“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”
– Mark Twain
weather stations on the Yukon River, in the Arctic, have reported temperatures of more than 100 in the shade
During June, the Arctic receives more solar radiation than any place else on Earth.
During the summer of 1927, temperatures over 32C were persistent in the Arctic.
Children were sunbathing near the North Pole.
Steve Cohen thinks the Arctic is burning up, but temperatures are close to the 1979-2000 mean.
Oregon did not break their temperature record, which was set twice in 1898
Arctic winters warmed 16 degrees from 1910 to 1939.
The glaciers of Greenland and Norway were facing catastrophic collapse.
Over the last five years, the Greenland surface mass balance has been above average.
The Arctic was much warmer around the time Stonehenge was built, with CO2 levels much lower.
Many politicians believe that CO2 controls the climate. There is very little empirical evidence to support that idea, and even less to support the idea that politicians control CO2.
Another Congressional clown is Bob Ingliss, who chose to be a climate alarmist after his kids told him they wouldn’t talk to him until he did.
One thousand years ago King Knut took his subjects to the sea to show them that government did not control sea level. Unfortunate that politicians are not that bright now.