scaring the kiddies about Santa …

The scary “ice is melting faster than ever” agenda rears it’s head once more.  What is Santa to do?

Conspiracy theories from people with an agenda, blaming Denmark’s Ocean and Ice Services of Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut for having an agenda. the usual, ‘oil and gas’. So I added Jonova’s scary graph on her post today, immediately getting blocked. Kept the screen picture though.

Thanks to those below, who encouraged me to have a much closer look. You see, immediately after I posted an answer on the Facebook page below, I was blocked.

Jarrahstan Lightfoot commented on a post from 8 November.
Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak On Melting Ice and Global Impacts (1080p HD) Remastered with…


Al Gents Thanks for the update

Jarrahstan Lightfoot

Jarrahstan Lightfoot Tom Harley’s link about is totally misleading. Why? The charts which cover the last 40 years are totally different to this misleading chart of just the last few years. In the Climate Denial Wars there is much misleading data.

Max Wilbert

Max Wilbert I produced the film on the Arctic because I’ve been there and seen the land being destroyed by the warming climate with my own eyes. I’ve walked on the thawing permafrost and seen whole slopes destabilizing and sliding away as the soils thaw. People need to know what is going on in the Arctic, and so I made the film to inform people and inspire resistance.

Jarrahstan Lightfoot

Jarrahstan Lightfoot If anyone reads this thread. please know that Denmark (note spelling above) is one of the 5 countries who want to make money from the Ice free Arctic. It is called “the last oil frontier” so they present all manner of false data to support their desire to make profit. Fact being – it is the Oil AND gas industries which created the problem in the first place ! Ho hum fiddle dee dumb

Tom Harley

Tom Harley Or this:…/arctic-sea-ice-dec-2015.gif

So here’s the link to the rest at Jonova: It’s “The Fright before Christmas”. Can we scare the kiddies?

Book, Santa, Slimate change, Alarm,Her post finishes with these famous images of a 1959 ice free North pole:

Tell the kiddies that somehow Santa and the reindeer survived 1959 when submarines from the US Navy surfaced at the North Pole. (They even did it in winter too).


Arctic, Sea Ice, 1959, 1962, Thinning ice, submarines, climate change.

You can read excerpts here, where Vixen, Dancer and what not struggle through predictable sentence structure and plodding conversation.


 So, who is misleading who? At least I have photos and real science to show, not scary kiddy fairy tales.

National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) – Click the pic to view at source

It’s about time those who want to stop the oil and gas industry, stopped using oil and gas. It would solve all our their problems!

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to
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One Response to scaring the kiddies about Santa …

  1. yeah I think its misleading too.

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