Peter Wadhams

Ship of Fools II hampered by…ice

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Remember the Ship of Fools? The idiotic scientists who travelled to the Antarctic to show the world how the ice has melted catastrophically, only to be trapped in ice that wasn’t supposed to be there. They had to be rescued in the end,

There is now another Ship of Fools, this time trying to circumnavigate the Arctic to show us how much the ice has melted…except they’re trapped in ice…and getting close to having to be rescued themselves.

An Arctic expedition designed to raise awareness of the perils of man-made climate change is being frustrated by unexpectedly large quantities of ice.

The Polar Ocean Challenge, whose aim is to circumnavigate the Arctic in a sailing boat while the summer ice-melt allows, is being led by veteran explorer David Hempleman-Adams. He justifies the expedition thus:

Permanent irreversible change in the sea ice landscape of the Arctic seems inevitable. This will / is already having global economic political, social and environmental implications. A significant change in my lifetime. see this possibility to circumnavigate the Arctic as one I wanted to take despite the risks associated with it in order to increase the worlds attention on the effects of Arctic climate change. There may be a possibility still to curb this progressive warming and melting in the Arctic. But even if this is not possible the next most important thing is to at the very least highlight the need to ‘Navigate the Future of the Arctic responsibly’.

I see this possibility to circumnavigate the Arctic as one I wanted to take despite the risks associated with it in order to increase the worlds attention on the effects of Arctic climate change. There may be a possibility still to curb this progressive warming and melting in the Arctic. But even if this is not possible the next most important thing is to at the very least highlight the need to ‘Navigate the Future of the Arctic responsibly’.

Well, yes, of course, David. That’s just the kind of eco-friendly blah which will have landed your expedition sponsorship from a City of London finance firm. But what if, as the real world evidence increasingly suggests, your prognostications of climate doom are flat out wrong?   Read more »

Apparently Big Oil arranged a lightning strike to kill a global warming scientist

Some interesting and bizarre claims are being made by a warmist university professor in the UK – he thinks three climate researchers may have been assassinated, by Big Oil!

A Cambridge Professor has made the astonishing claim that three scientists investigating the melting of Arctic ice may have been assassinated within the space of a few months.

Professor Peter Wadhams said he feared being labelled a “looney” over his suspicion that the deaths of the scientists were more than just an ‘extraordinary’ coincidence.

But he insisted the trio could have been murdered and hinted that the oil industry or else sinister government forces might be implicated.

And they call “deniers” conspiracy theorists!

The three scientists he identified – Seymour Laxon and Katherine Giles, both climate change scientists at University College London, and Tim Boyd of the Scottish Association for marine Science – all died within the space of a few months in early 2013.   Read more »

Ice free in 5 years minus two

Two years ago warmists declared that the Arctic would be ice free inside 5 years.

‘When we did the first climate change computer models, we thought the Arctic’s summer ice cover would last until around 2070,’ said Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University. ‘It is now clear we did not understand how thin the ice cap had already become – for Arctic ice cover has since been disappearing at ever increasing rates. Every few years we have to revise our estimates downwards. Now the most detailed computer models suggest the Arctic’s summer ice is going to last for only a few more years – and given what we have seen happen last week, I think they are probably correct.’

The Guardian – 2008

The Arctic summer is almost over this year so how’d that melting go? Not so good by the looks of it. Poor Professor Wadhams computer models have screwed up again. Instead of disappearing at ever increasing rates the ice is growing at ever increasing rates.

Ice Free arctic? Not any time soon

Ice Free arctic? Not any time soon

Not even remotely like being ice-free. See those instruments, they are sitting on ice, they haven’t floated off, nor sunk without trace and at the height of the Arctic summer too.

But it gets worse for the warmists.

It has been the coldest summer on record north of 80N, and temperatures have dropped below freezing ahead of the average date.

Only three more years till the Arctic is ice-free…can’t wait.