The London Daily Mail has some fun with the tax-funded BBC, which in 2007 predicted the disappearance of the polar ice cap. Over the last year, the polar ice cap has increased by over 900,000 square miles.
A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent.
The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.
Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores.
The BBC had seriously in 2007 reported the prediction of a scientist with a politically correct agenda and a bad computer model.
The global warmers are now living in the shadow of 15 years with no global warming. They have had to change the name of their movement to “climate change.” This presents a problem. Getting voters scared enough to promote anti-growth policies in the name of climate change is not easy. Climates change all the time. “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes” is a familiar regional saying in many regions.
Now the weather has made the forecast of some academically certified global warmer look really silly in retrospect. The Daily Mail reminds people of just how badly the BBC got sucked in by a truly preposterous prediction.
That’s the trouble with the Web. It leaves a record that is easy to trace.
The global warming movement is losing steam. The movement has become fair game for skeptics to have fun at its expense. This is not going to change.