As such, my contribution is this. The scientific consensus on global warming has been proven wrong. The actual Arctic sea ice loss is MUCH WORSE than all the scientists predicted. We are now looking at a complete loss of Arctic sea ice by 2030. The famed Northwest Passage is actually open again.
The current rate of sea ice melt is much faster than predicted by computer models of the global climate system.
Just last year the National Snow and Ice Data Center's Serreze said that the Arctic was "right on schedule" to be completely free of ice by 2070 at the soonest. He now thinks that day may arrive by 2030.
"There's talk of a tipping point, where we thin the ice down sufficiently so that at some point large parts of it can't survive the summer melt season anymore, so we see this very rapid decline in ice cover," he said.
"It's quite conceivable that that tipping point we talk about has already been reached."
I mean, just take a look at the difference in the ice from 1979 to 2007.
The evidence is in. The "debate" is over.
For those interested in learning more about the lies being spread by the right-wing and Big Oil, check out my 3-part series I wrote last year on debunking their lies.
Part 1: Carter & Harris: Gore "an embarrassment to U.S. science"
Part 2: Exposing "Friends of Science" as Big Oil mouthpiece
Part 3: How to debunk the Right's lies on global warming
BTW, that Carter in the first diary is Australian professor Bob Carter, who David Lazar referred to in last spring's BD/BR debate as having never taken any money from Big Oil interests. This is FALSE. He works for one of the ExxonMobil-funded astroturf groups, Tech Central Station. If you're working for one of those "think tanks", you ARE putting some amount of money into your pockets from Big Oil.