“Arctic ice loss driven by natural swings, not just mankind: study”

“ice-free Arctic Ocean, often feared to be just years away, in one of the starkest signs of man-made global warming, could be delayed if nature swings back to a cooler mode.”

“if nature swings back to a cooler mode” !

Big turnaround – “Nature” has a say in climate change.

Careful boys and climate girls! Anymore talk of natural variability and you might find yourselves making clothes for the emperor….instead of scaring us for a crust.

Watts Up With That?

Guest post by David Middleton

From the No Schist, Sherlock files…

Arctic Sea Ice

The “record low wintertime maximum extent” still looks pretty icy.

By Alister Doyle| OSLO

Natural swings in the Arctic climate have caused up to half the precipitous losses of sea ice around the North Pole in recent decades, with the rest driven by man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday.

The study indicates that an ice-free Arctic Ocean, often feared to be just years away, in one of the starkest signs of man-made global warming, could be delayed if nature swings back to a cooler mode.

Natural variations in the Arctic climate “may be responsible for about 30–50 percent of the overall decline in September sea ice since 1979,” the U.S.-based team of scientists wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Sea ice has shrunk steadily and hit a record low in September 2012 — late summer in…

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