The world’s leading climate scientist “echoing work by other scientists” prophesied ten years ago that the Arctic would be ice-free between 2013 and 2018.
Faced with the failure of his forecasts, he officially switched to a life of crime (i.e. left-wing politics) in 2013.
All hope is not lost however for the prophet. Current volume loss rates show that the Arctic will indeed be ice-free on October 21, at 10:58 am.
Ice volume is third highest since 2003, and volume loss is third lowest since 2003.
Ice extent loss has also slowed to a crawl, with essentially no change over the past 24 hours.
With temperatures below freezing in the Beaufort Sea, prophet Hansen is going to have to leave his comfortable fossil fuel powered office in Pennsylvania, and join Reggie and Al in the Arctic with a blowtorch.