No Global Warming

Published 3:24 pm Thursday, September 22, 2011

Additional proof that global warming is mere alarmist liberal gobbledy-gook and not a legitimate issue for serious contemplation comes with news that Arctic sea ice cover surpassed its annual minimum, clocking in at 4.33 million square kilometers this month.

Surpassed, mind you.

That's good, isn't it?

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Not unless you are surpassing the 1962 New York Mets for the most losses ever in a Major League Baseball season. And the Arctic sea ice cover is headed in that direction-down and out, not up and away.

Like we all believe that.

The amount of Arctic sea ice cover is 36 percent lower-that means less-than the average minimum for 1979-2000, since the satellite observation records were instituted, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The previous record low was set in 2007. So that record didn't stand very long, some would have us believe.

NSIDC director Mark Serreze has been quoted around the world saying, “Every summer that we see a very low ice extent in September sets us up for a similar situation the following year. The Arctic sea ice cover is so thin now compared to 30 years ago that it just can't take a hit anymore. This overall pattern of thinning ice in the Arctic in recent decades is really starting to catch up with us.”

Oh, sure, right. Well, you'd expect someone like the director of the NSIDC to say something like that, wouldn't you?

Let us wait until we hear from a far more creditable source-one who will personally fly from the North Pole in December-regarding the amount of sea ice cover in the Arctic:

Santa Claus.