Well excuse me! It may not global warming that’s causing the loss of sea ice, it’s….it’s…..the wind? Yup!
The Daily Mail is on top of it again…according to this article…
Strong winds and not global warming are to blame for much of the record-breaking loss of ice in the Arctic Ocean in recent years, new research reveals.
Ice blown out of the Arctic area by winds can explain the one-third drop of sea ice since 1979, scientists believe.
The study helps to explain the huge loss of ice in the region during the summers of 2007 and 2008, after which some commentators suggested the Arctic Ocean would be ice-free during the summertime within a decade.
Half of the variation in maximum ice loss each September is down to changes in wind patterns, the scientists found.
So if it’s not melting then what is happening?
The research suggests that large amounts of the sea ice has been blown south through the Farm Strait, which runs between Greenland and the Norwegian islands of Svalbard, and into the north Atlantic.
They do allow that there could be other contributing causes like warming air….but it certainly raises some doubt (again) about what is causing things.
I’d submit, if it is hot air they should look to the UN and The Goracle for the causation.
Source: The Daily Mail Online