Thursday, July 24, 2008

Remember the ice-free summer the North Pole was meant to have?

Despite earlier scare stories about the North Pole supposedly being ice free this summer, comes a shocking photograph.
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois shows ice cover at the North Pole yesterday (right) compared to the same day last year. And ice cover in the Southern Hemisphere is above the long-term average:
Hat tip: Andrew Bolt
UPDATE: Tim Blair notes Global warming panic celebrates its 50th birthday.


spector said...

I found this brilliant little story on the net today.....

The eco-friendly guy vs. the A/C units

When a server room filled with important server equipment was overheated during a three-day weekend, the damage was significant, with equipment replacements alone costing nearly $200,000. Once the dust settled and people started researching why the still-functioning A/C units had stopped working specifically over the weekend, an email from one of the employees turned up:

From: ----- -----------
To: IT Department
Re: A/C constantly running.

To whom it may concern,

I came in today (Monday) to finish up a project I was working
on before our big meeting with the State ----- Commission tomorrow,
and I noticed that there were three or four large air conditioners
running the entire time I was here. Since it's a three day weekend,
no one is around, why do we need to have the A/C running 24/7?

With all the power that all those big computers in that room use, I
doubt it is really eco-friendly to run those big units at the same
time. And all computers have cooling fans anyway, so why put the A/C
for the building in that room?

I got a keycard from [the facility manager’s] desk and shut off the
A/C units. I’m sure you guys can deal with it being warm for an hour
or two when you come in tomorrow morning.

In the future, let’s try to be a little more conscientious of our
energy usage!


Anonymous said...

Northern hemisphere sea ice anomoly:

Southern hemisphere sea ice anomoly:

KG said...

Great story, Spector--I'm still laughing.
Do-gooder idiot meets reality...


I just heard on the radio that Mt Hutt is closed because there is too much snow!
And that is before the weekend storm arrives and the one due on Tuesday.