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Global Warmists Predicted Ice-Free Ocean by 2013, Instead Ice Increased 60%
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 8, 2013 @ 2:49 pm In The Point | 26 Comments
Next time you come across a Global Warmist forecast of doom article, consider this bit of BBC doomcrying from 2007.
Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years.
5-6 years? Why that’s now.
Professor Wieslaw Maslowski told an American Geophysical Union meeting that previous projections had underestimated the processes now driving ice loss.
Summer melting this year reduced the ice cover to 4.13 million sq km, the smallest ever extent in modern times.
We’re doomed! We’re doomed!
“You can argue that may be our projection of 2013 is already too conservative,” the researcher from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, explained to the BBC.
You can argue many things. But here is the horror of our current ice-free summer.
Sea ice extent for August 2013 averaged 6.09 million square kilometers (2.35 million square miles).
Not only is there is still plenty of sea ice to go around, but it increased 60 percent since last year.
Days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.
The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left ice-bound and a cruise ship attempting the route was forced to turn back.
Much too conservative by far. He should have predicted the end of ice by 2008.
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