Monday, November 17, 2008

Find the truth about climate change at ICECAP

So you have heard the constant drum-beat about global warming ... but is it true? For facts, check out ICECAP.
ICECAP, International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, is the portal to all things climate for elected officials and staffers, journalists, scientists, educators and the public. It provides access to a new and growing global society of respected scientists and journalists that are not deniers that our climate is dynamic (the only constant in nature is change) and that man plays a role in climate change through urbanization, land use changes and the introduction of greenhouse gases and aerosols, but who also believe that natural cycles such as those in the sun and oceans are also important contributors to the global changes in our climate and weather. We worry the sole focus on greenhouse gases and the unwise reliance on imperfect climate models while ignoring real data may leave civilization unprepared for a sudden climate shift that history tells us will occur again, very possibly soon.

Through ICECAP you will have rapid access to our experts here in the United States and to experts and partner organizations worldwide, many of whom maintain popular web sites or insightful blogs or newsletters, write and present papers, have authored books and offer interviews to the media on climate issues. We spotlight new findings in peer-review papers and reports and rapidly respond to fallacies or exaggerations in papers, stories or programs and any misinformation efforts by the media, politicians and advocacy groups.

ICECAP is not funded by large corporations that might benefit from the status quo but by private investors who believe in the need for free exchange of ideas on this and other important issues of the day. Our working group is comprised of members from all ends of the political spectrum. This is not about politics but about science.
Articles chocked full of information from scientists around the world are available on the website on a daily basis.

An update was received from Joseph D'Aleo, Executive Director of ICECAP:
"... we update the site on a daily basis usually with multiple stories or posts. The site now has 2,198 weblog entries and 85 Climate Library papers. You can search for any topic using the search on the left. You can use the author name or topic and the relevant stories will appear in reverse chronological order.

ICECAP is the home page. Seventeen stories will appear on the home page at all times, rotating back into the archives (COLD STORAGE or later FROZEN IN TIME) as new stories are added. If the story was on the home page very recently and you know what section, you may get at it quickly by clicking on COLD STORAGE. Story titles hyperlink to the source where possible (when underlined). We also provide a link to the source post or a PDF at the end of the summary for each story. Photos and graphs used usually have a choice to enlarge them enabling you to save images.

Current topics include stories on the latest GISS/NOAA data blunder, Gore's decision not to accept a Climate Czar posiiton in the Obama administration, an Energy Strategy for America, Global Warming a Political Context, A study of long term trends from the Monthly Weather Review in 1933 that sounds eerily like the recent debate, and challenges to the claims that rising sea levels threaten coastal military facilities, and that accelerated melting of Greenland ice was taking place.
I have found this site to be extremely helpful in trying to understand the conflicting global warming information.

1 comment:

Dirk van Assendelft said...

I find this to be laughable..."ICECAP is not funded by large corporations". Follow ICECAP's list of names on the "expert" list, and a pretty clear picture starts to emerge. The "experts" are linked to the Heartland Institute, Fraser Institute, Tech Central Station, etc. What do thay all have in common? Significant funding from Exxon, for starters. Perhaps ICECAP directly is not funded by large corporations, but certainly all the "contributors" and "experts" are.