2007 Warming Alarmist Prediction – “Arctic Sea Ice Will Be Gone In Summer 2012”

Arctic sea ice has grown twice the size of Texas in 5 years, when according to warmist predictions the Arctic should be ice free now.

The world was a different place in 2007, the warming alarmists and their fear stories of Environmental Holocaust were believed by a frightened world, Climategate had yet to expose the junk science behind the Green political agenda, it was a time for all those complicit in the Anthropogenic Global Warming scam to make predictions that could not possibly be wrong, or so they arrogantly thought.

Take one Jay Zwally, a NASA Climate Scientist who predicted the Arctic would be ice free in the Summer of 2012, and to be fair Zwally was not the only scientist soothsayer casting the runes:

This article appeared in National Geographic News in December 2007.

An already relentless melting of the Arctic greatly accelerated this summer—a sign that some scientists worry could mean global warming has passed an ominous tipping point.

One scientist even speculated that summer sea ice could be gone in five years.

Greenland’s ice sheet melted nearly 19 billion tons more than the previous high mark, and the volume of Arctic sea ice at summer’s end was half what it was just four years ago, according to new NASA satellite data obtained by the Associated Press (AP).

“The Arctic is screaming,” said Mark Serreze, senior scientist at the government’s snow and ice data center in Boulder, Colorado.


Just last year two top scientists surprised their colleagues by projecting that the Arctic sea ice was melting so rapidly that it could disappear entirely by the summer of 2040.

This week, after reviewing his own new data, NASA climate scientist Jay Zwally said: “At this rate, the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012, much faster than previous predictions.”

So scientists in recent days have been asking themselves these questions: Was the record melt seen all over the Arctic in 2007 a blip amid relentless and steady warming? Or has everything sped up to a new climate cycle that goes beyond the worst case scenarios presented by computer models?

“The Arctic is often cited as the canary in the coal mine for climate warming,” said Zwally, who as a teenager hauled coal. “Now as a sign of climate warming, the canary has died. It is time to start getting out of the coal mines.”

Since 2007 atmospheric CO2 levels have continued to rise and the Arctic ice sheet has increased  in size, satellites are showing the second highest recorded  extent of ice in the Bering Sea which is literally choked with ice,  while the polar ice cap has grown, increasing in area by twice the size of Texas.

Yet another failed warming alarmist prediction to join all the other non events they have failed to happen.

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Posted on May 16, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Environmental Holocaust, Green Lies, Junk Science and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Hi Aardvark, up to your old misinformation tricks I see.

    No one said that the the Arctic would be ice free by June 2012. This is the actual quote: “At this rate, the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012, much faster than previous predictions.”

    The quote was from 2007 — the year of unprecedented Arctic ice melt. “At this RATE. . . COULD . . .NEARLY. . .END of summer . . . ”

    How much do the Koch brother’s pay you? Whatever it is, it is too much.

    • Brian G Valentine

      That’s all global warmers ever say!

      “Could” happen
      “Nearly” happening
      “Worse” than “previously” thought

      None of that shit ever happens, but fools attempt to envision scenarios that “could” happen

      Who do you think makes more off AGW dog shit: “Deniers” or “Whacked-out NGOs” ?

      I’ll bet you won’t even respond with some answer, because you already know the answer, don’t you

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