Why Obama is wrong about Alaska ice glaciers retreat

Some excellent information posted by Tony Heller at the blog Real Climate Science pointing out why President Obama is wrong about his claims regarding the retreat of Alaska’s ice glaciers. Due to a lack of a reblog feature, I will reproduce and combine the charts and images here.

For some reason, the President thinks that by ratcheting up energy prices it will help end Alaska’s ice glaciers retreating. Not only have the glaciers been retreating for over 200 years, there are records of them melting while Harry Truman was President of the United States.

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The President thinks we need to destroy our economy in order to halt melting ice glaciers and uses doom-and-gloom predictions to make this case.

If we stopped trying to build a clean energy economy and reduce carbon pollution, if we do nothing to prevent glaciers from melting faster and oceans from rising faster, and forests from burning faster and storms from growing stronger, we will condemn our children to a planet beyond their capacity to repair, Obama said speaking at the GLACIER Conference.

“submerged countries, abandoned cities, fields no longer growing”

Meantime, University of Colorado’s Dr. Richard Keen produced this graph that reveals the rate of decline in the size of Alaska’s ice glaciers hit its peak when Abraham Lincoln was president and has been in decline ever since.

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The President doesn’t know what he is talking about and if more greenhouse gases can raise temperatures in places like Alaska by 0.7 degree, Obama’s climate change policies won’t make any difference.

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