In 2008 Mark Serreze declared that the Arctic was in a death spiral
Arctic Ice in “Death Spiral,” Is Near Record Low
for National Geographic News
September 17, 2008
The Arctic Ocean’s sea ice has shrunk to its second smallest area on record, close to 2007’s record-shattering low, scientists report.
The ice is in a “death spiral” and may disappear in the summers within a couple of decades, according to Mark Serreze, an Arctic climate expert at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.
In 2008, James Hansen declared that we were at a tipping point due to ice loss at both poles which was going to decimate life on the planet. (Note that Romm describes Hansen as being plural.)
Since the same date in 2008, Arctic ice has increased by more than 15%. Global sea ice area is fifth highest on record for the date. The breathtaking ignorance of the experts is indeed breathtaking.
The graph below shows April 1 to April 1, which was the peak day in 2012.