Monday, August 04, 2008

Global foolishness

From the Snow and Ice Data Center:

Sea ice extent continues to decline, but we have not yet seen last July’s period of accelerated decline. Part of the explanation is that temperatures were cooler in the last two weeks of July, especially north of Alaska.

Because we are past the summer solstice, the amount of potential solar energy reaching the surface is waning. The rate of decline should soon start to slow, reducing the likelihood of breaking last year's record sea ice minimum.

Fred has been keeping us informed from time to time over at Real Debate. Now, it's looking less and less likely that the cap will melt . . . as the envirocrats predicted it would this summer.

From the SIDC:

Summer isn't over. But, much like the hurricane "scare" of a few years ago, this melting prediction will likely be yet another climate issue they got wrong.


still Unreal... said...

"but we have not yet seen last July’s period of accelerated decline."

isnt this the story of the gorebal warming nut jobs?
they take a miniscule amount of data, extrapolate it into infinity and call it "settled science."

Galileo, Mendel and Einstein would be proud.

jimi5150 said...

No kidding. Let's see . . . they were wrong about the hurricanes on many levels, the IPCC changed their predictions due to better data and equipment, the ozone topic seems to have died, in spite of "consensus scientists differ on ultimate affects and what to do about it, the really don't know about the effects of el niño, we've had no warming according to prediction for the last 10 years, and now this. I know I'm forgetting something.

My favorite, though, is trying to insist on a pattern of climate using a 50 year cycle of a planet that is 4,000,000,000 years old.