The Sydney Morning Herald announced this week that the Arctic will be ice free in two years, and made the executive decision to frighten their children and ruin Christmas for them.
Climate alarmists are quite literally flat earthers. They look at two dimensional maps like the one below, and their sub-standard brains tell them that the ice will soon disappear.
The actual earth is round. By September the sun is too low in the sky near the pole to melt the ice. It is easy to melt ice near Alaska, but much harder to melt it near the North Pole. The North Pole simply doesn’t get enough solar radiation during the summer to melt high-albedo ice which is cloud covered much of the time.
The North Pole has been having very cold summers recently, and the Arctic minimum has been trending higher for a decade. There is no indication that the Arctic is going to be ice-free anytime soon.
There are only 90 days a year when the North Pole can melt, and temperatures there have been running consistently below normal in recent summers.
Experts have been saying the same nonsense for as long as anyone can remember.
The New York Times predicted an ice-free Arctic in 1958.
The New York Times predicted an ice-free Arctic in 1969.
We hear the same garbage every year from Nobel Prize winners, NASA, journalists, and other government funded idiots and NGO’s