Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Has The Navy Fallen For The Greatest Hoax?

Rising Ocean Level Hoax?
If the Senator from Kansas were to hear a Navy Admiral at the Pentagon talk about "it," would Senator Inhofe say that the enemy has infiltrated the highest ranks of the Navy?

The video at the bottom of this post depicts an Admiral, who has evidently been subverted by advanced degrees in Oceanography, Meteorology, and Climate Science.

The well educated Admiral believes that global warming is not only inducing climate change, but that it is also causing the ocean level to rise, of all things.

Clearly that conflicts with the guiding wisdom of the august, spiritual, and advanced degrees of knowledge of Senator Inhofe and the Tea Party Majority of the House of Representatives, who are climate change deniers.

Some time back, in February of 2009, Dredd Blog took notice of their fundamental belief system:
Nobel Prize winner and Economics Professor Paul Krugman said recently after hearing Jindal's rebuttal to President Obama's address to congress that the GOP is becoming the party of Beavis & Butthead. Perhaps GOP Senator Inhofe can take some of the blame for that. He infamously said:
As I said on the Senate floor on July 28, 2003, "much of the debate over global warming is predicated on fear, rather than science." I called the threat of catastrophic global warming the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," a statement that, to put it mildly, was not viewed kindly by environmental extremists and their elitist organizations.
(Real Climate). Yes, it is a bit extreme to call the warnings of the greater scientific community "the greatest hoax".

The history of climate science, as well as the history of climate science denial, which infected Inhofe, is presented in this Ecocosmology Blog post that has a video of a university professor giving a lecture on the subject.
(Inhofe, Beavis, & Butthead Need Waders, emphasis added). It is time for GOP Senator Inhofe and the GOP Tea Party to take their Navy back from "environmental extremists and their elitist organizations" before it is too late.

This Navy Admiral even believes that Singapore will no longer be the greatest ocean port, but that a port in Greenland will take that honor, because after the polar ice caps melt in the Arctic, the fabled Northwest Passage will become strategic, and the Panama Canal will become somewhat of a museum piece.

If these fables don't stop, these lefties may even induce the Navy Seals to believe they have taken out Osama Bin Laden for heaven sake!

The Admiral in the video below, once a climate change skeptic, shows how deceived he has become by making the comment that a high level official (Inhofe?) questioned him about why he was so concerned with ocean level rise.

When the Admiral replied that "the Navy has had a policy of building naval ports at sea level", that official replied by anecdote, explaining that he did not want the Navy to fall prey to a scenario that had befuddled him once upon a time.

It seems that after visiting the large San Diego naval facility, the high level official then went to visit the large San Diego Zoo.
You Are Here

When you go into the Zoo "you are given a map of the Zoo", the high official intimated, going on to say that the map has a disturbing "you are here" graphic with an arrow on it, "probably because lefties run these zoos."

The Admiral was somewhat taken aback when the high official went on to explain how that "you are here" arrow thingy led him astray every time he tried to figure out where he was during his entire zoo visit.

"Not to worry," the high official went on to say, "I was able to find my way out of the Zoo just before nightfall, even though the 'you are here' information on the map was deceptive."

He went on to assure the Admiral, "but I don't want the Navy to think there is anything wrong with building ports at sea level, because when these 'environmental extremists and their elitist organizations' tell us that should not be done, we must remember that they are the greatest hoaxers of our time."

As the high official walked away, he lifted his fist in the air and chanted to the Admiral, "tell the environmentalists that the Navy will not bow down to the demands of hoaxers, no, we will always build naval ports at sea level!"

The Admiral's estimates for Arctic ice melt having an impact on ocean level is years old, but he had the right idea.

Even the revised figures have, as usual, once again been found to have been underestimates:
Because current projections of future sea-level rise do not take into account the newly discovered vulnerability of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, they should be considered low estimates, said Humbert, the author of a commentary on the two papers published online yesterday by Nature Geoscience.

The news comes two weeks after another study, also published in Nature, concluded that deep, warm ocean currents are driving ice loss in Antarctica. Researchers at the British Antarctic Survey said the warm water that is reaching Antarctica's western coast is carving out the bottoms of the floating ice shelves that help hold back the flow of glaciers in land (ClimateWire, April 26).

That the new papers suggest the same process could begin in the Weddell Sea by the end of the century is a surprise to researchers who have long considered the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf to be a relatively stable portion of the vast Antarctic ice sheet.

"This particular paper takes another part of West Antarctica that is generally thought of to be very safe and demonstrates that is not at all the case," said David Holland, an oceanographer at New York University.

"The word I would use myself is 'shocking,'" he said. "It doesn't mean this will happen this century, but these papers present the realistic possibility that it will."
(Scientific American). The most common occurrence in the calculation of polar ice melt and sea level rise is underestimation.


  1. NOAA indicates a 3-5 foot sea level rise this century. Link.

    But that estimate does not take into consideration the recent methane discoveries. Link

  2. The Arctic Sea Ice melt has gone off the charts: Link