Leading Arctic Expert Warns Of Methane Catastrophe In A Few Weeks

Dr. Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University warned in the Guardian during summer 2013 that the Arctic will be ice free in a few weeks, and that a “methane catastrophe” will occur.

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Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe – scientist | Environment | The Guardian

Meanwhile, here in the actual world, Arctic sea ice continues to track 2006 – the year with the highest summer minimum of the past decade.

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Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

There is not the slightest indication that Arctic sea ice is disappearing. Arctic sea is two meters thick, the thickest it has been since 2006 – and about the same thickness it was 75 years ago.

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Papers Past — Auckland Star — 14 December 1940 — WARMER ARCTIC

The only “methane catastrophe” is the level of climate BS emanating from our top scientists, journalists, and government officials.  It stinks to high heaven.

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9 Responses to Leading Arctic Expert Warns Of Methane Catastrophe In A Few Weeks

  1. Dr?
    I used to believe that the title: Dr meant that the person holding it had at least some capabilities within science.

  2. Cam says:

    Last paragraph in the article on Wadhams: An ice-free summer (September) Arctic is clearly nearly upon us, and will be achieved within three years or less – this is plain from the observational data on ice extent (satellites) and thickness (submarines and altimeter satellites). I am sure that he is about to revise his views if he hasn’t already done so.

    I think it may be Wadhams that needs to revise his views.

  3. You’re just living in a spiritual illusion. Saint Wadhams can cure you of your sin.

  4. stpaulchuck says:

    the only methane catastrophe is a fart in a space suit

  5. Steve Case says:

    There doesn’t have to be a methane catastrophe:

    Hormonal treatment for cows could reduce global warming

  6. Billy Liar says:

    This is Wadhams interviewed in the article:

    Why do the climate models not match empirical observations – and why is your estimate of the Arctic sea ice disappearance so different from most model projections?

    The modellers did not pay sufficient regard to observations, especially of ice thickness. They considered certain physical processes in the model, then when the rate of retreat greatly outstripped the predictions of the model, they ignored the observations and stuck with the model. A very great physicist, Richard Feynmann, [sic] said that when a model comes up against measurements that contradict it, it is the measurements that must be preferred and the model must be abandoned or changed. Scientists who have a lot of their credibility bound up in a model are reluctant to do this. Then there are a number of key processes that can only be represented if the model has a very fine grid scale, such effects as the break-up of ice due to waves generated in the large areas of open water that we now have in summer; or the additional weakening of the ice by meltwater pools that melt their way right through the ice sheet. A modeller who represents all these fine scale processes is Wiselaw Maslowsky (Monterey) and his models agree with my empirical predictions.

    Appealing to Feynman! He’s heading for being hoisted by his own petard. I hope when his ridiculous prediction fails to materialize that he abandons his model and eats humble pie in the Guardian.

    Interesting Freudian slip with the spelling of Feynman.

  7. gregole says:

    Oh yeah, the Methane Scare. I had (yawn) almost forgot about the Methane Scare.

    Maybe I had just mentally filed it with the Arctic Ice Death Spiral Scare, the Man-Made CO2 Destroys the Planet Scare, the Drought / Flood Scare and really, any other number of mind-numbing Environmental Scares these frauds concoct out of thin air.

    Thanks for reminding me!

  8. john says:

    World Record – Largest Whoopee Cushion!: http://youtu.be/Pp1bio_tib8

  9. john says:

    “Nine Whoopee Cushions”
    The Last Winter: http://youtu.be/qDG7hlYFJsY

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