Amid the wreckage of failed political predictions last year, we shouldn’t overlook another year of failed global warming predictions. One year ago, Cambridge University professor and global warming alarmist Peter Wadhams predicted that in 2016, Arctic ice would either disappear or decline to “record low” levels:
‘My prediction remains that the Arctic ice may well disappear, that is, have an area of less than one million square kilometers for September of this year,’ he said. ’Even if the ice doesn’t completely disappear, it is very likely that this will be a record low year. I’m convinced it will be less than 3.4 million square kilometers [the current record low]. I think there’s a reasonable chance it could get down to a million this year, and if it doesn’t do it this year, it will do it next year.’”
So how did that turn out? Ice levels actually grew by a significant amount:
Dire predictions that the Arctic would be devoid of sea ice by September this year have proven to be unfounded after the latest satellite images showed there is far more now than in 2012… [W]hen figures were released for the yearly minimum on September 10, they showed that there was still 1.6 million square kilometers of sea ice, which was 21 percent more than the lowest point in 2012. For the month of September overall, there was 31 percent more ice than in 2012, figures released this week from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) show. This amounts to an extra 421,000 million square kilometers of sea ice.”
Oh, well. Although the climate alarm industry believes that there won’t be a next year, there’s always next year.