Re: Record return of artic ice cap
Of course, everyone should agree with that. But that is not even remotely what the Daily Mail article in the opening post is trying to do. Rather, it seeks to sow disinformation in order to serve the hidden agenda of increased short term commercial profit through opening up the Arctic to mining and shipping, damning the planet to ecological destruction. The lack of ethics is astonishing.
Milking leaked emails from years ago which reflect little more than tactical despair about how to share scientific findings in a context where big oil has taken on the methods of big tobacco has no relevance to the current Arctic melting crisis.
Invoking Popper as some sort of high priest of climate denial is utter bilge. Genuine criticism requires honesty, a quality which denialists do not comprehend. All honest climate scientists know human emissions are driving climate change. Against this overwhelming consensus about the facts, Sir Karl Popper would turn in his grave to be invoked as a champion of liars.
No need for the smily ant, when you are promoting lies, readily exposed by anyone who looks at the links in this thread. There is no "contrary data", there is just the cherrypicking of a dead cat bounce as though the reversion to the mean in 2013 of Arctic ice level is a "record return". Sorry, but your thread title is just disinformation and manipulation. Calling my refutation of your lies fascist really takes you into the gutter. My bias is in favour of scientific method. Yours is in favour of weird supernatural religious faith, denial of atomic theory and evolution, and now promotion of climate ignorance.
There is nothing Delphic about science. Science just uses simple observation to form predictions. Of course weather is chaotic, as is well known, but the ants of this world will trumpet every zag and ignore every zig in the remorseless march to a hotter world.
Ant "does not believe", implying that facts are some sort of optional religion. You can have your own opinions but not your own facts. Suggesting that climate science is a matter of belief shows that ant is like the fabled ostrich, refusing to look. I have given links in this thread which show that the arctic has melted far faster than scientists predicted. The error was that scientists were too conservative. 2013 has about the fourth lowest Arctic ice volume on record. It appears that ant has simply ignored the facts, preferring instead to sling wild slurs about what he calls "facism".