Norweigan Expert : Arctic Ice Free In 2008

MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2008
Polar ice cap melting away in 2008 ?

The latest salvo comes courtesy of Xinhua, which reports that Olav Orheim, the head of the Norwegian International Polar Year Secretariat, is placing his money on this summer. Noting that its ice sheet had reached a historical low of 3m sq. km last summer – it covered around 7.5m sq. km as recently as 2000 – Orheim told Xinhua that “if Norway’s average temperature this year equals that in 2007, the ice cap in the Arctic will all melt away.” Barring this disaster, Orheim predicted that excess carbon dioxide emissions and higher average temperatures would unpredictably alter the region’s fragile ecosystems. On a separate note, he said that Asia would likely be hardest hit by rising sea levels, estimating that a one meter rise would affect “nearly 100 million people on an area of 800,000 square km in Asia and direct economic loss will amount to 400 billion U.S. dollars.”

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5 Responses to Norweigan Expert : Arctic Ice Free In 2008

  1. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    OT

    Hawaii says now even President of the United States can’t get to Barack Obama birth certificate—but another person requested a copy of their long form and Hawaii sent it:

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=292053

  2. VillageIdiot says:

    “…Olav Orheim, the head of the Norwegian International Polar Year Secretariat, is placing his money on this summer.”

    Too bad he didn’t bet his job… then we’d have one less AGW pundit’s ramblings.

  3. Jeff K says:

    That’s the problem, he didn’t really place any money at all. None of them will. It’s all just about sucking up to whatever may garner some attention and money.

  4. Andy Weiss says:

    Mother Nature is having no part in this scam.

  5. alf says:

    “3m sq. km last summer – it covered around 7.5m sq. km as recently as 2000”; so were does this guy get his numbers?

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