A Few More ICCC Tidbits

o A single modern nuclear reactor has the generating capacity of two Hoover dams.

o The present (Holocene) warming period has lasted for 13,000 years – which, in the present cycling of ice ages and interglacials, is longer than usual; it’s not unreasonable to assume that a new Ice Age may start within the next 1,000 years.

o On Svalbard Island north of Norway, polar bear bones from 110,000 to 130,000 years ago have been found; the polar bears have clearly survived many tens of thousands of years of wild “climate change.”

o In 24 of the 50 states, the all-time high temperatures occurred in the 1930s.

o For Des Moines, Iowa, for the record June and July high temperatures, 33 of 61 occurred in the 1930s.

o In 2008, there were 266 days with no sunspots.

o The notion that ice cores represent “instant canning” of air is badly flawed – just in general (as snow settles and is compressed, the air is squeezed out) and in the handling of those cores.

o The EUniks have (off-the-record) told grant applicants that their main interest in environmentally-related topics is that they “want science that supports environmental taxes.”