Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'
Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years.
And now it's global COOLING! Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year
· Almost a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than in 2012
· BBC reported in 2007 global warming would leave Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013
· Publication of UN climate change report suggesting global warming caused by humans pushed back to later this month
Of course, lest we forget, our planet has two poles and Antarctic ice is increasing. But, putting things in real perspective:
You have to chuckle ... or maybe scream a bit.
Something everyone really needs to realise when reading 'science' reports and studying graphs. How much of a tilt there is on any line on the graph - how severe it looks - is utterly dependent on the numbers used and their spacing up the sides or along the bottom or top.