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September 02, 2020

Consensus Watch – 09/2/2020

An ongoing series dedicated to vigorously monitoring emerging threats to The Consensus that global warming is real, caused by humans, and must be addressed at all costs. Because without consensus, scientific conclusions would remain vulnerable to new data.

One of the silly little complaints climate deniers like to drag out constantly is that catastrophic climate predictions never come true, acting like it's all some big global warming fraud.

Sure, global warming was supposed to have left the Arctic free of ice by 2012. Fine, it didn’t. Climate science isn’t an exact sci…

Wait, hold that thought.

And yes, another prediction claiming that the Arctic would be free of ice in 2013 also didn’t come to pass.

The climate is complicated.

The Arctic was also not free of ice in 2014 as was originally predicted.

And yes, the same thing happened in 2015.

And again in 2016.

And 2018.

And, also 2019

This might not look good at first, but you’ll note that there was no such prediction made for 2017 when the Arctic did indeed remain covered in ice.

So, we’ll just chalk that up as a victory for The Consensus.

Apology accepted.

That brings us to 2020 and we’re sure some snarky climate denier who hates polar bears so much they probably want to kill them with their bare hands is going to point out that the prediction that the Arctic would be free of ice this year also failed to materialize.

Well, we have some news for you.

An elderly man in Massachusetts is screaming things really loudly.

It's science, people.

Arctic Today (1) Future Arctic

You see, it’s extremely important that we stay focused on the fact that the Arctic is caught in an unending “vicious circle” of melting and that the area is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe creating a “deep wound” in our cryosphere and not permit ourselves to become distracted by the fact that none of that is true.

There is, after all, the Consensus.


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September 2, 2020 at 03:23 PM in Current Affairs, Global Warming with CONSENSUS WATCH | Permalink


Yes, yes, and yes. Back in my misspent youth, I believed that b.s. Then I grew up.

Posted by: bluebird of bitterness | Sep 7, 2020 7:18:51 PM

As am I! Also, the population bomb, the exhaustion of the world's oil supplies, famine...

Posted by: Planet Moron | Sep 7, 2020 5:48:45 PM

I'm so old that I can remember when the chicken littles were warning that we were in for another ice age....

Posted by: bluebird of bitterness | Sep 7, 2020 12:18:22 PM

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