by Mitch Battros

September 20, 2011

from WinterHawkMultiply Website
 

More evidence of the 'global warming cabal' changing scientific facts and a distinct plan to condition the population into believing the 1988 made-up name of 'global warming' is melting the Earth "permanently."

 

The global warming zealots have actually,

"changed the World Atlas which has erased 15% of Greenland's permanent ice cover."

This is nothing less than a "LIE."

The discrepancy was first brought to the SPRI's attention via a media release accompanying the publication of the 13th edition of The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World stating that the Atlas is "turning Greenland 'green'."

 

 

 

 

Scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) were extremely puzzled by this statement and the claim that,

'For the first time, the new edition of The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World has had to erase 15% of Greenland's once permanent ice cover - turning an area the size of the United Kingdom and Ireland 'green' and ice-free'.

 

 

The Three People Who Made-Up Global Warming
 

 

SPRI scientists compared recent satellite images of Greenland with the new map and found that there are in fact still numerous glaciers and permanent ice cover where the new Times Atlas shows ice-free conditions and the emergence of new lands.

 

Furthermore, the low-lying fringe of the main ice sheet appears to be shown as land - not ice. They concluded that a sizable portion of the area mapped as ice-free in the Atlas is clearly still ice-covered.




 

 




Time Waits for No One It Seems

-   "The Times" Comprehensive Atlas of The World 13th Edition   -
by JustMEinT Musings
September 21, 2011

from Justmeint Website


A new edition of the world’s most prestigious and authoritative reference atlas.

 

Its beautifully illustrated section on contemporary themes from climate to economy and fully up-to-date reference maps blends authority, tradition and style to set this atlas apart as the benchmark of cartographic excellence. source

What the publishers neglect to mention is that in their ‘wisdom’ (sic) they have redrawn maps to suit the AGW agenda!

Mitch Battros tells us today:

  • More evidence of the ‘global warming cabal’ changing scientific facts and a distinct plan to condition the population into believing the 1988 made-up name of ‘global warming’ is melting the Earth “permanently.”

     

    The global warming zealots have actually “changed the World Atlas which has erased 15% of Greenland’s permanent ice cover.” This is nothing less than a “LIE.”

     

  • The discrepancy was first brought to their attention via a media release accompanying the publication of the 13th edition of The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World stating that the Atlas is ‘turning Greenland ‘green’.

     

    Scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute were extremely puzzled by this statement and the claim that,

    • ‘For the first time, the new edition of The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World has had to erase 15% of Greenland’s once permanent ice cover - turning an area the size of the United Kingdom and Ireland ‘green’ and ice-free’.
       

  • The scientists believe that the figure of a 15% decrease in permanent ice cover since the publication of the previous atlas 12 years is both incorrect and misleading.

     

  • SPRI scientists compared recent satellite images of Greenland with the new map and found that there are in fact still numerous glaciers and permanent ice cover where the new Times Atlas shows ice-free conditions and the emergence of new lands.

     

    Furthermore, the low-lying fringe of the main ice sheet appears to be shown as land, not ice. They concluded that a sizable portion of the area mapped as ice-free in the Atlas is clearly still ice-covered.

     

  • Dr Poul Christoffersen said:

    • “It is regrettable that the claimed drastic reduction in the extent of ice in Greenland has created headline news around the world. There is to our knowledge no support for this claim in the published scientific literature.”
       

  • The scientists do not disagree with the statement that climate is changing and that the Greenland Ice Sheet is affected by this. They say, however, it is crucial to report climate change and its impact accurately and to back-up bold statements with concrete and correct evidence.

     

  • A close inspection of the new map of Greenland shows that elevation contours are noticeably different to the contours in an older map. Dr. Ian Willis and Toby Benham from SPRI were able to reproduce these contours using ice thickness data. It appears that the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World may have used 500m ice thickness to map the ice sheet margin. If so, it is obviously an incorrect and flawed procedure.

     

  • The discrepancy between the new map of Greenland and very recent satellite images detected by SPRI are shown on the BBC website.

     

  • The Scott Polar Research Institute points out that the volume of ice contained in the Greenland Ice Sheet is approximately 2.9 million cubic kilometers and the current rate at which ice is lost is roughly 200 cubic kilometers per year.

     

    This is on the order of 0.1% by volume over 12 years. Numerous glaciers have retreated over the last decade, capturing the attention of scientists, policymakers and the general public.

     

    Because of this retreat, many glaciers are now flowing faster and terrain previously ice-covered is emerging along the coast - but not at the rate suggested in the media release accompanying the new edition of new The Times Atlas.

     

  • The SPRI scientists raising the alarm include:

    • Dr. Poul Christoffersen

    • Prof. Julian Dowdeswell (Director)

    • Mr. Toby Benham

    • Prof. Elizabeth M Morris

    • Dr. Ruth Mugford

    • Dr. Steven Palmer

    • Dr. Ian Willis

This in not just sad this is BAD, very very bad indeed.

 

Yesterday I pondered over today's youth being fed misinformation and downright lies by politicians. Now we have yet another blatant political ploy, designed to mislead people seeking information from what once could have been called the “benchmark of cartographic excellence”.

 

Now it is nothing more than a collection of politically motivate disinformation, being sold to the general public at a very high price indeed! RRP One Hundred and Fifty British Pounds per copy.
 

 

It is now nothing more than another disreputable Anthropogenic Warming collection of propaganda, echoing,

Times Atlas is owned and published by News International, (Rupert Murdoch). It became part of HarperCollins Publishers in 1989, along with Collins Publishers (UK) and Harper & Row (US).

People I suggest we boycott News International, they have shown exactly where their bias lies…….

The UK Telegraph says:

The Times Atlas is not owned by The Times newspaper. It is published by Times Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, which is in turn owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

A spokesman for HarperCollins said its new map was based on information provided by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

The spokesman said:

“Since The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World 10th Edition, in 1999, we have had to erase 15 per cent of Greenland’s once permanent ice sheet.

“This is based on information provided by the much respected and widely-cited National Snow and Ice Data Center (Atlas of the Cryosphere, Boulder, Colorado USA).

 


 

 

It seems a mistake was made. I caught this over at ACM

But HarperCollins put out a statement on Tuesday saying:

“For the launch of the latest edition of the atlas we issued a press release which unfortunately has been misleading with regard to the Greenland statistics. We came to these statistics by comparing the extent of the ice cap between the 10th and 13th editions of the atlas.

 

The conclusion that was drawn from this, that 15% of Greenland’s once permanent ice cover has had to be erased, was highlighted in the press release not in the atlas itself. This was done without consulting the scientific community and was incorrect. We apologize for this and will seek the advice of scientists on any future public statements.”

(source)

 


 

 

 

 

 


Times Atlas Publishers Apologize for...

'Incorrect' Greenland Ice Statement
by Fiona Harvey
20 September 2011

from Guardian Website

 

HarperCollins says it stands by the accuracy of the maps, but the media release suggesting 15% of Greenland's permanent ice cover had melted was incorrect

 

 

The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World

shows Greenland as having 'lost' around 15% of its ice cover

between the 1999 10th edition (left) and 2011 13th edition (right).

Scientists argue the depiction is wrong.

Photograph: Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World
 

The publishers of the Times Atlas were forced to admit on Tuesday that they were wrong to claim the Greenland ice pack had shrunk by 15%, as Arctic scientists rounded on the company for misinterpreting data and failing to consult them.

The humiliating climb-down for HarperCollins - part of Rupert Murdoch's publishing empire - came after key sources of data on the Greenland ice denied that their research, cited by the Times Atlas, warranted the claims.

 

Despite criticism of the claim by scientists, a spokeswoman for the atlas had, as recently as Monday, issued a robust defence of the claim, saying:

"We are the best there is... Our data shows that it has reduced by 15%. That's categorical."

But HarperCollins put out a statement on Tuesday saying:

"For the launch of the latest edition of the atlas we issued a press release which unfortunately has been misleading with regard to the Greenland statistics. We came to these statistics by comparing the extent of the ice cap between the 10th and 13th editions of the atlas.

 

The conclusion that was drawn from this, that 15% of Greenland's once permanent ice cover has had to be erased, was highlighted in the press release not in the atlas itself. This was done without consulting the scientific community and was incorrect.

 

We apologize for this and will seek the advice of scientists on any future public statements."

Experts at the US's main research body for the Arctic, the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC), said their estimates showed that the Times Atlas was wrong.

 

In a statement, NSIDC said:

"[We have] never released a specific number for Greenland ice loss over the past decade... The loss of ice from Greenland is far less than the Times Atlas brochure indicates."

They joined experts from the UK's Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) in Cambridge, who criticized the Times Atlas for failing to consult researchers before publishing the claims.

However, the publishers' statement was not enough to settle the controversy, as the company puzzled scientists by continuing to insist the maps were correct, even though they show as clear of ice some areas of land around the edges of Greenland that glaciologists say retain ice cover.

 

HarperCollins said:

"We stand by the accuracy of the maps in this and all other editions of The Times Atlas."

Scientists said that the maps showed some coastal areas of Greenland to be clear of ice, when they were in fact still ice covered.

A new edition of the Times Atlas - one of the biggest selling reference books, billed as being "the most authoritative" - is published every few years, but the changes tend to be relatively small.

 

 

For this, the 13th edition, the publishers raised a fanfare of publicity, centered on the claim that their surveys of the Greenland ice cap showed it had diminished in extent by about 15% since 1999, when the 10th edition of the atlas was published.

But claims about ice can be slippery - although Greenland has been losing ice mass, and the area covered by ice is gauged to be smaller than in past decades, to put a precise figure on the loss is difficult, as ice cover can change from year to year and seasonally, and depends on the volume of ice as well as its extent.

 

Although the amount of ice lost is likely to be about 200 cubic kilometers per year, this is still tiny compared with the enormous extent of the ice, at about 2.9m cubic kilometers in total, according to data from the Scott Polar Research Institute.

 

Although ice loss is accelerating, it could still take centuries for the Greenland ice cap to melt away - if a 15% loss in 10 years were true, it would mean that all of the key climate change models would have to be drastically redrawn.

Scientists are confident that the observed loss of Arctic ice - which can be graphically illustrated in the retreat of some of the island's biggest glaciers and the break-up of thinning sea ice, for instance - is a result of the observed warming temperatures of the past decades.

However, glaciologists are wary of making sweeping claims about ice loss. Such a claim landed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in hot water nearly two years ago, when a prediction in its 2007 report on climate science suggested that the Himalayan glaciers could have largely disappeared by 2035.

 

This was subsequently found to be incorrect, and severely damaged the IPCC's 'reputation.'

Poul Christoffersen, glaciologist at the Scott Polar Research Institute, said he and fellow researchers had examined the atlas and found that,

"a sizeable portion of the area mapped as ice-free in the Atlas is clearly still ice-covered".

He added that there was,

"to our knowledge no support for [the 15% ice reduction] claim in the published scientific literature."

Christoffersen said:

"A close inspection of the new map of Greenland shows that elevation contours are noticeably different to the contours in an older map. My colleague Toby Benham, a scientist at the Scott Polar Research Institute, was able to reproduce these contours using ice thickness data.

 

It appears that the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World may have used 500m ice thickness to map the ice sheet margin. If so, it is obviously an incorrect and flawed procedure."

He said the previous Times Atlas maps appeared to show a truer picture of the ice extent.

"I would by far rather use the old maps for education and for students."

He added that HarperCollins was cooperating in sharing the data and methods used for the maps.

Although a loss of 0.1 per cent of Greenland ice in total over more than a decade might seem a small proportion, he said it was still enough to cause a problematic rise in sea levels in future years, because of the huge scale of the Greenland ice sheet.

"A small percentage of a very big number is still a big number," he said.

Prof J.Graham Cogley, professor of geography at Trent University in Canada, said:

"What may have happened is that somebody has examined a satellite image and mistaken the snowline for the ice margin.

 

Snow is much brighter than bare ground, but it is also a good deal brighter than bare ice, of which there is quite a lot in summer around the margin of the Greenland ice sheet."