Sunday, April 29, 2007
A new report shows that global warming has hit Mars - that's right, the planet Mars. The report does not say that cars, or greenhouse gases, or other man-made pollutants are causing it - it is just the environment.
Hmmmmm....one wonders if these same scientists will tell gasbags like Al Gore and Sheryl Crow about their findings?
Climate change hits Mars
Mars is being hit by rapid climate change and it is happening so fast that the red planet could lose its southern ice cap, writes Jonathan Leake.
Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period.
Since there is no known life on Mars it suggests rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena.
The mechanism at work on Mars appears, however, to be different from that on Earth. One of the researchers, Lori Fenton, believes variations in radiation and temperature across the surface of the Red Planet are generating strong winds.
In a paper published in the journal Nature, she suggests that such winds can stir up giant dust storms, trapping heat and raising the planet’s temperature.
Notice the phrase: "The mechanism at work on Mars appears, however, to be different from that on Earth." How is this known? Are scientists right now walking on Mars to see what is causing the warming? Of course not. It is all a guess - just like the guesses being used to conclude why the Earth's temperature has gone up 2 degrees in a century.
Maybe, in fact, planets just cool off and warm up in stages. It could all be natural.
But don't tell that to the Climate Nazis. It could put them out of business.