,” but the link is via Indian Ocean-driven circulation patterns rather than via a warmer atmosphere, says Hardy. The study is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.