Climate Schizophrenia

Andrew Bolt reminds us of a warning Tim Flannery made in 2008 that we could have an ice-free polar cap by 2013.

Let’s see, that is a total loss of polar ice, (I assume it includes Greenland and Antarctica), within 5 years.

This is somewhat a catastrophic reduction in ice cap area, no?

So I wonder why they are so averse to the catastrophic appearances of polar ice caps as implied by the burying of the WWII fighter planes on Greenland here.

The simplest explanation might be that Tim Flannery and his fellow climateers may not actually understand the physics and chemistry of ice-cap formation; I don’t.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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