Warmists Claim They Predicted There Would Be More Arctic Ice This Year

The Arctic has been doing very well this year, thank you very much, with big growth, 60% in one year, and being the same thinkness as it was back in 1940. There’s been no warming for 8 years in the Arctic. But, hey, the Warmists predicted this, right? Right?

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Arctic sea ice delusions strike the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph

When it comes to climate science reporting, the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph are only reliable in the sense that you can rely on them to usually get the science wrong. This weekend’s Arctic sea ice articles from David Rose of the Mail and Hayley Dixon at the Telegraph unfortunately fit that pattern.

Both articles claimed that Arctic sea ice extent grew 60 percent in August 2013 as compared to August 2012. While this factoid is technically true, it’s also largely irrelevant. For one thing, the annual Arctic sea ice minimum occurs in September – we’re not there yet.

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And while this year’s minimum extent will certainly be higher than last year’s, that’s not the least bit surprising. As University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins noted last year,

“Around 80% of the ~100 scientists at the Bjerknes [Arctic climate science] conference thought that there would be MORE Arctic sea-ice in 2013, compared to 2012.”

Which is strange, because most have been telling us that the Arctic would be ice free this year (see Steven Goddard for a list of these prognostications), and there are non-stop complaints that the melting Arctic will kill all the polar bears (who are also doing quite well) and raise sea levels quite a bit (which is idiotic since the Arctic ice is free floating, but, hey, it’s not like Warmists practice science in the first place).

The rest of the article attempts to position that this is completely in line with “climate change”, which is all your fault for driving a fossil fueled vehicle and using hair spray. And that Warmists are really, really unhappy that any news source would dare to print things that do not fit the Narrative Of Climate Change.

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5 Responses to “Warmists Claim They Predicted There Would Be More Arctic Ice This Year”

  1. Trish Mac says:

    They lack common sense or were never endowed with an ability to think for themselves (see public schools) and have replaced any type of theology with Global warming and Gaia.
    Every single NatGeo/History channel etc show that deals with earth and how it was made shows the violent nature of the planet. And then at the end, they mewl and whine about some form of harm that we are doing to this magnifcent planet- that I am almost certain laughs at their ego! I am awed that so many people think that our greenhouse gases would do anything to this earth, but maybe make her sneeze; in comparison to the cataclysmic activities she endured over the millions of years, and came back a roaring.
    I am a conservationist- but a realist as well.

  2. That drives me nuts when the shows do that, Trish. I love watching nature programs, constantly on my TV (I’m watching “Geologic Journeys” on Science at this time), and then they throw in “climate change”, not as a way of highlight “this happens” but as saying “humanity has dooooooooomed the planet now!!!!!”

  3. Trish Mac says:

    Exactly Teach- it’s thrown in at the end -knowing it might turn us realists off if they began with it and it is stated as fact, not hypothesis… My favorite was how Alaska’s coastline was formed, and how icebergs and glaciers formed and flowed and retreated and formed and dug out fjords and bays etc over the eons of warm and cold ages, and it was fascinating stuff until the end when they said that Alaska’s coastline is in danger now thanks to global warming. WTF? You mean life goes on and the non-static formation of ice and loss of it too will continue? Okay then- but stop blaming man for it!!

  4. Scared_Of_My_Gumballs says:

    Hey, I predicted the last 100 powerball lottery numbers 2-3 days after the drawing. I plan to put my plan in to play this past week too to see if the numbers that were drawn are the ones that I will pick.

    And, as I said I would. I said I said so didn’t I?

  5. Trish Mac says:

    Gumballs!

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