"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Global warming blamed for European air traffic collapse - Surprise,Surprise!

Here we go again! From the Global-Warming-causes-everything-Department the Financial reports on claims in the  New Scientist that Global Warming has caused altered weather patterns holding ash clouds over Europe, worsening the crisis.

Altered weather patterns worsened the effects of the eruption by causing ash clouds to stay over Europe for a longer period, according to Christophe Cassou and Eric Guilyardi of the European Centre for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computation in Toulouse, France.

The scientists have developed a climate model which shows that western winds common in the area are currently being blocked by a high-pressure weather system. Because of this, more and more ash-laden air is being blown over Europe.
"We predict that the frequency and length of blocking events will increase in a warmer climate," Cassou was quoted as saying by the New Scientist.
The eruption on the Eyjafjallajokull Glacier in Iceland, which began last Wednesday, has paralyzed air traffic throughout central and northern Europe, leaving thousands of travelers stranded and forcing more than 20 European countries to close their airspace.
Of course it must be true because computer models say so and they are never right wrong!

2 comments:

  1. Of course these computer models can never be wrong because "The scientists have developed a climate model............"
    To suit the desired result!


    Tommo
    Central Queensland

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  2. In Australia there are some who take a positive attitude to volcanic ash ---

    says Iceland's volcanic carbon emissions are good news for plant growth and the current eruptions give an indication of the potential for carbon emissions from future volcanos.

    "We are living in a period of volcanic quiescence, as we haven't had a dirty big eruption since 1912; and this is a small eruption but it is giving us the window into what a very big eruption would be like."

    http://just-me-in-t.blogspot.com/2010/04/volcano-climate-change.html

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