CO2 Is Forcing Polar Bears To Learn To Surf

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Could global warming bring surfing to the Arctic? – Telegraph Blogs

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34 Responses to CO2 Is Forcing Polar Bears To Learn To Surf

  1. Eric N. WY says:

    Headlines that ask questions are almost always stupid. When the answer to the question is “Well no, not exactly – or, at any rate, not yet!” it’s even more stupid. Very typical of alarmists

  2. Jim Hunt says:

    As the current “silver” surfer in residence here, perhaps I should point out that this subject is very dear to my heart. The surfing not the bears!

    For a photoshopless video of things to come see Red Bull’s “Surfing in Alaska”:

  3. Phil Jones says:

    I say fool Geoffrey Lean should go try…

  4. gator69 says:

    My sincerest apologies to the Beach Boys…

    “Surfin’ Prudhoe Bay”

    You know Alaska has an ocean
    as warm as Biscayne Bay
    Now the polar bears are surfin’
    Even on New Year’s day
    You see ‘em dress so scantily
    on skis and not snow shoes
    They’re slaloming around Shamu
    Surfin’ Prudhoe Bay

    You’d catch ‘em surfin’ at Homer (High tide, worldwide, Prudhoe Bay)
    And down at Ketchikan (High tide, worldwide, Prudhoe Bay)
    Junea and Sitka (High tide, worldwide, Prudhoe Bay)
    Nome and Unakleet (High tide, worldwide, Prudhoe Bay)
    All over Kaktovik
    And down at Koyuk way
    Polar bears gone surfin’
    Surfin’ Prudhoe Bay

    Because the white man pollutes
    They have no seals to prune
    They’re waxing down their surfboards
    Thank an oil tycoon
    No more seasons only summer
    They’re on surfari to stay
    Tell the media they’re surfin’
    Surfin’ Prudhoe bay

    Baby seal bikinis
    Custom whale bone shades
    Kuiu Island and Junea
    Seward and Bushkin Beach
    All over Alaska
    All the warmists say
    Polar bears gone surfin’
    Surfin’ Prudhoe Bay

    Polar bears gone surfin’
    Surfin’ Prudhoe Bay

    Polar bears gone surfin’
    Surfin’ Prudhoe Bay

  5. pesce9991 says:

    Hats off to you guys (and beautiful girl)! I got cold just watching it!

  6. Jim Hunt says:

    The Daily Telegraph has some nice pictures of humans “Surfing the Arctic”. Inside the circle but not the basin I believe:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/surfing/9946050/Yassine-Ouhilals-photographs-of-Arctic-surfers.html

  7. roger says:

    Geoffrey Lean was the reason I cancelled my subscription to the Daily Telegraph two years ago after having bought that paper since 1957.
    He was a manifestation of just how much the DT had lost it’s way and sold out it’s readership for a share of prolific govt advertising under the name of the Carbon Trust.

  8. pesce9991 says:

    I see, roger. Something about a company that works with industry to produce clean energy is somehow against your principals. What is it about today’s conservatives that makes them want to squander resources and ‘conserve’ nothing?

    • I hope the voices in your head are smarter than the nonsense that comes out of your keyboard.

    • … company that works with industry …

      There are two possibilities explaining the above sentiment. You either don’t understand how shrewd private investors plan to recoup their money or you do, and—unless you are in on the deal—you are suffering from cognitive dissonance.

      The easiest way for you to sort it out for yourself is answering this question: Into which renewable energy venture did I invest or plan on investing my own money and why?

      You may find that it is a more useful exercise than worrying about mythical “conservatives … [who] want to squander resources and ‘conserve’ nothing”.

      • Robert Kearns says:

        I understand how capitalism works and how capatalists screw it up as well as anybody. And I can see how people want to invest in retrograde industries that hold the country back and create an industry of denial. Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 17:47:37 +0000 To: rob_ker1@msn.com

        • Robert, I read your comment a few times and I’m still not sure I know what you said.

          What are “retrograde industries” and an “industry of denial”?

          And were you responding to me or trying to help pesce9991 with her dilemma?

