So what ever hapened to an ice free north pole.

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    For months we were told by Kirk that the North Pole would be free of Ice this summer.

    He constantly ignored what people said and replied to them with the same question. "when was the last time the North pole was free of ice"


    Well Kirk I ask you the same question. When was it? Because it was not this summer, and now of course winter is in full swing at the north pole and the ice packs are growing again.
     
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    Stop bothering the enviorneMENTALists with the truth, it has become very inconvenient.
     
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    And this just in:

    More bad news for the Enviro-NAZIs,

     
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    Figures you're the sole voice~but we're on the verge of sliding thru Climate Change legislation, or more importantly Precedence as we speak...
     
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    I blame the FED for this lack of liquidity at the North Pole, personally.
     
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    We need a North Pole Bail out plan.:razz:
     
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    It's alien Jews!!!!!!!! :eek:
     
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    Hmm... it sure is odd that the environment hasn't behaved exactly as predicted.
     
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    There is a VERY high probability that the Enviro-nazis never had the data to backup what they were predicting. The data set of "good" numbers was simply too small to extrapolate from.
     
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    Arctic ocean covered by thin ice
    Wednesday, 8 October 2008 Michael Reilly
    Discovery News

    Recent measurements of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean have found that it has melted to its lowest volume in recorded history.

    Although the area of Arctic sea ice is greater than at the corresponding period in 2007 - the lowest coverage ever - experts are concerned that it may be much thinner.

    Dr Walt Meier of US National Snow and Ice Data Center and colleagues say the overall ice volume in the Arctic Ocean is at least as low as 2007, and may even have dwindled more by as far as 10%.

    Meier says this makes the ice more prone to melting than ever before.

    Steady decline
    The area of ocean that sea ice covers can vary dramatically from year to year, so scientists look at ice volume as a long-term indicator of the "health" of the ice.

    Since satellite measurements began 30 years ago, it has been in steady decline.

    "The long term trends in ice volume show a clear trend toward warming temperatures," says Meier. "The health of the ice is at the same state or worse than it was last year."

    The latest drop in volume is likely due to a strong wind pattern last year that blew large amounts of thick, multi-year ice south past the east coast of Greenland, and out of the Arctic Ocean. During the following winter, thin new ice formed in its place.

    But given the ever-warming waters and air temperatures, Dr Jay Zwally of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center says the new ice has little chance of making a long term recovery.

    "The reason volume is so important is new ice can't get thick enough in the winter to survive next summer's melting," he says. "It takes seven to eight years for sea ice to reach its equilibrium thickness of around four to five meters."

    Last December, Zwally predicted that the Arctic Ocean could be seasonally ice free by the end of the summer of 2013, five years from now.

    http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/10/08/2385195.htm?site=science&topic=latest
     
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