North Pole to lose its ice by 2020! The latest global warming scare electrifies the ever tingly media.
AFP’s report is typical - in its complete credulity and failure to check the most basic of facts:
Actually, this is great news, since only last year we were told the Arctic would be ice-free not in 20 years but just four years from now:
Alarmist of the Year Tim Flannery even warned of a possible ice-free Arctic this year, only to find ice cover actually increased. [Actually, this follows on from media stories in January last year that there might be no summer sea ice that year.]
But here’s something worse that AFP - and the ABC in its own report on radio last night - failed to say or even check before reporting this latest scare. Hmm, that name “Pen Hadow” sure sounds familiar. Why, wasn’t he the global warming preacher who had to be rescued half way through his expedition when he found the North Pole far, far colder than he’d expected?:
In fact, Anthony Watts has listed the Top 10 Reasons why Hadow’s findings cannot be trusted, from incomplete research to the publication of false data. But which reporter worries about such things as credibility when a doomsayer preaches?