One of the meme’s that some (like Bolt) continue to use is that the ice area in the Arctic is not getting smaller. But it is not just the area that is important, but the volume – that is, the total amount of ice. And now we have some new data from NASA that says that the ice in the Arctic has “dramatically thinned’.
Arctic sea ice thinned dramatically between the winters of 2004 and 2008, with thick older ice shrinking by the equivalent of Alaska’s land area, a study using data from a NASA satellite showed.
But what is important for people like Bolt and Fielding is that their questions (loaded?) must be answered before they will consider that AGW is taking place. By the time they accept the science it might be too late to do anything. To me it is all about risk management – we should act now to prevent what the climate scientists say could happen.