Hasn't global warming already been debunked? I thought the science was settled...global warming is a foolish mistake or perhaps an amazingly successful scam, but in no way is it science. So, imagine my amazement to discover this alarming headline at the New York Times: "In Sign of Warming, 1600 Years of Ice in Andes Melted in 25 Years!"
The article goes on in depth to describe the awful tragedy unfolding in the Peruvian Andes. Apparently plants that were growing on this volcanic plain 18,000 feet above sea level, 6000 years ago, were frozen solid and then covered in ice for thousands of years. No that's not the tragedy; the tragedy is that this ice is now thawing due to the recent balmy weather we've been having the last twenty-five years or so. You see this ice thawing is supposed to be more proof of man-caused global warming. Except for the fact—which the beleaguered global-warming theory ignores—that according to the article—PLANTS WERE GROWING HERE 6000 YEARS AGO!!! And as far as I know humans weren't that much of a CO2 producer in those halcyon days of yore, when plants were growing here. You'd think that would kind of settle it, wouldn't you?
Global warming, which scientists say is being caused primarily by the human release of greenhouse gases, is having its largest effects at high latitudes and high altitudes. Sitting at high elevation in the tropics, the Quelccaya ice cap appears to be extremely sensitive to the temperature changes, several scientists said.ZOMG! We might lose all this tropical ice and watch helplessly in stunned horror as this treasure-trove of frigid H2O turns into completely useless wet stuff that forms into large pools of useless ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams.
"It may not go very quickly because there’s so much ice, but we might have already locked into a situation where we are committed to losing that ice," said Mathias Vuille, a climate scientist at the State University at Albany in New York.