Darn it! Just when all those fancy made-up computer models are declaring the polar caps have melted away, a NASA satellite shows measurements that polar ice caps have not retreated at all.
Those dire predictions that doom with follow a one inch rise in the oceans over the next century got lost in other real data. A 10% decline in polar sea ice is not very remarkable, especially considering the 1979 baseline was abnormally high anyway.
Remember, Al Gore predicted the Arctic ice cap would completely disappear by 2014. Actually other authorities like Ted Danson warned the same thing would occur in 2000.
In late 2012, however, polar ice dramatically rebounded and quickly surpassed the post-1979 average. Ever since, the polar ice caps have been at a greater average extent than the post-1979 mean.
Now, in May 2015, the updated NASA data show polar sea ice is approximately 5% ABOVE the post-1979 average.
The reader may recall that during the small decline in ice in 2005 through 2012, the media presented a daily barrage of melting ice cap stories. Since the ice caps rebounded – and then some – the media is silent.
In December, in Paris we will still hear how the world will die in a century. Funny though, they can’t even predict tomorrow’s weather, but they can supposedly predict what comes 100 years from now.