>Remember the dire prediction in 2007 that the Arctic would be ice free by 2013? Well so far in 2013 the Arctic is not ice free. With temperatures in the Arctic starting to fall earlier this year it looks highly unlikely that the prediction will materialize, as with most predictions.
National Geographic 12 December 2007
NASA climate scientist Jay Zwally said:At this rate, the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012, much faster than previous predictions.
[Dr. Jay Zwally - NASA]
BBC 12 December 2007
Our projection of 2013 for the removal of ice in summer is not accounting for the last two minima, in 2005 and 2007, .So given that fact, you can argue that may be our projection of 2013 is already too conservative.
[Professor Wieslaw Maslowski]
Sierra Club March 23, 2013
For the recordI do not think that any sea ice will survive this summer. An event unprecedented in human history is today, this very moment, transpiring in the Arctic Ocean .
[Paul Beckwith - PhD student paleoclimatology and climatology - part-time professor]
This is another battle you are losing SAM...
Unbeknownst to you, saner conservative minds within the GOP are beginning to shift their stance in favor of AGW, and it won't be too long before you and parrots like LOCO and total fools like INFANTILE will be accusing the liberals for screwing up our climate....