melt is a natural cycle"
|Thick arctic is undergoing a rapid retreat.|
SS say that
Satellite measurements of Arctic extent reveal a rapid decline over the past 30 years, particularly at the end of each year's annual melt season. The downward and the increasing difference between seasons are in keeping with predictions of the effects of global warmingand show this graph from NSIDC:
| SS Graph ends in 2009 with an upturn|
As Steve Goddard tweeted today(11/8/2015):
Anthony Cox writes:
Arctic ice melt is a natural cycle.
Sure is. See items 44, 95.
First of all the alarmists predicted the Arctic would be free of Summer ice in by 2013.
That was wrong.
Peer reviewed papers show the Arctic had less ice in the Holocene warm period 6-10000 years ago.
That was natural. The current Arctic ice reduction, not loss, which sounds much worse, is correlated with the Sun.
What a surprise!
AND is also natural; so natural that scientists cannot distinguish natural warming from any alleged AGW.
Scientists are now saying that natural climate forces account for a “substantial” amount of the (arctic) region’s warming in the past three decades.
A new study found that natural forces could account for as much as half of Arctic warming.