Last night’s 4 Corners program , “Tipping Point”, was about the dramatic reduction in Arctic Polar ice. The program had same great dramatic visuals on that amazing place. Taken on its merits the discussion sounded pretty convincing and would be a cause of concern about what is going on with AGW. And yes, the regulation polar bears made a cameo appearance.
If you missed it you can watch it here.
Go to Jennifer Marohasy’s site and there’s a thread discussing research that arrives at the opposite conclusion: that sea ice has actually increased in the Greenland/polar region. See here.
Frankly this really is a shitty situation because as a non-scientist you really don’t know who is right. Jennifer is often called a denialist and gets roundly rubbished at warmer sites. Meanwhile the ABC gets criticized for advocating what many consider to be an alarmist position and to be frank the senior reporters leave a lot to be desired in terms of objectivity particularly on political reporting.
So who’s right? Is polar region ice actually melting away or increasing? Both aren’t right with one group either wrong or lying.