Monday, May 04, 2009

Another Feckless Forecast From The Far Side

It has become almost comedic to see those who are convinced (and are getting bloody rich in convincing others) that the world has "a fever" when everyone is freezing their extremities. One of the most hilarious comedy series on display is the Catlin Arctic Survey whose mission is to prove that the Arctic is melting. They are, and have been for more than a week, stuck living in their tents, in terrible freezing weather.

And Arctic ice is thicker than it has ever been (since satellite measurement began in 1979).

Meanwhile, it looks like all the Polar Bear Alarmists are on the run and not so confident that all the big white woolly beasts all drowning:
There remain only an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 Polar bears [note: they forget to mention that this is the greatest population of PBs in history} distributed around the north pole, in territories belonging to the U.S. (Alaska), Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland), and Norway.
The Polar bear needs sea ice to hunt for seals, and hence to survive (Derocher et al, 2004; Stirling & Parkinson, 2006). Dramatic reductions in sea ice coverage (IPCC,2007) are projected across the whole Arctic in the near future.
I had been led to believe by Al Gore et al, that they were all drowning and starving already...

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