Reference: Arctic to be ice free due to man made global warming
For over a year now global warmists have expressed a great deal of alarm with respect to their projection that the Arctic will soon be ice free because of man made global warming. Nature, however, appears to be marching to a different drummer. The data show that the summer melt of Arctic ice in 2008 was less extensive than the melt in 2007. The 2008 melt bottomed out earler than usual and the ice extent in the Arctic basin is now growing at a very rapid rate. Over the last month it has grown by 800,000 sq km. The IPCC has taken note and has revised its projection of an ice free Arctic first from 2008 to 2013 and then again from 2013 to 2030. The way things are going it may be revised again to the year 2100. They played the same game with their projection of sea level rise changing their proejctions to anything from 6 meters to 50 centimeters and the time frame from 2030 to 2100. And yet, they appear to retain a great deal of credibility with the media.