…of course, when you read the article, it talks about the possibility of there maybe being no ice at the North Pole this summer:
Seasoned polar scientists believe the chances of a totally ice-free North Pole this summer are greater than 50:50 because the normally thick ice formed over many years at the Pole has been blown away and replaced by hugeswathes of thinner ice formed over a single year.
“Seasoned” polar scientists… what the hell is that supposed to mean?
Then there’s the graphs which only show the average melting sea ice from 1979 to 2000. Now if anyone would like to dig up the statistics from the 1970’s when global cooling was all the rage, I’d be interested in seeing those numbers stacked on as well… an a year-by-year analysis rather than something grouped together to prove a point.
Until the quackery can be removed from the science, my patience grows thin with environmentalists projecting their hypothesis onto otherwise scientific data.