Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Changing Arctic ice due to ocean currents, not due to humans
A report in the Sunday Telegraph (7 July) by Christopher Booker cites the work of Ken Drinkwater and his team at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen who have been observing the Arctic for decades. Drinkwater says that the melting ice is due to changes in ocean currents and he dismisses the idea that the ice is melting because of any rise in global temperatures. He says that a greater amount of warm water is flowing into the north Atlantic and up to the Barents Sea. He notes that is just what happened in the 1920s and 1930s when the ice melted even more dramatically than it has done in recent years, before it recovered again during the decades of what is called "the Little Cooling". The alarmist lobby also ignores the fact that Antarctic sea ice has been expanding so that there is more sea ice globally than the 34 year average.