How To Be A Global Warming Slimeball

Arctic ice cap is in a ‘death spiral’, claims leading academic

Peter Wadhams, professor of ocean physics at Cambridge University, said that the ice cap has now melted so much that open water is now just 350 miles form the North Pole.  This is the shortest distance ever recorded.  He added: “The Arctic ice cap is in a death spiral.”

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There was a notch in the ice (blue circle above) caused by persistent winds in a narrow region. It nothing to do with the overall state of the ice.  Incredibly slimy to mislead readers like that.

His findings coincide with satellite observations from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) released last week.  The figures revealed that the Arctic cap lost a staggering 11,100 square miles of ice per day in the first half of September – for comparison Wales measures just 8,100 square miles.

Ice loss in the first half of September was just about normal. Quoting numbers out of context with intent to mislead, is just about what we expect from these people.

Arctic ice cap is in ‘death spiral’, claims leading academic | Nature | News | Daily Express

Science integrity is in a death spiral.

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24 Responses to How To Be A Global Warming Slimeball

  1. tom0mason says:

    The newspaper report is complete bunkum but, from the link, there are great comments indicating the paper’s owner/editors have misjudged their readership.
    examples –

    Utterances 14 days ago
    What this article doesn’t tell you is that although the AVERAGE THICKNESS may be lower, the TOTAL AREA is actually rising. This article is complete, unadulterated scaremongering.

    fedupwithnannystate 13 days ago
    Have you noticed they are stepping up the agenda in the papers again? Don’t eat meat, global warming caused by humans eating their Sunday roast, breathing, living- how dare we! Of course the carbon footprint of these jet setting hypocrital celebs is bigger in one day than most of us in a lifetime. Not that I believe humans are directly causing “the weather”.

    Gives you the warm feeling that the rational message is getting through.

  2. Jeff says:

    Most scientists are abandoning the rants of Peter Wadhams. His death spiral ideas are outright kooky.

  3. Andy Oz says:

    OT – I don’t know who came up with this idea, but sounds like something Peter Wadhams would support. Injecting trees to stop hayfever. A world first.

    • nielszoo says:

      I can see it now… another pile of laws and regulations driving taxes up and creating another useless government department to monitor tree “inoculations.” You will be required vaccinate your trees yearly and keep vaccination records for every tree on your property. Records must be kept on site for government inspection at the inspector’s whim. Tree vaccination registration fees will be assessed and must be collected by each tree surgeon and passed on to the county for issuance of yearly vaccination tags which must be worn by each tree while it is outside. Vaccinations may only be administered by government licensed tree doctors and vaccines will sold by prescription only.

      Some municipalities may decide that there are trees which are too dangerous to others and they may ban them and require any one who owns one to cut it down and burn it before it harms a child. (That has actually happened.) Other dangerous trees may be kept, but must remain inside a secured fenced enclosure appropriately marked with warning signs every 15′ in English, Spanish and Arabic. (OK, the English warning is optional.) Trees deemed less dangerous will be allowed out, but must be leashed at all times except when in a properly fenced and licensed private “tree park” where they may be let “off leash” to play with other trees.

      Fortunately once the global warming crowd gets done banning CO2 all those dangerous trees will start dying from asphyxiation.

      • Clearly, you’ve never lived in Florida, where, for decades, they’ve had an agency called the Department of Citrus which has been vested with the power to enter people’s property at will for the purpose of identifying sick citrus trees, and summarily destroying them via bonfire. They need no warrant, and they need no probable cause to believe that the tree is sick prior to inspection. And they need provide no notice to the owner before doing this, nor is their jurisdiction limited to commercial growers. Nor are they constrained by gates, locks, or the absence of the owner when they show up.

        They also have the power to fly over our homes and carpet-bomb us with thousands of tons of malathion solution, just to protect the trees. A lawsuit was attempted to put a stop to this last practice because of personal injury that has occurred, including to children. But the suit was ruled out of order on the grounds of sovereign immunity.


    • tom0mason says:

      I never knew that trees got hayfever.
      Summer must be very difficult for them.

  4. Mick J says:

    Peter Wadhams contribution to a recent conference about the Arctic raised a number of derogatory tweets. I particularly liked this one.

    Sheldon Bacon@sheldonbacon
    “@nathanaelmelia: Entertaining break with Wadhams. Back to science now #RSArctic14” ho ho 😉

  5. philjourdan says:

    “Ever recorded”??? Makes me wonder what the Skate was doing.

  6. BallBounces says:

    “The Arctic ice cap is in a death spiral.”

    Here’s hard evidence the ice cap death spiral has been around since at least 1948.

  7. Justa Joe says:

    Pounce on anything and everything that suggests AGW. Ignore and cover-up eveything that would tend to be perceived as contrary to AGW.

  8. omanuel says:

    Scare stories will continue until the curtain is finally pulled on the Wizard of Oz that secretly emerged victorious at the end of WWII.

    George Orwell knew what was coming when he started writing “Nineteen Eighty-Four” In 1946.

  9. Chip Bennett says:

    Science integrity is in a death spiral.

    Nailed it. I weep for my once-noble profession.

    • omanuel says:


      Here’s me in 1976 sitting behind the man – Professor Willy Fowler – who would win a Nobel Prize seven years later for rescuing the Standard Solar Model from clear and unequivocal experimental evidence the Sun made our chemical elements and birthed the Solar System five billion years (5 Ga) ago.

      Click to access Photo1976GregynogWorkshop.pdf

      The death spiral of government science will not end while the US National Academy of Sciences reviews the budgets of federal research agencies (NASA, NSF, DOE, NOAA, EPA, etc.) for Congress and makes funding decisions that benefit NAS members while destroying the integrity of the scientific method.

  10. bit chilly says:

    wadhams is a complete arsehole ,i am ashamed to say he is a fellow citizen of the uk.

  11. tom0mason says:

    Wadham speaks …

    • Gail Combs says:

      I love it. I am temped to post it over here:

      The discredited Heartland Institute is attempting to present its new NIPCC report, Climate Change Reconsidered, as a legitimate alternative authority to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But the NIPCC report is not a credible scientific undertaking, and the Heartland Institute has no credibility, scientific or otherwise.

      With the title:

      Is Mother Nature discredited too?

      But I would probably flub the html code since I am computer challenged.

      That by the way is a classic example of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

      RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)

      RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)

      RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

      • tom0mason says:

        Nice idea for a posting (I’m html illiterate as well).

        As for Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals we need a good group of comedians to go an rip the ar$e out of him and his followers in prime time, and keep doing it until the message gets through.
        ‘Comics for commies’, or ‘Radical ridicule’ or some-such. Use his method on him and all his followers. “This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.”

        • Gail Combs says:


          That is why I would love to post that cartoon over at that propaganda site.

          Unfortunately they do not play fair. Only their side is allowed to win. I would still love to see their faces if that and several other cartoons got posted.

          The guy in the lab coat with the lighter and the frozen activist are good ones too

          Here are a bunch of apropriat ones (Broad Hint).

        • tom0mason says:

          Love it!

  12. Keith says:

    Further to earlier comments, Bishop Hill blog has 2 pieces that show that Peter Wadhams is not taken seriously, even by warmistas.

    Apparently he complained to the Royal Society and the University managers of people who tweeted about his talk. Very amusing.

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