September 2016 has come and gone. That means the sacred man-eating polar bears are in big trouble, because every bit of Arctic sea ice melted. The experts promised:
Dire predictions that the Arctic would be devoid of sea ice by September this year have proven to be unfounded after latest satellite images showed there is far more now than in 2012.
Scientists such as Prof Peter Wadhams, of Cambridge University, and Prof Wieslaw Maslowski, of the Naval Postgraduate School in Moderey, California, have regularly forecast the loss of ice by 2016, which has been widely reported by the BBC and other media outlets.
Prof Wadhams, a leading expert on Arctic sea ice loss, has recently published a book entitled A Farewell To Ice in which he repeats the assertion that the polar region would free of ice in the middle of this decade.
As late as this summer, he was still predicting an ice-free September.
Yet, when figures were released for the yearly minimum on September 10, they showed that there was still 1.6 million square miles of sea ice (4.14 square kilometres), which was 21 per cent more than the lowest point in 2012.
But instead of admitting that they have been passing off politically driven science fiction as science, they scream their increasingly preposterous prophecies of doom even louder. Now we are lectured that if we don’t start taking them seriously, seven iconic views will be snatched away by global warming:
1. Wildflowers in Shenandoah National Park.
2. Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park.
3. Glaciers in Glacier National Park.
4. The Statue of Liberty.
5. Colorful coral reefs in Virgin Islands National Park.
6. Snow in Yellowstone National Park.
7. Cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park.
Hysterical predictions that the scenic items listed above will soon be lost were made at a government website — i.e., at our expense. Big Government confiscates our money and spends some of it shrieking that if it doesn’t confiscate even more in the form of energy and carbon taxes, weather will continue to fluctuate as it always has and we will consequently be denied wildflowers and the Statue of Liberty.
The racket would collapse amid gales of laughter if gullibility were not a nondepletable resource.
On tips from Steve T and Bodhisattva.