A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent.
The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.
Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.
If you are either wilfully or genuinely stupid enough to misunderstand the concept of "a single data point," don't read the actual science, because holy crap are you dumb.
Sea ice continued its late-season summer decline through August at a near-average pace. Ice extent is still well above last year’s level, but below the 1981 to 2010 average. Open water was observed in the ice cover close to the North Pole....
contrasts in ice extent from one year to the next highlight the year-to-year variability attending the overall, long-term decline in sea ice extent.
But leave it to NRO to achieve pathetic, because this --
Now, it is worth noting (as, to be fair, the BBC did back in 2007) that Professor Maslowski was something of an outlier. And it’s also true that the Arctic’s ill-mannered failure to melt on the Maslowski schedule does not “disprove” the CAGW thesis
-- saves me the trouble of showing that every single one of the right-wing links above, all the way back to the original British gutter press links, is utterly full of shit when they claim that "the BBC said the Arctic would be ice-free in 2013."
Odsbodikins, it is but a dull lie, a most indifferent invention.
It's kind of fun. "I get my science reporting from the Mail and Telegraph, whose integrity standards are top-notch. Therefore I am smarter than 95% of scientists."
MAS. Again, hahahahaha.
MUCH MAS. The actual BBC article, folks... is not even romotely accurately represented. But you knew that...