Friday, September 18, 2009
Reference: Arctic sea ice pack at record low, Bangkok Post, September 19, 2009
It is reported that the summer melt of Arctic sea ice in 2009 has reduced it to its third lowest extent on record continuing an overall decline symptomatic of climate change (Arctic sea ice pack at record low, Bangkok Post, September 19, 2009). It should be noted that the "record" used goes back only to 1979 when satellite data started becoming available. Our record of history prior to that shows more extensive summer melts including an open Northwest Passage. It should also be noted that the third greatest summer melt since 1979 follows in the heels of second place 2008 and first place 2007. This progression does not show a continuing overall decline but the exact opposite particularly when one considers all the carbon dioxide emissions since summer of 2007 and the global warmists' 2007 forecast that the summer melt would continue to increase in 2008 and 2009. Therefore the data presented are not consistent with climate change nor symptomatic of it.