Saturday, February 28, 2009
Shaking the Paradigm
Then there's this. President Obama has gained popularity after a month of horrible decisions and lifting the moderate mask off his socialist dream he has for America. And he gets more popular.
OK now I have to raise the 'fool all the people some of the time' component and reiterate my firm belief that American education peaked in 1964 and it has been a long, long slide since then, past a tipping point where we can rely on an informed electorate rather than on the semi-morons Jay Leno and Sean Hannity find wandering around the streets of our larger cities. OK, the majority of people are much less informed than I had previously imagined. Lesson learned.
Not that I'm bitter, of course.
But like his promises, his popularity has an expiration date.
In terms of heat, I thought you had once said that the increased snow on the cap was actually a result of general warming. So there might be your answer.
Thanks for the articles, Mike. The satellite data regarding Antarctic sea ice shows a clear upward trend in the yearly formation of sea ice since 1979. One would think that the sea would necessarily have to be ever colder to allow that trend. The satellite measurement of Antarctic air temperatures shows the same trend (although it has a more gentle slope). Again I ask, if the sea and air is getting ever cooler, where is the heat for this reported, increased ice cap melting coming from? I will look into this and post if I have the time.