Sunday, May 3, 2009

How bad is the arctic ice?

The claims about the dire state of the arctic sea ice make one fear for our future. The arctic, we are told is melting and melting quickly. This enviro-wacko site said the following:

"Mark Serreze, a scientist from the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado was quoted by Reuters:

'No matter where we stand at the end of the melt season it’s just reinforcing this notion that Arctic Ice is in its death spiral.'

Serreze also told the AP that:

'We could very well be in that quick slide downward in terms of passing a tipping point. It’s tipping now. We’re seeing it happen now.'"

Best book your next summer vacation on the balmy shores of Hudson Bay before all the hotel rooms are gone. Yep, sipping Pina Colada's at Moose Factory, Canada is about the become the in vogue vacation spot.

So, lets look at 28 years worth of melting of the arctic ocean. I have downloaded two pictures from Colorado University. In Jan 1981 there was 15 million sq km of sea ice. In January 2009, there was only 14.1 million sq km. Gasp, the world is dying because everything is melting.

But, that was August 2008. What has happened since?

Similarly, the National Snow and Ice Data Center found that Arctic sea ice expanded 13.2 percent this year, or a Texas-sized 270,000 square miles.DEROY MURDOCK, "Global Cooling is Here," SeattlePi, Dec 18,2008

But before you slash your wrists or jump off that tall bridge or building, you should look at the pictures of the ice cover over this long period of time. They aren't all that different. The pink line on the graph shows the median ice coverage.

This is straight from the people who are crying wolf; the people who wear camel hair clothing and proclaim "The end is near". Compare the two pictures and see if you think the world is about to end.

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