Peer-Reviewed Ignorance And Hearsay

When in a pinch, Zeke Hausfather is the go-to-man for climate disinformation. Here is one section of his latest work. He claims ignorance about the historical retreat of glaciers, and bases his argument around hearsay, misinformation and the beliefs of people who have been consistently wrong.

APS Physics | FPS | Climate Change: Robust Evidence of Causes and Impacts

He could have gone to the Glacier Bay National Park website, and found out that Alaska’s largest glacier retreated 45 miles from 1750 to 1880.

Glacier Bay’s Glacial History – Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)

But Glacier Bay hardly retreated at all over the last 50 years.

He could have gone to the USGS web site and found out that Glacier National Park has been retreating since 1850.

History of Glaciers in Glacier National Park

Experts predicted Glacier National Park would be ice free by 1948.

29 Dec 1923, Page 5 – at Newspapers.com

He could have gone to the NASA web site, and found out that the Jakobshavn Glacier (which is now advancing) retreated very rapidly from 1851 to 1964, and then hardly at all through the end of the 20th century. Over the last three years it has been advancing.

Greenland’s Ice Island Alarm

Or the Geologic Survey of Denmark.

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 14, 14-25

Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Straight Year – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

When the glacier started advancing in 2016, climate experts were saying it was “retreating at galloping speed.” These are the same experts whom Zeke uses for his sources of  hearsay.

One of the world’s fastest melting glaciers may have just lost its biggest chunk of ice on record – The Washington Post

Glaciers have been disappearing for a long time, and it has nothing to do with greenhouse gases.

16 Aug 1902 – Alpine Glaciers Disappearing. – Trove

27 Jul 1903, Page 4 – The Tribune at Newspapers.com

05 Dec 1903, Page 7 – The Catholic Advance at Newspapers.com

31 Jul 1906 – South Pole Warming Up

13 Dec 1907 – SHRINKING GLACIERS. – Trove

13 Oct 1910, Page 7 – Aberdeen Herald

18 Aug 1917 – RECEDING GLACIERS. – Trove

10 Nov 1922 – WORLD CROWING WARMER. – Trove

17 Sep 1936, Page 16 – Arizona Republic at Newspapers.com

17 Dec 1939, Page 15 – Harrisburg Sunday Courier at Newspapers.com

29 Sep 1939 – What is The World Coming To? – Trove

29 May 1940, Page 14 – Cumberland Evening Times at Newspapers.com

24 Dec 1940, Page 7 – La Grande Observer at Newspapers.com

13 Oct 1940, Page 76 – Hartford Courant at Newspapers.com

31 May 1947 – MELTING ICE CAP DANGER – Trove

27 May 1950 – The World Is Getting Warmer, Science Says – Trove

TimesMachine: July 22, 1951 – NYTimes.com

18 Feb 1952 – Melting Icecaps Mystery – Trove

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

15 Responses to Peer-Reviewed Ignorance And Hearsay

  1. fhsiv says:

    If a glacier is calving into the ocean, isn’t that a sign that the ice mass is accumulating faster than it is melting?

    • Disillusioned says:

      Yes. . It is a sign of a growing glacier. That doesn’t stop climate catatrophists from opportunizing it and falsely claiming it as a sign of warming-caused melting. Those manipulative scum see their audience much in the same way P.T. Barnum did.

  2. Steven Fraser says:

    I hope that the world will be a little warmer now that the Little Ice Age is over.

    My family cruised Glacier bay in 1995, and again, in 2018, coincidentally on the same day of the ceremony of the Tinglit returning to inner-bay ‘Ancestral Homelands’. The canoes were off our port side, paralleling our path.

    At the time, I picked up a copy of the Park Service brouchure containing the glacier positions over the years… with the same representations shown by Tony. That the glacier adanced into the ocean, cutting the opening to the ‘bay’, was a revelation to me.

    Also instructive was the glacier position at the time of John Muir. Consider this: the forward motion of the Glacier at Vancouver’s time opened the ‘bay’ to admixing of ocean tidewater with the meltwater in the bay. Previously, the connection of the ‘Bay’ to the ocean was by way of meltwater rivers. The advance of the glacier to the ocean during the Little Ice Age re- carved the ocean channel that had previously been filled by alleuvial soil or moraines from an earlier glacial sctivity, opening up to the influence of tides, as well.

    From my perspective, the evident differences from 1995 and 2018 were in two areas: decline in the count of ‘hanging’ glaciers ( visible at the top of the gorge, but not reaching tidewater) and the decline of the lower end of the Grand Pacific as it approaches the tidewater. What was, in 1995, a 3-mile-wide, of a 200-foot-thick wall of calving ice, was, in 2018, amuch less impressive, dark moraine… mounds of ice and dirt.

    On the left of that, though, the Margerie Glacier still reaches the tidewater with imprssive thickness, and calves a few times an hour.

    To all that have not been there, I recommend the trip, easily begun from Seattle, Vancouver, Anchorage or Seward, with many interesting stops along the way. In 1995, we floated the Bald Eagle Preserve…astounding in it beauty and ancient majesty.

  3. Logic n reason says:

    Here is the latest piece of BBC propaganda. Watched this so called journalist and a professor from the expedition this morning on Breakfast Time. As usual we got the whole spiel about catastrophic sea level rise and how CO2 is the culprit. Again, one way traffic with no scientist to question the narrative.

    Tony, would welcome your thoughts on this in a future video. Justin Rowlatt is the chief environmental correspondent for the BBC. To the best of my knowledge he has no scientific qualifications and is essentially a BBC hack / propagandist who has been heavily influenced by climate alarmists.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51097309

    • James Snook says:

      And he spent two months on the ‘project’, with cameraman. The costs of getting them there and supporting them must have been enormous, but hey, it’s the BEEB and money doesn’t matter, only alarmism.

    • gofer says:

      “Ever-increasing carbon dioxide levels are putting a lot more heat into the atmosphere and the oceans.”

      Seems highly misleading. How does this magic molecule put more heat in than is already there?

  4. G W Smith says:

    The dummies who vote D will only remember the accusations and never bother to check the evidence. The mantra never changes and goes on and on and on….

  5. Don B says:

    Captain George Vancouver was sailing and mapping the Pacific Coast when he came to Glacier Bay in Alaska, but there was no bay in 1794, as the massive glacier extended to the coast. John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, was exploring the area in 1879, and found the glacier had retreated 48 miles since Vancouver’s visit. No coal power plants had been built anywhere in the world by 1879.

    “The remarkably accurate chart the survey produced shows a mere indentation in the shoreline, “terminated by solid compact mountains of ice,” where Glacier Bay is today. The great glacier that filled the Bay was by then in rapid retreat, and was the source of the floating icepack that so hindered Whidbey. Any visitor who came by at the glacial maximum, a few decades earlier, would have found the glacier’s tongue extending out into Icy Strait almost to Lemesurier Island.”

    https://www.nps.gov/glba/learn/historyculture/people.htm

  6. Gamecock says:

    Glaciers are melting faster than ever!

    Sea level rise is constant.

    Glacier melting is irrelevant.

  7. Disillusioned says:

    What is going on with this site? It is crippled.

  8. Gretl Hartmann says:

    Jakobshavn is pronounced like YakobsHown btw.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *