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US: Ah, carbon dioxide — is there ANYTHING it can’t do?

October 12, 2012
"What do you mean, you forgot the carbon dioxide?"

“What do you mean, you forgot the carbon dioxide?”

Apparently not.

Untested claim: increased CO2 helps glacier ice to crack

Posted on October 10, 2012 by Anthony Watts

From the Institute of Physics , something so overreaching I just can’t believe the Institute of Physics would put out a press release on it.  Where does one start with stuff like this? This is all modeling, they haven’t even tested any actual sea ice to see if it follows the theory. Their premise would be easy to test with some glacier water, a freezer, a controlled gaseous CO2 source, and a tensile/ductile strength mechanical force tester for brittleness. But that sort of basic testing wasn’t done. Yet, they equate their modeled posited effect to be the cause of the Pine Island Glacier breakoff, as if somehow events like that never happened before CO2 was at 392PPM.  

Watts Up With That?

One more for the list of things caused by global warming.

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