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Friday, August 1, 2008

Arctic ice greater than normal

Next time a global warming alarmist tries to tell you that arctic ice is at record lows, you can correct their misinformation by referring them to this article by Piers Akerman in the Daily Telegraph.

It seems that in fact there is "more ice than normal in the Arctic waters north of the Svalbard archipelago" these days.

Ed: the above link and quote corrected.


Anonymous said...


A Dog Named Kyoto said...

Whoops to you too anonymous. Melting ice is normal in summer.

From the National Snow and Ice Data Center:

Arctic sea ice extent on July 31 stood at 7.71 million square kilometers (3.98 million square miles). While extent was below the 1979 to 2000 average of 8.88 million square kilometers (3.43 million square miles), it was 89,000 square kilometers (35,000 square miles) above the value for July 31, 2007. As is normal for this time of year, melt is occurring throughout the Arctic, even at the North Pole.

Arctic ice may not be at record high levels, but it is certainly nowhere near record low levels.

Zookeeper said...

This link is to a story of the BBC's investigation of its own bias. It's a year old now, but organizational culture does not change overnight.

June 2007: " The BBC has failed to promote proper debate on major political issues because of the inherent liberal culture of its staff, a report commissioned by the corporation has concluded.

The report claims that coverage of single-issue political causes, such as climate change and poverty, can be biased ..."