Myth of the arctic meltdown

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...espite-Al-Gore-s-prediction-ICE-FREE-now.html


    Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now

    Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row
    An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice
    These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated

    The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’
    Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.
     
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    No wonder Gore refuses to debate anyone.
     
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    There's been quite favorable weather for retaining ice in the far north during this summer and last, after the big 2012 melt-off, and the icepack reflects that. However, there's no doubt that the far north is warmer now than it was several decades ago, though given all the feedback mechanisms inherent in climate, it's difficult to tell how much of the change is natural variation and how much anthropological.
     

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