Well, it seems global warming skeptics have won another battle in the climate wars. The Arctic ice cap grew by 920,000 square miles since last year. That's a 60% increase in just one year. So, with this development, can we say that Earth is undergoing a period of global cooling? It's ironic.
Global cooling is exactly what scientists said about the earth's temperature in the 1970s. The hypothesis was basis of the 1975 Newsweek article called "The Cooling World," where it was suggested that we stock up on food stuffs for the pending shortages worldwide. It never happened.
Additionally, on the wild weather front, we've had the quietest tornado season in 60 years. Should we be surprised? No. Global temperatures have stagnated for the past 16 years, according to the UK Meteorological Office. Yet, let's look at the growth in the Arctic ice cap.
A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 percent.
The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.
Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.
The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left ice-bound and a cruise ship attempting the route was forced to turn back.
Some eminent scientists now believe the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century – a process that would expose computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming as dangerously misleading.
Hopefully, liberals can see why we don't trust them with a multi-trillion dollar investment to curb something that isn't even within the realm of our control – and is a natural occurrence on our planet.
BBC said in 2007 that there could be no ice by 2013 in the Arctic. Sorry, folks, but the charade is over.