Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Reference: Polar ice may go in five years, Bangkok Post, December 16, 2009
An unusually extensive summer melt of Arctic ice in 2007 encouraged warmists to abandon Antarctica and seize on the Arctic as their primary evidence of impending climate change catastrophe and to predict that global warming will cause a steep decline in the amount of ice left in subsequent summer melts until the Arctic becomes ice free in summer (Polar ice may go in five years, Bangkok Post, December 16, 2009). The ice free summer was initially forecast for 2080 but in later revisions the year was changed to 2060 and then to 2030 and finally to 2013 although the data show that in 2008 and 2009 the summer melt did not progressively increase as predicted and as required by their proposed theory. Instead summer ice did just the opposite by making a comeback in 2008 that got even stronger in 2009.