“Oops,” go the warmists
In yet another “oversight” in warmist data collection, the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has been at the forefront of predicting doom in the arctic as ice melts due to global warming – predicting in May, 2008 for example that the North Pole would be “ice-free during the 2008 'melt season.”
Today, however, [says Slashdot]they say that they have been the victims of 'sensor drift' that led to an underestimation of Arctic ice extent by as much as 500,000 square km… Thus far, sea ice extent in 2009 is tracking ahead of 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, so the predictions of an ice-free north pole might be premature…
Don’t expect to read this news in your newspaper. Like previous similar warmist admissions of mislocation, overestimation or misunderestimation – or just plain cheating -- the catastrophism always hits the front pages and goes around the world, but these “oops!’ moments only ever make page 16 on the paper you use to line the cat’s litter tray. So do read and pass around the news that Arctic Ice Extent Understated Because of "Sensor Drift."
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