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Ice Free Arctic "By 2013"

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The prediction made in 2007 by scientists working with computer models was that the Arctic would be ice free in summer by 2013.

This year so far there is more ice in the Arctic than there was in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

But the peak of summer ice loss is still to come, and that usually occurs on the Autumnal Equinox, on Sept. 22nd., so we will see what's what on that date. I'm not betting on the prediction, though, since the Arctic decline in temperatures appears to be ahead of schedule by 30 days this year compared to last.

Sea Ice News Volume 4 number 4 – The Maslowski Countdown to an ‘ice-free Arctic’ begins | Watts Up With That?
 

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The prediction made in 2007 by scientists working with computer models was that the Arctic would be ice free in summer by 2013.

This year so far there is more ice in the Arctic than there was in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

But the peak of summer ice loss is still to come, and that usually occurs on the Autumnal Equinox, on Sept. 22nd., so we will see what's what on that date. I'm not betting on the prediction, though, since the Arctic decline in temperatures appears to be ahead of schedule by 30 days this year compared to last.

Sea Ice News Volume 4 number 4 – The Maslowski Countdown to an ‘ice-free Arctic’ begins | Watts Up With That?
More solid evidence of climate change. ;)
 

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Ice free? No... not yet, but shipping companies are delighted that the north west passage has been opened for several years now.
The Financial Times reports that, as of Friday, 204 ships had received permits this year to ply the Northern Sea Route, which connects East Asia to Europe via the waters off of Russia’s northern coast. Last year, just 46 vessels made the trip. Two years ago, the number was four.
Arctic shipping quadruples in past year as global warming melts sea ice.
:2wave::mrgreen:
 

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More solid evidence of climate change. ;)
The climate has been changing ever since the earth was formed. But caused by humans? Not so much...
 

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What is a computer model? Is that like desktop or laptop, or something else?

GIGO
 

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Fail. A correlation between CO2 and temperature increase doesn't imply that CO2 causes the temperature increase. In fact, it is easy to demonstrate the opposite. Take a can of beer out of the cooler, and leave it in the hot sun for a couple of hours. Then open a cold can and the warm can, and observe the difference.
 

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The climate has been changing ever since the earth was formed. But caused by humans? Not so much...
When the climate doesn't change, then there is a HUGE problem!
 
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