Response to the Scare-Mongering of the Financial Times

By | September 4, 2013


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A recent article in the Financial Times reproduced on the internet recently by CNBC (, is predicated on the assumption that there has been a “record decline in Arctic sea ice”. However, the data on sea-ice extent only go back to 1979. And they show the Arctic sea ice declining but Antarctic sea ice increasing, so that the global decline in sea-ice extent is not very great.