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.”
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.
Science integrity is in a death spiral.