Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Especially Thin Ice This Spring? What About Last?

Coincidentally, we saw similar fear stories last spring. Are they different? Not really? They're all wrong. Predictions of doom failed to appear as forecast last year too. This one is a variation on last year's story about 'new' ice versus 'old' ice.

No matter the good news, the alarmist scientists have a way of twisting empirical data to their ends.

Arctic Ice Especially Thin This Spring, Scientists Say

WASHINGTON — The Arctic is treading on thinner ice than ever before.

Researchers say that as spring begins, more than 90 percent of the sea ice in the Arctic is only 1 or 2 years old. That makes it thinner and more vulnerable than at anytime in the past three decades, according to researchers with NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado.

"We're not set up well for summertime," ice data center scientist Walt Meier said Monday. "We're in a very precarious situation."

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