Skip to comments.Sen. Kerry Predicts ‘Ice-Free Arctic' In '5 or 10 Years’(M-O-R-O-N)
Posted on 07/24/2010 8:55:01 AM PDT by IbJensen
CNSNews.com) Speaking at a town hall-style meeting promoting climate change legislation on Thursday, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) predicted there will be an ice-free Arctic in "five or 10 years."
The arctic ice is disappearing faster than was predicted, Kerry said. And instead of waiting until 2030 or whenever it was to have an ice-free Arctic, were going to have one in five or 10 years.
However, the Web site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says: Using the observed 2007/2008 summer sea ice extents as a starting point, computer models predict that the Arctic could be nearly sea ice free in summertime within 30 years.
NOAA cites as its source on Arctic sea ice a study published in the April 3, 2009 edition of Geophysical Research Letters by J.E. Overland and Muyin Wang. (Overland works for NOAA at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Wang is at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington, in Seattle.)
In their study, Overland and Wang predict an expected value for a nearly sea ice free Arctic in September by the year 2037. They also note in their summary, however, that a sea ice free Arctic in September may occur as early as the late 2020s based on their analysis of six computer models.
Muyin Wang told CNSNews.com that she and her colleague analyzed the six models, which generated earlier and later estimates of an ice-free Arctic sea in summer months, and the median was the year 2037. The amount of ice in the Arctic sea fluctuates throughout the year more in winter, less in summer and Wang said there would always be ice in the Arctic sea during the winter months.
When asked about Kerrys statement that the Arctic sea would be ice-free in five to 10 years, Wang said that time-range is an extreme case scenario.
Thats the extreme case, Wang said. To me, that could be, but its less than a 50 percent chance.
CNSNews.com called Sen. Kerrys office on Thursday to ask for the source of the senators assertion that there will be an ice-free Arctic in five to ten years. The office directed CNSNews.com to contact Kerry press secretary Whitney Smith by email. Smith did not respond to repeated emails asking the source for Kerrys assertion about the Arctic ice.
Kerrys remarks came during the second of three panels at an event sponsored by Clean Energy Works, an environmentalist coalition that brought supporters of to Washington, D.C., to show what it called broad support for a clean energy and climate bill.
Along with Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Kerry is the sponsor of the American Power Act, a bill that would cap carbon emissions in the United States in the interest of preventing climate change.
In his talk on Thursday, Kerry said environmental degradation is happening faster than previously anticipated.
Every single area of the science, where predictions have been made, is coming back faster worse than was predicted, Kerry said. The levels of carbon dioxide that are going into the ocean is higher. The acidity is higher. Its damaging the ecosystem of the oceans.
You know, all of our marine crustaceans that depend on the formation of their shells -- that acidity undoes that, he said. Coral reefs the spawning grounds for fish. Run that one down and youll see the dangers.
Kerry further said: Predictions of sea level rise are now 3 to 6 feet. Theyre higher than were originally going to be predicted over the course of this century because nothings happening. But the causes and effects are cumulative.
The Audubon Society not exactly, you know, an ideological entity on the right or the left or wherever in America has reported that its members are reporting a hundred-mile swath in the United States of America where plants, shrubs, trees, flowers things that used to grow -- dont grow any more, Kerry said.
Start with something you can control-Mr. Ketchup.
If you are so environmentally sensitive, why not distribute Heinz products in the most environmentally sensitive packaging presently known to man? I think that would mean only ten gallon aluminum drums of ketchup and large recyclable glass containers for all your other products which pay out deposit refunds upon their return. Come on, show us the way from our sins! Your competitors will quickly follow.
Obama, and many other of the elitists in Washington have to get the Cap and Trade Bill passed because it will put absolutely billions in their personal pockets using the Exchange medium for plants. They will just be paying off these elitists in Washington to continue status quo.
These Exchange Bureaus will be owned by the private sector and administered by the private sector...and guess who is part of the private sector? You guessed it...John Kerry, Al Gore, Barack Obama and many more of the other rats in Washington. This is all a hoax to scare America into believing that there is a global warming...it just "ain't so", but they continue to try...after all it will cost them billions of dollars should they be unable to pass this.
JF’nK needs to dock his tax-free yacht in Inuvik.
Maybe if he’d shut up and quit generating so much hot air, the arctic ice wouldn’t melt. Geez, who elects these idiots, anyway?
Has he taken up the mantle of the Goracle now?
Thurston Howell bred with Leghorn the Chicken we got JFK the sailorman.
That must be the stretch where they widened Interstate 40.
Good. Then he can anchor his $7,100,000 yacht up in Canada and escape any taxes in the US.
Why anchor in Rhode Island to beat the Massachusetts taxes when you can go to some ice port on the Artic Circle to beat the IRS?
[shrug] I have no reason to say that, no evidence that it will occur ... but it sounds super nifty, don't ya think?
I still love this video posted to YT with some one trying to vote for Kerry.
I’m hoping for a Kerry-free US Senate.
I have a theory that these Democrats, particularly like Gore and Kennedy, who once espoused Right to Life and abandonned it to stay viable Democrat politicians have now “adopted” Global Warming as their religion to asuage their guilt.
Inbred blueblood poofter.
To be so deep into such a hoax, they had to have hoaxed themselves. Otherwise they wouldn’t be able to make most of their pronouncements with a straight face.
I’ll start to believe they’ve made an effort to match their beliefs with facts, when they quit using airport weather data in their studies.
Hey, great waterfront investment there... not!
So more ice-free waters will expand the crusing range for his $7 million sail boat. He should be happy.
Finally, the Northwest Passage!