Global Warming Mission Cancelled Due To Ice and Snow

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    You cannot make this stuff up! The global warming nuts will not like this



    Frostbite, equipment damage end latest Bancroft-Arnesen trek

    PATRICK CONDON
    Associated Press

    SCOTT TAKUSHI, PIONEER PRESS
    Anne Bancroft - Pioneer Press archive photo from March 2004.MINNEAPOLIS - A North Pole expedition meant to bring attention to global warming was called off after one of the explorers got frostbite.

    The explorers, Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, on Saturday called off what was intended to be a 530-mile trek across the Arctic Ocean after Arnesen suffered frostbite in three of her toes, and extreme cold temperatures drained the batteries in some of their electronic equipment.

    "Ann said losing toes and going forward at all costs was never part of the journey," said Ann Atwood, who helped organize the expedition.

    On Monday, the pair was at Canada's Ward Hunt Island, awaiting a plane to take them to Resolute, Canada, where they were to return to Minneapolis later this week.

    Bancroft, 51, became the first woman to cross the North Pole on a 1986 expedition. She and Arnesen, 53, of Oslo, Norway, were the first women to ski across Antarctica in 2001.

    But the latest trek got off to a bad start. The day they set off from Ward Hunt Island, a plane landing near the women hit their gear, punching a hole in Bancroft's sled and damaging one of Arnesen's snowshoes.

    They repaired the snowshoe with binding from a ski, but Atwood said the patch job created pressure on Arnesen's left foot, which led to blisters that then turned into frostbite.

    Then there was the cold - quite a bit colder, Atwood said, then Bancroft and Arnesen had expected. One night they measured the temperature inside their tent at 58 degrees below zero, and outside temperatures were exceeding 100 below zero at times, Atwood said.

    "My first reaction when they called to say there were calling it off was that they just sounded really, really cold," Atwood said.

    She said Bancroft and Arnesen were applying hot water bottles to Arnesen's foot every night, but had to wake up periodically because the bottles froze.

    The explorers had planned to call in regular updates to school groups by satellite phone, and had planned online posts with photographic evidence of global warming. In contrast to Bancroft's 1986 trek across the Arctic with fellow Minnesota explorer Will Steger, this time she and Arnesen were prepared to don body suits and swim through areas where polar ice has melted.

    Atwood said there was some irony that a trip to call attention to global warming was scuttled in part by extreme cold temperatures.

    "They were experiencing temperatures that weren't expected with global warming," Atwood said. "But one of the things we see with global warming is unpredictability."

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    Well, it is late winter in the Arctic...
     
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    I saw the title while sitting in class and almost burst out laughing...

    I feel bad for the guy with Frostbite, but other than that the situation is actually rather amusing...
     
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    This isn't the first time:

    And then it gets cancelled again.

    Classic.
     
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    The global warming nuts are saying the Earth is burning up
     
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    The enviro wackos are not going to like this

    They will blame Fox News, Rush, and Sean for brainwashing the masses





    March 12, 2007
    To Americans, the Risks of Global Warming Are Not Imminent
    A majority worries about climate changes, but thinks problems are a decade or more away

    by Lydia Saad

    GALLUP NEWS SERVICE

    PRINCETON, NJ -- One has to wonder why Americans don't demand more political action on global warming when surveys routinely find them saying they believe it is happening and are generally worried about it -- and when activists like former vice president Al Gore are sounding piercing alarm bells about the risks of climate change. Yet, only a small fraction of the public names global warming in unaided measures of perceived problems facing the nation or as a top government priority. Although a majority of Americans say they are at least fairly worried about global warming, the issue ranks near the bottom of other environmental issues rated.

    One answer could be that, while Americans say they are worried about global warming, they also believe the worst manifestations of the problem are a long way off. A recent Gallup Panel poll explored this idea with a pair of questions concerning each of seven possible ways that global warming could affect life as we know it on Earth. These range from stronger hurricanes, to extinction of animal species, to a significant rise in ocean levels. Gallup asked respondents to rate how much they worry about each event happening, and to predict when, if ever, they think each event will occur.

