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.”
Oops. Here are the values of Arctic sea ice up to yesterday:
Current values (thick black line) are the highest they have been since 2005.
While WattsUpWithThat and other web sites track all of this daily, don't count on seeing this story in the New York Times. This is yet another example of a catastrophic global warming forecast gone wrong.
Note to our new readers. I believe that human beings, on balance and other factors equal, warm the earth. But, there is zero evidence of catastrophic global warming of the type Al Gore and others like him hype.