Friday, August 22, 2008

Arctic ice refuses to melt as ordered

As you can see, ice has grown in nearly every direction since last summer - with a large increase in the area north of Siberia. Also note that the area around the Northwest Passage (west of Greenland) has seen a significant increase in ice. Some of the islands in the Canadian Archipelago are surrounded by more ice than they were during the summer of 1980.

1 comment:

Nick Jesch said...

Hmmm.. perhaps the ice refuses to heed the one issuing the orders, for some unknown reason? One more nail in the coffin of the AGW lot. Interesting, I had read last year about the "shrinking arctic ice pack", and the attempts to attribute it to global warming. Last spring I read another bit where our own government scientists (NOAA, to be specific) had determined the ice indeed had been receding, but not due to increased sea surface temperatures, but rather to a shift in normal wind patterns, bringing abnormally warm air into that region, thus melting the ice. They predicted, accurately, it seems now, that once typical wind patterns returned the ice would also return. One more global disaster averted by the diligence of our govamint aydgents.... those same unusual wind patterns seem to be the cause of two of the wettest and coldest winters in the Pacific Northwest, these past two years.
I guess those who order up such things as melting ice arctic ice packs need to sharpen their tongues. Reminds me of what happened up on that mountain when the Prophet was up against the 450 priests of whatsisname..... hard of hearing was one of the possible explanations for the lack of desired response.