Thursday, September 16, 2010

BBC Begins the Global Warming Climbdown

Here is a story from the BBC admitting that the over-wrought predictions of Arctic ice disappearing any day now were likely wrong.

Ice floating on the Arctic Ocean melted unusually quickly this year, but did not shrink down to the record minimum area seen in 2007.

That is the preliminary finding of US scientists who say the summer minimum seems to have passed and the ice has entered its winter growth phase.

2010's summer Arctic ice minimum is the third smallest in the satellite era.

Researchers say projections of summer ice disappearing entirely within the next few years increasingly look wrong.

Read the rest here. Those of you who couldn't sleep because you were having nightmares about the drowning polar bears can nod off with a clear conscience now. Whew.

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