“The world needs to take a collective yawn at Hansen’s latest claims and ask how in the world was this man ever allowed to be in charge of the NASA temperature datasets,” Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano told MRC Business.
In contrast to the NOAA report is the work of Roy Spencer at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He publishes a monthly global temperature report and his most recent — for June 2015 — shows that the global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978, is a mere increase of 0.11 degrees Celsius per decade.
Contrary to the chorus of climate alarmists, the Arctic ice cap has not, by now, completely disappeared: in actual fact it has been growing rapidly lately, by an entire third just in 2013 and more since.
"It would suggest that sea ice is more resilient perhaps. If you get one year of cooler temperatures, we've almost wound the clock back a few years on this gradual decline that's been happening over decades," ice scientist Rachel Tilling tells the BBC. The Beeb was reporting on newly published updated research which has confirmed the Arctic ice's remarkable resurgence over the last couple of years, for all that last year was tied for warmest-ever with 2005 and 2010.
The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by around a third after an unusually cool summer in 2013. Researchers say the growth continued in 2014 and more than compensated for losses recorded in the three previous years. The scientists involved believe changes in summer temperatures have greater impacts on ice than thought.