Saturday, September 05, 2009

Polar Ice Growing - UN BanKi-moon Should Resign

See UK paper Telegraph Sept 5, 2009 article by Christopher Booker “Arctic ice proves to be slippery stuff”; “The extent of the sea-ice is now half a million square kilometres [size of Texas] more than it was this time last year” at

I hereby call for the resignation of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr BanKi-moon who said: "100 billion tons" of polar ice are melting each year, so that within 30 years the Arctic could be ‘ice-free’. This was supported by a WWF claim that the ice is melting so fast that, by 2100, sea-levels could rise by 1.2 metres (four feet), which would lead to ‘floods affecting a quarter of the world’.”

According to Christopher Booker “Everything about this oft-repeated item was propaganda of the silliest kind. Standing 700 miles from the Pole, as near as the stubbornly present ice would allow his ship to go, Mr Ban seemed unaware that, although some 10 million square kilometres (3.8 million square miles) of sea-ice melts each summer, each September the Arctic starts to freeze again. And the extent of the ice now is 500,000 sq km (190,000 sq m) greater than it was this time last year – which was, in turn, 500,000 sq km more than in September 2007, the lowest point recently recorded (see the Cryosphere Today website). By April, after months of darkness, it will be back up to 14 million sq km (5.4 million sq m) or more.”

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