He shares Canadian astronaut's perspective on the Earth
TO THE EDITOR:
At last, one of the global warming proponents acknowledges that information distilled from climate research papers I am reading is a factoid.
Of course, he hasn't offered one so far. If he does offer a "factoid," it may be that debunked hockey stick graph by Mann, et al. The third IPCC assessment report and Mann, et al, marginalized the medieval warming period to create that hockey stick graph. That's called science fiction.
I had to chuckle because he also confuses me with conspiracy theorists. As suspected, he himself believes one of them, Gore, the guy who invented the Internet.
A Canadian astronaut, Bob Thirsk, aboard the International Space Station, just recently said, "It looks like Earth's ice caps have melted a bit since he was last in orbit 12 years ago." No kidding. Average global temperatures peaked in 1998 and are declining since.
He goes on: "It's a very thin veil of atmosphere around the earth that keeps us alive."
I am sure he never thought how thick the atmosphere really is, until the shuttle took a plunge back to Earth and became a fireball for a long time. That's thin?
He continues: "Most of the time when I look out the window, I'm in awe. But there are some effects of the human destruction of the earth as well."
Then he concludes with this statement: "This is probably just a perception, but I just have the feeling that the glaciers are melting, the snow capping the mountains is less than it was 12 years ago when I saw it last time."
Good job, Bob. You recognized your presupposition. The Bell brothers don't think they have one.
"There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception." -- Aldous Huxley