Let’s de-hoax global warming…2007 – 2008

25Feb11

More Ice, Darling?

 Two years ago was supposed to be the year that the Arctic was going to lose “record” amounts of ice. In fact the “experts” were saying that the North Pole would be “ice free in 2008”. That did not  happen, in fact the North Pole now has  up to 30% more ice this year than 2 years ago. Brrrrr!

We’ve been hearing the frightening predictions for a few years now that the Arctic was soon going to be ‘ice free’  in 2008 for the first time”.

This didn’t happen. Not only did it not happen but the Arctic actually gained up to 30% more ice in 2008 over the same period in 2007.  The  North Pole won’t be ice free this year, either.

The University of Illinois Cryosphere Today project shows the Arctic sea ice extent is up 30% from last year at this time:

The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, CO shows Arctic sea ice extent up by over 13% from last year:

We’re not sure why these two projects would show this much of a difference (Cryosphere data for August 1st was even more divergent from the NSIDC data). But either way you look at it the Arctic was not ice free last year or this year, not even close to it. 

So children can rest easy that knowing that Santa Claus and his Reindeer are safe for another year. As are the beloved Polar Bears. Children should also know that the North Pole has thawed before and the Polar Bears did just fine (we’re not sure what Santa did but he obviously didn’t perish). Don’t let the big bad news media scare you with statements such as “record ice loss”, they are referring to records that began with satellite measurements in 1979. Breaking a 29 year old record in sports might be a big deal, but when you’re discussing the Earth’s climate history 29 years is meaningless.

Getting hot in here….gotta open a window.
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