Sunday, June 29, 2008
Reference: First ice free Arctic summer predicted, Bangkok Post, June 29, 2008
It is reported that Arctic sea ice will be completely melted this summer due to global warming (First ice free Arctic summer predicted, Bangkok Post, June 29, 2008). At the same time global temperature data show that the world has been cooling, not warming, for more than a year and the IPCC and other promoters of the global warming scenario have conceded that the cooling trend is expected to continue for several years. If we put these two forecasts together, we may conclude that should the predicted ice free Arctic summer come to pass, the cause would have to be something other than global warming. Incidentally, it is no longer possible to have the first ice free summer up there as the Arctic has been ice free in the past.