Arctic Ice Grows 30 Per Cent In a Year


October 2008 Set for Record Sea Ice Extent Increase Rate

Predictions of “ice free” summer for first time in history completely debunked

Prison Planet | Aug 19, 2008

By Paul Joseph Watson

Alarmist scientists who predicted that the North Pole could be “ice free” this summer as a result of global warming have been embarrassed after it was revealed that Arctic ice has actually grown by around 30 per cent in the year since August 2007.

Back in June, numerous prominent voices in the scientific community expressed fears of a mass melting of the polar ice caps, including David Barber, of the University of Manitoba, who told National Geographic Magazine, “We’re actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be free of ice for the first time [in history].”

“This summer’s forecast—and unusual early melting events all around the Arctic—serve as a dire warning of how quickly the polar regions are being affected by climate change,” adds the article.

In February, Dr. Olav Orheim, head of the Norwegian International Polar Year Secretariat, told Xinhua, “If Norway’s average temperature this year equals that in 2007, the ice cap in the Arctic will all melt away, which is highly possible judging from current conditions.”

As per usual, the reality has failed to match the hype of the climate doomsayers.

According to collated data from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Illinois, Arctic ice extent was 30 per cent greater on August 11, 2008 than it was on the August 12, 2007. This is a conservative estimate based on the map projection.

The video below highlights the differences between those two dates,” reports The Register. “As you can see, ice has grown in nearly every direction since last summer – with a large increase in the area north of Siberia. Also note that the area around the Northwest Passage (west of Greenland) has seen a significant increase in ice. Some of the islands in the Canadian Archipelago are surrounded by more ice than they were during the summer of 1980.”

Blue pixels represent increased ice coverage over the North Pole in the year since August 2007.

But what of the Antarctic down south? Figures tell us that ice coverage in the year since August 2007 has grown by nearly one million square kilometers.

As The Register article notes, “The Arctic did not experience the meltdowns forecast by NSIDC and the Norwegian Polar Year Secretariat. It didn’t even come close. Additionally, some current graphs and press releases from NSIDC seem less than conservative. There appears to be a consistent pattern of overstatement related to Arctic ice loss.”

A general cooling trend across the planet is now clearly apparent as sunspot activity, the main driver of climate change, dwindles to almost nothing.

As we reported last week, A top observatory that has been measuring sun cycles for over 200 years predicts that global temperatures will drop by two degrees over the next two decades as solar activity grinds to a halt and the planet drastically cools down, potentially heralding the onset of a new ice age.

While the mass media, Al Gore and politicized bodies like the IPCC scaremonger about the perils of global warming and demand the poor and middle class pay CO2 taxes, both hard scientific data and circumstantial evidence points to a clear cooling trend.

How man-made global warming advocates will spin this one remains to be seen – maybe they will just continue to adopt their current tactic by claiming that any geological or weather event whatsoever, be it hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts or floods, temperature increase or decrease, and even a 30 per cent growth of the polar ice cap – is a result of that evil life-giving gas that we exhale – CO2.
Arctic Ice Grows 30 Per Cent In a Year

8 responses to “Arctic Ice Grows 30 Per Cent In a Year

  1. Interesting finds. Honestly I hope that mainstream media does not get a hold of this. People are just starting to get on board with their conservation efforts and this may set them back a bit thinking everything is ok. It also shows we have a lng way to go in actually understanding what is happening here.

  2. You’re right. It would be just terrible if the public found out that anthropogenic global warming was a hoax perpetrated by the elite to fleece us economically and take away what’s left of our rights. So we’ll keep it a secret, just between you and me. Shhhhh….

  3. So–now we’ll be taxed for not producing enough CO2?

  4. Just keep opening the Coke & Pepsi. Estimates are that the volume of CO2 released is about the same as the volume of the bottle/can.

    No one seems too concerned that this is all manufactured CO2, not natural CO2 as found in champagne. . . .

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  6. Pacres you say :-
    People are just starting to get on board with their conservation efforts and this may set them back a bit thinking everything is ok.

    If they do then who is to blame?
    The climate scientists have been totally dishonest in presenting bad computer models rejected by most specialists not under peer pressure from other climate scientists to go along with them. Criminals doing the policing is not ever a good idea. All professions need external moderation.
    Co2 reduction was never really necessary but energy conservation and for that matter resource conservation always was. Eco dogma has linked the two things and now the backlash will be the inevitable and well deserved demise of environmentalism I hope. If it takes energy conservation with it that’s just an unfortunate side effect I for one can live with.

  7. The amount of evidence that contradicts the global warming alarmists theories are staggering. More and more scientists are now dicrediting these theories. I am puting together a comprehensive website that has much data and links to help support those who are looking for data to help combat the global warming alarmists.

  8. Geoff,

    Also, check out the 250 articles in the Global Warming Hoax category here if you haven’t already.

    And appreciate your site.

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