Marc Morano observes
that the great iceberg of anthropogenic global warming theory is now fast disintegrating into the Sea of Reality. AGW zealots are indeed now facing a nightmarish conundrum. What to do to save their reputations and glittering careers as Chief Scientists, Presidents of the Royal Society, Government Ministers for Climate Change, Failed US Presidential Candidates Turned Nobel Prize-Winners, Journalistic Would-Be Stringers-Up of AGW-Deniers, green NGO empire-builders and professors whose entire livelihoods and academic status have accrued from more than two decades of peddling the biggest anti-science scam of all time but which is now threatening to expose them all to ridicule on an epic scale as global temperatures cool?
The answer is that they pretend that this is not happening.
The BBC’s brief and historic outbreak of sanity here
last Friday when it asked timorously
What happened to global warming?
gave way to normal service today when it reported
a prediction that the Arctic could be free of ice in the summer within two decades. The prediction was made by Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University, who was speaking at the launch of the findings of the Catlin Arctic Survey:
Led by explorer Pen Hadow, the team’s measurements found that the ice-floes were on average 1.8m thick -- typical of so-called ‘first year’ ice formed during the past winter and most vulnerable to melting. The survey route -- to the north of Canada -- had been expected to cross areas of older ‘multi-year’ ice which is thicker and more resilient. When the ridges of ice between floes are included, the expedition found an average thickness of 4.8m.
Professor Wadhams said: ‘The Catlin Arctic Survey data supports the new consensus view - based on seasonal variation of ice extent and thickness, changes in temperatures, winds and especially ice composition - that the Arctic will be ice-free in summer within about 20 years, and that much of the decrease will be happening within 10 years.’
But the Catlin Arctic Ice Survey was an embarrassing joke, as detailed on the Watts Up With That
? website which describes it as
nothing more than a badly executed public relations stunt covered with the thinnest veneer of attempted science.
Among other things, WUWT says Pen Hadow and his team (pictured in 2007 testing their waterpoof suits for the expedition) surveyed very little of the ice and returned very little data, that some of this data was wrongly presented and that another, aerial, survey of the Arctic with a towed radar array from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research revealed that the ice cover was thicker than expected.
In the Times
, Wadhams is quoted as saying:
The change in the Arctic summer sea ice is the biggest impact global warming is having on the physical appearance of the planet.
Curious! For at the same time, as World Climate Report
The ice melt across during the Antarctic summer (October-January) of 2008-2009 was the lowest ever recorded in the satellite history.
Does man-made global warming only affect the top bit of the planet but not the bottom, perhaps?
As Climate Skeptic
So — 11% of world’s land ice shrinking - Front page headlines. 89% of world’s land ice growing. Silence.
That's why we should all note very carefully the warning delivered by the President of the United States, in his remarks
accepting his Nobel Peace Prize, that climate change was an unacceptable threat that
could forever damage the world that we pass on to our children.
And even according to ABC News
Al Qaeda and Taliban Being Helped By Global Warming.
Golly. Now we really do need to panic.