The disappearing sea ice that was supposedly going to dramatically change the North, if not the world, is back. Thanks to really cold weather -- gee, where did that come from?--winter sea ice has been growing across the North. "Clearly we're seeing the ice coverage rebound back to more near normal coverage for this time of year," says Gilles Langis, a senior ice forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa.Will someone tell Connie and similar alarmists "frightened by nightmares of drowning polar bears that Al Gore unnecessarily scared them?"
There goes a good story. And if you doubt me on this, the source is as biased on climate change as sources get: The CBC. And if the weather stays cold, the ice will get even thicker, says the report.. At this rate, Mr. Mansbridge's ice-breaker crew won't be able to make it north to report on the disappearing ice because there's too much ice. . .
A University of Illinois report showed that Arctic sea ice is back to its previous level. I don't know anything about the accuracy of that report, but combined with the CBC report I'd say we have a story: The ice is back.
The February 18th Daily Express (U.K.):
New evidence has cast doubt on claims that the world’s ice-caps are melting, it emerged last night.According to Iain Murray, Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow:
Satellite data shows that concerns over the levels of sea ice may have been premature.
It was feared that the polar caps were vanishing because of the effects of global warming.
But figures from the respected US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that almost all the “lost” ice has come back.
Ice levels which had shrunk from 13million sq km in January 2007 to just four million in October, are almost back to their original levels.
Figures show that there is nearly a third more ice in Antarctica than is usual for the time of year.
The data flies in the face of many current thinkers and will be seized on by climate change sceptics who deny that the world is undergoing global warming.
A photograph of polar bears clinging on to a melting iceberg has become one of the most enduring images in the campaign against climate change.
It was used by former US Vice President Al Gore during his Inconvenient Truth lectures about mankind’s impact on the world. But scientists say the northern hemisphere has endured its coldest winter in decades.
Temperatures ought to be at a peak, but instead they've held steady for at least the last five years and by some accounts, they've actually dropped. The case for urgent action to restrict energy use is getting weaker, not stronger. Given that affordable energy is the best hope of escape from poverty for billions around the globe, politicians need to ask themselves "where's the beef" before pushing their anti-energy policies.(via AstuteBlogger, GatewayPundit, Wolf Howling)