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Hype Update February 4, 2010

Posted by BlueGreen in Deception, Misrepresentation.
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So what’s Krugman’s evidence for catastrophic temperature rises?

The fact is that the planet is changing faster than even pessimists expected: ice caps are shrinking, arid zones spreading, at a terrifying rate.

But as Thomas Fuller points out:

If these are the reasons he cries treason, he should perhaps reconsider. One ice cap shrunk, as it has before, but is recovering, as it has before. The other ice cap is growing at the rate of 10,000 square kilometers per year. As for deserts, both in China and Africa deserts are actually shrinking.

The ice cap has shrunk and recovered like this before?

Wrong: See SkepticalScience…

The Antarctic ice is growing?

Wrong: See SkepticalScience…

In Update 3:

Astonishing. Years after it was discredited, the Rudd Government still uses the infamous Mann “hockey stick”, which falsely suggests even the Middle Ages were much cooler than today. Does the Government know it’s peddling falsehoods, or is it plain ignorant.

The Hockey Stick was discredited?

From SkepticalScience:

Since the hockey stick paper in 1998, there have been a number of proxy studies analysing a variety of different sources including corals, stalagmites, tree rings, boreholes and ice cores. They all confirm the original hockey stick conclusion: the 20th century is the warmest in the last 1000 years and that warming was most dramatic after 1920.

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