Why Arctic Sea Ice Will Never Cross The 1979-2000 Average
One word. Politics.
I simply do not buy the “ooh it was all just a communications mess up, honest. We are innocently changing the way we process the data and nobody told anyone when it was happening…” line from Walt Meier NSIDC.
“Come next spring, we’re just going to have a lot of thin ice that formed over the autumn and winter. That’s the stuff that melts out easily the next summer,” Serreze says. “So there’s a feedback at work here, and that feedback is getting stronger with time.”
Mark Serreze, who heads the National Snow and Ice Data Center, speaking in 2011.
Well, with that sort of balanced, objective open mind at the top, it is obvious that the “shift” in data, and the sudden lag in publishing results over the past two weeks is all simply a change in processing of the data.
It’s nasty left wing politics at work backed by money and a bunch of people who have backed themselves into a corner.
That line will NEVER cross the “normal”, it will not be allowed to happen.
Not convinced? Look at the timing. What are the chances that as the trend is about to hit undeniable “normal”, they change the processing methodology? Why introduce basically a 4 day delay in the data being available, you know to “smooth out the wiggles”.