    Generally speaking, not much more than one-third of Americans are "very worried" about any of the seven effects of global warming measured in the survey; however, a solid majority are at least "somewhat worried" about nearly all of them.

    The most common concern is for the worsening of weather events such as hurricanes, flooding, and droughts, as well as rising ocean levels swamping coastal areas. Americans express slightly less concern for the extinction of animal species and spread of tropical diseases. Far fewer Americans are worried that northern Europe will experience dramatic cooling due to changes in the Gulf Stream. Concern about the most severe effect of global warming -- "that human life will cease to exist on earth" -- is in a class by itself, as it is the only item for which a majority of Americans (66%) are not especially worried.

    Next, as you may know there is a lot of talk these days about global warming and what its effects might be. How worried are you that each of the following will happen as a result of global warming -- very worried, somewhat worried, not too worried, or not worried at all?


    for all the poll numbers see http://www.galluppoll.com/content/?ci=26842
     
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    I wonder, if it is hot that day, will the liberal media say global warming is causing some of the enviro wackos to pass out from heat stroke?



    Gore gets a hand from Congress for climate concert

    By Jeremy Pelofsky

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President and environment crusader Al Gore still has some pull in Washington, D.C. -- getting a venue for a rock concert.

    The former Democratic presidential candidate had wanted to highlight the need to address global warming by staging one of seven worldwide "Live Earth" concerts on the National Mall in the U.S. capital on July 7.

    But two events already are scheduled for that day on the Mall so Gore reached out to a close friend in Congress, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to use the front lawn of the Capitol -- albeit a much smaller area.

    Reid of Nevada and Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine have introduced a resolution in the Senate offering the Capitol grounds for the event. It would also have to pass the U.S. House of Representatives.

    "Senator Reid is supporting this event as a way to bring attention to this global issue," said spokesman Jim Manley.

    Two other events are scheduled for July 7 on the approximately 300-acre area that stretches from the Washington Monument area to the Capitol lawn: the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival and a rally by a religious group.

    "We have to consider applications in the order they are received," said Bill Line, a National Park Service spokesman. "We received both of those applications well in advance, months and months, of any phone call" from the concert promoters.

    He urged the organizers to consider the nearby football stadium FedEx Field, though it only can hold about one-fifth of the 500,000 people who may attend.

    A spokesman for "Live Earth" was not immediately available for comment. Slated to play are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Melissa Etheridge, and close Gore friend rock star Jon Bon Jovi, among others.

    In addition to the planned Washington concert, the others will be held in cities on the other six continents: Shanghai, Sydney, Johannesburg, London, Brazil, Japan and Antarctica.

    Concert organizers have said more than 1 million people would attend the shows and another 2 billion will watch or hear it via the Internet, television, radio, and wireless services.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN1342677720070313
     
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    http://www.trac.org.au/cgi-bin/test?page=/myths/top10.htm

    Top 10 Global Warming Lies!

    Claim 1: Temperatures are Hotter and Rising Faster Than Ever Before.

    Claim 2: Warming Will Create Unusual Weather and Animal Events

    Claim 3: Warming is Melting The Arctic Glaciers and Greenland Ice Sheets and Raising Sea Levels.

    Claim 4: Warming is Melting the Antarctic Which Is Contributing to Sea Level Rises and Flooding of Coastal areas and Sinking of Islands

    Claim 5: Warming is Causing World-Wide Loss of Coral reefs.

    Claim 6: There is No Other Explanation for Global Warming.

    Claim 7: 2003 European Heat Wave was Responsible for Many deaths.

    Claim 8: Warming is Responsible for Malarial and Other Disease Outbreaks.

    Claim 9: Scientists Agree that Anthropogenic CO2 is the Cause of Global Warming

    Claim 10: The Predictions of the Computer Models are Reliable
     

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