Last Friday marked an important anniversary in the history of the global warming hoax. On that day 5 years ago, Al Gore prophesied that the ice cap at the North Pole would be completely melted in 5 years. Let’s see how that prediction worked out:
The amount of sea ice in the Arctic has increased by close to 50 per cent compared to last year, according to satellite measurements.
ESA’s CryoSat mission revealed that in October this year the Arctic had 9000 cu km of sea ice. This compares to just 6000 cu km in October 2012.
Scientists believe part of this stronger performance is due to a greater retention of older ice.
It isn’t a 1-year fluke.
The CryoSat-2 satellite was designed to measure sea-ice thickness across the entire Arctic Ocean, and has allowed scientists, for the first time, to monitor the overall change in volume accurately.
Scientists claim around 90 per cent of the increase is due to growth of multi-year ice – which survives through more than one summer without melting – with only 10 per cent growth of first year ice.
They claim that thick, multi-year ice indicates healthy Arctic sea-ice cover.
This year’s multi-year ice is now on average about 20 per cent, or around 30 cm, thicker than last year.
Worldwide carbon emissions have been soaring. According to the theory on behalf of which we are expected to sacrifice our liberty and our standard of living, the ice should be melting away, just like the Goracle bellowed that it would.
The problem with predicting doom in the relatively near future is that when the doom doesn’t come, everyone who isn’t an utter fool will laugh at you. But everyone who isn’t an utter fool has been laughing at Gore since long before 2008 anyway, so he didn’t have much to lose.
Meanwhile, Obama continues to exploit the debunked hoax to advance his authoritarian collectivist agenda. This month he brought in hard left Clintonista John Podesta of the Center for American Progress to drive through draconian measures that will supposedly control the climate by “executive authority.”