"The planet...has a fever!" That's what professional alarmists have been saying for years; AlGore even got a Nobel in recognition of his focused efforts to whip up mass hysteria while enriching himself.
The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’
Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.
But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.
Not only is there a lot of the stuff, it's also growing in thickness; it's denser, stronger, and now more resistant to melt than was the case even a decade ago. So much for the much-hyped "death spiral" that by now would be irreversibly speeding up global warming due to lack of reflective ice. And while some continue to cling to the idea, insisting that if not by this year, then certainly by next, the Pole will be essentially ice-free, others are beginning to acceept what the data are telling us:
Judith Curry, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, said last night: ‘The Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversed.’