The Daily Mail looks at what is driving the climate change debate, and it isn’t science:
For years, computer simulations have predicted that sea ice should be disappearing from the Poles.
Now, with the news that Antarctic sea-ice levels have hit new highs, comes yet another mishap to tarnish the credibility of climate science.
Climatologists base their doom-laden predictions of the Earthâ€™s climate on computer simulations.
But these have long been the subject of ridicule because of their stunning failure to predict the pause in warming â€“ nearly 18 years long on some measures â€“ since the turn of the last century.
Not a single simulation has come close to mapping real life evidence…the science is wonky, at least in the models that predicted doom and destruction.
Itâ€™s the same with sea ice. We hear a great deal about the decline in Arctic sea ice, in line with or even ahead of predictions.
But why are environmentalists and scientists so much lessÂ keen to discuss the long-term increase in the southern hemisphere?
In fact, across the globe, there are about one million square kilometres more sea ice than 35 years ago, which is when satellite measurements began.
Itâ€™s fair to say that this has been something of an embarrassment for climate modellers. But it doesnâ€™t stop there.