Sea ice silly season: Wadhams spouts fake facts about polar bears of northern Greenland

Posted: August 23, 2018 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, propaganda, sea ice

In which some of the usual media suspects churn out some more of their usual embarrassingly low-grade climate propaganda.


As the seasonal minimum for Arctic sea ice approaches, the media get carried away by hyperbole. Tha’t been true since 2007. This year, other outlets will need to work hard to beat yesterday’s bit of nonsense from The Independent trying to out-do The Guardian: it not only includes false polar bear facts (from sea ice researcher Peter Wadhams) but leads with last year’s controversialSeaLegacy video of an emaciated polar bear. Sea ice silly season has truly begun.

East Greenland Scorsby Sound March 2011 on Kap Tobin_Rune Dietz_press photo

Wadhams (described as “one of the UK’s leading sea ice scientists” although not a particularly respected one) was interviewed about the small area of open water that opened up over the last few days in northern Greenland (see NSIDC photo below), driven by offshore winds (not melt). This region is the eastern-most part of the area that is considered the “last holdout” for Arctic sea ice: an immense band of…

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  1. Graeme No.3 says:

    I am confused. Is that a picture of Professor Wadhams? Or is it a well fed bear which has recently eaten Professor Wadhams? Or is it a passing bear nowhere near the affected area wondering what the fuss is all about?

  2. stpaulchuck says:

    what the bears have to say about it …