Arctic warming has become so dramatic that the North Pole may melt this summer, report scientists studying the effects of climate change in the field.Now I know what you're all saying. "But Russ. Russ, Russ. But Russ! Aren't we going to have an ice free planet soon because of all this global warming?!" I dunno, are we? The following was published by the same organization, National Geographic, this week, about a year after they predicted the North Pole would have no ice. Seeing as how the North Pole did, in fact, have ice, they decided they had some 'splainin' to do:
"We're actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be free of ice for the first time [in history]," David Barber, of the University of Manitoba, told National Geographic News aboard the C.C.G.S. Amundsen, a Canadian research icebreaker...
..."I would say the ice in the vicinity of the North Pole is primed for melting, and an ice-free North Pole is a good possibility," Sheldon Drobot, a climatologist at the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado, said by email.
This year's cooler-than-expected summer means the Arctic probably won't experience ice-free summers until 2030 or 2040, scientists say.Now, I'm not saying that climate models are stupid, all I'm saying is that they're retarded, and they are the only basis for the untold amount of untruths being told by well-known and highly respected climatologists and meteorologists like, ya know, Al Gore. No, wait. Nevermind.
Some models had previously predicted that the Arctic could be ice free in summer by as soon as 2013, due to rising temperatures from global warming.