Monday, March 12, 2012

Are the Polar Ice Caps Completely Gone Yet?

So much for Al Gore's prediction back in 2007 that there would be no sea ice in five years. The above picture from the University of Illinois shows that Alaska and Greenland are having a very healthy year for sea ice.

Don Surber of the Daily Mail reports:
So much for an ice-free Arctic. Henry Hudson’s long-ago dream of a Northwest Passage that would link England to the Orient by sea will have to wait another century as Mother Earth gives him the cold shoulder. Again.

From Real Science: “1979 was the peak year for Arctic ice, yet 2012 has more ice around Greenland and Alaska than 1979 did.”

Same date satellite data seems to show that Iceland and everywhere else is iced over this year when they were feeling a little green 33 years ago.

Of course, our moral and intellectual superiors elsewhere in the press keep banging the drums of Man Caused Global Warming.


  1. I look at it this way - may be man is causing Global warming or may be not. But what harm is there in conserving?

    I could save money when I'm young only to win a lottery at 50! Doesn't mean that the money I saved is a total waste.

    We get so caught up in ideologies and what politicians and the clergy wants us to believe that we lose track of what's important.

    1. I look at the problem this way...... it is purely in my self-interest to pay as little as possible for gas, electricity and heating. As a result I drive small, fuel-efficient cars, heat with natural gas, and use programmable thermostats to reduce my heating and cooling needs when I'm not home. Technological advances have reduced the pollution from cars, furnaces and electric plants over the years..... which means the situation is getting better not worse, and I am thankful that we don't need the self-appointed enlightened types trying to create a paradise on earth by imposing their will on others.