Thursday, October 15, 2009

Frozen explorer still claims warming. Hilarious!


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:
The Arctic ice cap will disappear completely in summer months within 20 to 30 years, a polar research team said as they presented findings from an expedition led by adventurer Pen Hadow.
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:
Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years.:
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?:
Project director and ice team leader Pen Hadow and his colleagues, Martin Hartley and Ann Daniels, are now down to half rations and fighting to survive in brutal sub-zero weather conditions.
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?

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