For years, GHWs have tried to panic the world into accepting their rule over the world’s economies—together with a scheme to redistribute wealth to destitute countries as an incentive for them to stay destitute—by claiming that the Arctic ice was MELTING!  MELTING!  Indeed, Al Gore repeated a prediction by a warming scientist in 2009, that by 2014-2016, “there is a 75% chance that the entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months could be be completely ice free.”

Once again, a dire prediction made by the hysterics is proving false.  Apparently, the “tipping point” of Arctic melt won’t be coming any time soon.  From the BBC story:

Scientists say current concerns over a tipping point in the disappearance of Arctic sea ice may be misplaced. Danish researchers analysed ancient pieces of driftwood in north Greenland which they say is an accurate way to measure the extent of ancient ice loss. Writing in the journal Science, the team found evidence that ice levels were about 50% lower 5,000 years ago. They say changes to wind systems can slow down the rate of melting. They argue, therefore, that a tipping point under current scenarios is unlikely...

Dr Funder and his team say their data shows a clear connection between temperature and the amount of sea ice. The researchers concluded that for about 3,000 years, during a period called the Holocene Climate Optimum, there was more open water and far less ice than today - probably less than 50% of the minimum Arctic sea ice recorded in 2007. But the researcher says that even with a loss of this size, the sea ice will not reach a point of no return. “I think we can say that with the loss of 50% of the current ice, the tipping point wasn’t reached.” The idea of an Arctic tipping point has been highlighted by many scientists in recent years. They have argued that when enough ice is lost it could cause a runaway effect with disastrous consequences. “I don’t say that our current worries are not justified, but I think that there are factors which will work to delay the action in relation to some of the models that have been in the media.

Oh no!  The end is not near!

Dire predictions failure such as this may be why 69% of Americans believe that scientists “have falsified research data” about global warming.  (I think “falsified” is way too strong a word.  Rather, I think conclusions from the data have been skewed to predict the worst-case scenarios and/or grossly exaggerated by global warming alarmists, political advocates, and media to achieve policy goals—a different thing altogether.  Thus, had I been polled, I would have been among the 22% minority who would have said it is “somewhat unlikely” that data had been falsified.)

There are reasons for this distrust.  Hysterics, look in the mirror and read the old story about the little boy who cried wolf.

Articles by Wesley J. Smith

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