|Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard|
The date is what the data is. We can argue about why but the real question is what are we going to do about it? How are we going to handle seawater rising? How are we going to defend North America if the North Pole melts?"Brainard obviously doesn't understand the anthropogenic global warming theory he is promoting.
There exists only about 140 years of official temperature data, a tiny fraction of the 4.5 billion years of the planet. Contrary to what Brainard apparently believes, the global warming theory is not based on data, but rather is based on future projections by feeding select data into the computer models to come up with long-term projections about a warming climate. Zigs and zags representing warming and cooling periods last tens of thousands of years if not hundreds of thousands of years, even millions. The notion that limited temperature data can be used to make long-term predictions about a dangerously warming climate is, well, preposterous.
Even if you cut some slack on Brainard for that mistake, there is no overlooking his complete ignorance of the effect of a melting "North Pole." There is no land under the North Pole. It is a floating ice sheet. When that ice at the North Pole melts, it does not raise the sea level one centimeter. Try this. Put an ice cube in a glass of water. Measure the water level. Wait until the ice cube melts and measure the water level again. It will be exactly the same. It's a lesson that school children all over the country learned in grade school. Apparently Mayor Brainard was absent that day.