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01-05-2013, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
sensationalist? like claiming the Himalayan ice cap will melt by 2030 then saying oops we meant 2330 then oops its not actually melting at all....

It's sensationalist drivel because it purposefully ignores the entire definition of the term "global warming". Global. The globe. Not one part of Alaska.

Reading further the scientists say that the local change has been brought about by the regular decadal oscillation of the ocean water. The water temperature goes through periods of relative warming and cooling and this effects climates in proximity to the water. Currently it has oscillated to a warming phase.

Of course this should be placed in the larger context of historic Arctic warming. They also mentioned that far northern Alaska has actually seen significant warming during this period.

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