Climatologist on Arctic ice: ‘Current changes are more due to changing wind patterns than temperature. Claims otherwise are political climate science trying to defend failed political climate science’
Dr. Tim Ball: 'Temperature isn't the main cause of current changes in Arctic ice. Wind pattern changes at the Polar Front explain changing ice conditions that make ice extent more difficult to determine...To deflect criticisms of conclusions from a short 32 year record, Kinnard et.al. (2008), & Walsh & Chapman produced reconstruction of past conditions...These reconstructions have no value.
As the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) said, ‘The observational database for the Arctic is quite limited, with few long-term stations and a paucity of observations in general.’ If you can’t measure accurately with satellites, it’s impossible from the historic record’