Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 – they were wrong – IOTW Report

Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 – they were wrong

TelegraphUK: Dire predictions that the Arctic would be devoid of sea ice by September this year have proven to be unfounded after latest satellite images showed there is far more now than in 2012.

Scientists such as Prof Peter Wadhams, of Cambridge University, and Prof Wieslaw Maslowski, of the Naval Postgraduate School in Moderey, California, have regularly forecast the loss of ice by 2016, which has been widely reported by the BBC and other media outlets.

Prof Wadhams, a leading expert on Arctic sea ice loss, has recently published a book entitled A Farewell To Ice in which he repeats the assertion that the polar region would free of ice in the middle of this decade.

As late as this summer, he was still predicting an ice-free September.

Yet, when figures were released for the yearly minimum on September 10, they showed that there was still 1.6 million square miles of sea ice (4.14 square kilometres), which was 21 per cent more than the lowest point in 2012.


7 Comments on Experts said Arctic sea ice would melt entirely by September 2016 – they were wrong

  1. Guess the “experts” aren’t really expert.

    This is the result of allowing a belief in some weird Globaloney Warming cult to cloud the imagination. What has the High Priest of Globaloney Bullshit Gore to say on the subject?

    Lysenkoism writ large.

    izlamo delenda est …

  2. Think they can really predict the weather/climate for ten or twenty years out any better than they can predict tomorrow’s course for a hurricane?

  3. Lies by right wing science deniers! The ice is all gone. The polar bears all drowned. The earth is destined to be a lifeless, charred rock. The science is settled.

  4. Their mistake was making their prophecy in the short-term, where their stupidity/perfidity is exposed. The smart environmental con-men go long-term and won’t be called to account.

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