The accelerated melting of the lower Greenland ice sheet in recent years is reportedly due in large part to the increasing abundance of cryoconite granules and pigmented algae. However, how many types of microbe inhabiting in this tiny granule and what kind of environment factors promoting the activities of cold-loving microbes are still unclear. ____________________________________________________
The official stance of this blog is that “Science is hard.”
It’s even harder when you try to examine large systems like the climate of Earth, with imperfect data collection tools and when so many of the factors which affect your data are not fully understood. A bit harder when you try to measure a half-degree change using thermometers located at the airport, and tree rings to compare climate over hundreds of years.
Bones tossed into a bowl with the blood of a frog and native herbs might actually yield more accurate data.
Science is made easier of course if scientists declare that ‘the science is settled'” and them take action to modify their research data to fit their conclusions.
You can’t trust me on science. My last science classes were Dr. Brown’s Physics for Clowns,” and “Rocks for Jocks,” in which I was the only non-athlete in the room.
On the other hand, I don’t actually fly private jets to a Global Climate Change summit, so there’s that.