So let us see, the hockey stick of Michael Mann predicted that the temperature of the Earth would rise exponentially and melt the polar ice caps.
That seems to have ebbed.
And now from a real scientist, Hiroshi L. Tanaka of the University of the University of Tsukuba in Japan: â€œIt is concluded that the arctic warming before 1989 especially in winter was explained by the positive trend of the AOI. Moreover the intensified Beaufort High and the drastic decrease of the sea ice concentrations in September after 1989 were associated with the recent negative trend of the AOI [Arctic Oscillation]. Since the decadal variation of the AO is recognized as the natural variability of the global atmosphere, it is shown that both of decadal variabilities before and after 1989 in the Arctic can be mostly explained by the natural variability of the AO not by the external response due to the human activity.â€
The high-pressure sales techniques of junk scientists like Michael Mann is one tip-off that he and his crackpot theory is a scam. The other tip-off is Al Gore and company have done nothing to ameliorate their carbon footprint is another tip-off.
Finally some validation of my many visits to the NSIDC!!!
Well it looks like the melt has begun, but levels are still pretty close to what they call normal. I have always had a problem with the term normal. What the heck is normal? If you were making this chart 15,000 years ago, normal would be an ice sheet about a mile thick over Manhattan! What is normal supposed to be anyway? What were Arctic sea ice levels 1,000 years ago? 2,000 years ago? 5,000 years ago? 50,000?
Appearently, from the number of comments to this post, I am the only one who cares about this. But I think it is an excellent illustration of just how wrong the alarmist predictions have been. That little blue line isn’t supposed to be there, according to Eyeore et al. The sea levels are not rising at an alarming rate. The Polar Bears are doing just fine. Yet we still have the EPA regulating CO2 as if it were melting eyeballs on contact! If I had any hair left I’d be pulling it out by the roots! This just drives me nuts.
Neil, you are “validated.” You have done more on this site than anyone that I have had discourse with, for that I respect. Keep it up my friend!