Dubious prediction isn’t even expected for 1,000 years
Scaremongering headlines about the “collapse” of the the Antarctic ice sheet omitted the fact that such an event isn’t predicted to happen for as much as 1,000 years, underscoring once again how the mass media grossly exaggerates the threat posed by global warming.
On Monday, the Guardian reported that the “Western Antarctic ice sheet collapse has already begun,” prompting the likes of NBC News, the New York Times, the LA Times and CNN to hastily regurgitate the alarmism.
It isn’t until the third paragraph of the Guardian article that the true context of the story becomes clear, when Suzanne Goldenberg acknowledges that the potential loss of the ice sheet along with a 13ft sea level rise “is still several centuries off, and potentially up to 1,000 years away.”
The article also failed to mention that Antarctic sea ice expanded to record levels for April, growing by more than 110,000 sq km a day last month to nine million square kilometers.
Even New York Times environmental writer Andy Revkin, a proponent of the man-made global warming theory, slammed the “awful misuse” of the word “collapse” in the headline of the story.
Such predictions also routinely fail to include the proviso that climate models have proven to be spectacularly wrong on numerous occasions in the past.
In December 2008, Al Gore claimed that the “entire north polar ice cap will be gone in 5 years,” a forecast proven embarrassingly inept by reality.
In 2007 BBC News, citing climate scientists, also predicted that Arctic summers would be “ice free” by 2013. What actually happened was that Arctic ice grew by a mammoth 533,000 square miles in a year from August 2012 to August 2013.
Back in January, Obama science czar John P. Holdren dubiously claimed that the ‘polar vortex’ which caused record low temperatures across many areas of the United States this past winter was caused by global warming, contradicting the United Nations IPCC, which in its 2007 report stated there was, “likely to be a decline in the frequency of cold air outbreaks… in [northern hemisphere] winter in most areas.”
Last year, climate scientists were forced to admit that computer models of predicted temperature increases calculated in 2007 were off by 75%. Figures show that there has been no global warming for over 17 years.
As agenda-driven climate scientists continue to blame every weather pattern on man-made global warming for political purposes, the real climate threat is likely to emerge out of the fact that sunspot activity is at its lowest for 100 years, which researchers warn will lead to plunging temperatures and the onset of a new mini ice age.