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Britains’ Top Scientist – “Why Antarctica will soon be the only place to live–literally”

June 9, 2013
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By Paul Homewood

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http://web.archive.org/web/20100817023019/http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/why-antarctica-will-soon-be-the-ionlyi-place-to-live–literally-561947.html

The Independent, (or poor man’s Guardian), reported in 2004:-

Antarctica is likely to be the world’s only habitable continent by the end of this century if global warming remains unchecked, the Government’s chief scientist, Professor Sir David King, said last week.

He said the Earth was entering the “first hot period” for 60 million years, when there was no ice on the planet and “the rest of the globe could not sustain human life”

“No ice was left on Earth. Antarctica was the best place for mammals to live, and the rest of the world would not sustain human life,” he said.

Sir David warned that if the world did not curb its burning of fossil fuels “we will reach that level by 2100”.

Ever since, defenders of King have claimed that he never said any such thing. Given that the article was written by the appallingly poor Geoffrey Lean, who knows?

Either way, let’s see how the prediction is planning out.

June 9, 2013 at 18:00

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Rothera Research Station Webcam

British Antarctic Survey

http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/images/webcams/rothera/index.php?cam=2&date=2013-06-09%2018:00:40&position=99

Meanwhile, at the South Pole itself, it is so cold that the cameras won’t even work!!!

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http://www.usap.gov/videoClipsAndMaps/spwebcam.cfm

And, apparently , the temperature is a balmy –78F! It’s so cold, even the brass monkeys are crying their eyes out.

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http://www.usap.gov/videoClipsAndMaps/spwebcam.cfm

Personally, I don’t give a crap which idiot made this prediction. But, perhaps, Mr Lean and Mr King might like to get their heads together, and let us know whether:-

a) The Chief Scientist was talking through his hat.

b) The Independent reported a load of old bollox, for reasons known only to itself, and will now be sued for libel by the old idiot, who has been made to look like a moron.

7 Comments
  1. Terbreugghen permalink
    June 9, 2013 11:49 pm

    Interesting about the Wilkins Ice Shelf — not due to climate change, according to the expert. http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/contenthandler.cfm?id=2857

    • Terbreugghen permalink
      June 9, 2013 11:51 pm

      And then we have this: http://www.desmogblog.com/wilkins-ice-sheet-lost-climate-change

      and this by the AP:

    • tckev permalink
      June 11, 2013 4:02 am

      Ice sheets continuously move, all be it very slowly, so it is natural for the ice shelves to calf off after some time. The alarmists have got the collie-wobbles because “[if it] does completely break away from land it would be the largest one to do so, thus far”.
      Wow impressed?
      What they really mean is that it is the largest piece that has broken off and has been witnessed and recorded with modern instruments. That’s all. No one, but no one, can say if this has happened before because we have not been recording the events on the Antarctic for anywhere near long enough.
      Just to put this somewhere in perspective Wilkins Ice Shelf, the entire shelf, is approximately 11,000 km^2. Approximate current sea ice around Antarctica is 10,000,000 km^2

  2. A C Osborn permalink
    June 10, 2013 10:04 am

    He doesn’t just look like an idiot, he is an idiot. he is still pushing crap science today.

  3. June 14, 2013 12:01 am

    As to whether the Chief Scientist is/was talking through his hat, I’m sure the answer is “Yes” – especially if the Chief Scientist is/was wearing his hat on his a$$.

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist). 🙂

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