NYT And IPCC 10 Years Ago : “Ages-Old Icecap at North Pole Is Now Liquid, Scientists Find”

New York Times : August 19, 2000

The North Pole is melting.

The thick ice that has for ages covered the Arctic Ocean at the pole has turned to water, recent visitors there reported yesterday. At least for the time being, an ice-free patch of ocean about a mile wide has opened at the very top of the world, something that has presumably never before been seen by humans and is more evidence that global warming may be real and already affecting climate.

The last time scientists can be certain the pole was awash in water was more than 50 million years ago.

”It was totally unexpected,” said Dr. James J. McCarthy, an oceanographer, director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University and the co-leader of a group working for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is sponsored by the United Nations. The panel is studying the potential environmental and economic consequences of marked climate change.


Skate (SSN-578), surfaced at the North Pole, 17 March 1959

Seadragon (SSN-584), foreground, and her sister Skate (SSN-578) during a rendezvous at the North Pole in August 1962


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6 Responses to NYT And IPCC 10 Years Ago : “Ages-Old Icecap at North Pole Is Now Liquid, Scientists Find”

  1. Mike Davis says:

    This is where Revkin gets his truths. Now we know who the real deniers and “Truthers” are.
    Maybe LAZ or one of the other CLB Puppets will provide evidence the photos were “Photo-shopped”

  2. Mike Davis says:

    Here is a 120 year history of MSM and Climate Change from Art Horn:
    What can we learn from 120 years of media reporting on climate change?

    1: The mainstream media outlets are going to publish whatever sells. If someone publishes a story about the world getting colder and people buy it, you can be sure there will be many more stories touting the same headline.

    2: There is a long lag between what nature is doing and what the media will report. The lag seems to be anywhere from 10 to 15 years after the climate changes. There is an inertia problem with the mainstream media even when the evidence is clear.

    3: When all the stories are about warming or cooling, you can be sure they are all wrong.

  3. Dave N says:

    Yeah, but “scientists” don’t look at old Navy photos, or apparently enough other research. Perhaps they’re busy poking models.

  4. suyts says:

    Weird that the world didn’t have a tipping point back then.

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