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Do your bit for Greenland - drive your 4x4 around.

Global warming could help Greenland to independence - Times Online

...when Greenland makes the final break it will rank as one of the most politically incorrect states in the international community.

Whalemeat figures large in its traditional cooking and its hunters enthusiastically track down some of the cuddliest animals on the planet, including polar bears, seals and walruses. Even the seats of the lounge at Nuuk airport are covered in seal skin.

As for global warming, Greenlanders cannot get enough of it. “Climate change will be very beneficial to society there,” Jesper Madsen, of the DMU environmental research institute in Roskilde, in mainland Denmark, said. “It will improve fishing and above all make it easier to drill for oil and gas. The US geological survey calculates that the greatest unused oil reserves on Earth are in the Greenland waters – and they are in the east, where the ice is melting fastest.”

Sounds great, of course, it depends on it actually warming which seems to have stalled for the last ten years...


"stalled for the last ten years..."

And will stall for ten to twenty more:

the Pacific Decadal Oscillation http://motls.blogspot.com/2008/04/nasa-cool-pdo-regime-begins.html
...In 1905, PDO switched to a warm phase.
...In 1946, PDO switched to a cool phase.
...In 1977, PDO switched to a warm phase.
...In 1998, PDO showed "a few" cool years.
...In 2008, PDO seems to be switching to a cool phase
Note that the cool phases seem to coincide with the periods of cooling (1946-1977) and the warm phases seem to coincide with periods of warming (1905-1946, 1977-1998).

Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation http://motls.blogspot.com/2008/05/nature-amo-will-stop-warming-until-2020.html
"One message from our study is that in the short term, you can see changes in the global mean temperature that you might not expect given the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)."

If you wonder what this sentence means, it means "Our models, if correct, imply that the IPCC projections for the next 15-20 years are incorrect." Recall the words that are being used when a controversial published article disagrees with a detail of a skeptic's theory: we typically read about one last nail in the coffin of an oil industry stooge. ;-) But when 2,500 hacks are proved wrong in a completely essential aspect of their paper - the projection of temperatures for the whole next decade -, a very different language must be chosen, right?

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