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Greenland and AGW
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Watts Up With That?

June 1,2011

Guest post by S Jay Porter

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In 891 AD. Eric The Red set off from Iceland with a few followers to explore a land to the west which they had probably spotted some time before while sailing out in their longboats, and then returned three years later with about 500 fellow Vikings. At first they settled on the south-east coast, close to the tip of this new land and then, as the population grew, created a further settlement to the south-west. They called their new home ‘Greenland’.

It has been said that this name was a ‘spin’, a publicity stunt to entice more Vikings to come to join the new settlers, but this would have been pointless if it had been impossible for them to survive. They must at least have been able to create their own dwellings, build their own fires, make their own clothes and above all, grow their own food. The settlers might have been able to trade such things as polar bear-skins and fox furs for iron and other necessities on occasional trips to Europe, but their compatriots in Denmark and Iceland would have been neither able nor willing to row their longboats out each month with groceries.

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#2
The Greenland of today is far colder than the Greenland of 1,000 years ago.

Today it is too cold to grow the crops they grew 1,000 years ago.Too cold for the cattle they had.And too cold to live there as a Norseman.

It is not hard to figure it out people.That today in the northern half of the Northern Hemisphere is colder NOW than it was 1,000 years ago.
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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#3
I enjoy looking at the webcam picture on this site:

http://www.andreassen.gl/andreassen/webcam.htm

It is a static picture updated every 30 minutes or so. I sometimes wonder if Hendriks realises the webcam shows scenes INSIDE his house after dark! Smile

Right now it's a lovely clear day at Tasiilaq, south-east Greenland. They had a good snow fall a few days ago. No sign of it melting yet. Can't be sure the lake in the middle distance is frozen or not. Saw a lot of broken ice on the water about a month ago. Either way it looks very cold there.

The thermometer at 85.776N and 17.110W has been reading below -30C for a week now. Readings can be found HERE.
Environmentalism is based on lies and the lies reflect an agenda that regards humanity as the enemy of the Earth. - Alan Caruba
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Quote:Can't be sure the lake in the middle distance is frozen or not.

It appears to be frozen now.Because it has a layer of snow on it.
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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#5
I did see half the lake become clear water. Today, December 26th, there is just a tiny bit of clear water visible in the far distance. This lake at Tasiilaq is just on the Arctic circle. Seems like ice elsewhere will be above average as well.
Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System
Poor polar bears are going to find it difficult when the seals have more ice to hide under.
Environmentalism is based on lies and the lies reflect an agenda that regards humanity as the enemy of the Earth. - Alan Caruba
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