Case in point. There is big money in funding climate research. More money if you can scare the population into thinking 'DOOM' Al Gore started the trend of junk science, fake facts and poor ethics to make a hypocritical buck.
Robin McKie, science editor The Observer, Saturday 11 August 2012 21.52 BST.
Rate of Arctic summer sea ice loss is 50% higher than predicted.
"This rate of loss is 50% higher than most scenarios outlined by polar scientists and suggests that global warming, triggered by rising greenhouse gas emissions, is beginning to have a major impact on the region. In a few years the Arctic ocean could be free of ice in summer, triggering a rush to exploit its fish stocks, oil, minerals and sea routes."
Scary stuff right? This is just over a year from the current headline.
By Hayley Dixon9:55AM BST 08 Sep 2013.
Global warming? No, actually we're cooling, claim scientists.
"Professor Anastasios Tsonis, of the University of Wisconsin, said: 'We are already in a cooling trend, which I think will continue for the next 15 years at least. There is no doubt the warming of the 1980s and 1990s has stopped.'"
So ponder what a difference a year makes, unless either the first or the second was not based upon science or facts or ethical reporting.
The Arctic this year has about 1.3m km2 more ice than last year at this time.
This doesn't mean that global warming is not real and important, but it does again emphasize that panic is not productive, nor warranted. It also means man has less to do with it then the IPCC will have you believe.