3 mrt. 2009

Oops. We overlooked 193,000 square miles of ice

In May, 2008, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) predicted that the North Pole would be ice-free during the 2008 melt season because of ‘global warming.’

Today, they admitted that they’ve underreported Arctic ice extent by 193,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers). They blamed the error on satellite problems and sensor drift.

Daily Arctic sea ice extent map for 15 Feb 2009 showed
areas of open water that should have appeared as sea ice.
Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center

And we’re supposed to trust these people?

193,000 square miles!

That’s the size of Maine, Vermont, Maryland, Massachusetts, New
York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island,
and West Virginia combined! And toss in Washington, D.C. for
good measure.

Let’s watch the newspapers. If a pimple of ice smaller than a city
should break off an ice sheet, they'd holler to the high heavens.
But do you think they’ll report this discovery of 'lost' ice the size
of 10 states?

http://www.iceagenow.com/We_overlooked_193000_square_miles_of_ice.htm

1 opmerking:

Steven zei

could happen on a monday morning I guess .. E: