Dark Snow Project 2014

May 13, 2014

There’s probably never been a day with grimmer tidings on the impact of ice melt and sea level rise.

The focus of this week’s news is Antarctica – but for most of this century, the action will be in Greenland, where Dark Snow Project travelled last year, and successfully completed our dual mission of good science and good communication.

For more on this year’s mission, see the video above and here.

We need your help again.

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31 Responses to “Dark Snow Project 2014”

  1. dumboldguy Says:

    The check is in the mail. Although the 2013 results look pretty conclusive, there is no harm in going back up there looking for more data and trying to get even more attention focused on Greenland. Since the melting of the Greenland ice sheet and the Arctic ice are of immediate and pressing concern to those of us in the northern hemisphere, it would be bad if Antarctica now got all the attention.

    • greenman3610 Says:

      we know there is a spike in Black carbon, but we need to know more about where it came from. We are also looking at the changes in the biological community on the ice sheet – as mentioned here
      https://climatecrocks.com/2014/04/30/glacial-ice-tea/


      • Do you participate in the Dark Snow research? I’m just curious, is all…

        I will donate, but it would be AWEsome if it didn’t result in more junk mail from Dr. Fox’s university asking me for more donations all the time… πŸ™‚

        • dumboldguy Says:

          I assume you’re referring to Ohio State? I had the same experience and wrote them a note that I would likely NEVER support ANY OSU Foundation effort beyond Dark Snow, that I supported my own alma mater and my childrens’, and that they should save the postage. They listened and the flow of mail stopped. I suspect that this new and more limited foundation (which IS quite new) is not likely to bombard us with requests for $$$.

          (And I’m dying to know—-why Wausau? Been there—-nice town, nice people, visited my brother there, but hardly the place I’d pick for the headquarters of a group like this)

          • greenman3610 Says:

            our 501c3 accounting person is in Wisconsin, having relocated from San Francisco.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Ah. Wausau is a nice place, but it’s no San Francisco. They do have enough water in WI, though.

        • greenman3610 Says:

          sorry about that.
          we ran some of our funding thru OSU last time, because Dr. Box was still employed there.
          He no longer teaches at OSU, is at the Danish Geological Survey, and we have a separate 501c3, so there shouldn’t be issues such as you’ve had.
          again, apologies to all on that one.

  2. omnologos Says:

    We need a Dark Snow Down Under – where far less pollution is expected, so any that will be found will provide a lot of lessons.

    And no Turney, please…

    • dumboldguy Says:

      We need a Dark Snow down under? I am stunned by the brilliance of the suggestion and Omno’s reasoning. And why no Turney? Even though Jason Box COULD go to Antarctica in the Arctic’s off-season, the airfare would be quite high—-Turney is a lot closer.


    • Dumb question…. what is a Turney?

      • omnologos Says:

        The Ship of Fools guy, who dented all by himself the Oz science budget and season in Antarctica last Christmas

      • dumboldguy Says:

        A better answer than Omno’s is that “a Turney” (last name) is an Australian scientist and climate researcher (from the University of new South Wales) who studies the Antarctic. Omnidiot is hanging his size 3-1/2 hat on the fact that Turney was among those on a ship trapped by floating ice down there last year.

        If this were a political forum, Omno would be chanting “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi, Birth Certificate” along with the other fools who beat dead horses because they’re afraid of live ones.

        • omnologos Says:

          Naaahhh…have been calling out against the Birthers distraction for a while now

          • jpcowdrey Says:

            It is heartening to know there is a limit to the bat-shit crazy maurizio is willing to embrace.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Yes, isn’t it? One small step for a village idiot, one large step for those who have to listen to him. The other side of the coin is that he doesn’t yet seem ready to stop chanting “Benghazi” (or he wouldn’t he have said so?). How about it, Maurizio? Double down on sanity and foreswear Benghazi too! Make our day!

          • omnologos Says:

            Benghazi isn’t just an episode. It”s one failure of many. Please let me know of a single nation that has benefited from President Obama’s meddling into its politics.

