Friday, February 20, 2009

You mean we aren't going to die after all?

They aren't saying global warming is bullshit. Are they? It would be like saying the government isn't trying to talk down the economy to bankrupt us all. I mean - I'm pretty sure I watched all the news people hyper ventilate all summer long at the rapid decline of the ice shelf.

Thank goodness I still have my corn cup! I paid extra for that ya know.

"By Alex Morales via Drudge.

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- A glitch in satellite sensors caused scientists to underestimate the extent of Arctic sea ice by 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), a California- size area, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.

The error, due to a problem called “sensor drift,” began in early January and caused a slowly growing underestimation of sea ice extent until mid-February. That’s when “puzzled readers” alerted the NSIDC about data showing ice-covered areas as stretches of open ocean, the Boulder, Colorado-based group said on its Web site.

“Sensor drift, although infrequent, does occasionally occur and it is one of the things that we account for during quality- control measures prior to archiving the data,” the center said. “Although we believe that data prior to early January are reliable, we will conduct a full quality check.’’

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