Just went to the Mordor of the internet. Realclimate.org. And they appear to have some evidence to the hunch I came up with in Albedo-Overated. Which to me sounds like a good name for a rock band.
Here’s there link:
And here’s mine.
In general I would say now that oceanic ice is a greenhouse substance. Whereas land ice is anti-greenhouse. Which is one reason why having land masses near the poles gives us a cooling bias. The other being that they can inhibit equator-pole ocean circulation.
Its good to see these guys branching out from their anal-retentive CO2-obssession. And their witch-hunting and defamation of other scientists that didn’t share their ideological approach.
Which is why I say we ought to abuse them as much as possible but at the same time highlight any useful information they bring. That is to say give some credit where its due.
Make sure that when you abuse them you do so with realclimate.org in your heading. That way people can easily google your abuse of them.
I made the mistake of calling them realclimate.com one time. And wondered why my abuse of them didn’t show up in the google.
These guys are after all presumably highly skilled specialists. And no doubt they can do good work if they stop playing silly-buggers.
Just got down the list of comments on that thread.
Some of them are really very searching. And you don’t usually see them making it through to the realclimate.org filter.
Perhaps its since these science-worker goons are on holiday. Folks are getting more and more frustrated with this scientific fraud. I reccomend comments 25 (William Astley) comment 30 by the same fellow.
Comment 32. Comment 33 by Lynn Vincent Nathan. Now the answer is Lynn that it means LESS OF A WARMING PROBLEM. If the sea ice is a great insulator thats obviously a great balancing factor. But land-based ice looks more like a design-fault to heat regulation.
But isn’t it great that people are getting skeptical about these ideological clowns and are asking searching questions. Great question Lynn. But don’t expect any answer from these bully-boys.