            The worst of all is of course South Sudan that is a purely Obama-sponsored concept.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            Dang, our boy is not going to swear off saying dumb things about Benghazi in the future. It’s part of his tired list of “single failures among many”. Of course, Omno probably can’t tell us WHY it’s a failure, but that doesn’t stop his parroting.

            What single nation has benefited from Obama’s “meddling” into its politics?

            Easy. The United States of America. And greatly so.

          • omnologos Says:

            We’re talking foreign policy and you switch to internal affairs. Thanks for agreeing with me.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            YOU may have been talking about foreign affairs, but I was simply answering a very simple question—-“what single nation has benefitted”? The USA. Is that not a valid answer?

            Thank you for proving my point that you are clueless and self-deluded I will tell you when, if ever, I agree with you, and it wasn’t here..

          • omnologos Says:

            Please forgive me. I thought “Benghazi” being in a foreign country was a matter of foreign policy. Not for a man of the world like you.

            Am also puzzled by the idea that the POTUS would’ve been “meddling” with the USA. I thought it was his own country and he the leader. Silly me!

          • dumboldguy Says:

            I try to take into account that English is your second language, that you don’t think very logically in any language, and that you are ignorant of so many things about America.

            Your response just shows what a waste of time it is to attempt to educate you, so I bid you farewell—-I’m done after making one last try with this response. You can now declare victory and do the “demented rooster strutting around the barnyard” for us.

            FYI, The fact that Benghazi is in a foreign country has NOTHING to do with anything but geography. The furor in this country over Benghazi had nothing to do with foreign policy either.

            Also FYI, among those of who understand English, the use of “—–” marks around “meddling” means that other than literal definitions may be in use, and other things may be meant by the word so enclosed. It was stupid of you to use “meddling” anyway—-U.S. Presidents do not “meddle” in other country’s politics by anything they do, they take actions they perceive as in the best interests of the U.S., period. Other countries may accuse us of “meddling” because they don’t like our actions and perceive them as being against THEIR national interests, but that’s a relative “truth”. I was merely playing off YOUR use of “meddling”, but you are apparently incapable of understanding the English language or thinking on that level, and I would give substantial odds that you will have no idea what I said in this paragraph. A pity, that.

          • omnologos Says:

            You wanted to know what I thought of the birthers and of Benghazi. I told what I thought of the birthers (a waste of time) and of Benghazi (the n-th example of the failed foreign policies by President Obama – a man capable to transform in war and destruction every international issue he sticks his nose in).

            From your part just a stream of mindless words totally irrelevant to what you had asked me in the first place. Perhaps you should invest your time between now and the global heat apocalypse by writing a memoir.

          • dumboldguy Says:

            I told you I was done responding to your mindlessness on this thread, Omno. You WIN! Go play the demented rooster and strut around the barnyard crowing about your imagined victory.

            (but please cover up your chubby little butt, because we have pulled out all your feathers and it’s naked—wouldn’t want you to catch a chill).

          • omnologos Says:

            A chill? You warming DENIER you!


  3. ”There’s probably never been a day with grimmer tidings on the impact of ice melt and sea level rise. ”

    Well, that’s why people are getting ”propaganda fatigue”

    instead, should be left for the people to digest, analyse and find out if is any truth in any given discovery; before the new scare is dished on them…

    Never is as good as the Skeptics say – never is as bad as the Warmist wish…

    relax, be happy and enjoy life – otherwise: from all the scaring – you will wet the bed

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Omno! Stefanthedumber is trying to move in and displace you from your exalted position on Crock! What are you going to do about that?


      • dumboldguy , you are already scared from the truth…

        you know: when you try to silence it – it stinks much more, after…

        • dumboldguy Says:

          I usually ask this question only of Omno, but since you’re trying to displace him and steal his hard-earned fame and glory, I will ask you also—-WHAAAAAAAT?


  4. […] Here’s a video giving an overview of the project, from Peter Sinclair’s excellent blog: […]


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