The BBC reported today that the ice in the Artic failed to shrink to a smaller level than last year’s numbers. According to the article, 2007 set the record for least amount of ice (since records have been kept; only 30 years).
Of course, the “global warming” scientists didn’t fall for the evidence. One said, “…people might be tempted to call it a recovery, but I don’t think that’s a good term — we’re still on a downwards trend towards ice-free Arctic summers…”
If these numbers are taken by themselves, he’s probably right. But we can’t take them by themselves. You also have to take into account that the Earth’s average temperature has decreased since 1998 (as I wrote about previously).
We also have to consider that some of the world’s developed nations (including those in Europe and North America) are producing less pollutants than they did a generation ago. Many of you can remember when Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and even Dallas and Houston were shrouded by yellow-brown layers of smog that you couldn’t see through, much less breath clearly.
Now those cities have clear skies, due in part to factory regulations and emissions standards for automobiles. Yes, other nations are making up for this (China, Mexico, etc.), but they will pass through the same stages we did.
It’s getting more and more difficult to believe the hype.