Guest essay by Rolf E. Westgard
In his 2007 Noble Prize acceptance speech, former Vice President Al Gore warned that the “Arctic ice could be gone in as little as seven years.” Last week, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reported:
“The North and South Poles are not melting.” In that report, oceanographer Ted Maksym noted that polar ice “is much more stable than climate scientists once predicted and could even be much thicker than previously thought.”
That Woods Hole study was confirmed by today’s NOAA Arctic radar map which shows the Arctic Ice Cap at more than 4,000,000 square miles, larger than on any December 28 in the past five years. Reaching the North Pole requires either a dog sled or a nuclear sub; Al Gore’s cruise ship will stay in the tropics. At the South Pole, Antarctic ice coverage is at the highest extent since radar measurement began…
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Global warming has destroyed civilization.
Meanwhile, back in the Washington DC area, lawmakers are dealing with the coldest 13 month period since 1941, and fifth coldest on record.
It has been 15 years since Britain’s top experts announced the end of snow, but that was before they understood that global warming made it cold and snowy in the same way that global cooling does.