Arctic ice refuses to melt as ordered

Its because the blessed Algore (may someday he gain some intelligence) bought all those carbon credits from himself.
clipped from www.theregister.co.uk
Just a few weeks ago, predictions of Arctic ice collapse were buzzing all over the internet. Some scientists were predicting that the “North Pole may be ice-free for first time this summer”. Others predicted that the entire “polar ice cap would disappear this summer”.
The Arctic melt season is nearly done for this year. The sun is now very low above the horizon and will set for the winter at the North Pole in five weeks. And none of these dire predictions have come to pass. Yet there is, however, something odd going on with the ice data.
A comparison of these maps (derived from NSIDC data) below shows that Arctic ice extent was 30 per cent greater on August 11, 2008 than it was on the August 12, 2007. (2008 is a leap year, so the dates are offset by one.

Ice at the Arctic
ice has grown in nearly every direction since last summer – with a large increase in the area north of Siberia
Northwest Passage (west of Greenland) has seen a significant increase in ice
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2 thoughts on “Arctic ice refuses to melt as ordered

  1. I’m afraid that Goddard made a very serious mistake. When it was pointed out to him that he was mistaken, he retracted the article as wrong. He said:

    “Dr. Walt Meier at NSIDC has convinced me this week that their ice extent numbers are solid. So why the large discrepancy between their graphs and the UIUC maps? I went back and compared UIUC maps vs. NASA satellite photos from the same dates last summer. It turns out that the older UIUC maps had underrepresented the amount of low concentration ice in several regions of the Arctic. This summer, their maps do not have that same error. As a result, UIUC maps show a much greater increase in the amount of ice this year than does NSIDC. And thus the explanation of the discrepancy. it is clear that the NSIDC graph is correct, and that 2008 Arctic ice is barely 10% above last year – just as NSIDC had stated.”

    The responsible thing to do is retract this post so that nobody gets the wrong idea.

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