        • Robert Kearns says:

          No, Colorado, I was replying to roger. I had to read my words twice to see if I understood what I meant! What I meant by ‘retrograde’ companies are companies that do things the ‘old fashioned way’ or still work on outmoded industries or industries that have seen better days. Companies that don’t adapt to more modern technologies. Like the owner of a chain of drive in movies or a jukebox manufacturer or the famous blacksmith of years ago. There are plenty of people who, because they don’t believe in global warming are not going to be ready when the ‘winds of changes shift.’ like in the song “Gorky Park”. They might be left behind holding ownership in a bunch of unneeded coal mines. Industries I call “denial industries” where climate deniers go to lose their money. I’m not trying to be sarcastic here. But the industries of the future are solar, wind, nuclear and other sources of renewable energy. And electric cars. They are rapidly gaining in the mileage area and soon they will be affordable and practical. There will always be a need for oil and gas but the trend is toward renewables and denying global warming is not going to stop the earth still. Oh, and my real name got out. pesce9991

          Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:26:36 +0000 To: rob_ker1@msn.com

        • Robert, thanks for your answer and the analogies that guide you. I have two questions:

          First, to be clear about terminology:

          When you say “denying global warming”, do you mean anthropogenic global warming caused by man-made CO2 emissions, with CO2 in the atmosphere increasing and as a GHG “receiving” and re-radiating LWIR resulting in the heating of the Earth in an ultimately catastrophic fashion?

          Second, my original question:

          Did you put your money in the industries of the future?

        • Robert Kearns says:

          Q #1: Yes Q#2: No. I don’t invest in stocks anymore. That’s for younger investors who have lots of time ahead! Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 04:59:07 +0000 To: rob_ker1@msn.com

        • Ernest Bush says:

          There is so much wrong with your post that I can’t make myself waste time replying. It probably wouldn’t make it to your alternate reality, anyway.

        • Robert Kearns says:

          In other words, you’re incapable of intelligent discourse. That’s nothing to be ashamed of. Bwaaaahaaahaaaa! Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 02:56:25 +0000 To: rob_ker1@msn.com

        • Gamecock says:

          Kearns, your vision is to force the future on the present, with all the harm attendant.

          Coal mines will be of value beyond any of our lifetimes. UNLESS, you and your ilk can assassinate them. Your Golden Age of “solar, wind, nuclear and other sources of renewable energy” is distant future. If ever. Your killing coal will kill people now.

        • pesce9991 says:

          Gamecock, your vision is hampered due to your head being firmly planted in the sand. Solar, wind, nuclear energy is here and now…and expanding.

          The worst polluter in the world, China has just announced it’s intentions to close all coal mining by 2020.

        • _Jim says:

          re: pesce9991 says on August 10, 2014 at 5:40 am
          Gamecock, your vision is hampered due to your head being firmly planted in the sand. Solar, wind, nuclear energy is here and now…and expanding.

          re: solar and wind – F*cking deluded.

          You and your kind have been ‘humping that hussy’ since CARTER – AND WE ARE STILL WAITING for results of the ‘kind’ you idiots keep on jabbering about.

          F*cking idiot.

          .

      • Jim Hunt says:

        I know the question wasn’t addressed to me, but in my case the answer to “Did you put your money in the industries of the future?” is yes.

        I put a lot of time in too. Paid and unpaid!

    • Gail Combs says:

      “Something about a company that works with industry to produce” a SCAM that creates sky high energy prices so the elderly (who are no longer useful workers) have a choice of starvation or hypothermia as their method of dying, really turns my stomach.

      You can add to that a country with ‘SOCIALIZED medicine’ who PAYS millions of pounds a year to hospitals as an incentive to kill off old folks and ‘defective’ children.

      GOD, you holier than thou socialist murderers make me sick.

      George Bernard Shaw, a founding member of Fabian Socialism said:
      “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

      And how did these Fabian socialists plan to use that power?

      Under Socialism, you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live, you would have to live well.”

      George Bernard Shaw: The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, 1928, pg. 470)

      So we are now seeing ‘Socialism’ in action in the Fabian controlled UK:

      KILL THE USELESS EATERS

      That seems to be the battle cry of the Malthusian Global Warming Socialists.

      I wonder how many inner city types would vote for DemiRats if they understood what the actual end game of socialism was? Serfdom or death

  9. Billy Liar says:

    Numpty alert! [Etymology: Numpty first surfaced on the terraces of west of Scotland football grounds, many, many years ago. A player who couldn't hit a cow's arse with a shovel would be a f***ing numpty. "Awww Jimmy you f************ing numpty!! You couldnae score wi' ma' sister!"]

    Three numpties on one thread; is this a record? Could it be due to global warming?

  10. Jim Hunt says:

    Another surf vid. This one is much more low key. It captures the mellow vibe of a midwinter session somewhere on the North Devon coast:

    That was the first time I ever saw Ralph Freeman in action on his trademark bright yellow board, but it wasn’t the last!

  11. Jim Hunt says:

    In conclusion, here’s the conclusion of the University of Washington paper, that for some strange reason neither Tony of Geoffrey mentioned:

    “It is possible that the increased wave activity will be the feedback mechanism which drives the Arctic system toward an ice-free summer. This would be a remarkable departure from historical conditions in the Arctic, with potentially wide-ranging implications for the air-water-ice system and the humans attempting to operate there.”

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