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Thursday, October 8, 2009

I'll take ice with my hockey stick, please pass the polar bears

First the hockey stick is shown to be fraudulent, perhaps deliberately so. Now it turns out the arctic ice isn't exactly shrinking at an alarming rate either....
The National Snow and Ice Data Center released its summary of summer sea-ice conditions in the Arctic on Tuesday, noting  a substantial expansion of the extent of “second-year ice” — floes thick enough to have persisted through two summers of melting. The result could be a reprieve, at least for a while, from the recent stretch of  remarkable summer meltdowns.
According to the center, second-year ice this summer made up 32 percent of the total ice cover on the Arctic Ocean, compared with 21 percent in 2007 and 9 percent in 2008. The percentage of ice that was many years old, forming thick pancaked expanses, was at its lowest since satellite observations began 30 years ago. But that could change next year as the second-year ice adds mass through the long winter freeze.
Wow before you know it we'll all be able to start worrying about the OMGWTFBBQ impending ice age that's going to destroy the world as we know it.

I blame Al Gore for inventing both the intraweb and global warming....if only he'd been elected to office instead, it might have kept him from meddling in things he just doesn't understand...

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