Saturday, July 17, 2010

But Christopher Monckton Says: "Arctic Ice Extent is Just Fine: Steady for a Decade"

"The Arctic shipping season 2010 is closely followed by the world’s shipping interests as global warming makes the [Arctic] sea ice retreat in record speed."---RIA Novosti (7-15-10)

Although global warming denialist Lord Christopher Monckton dismisses global warming as a scientific hoax and claims that “Arctic sea-ice extent is just fine: steady for a decade,” the Russian government's press agency RIA Novosti (7-15-10), notes in passing that global warming is causing the Arctic sea ice to retreat at record speed:

Russian Oil Tankers Move Through North East Passage

11:02 15/07/2010

The two Murmansk registered oil tankers Varzuga and Indiga are right now on their way through the partly ice-covered Northern Sea Route on their way to Chukotka in Russia’s Far East. The Arctic shipping season 2010 is closely followed by the world’s shipping interests as global warming makes the sea ice retreat in record speed.

By sailing the Northern Sea route, the ship-owners save both time and fuel-costs as the distance from Europe to Asia via the north is much shorter than traditionally routes through the Suez- Panama-, or around Africa to Asia.

Read more on
http://www.oilandgaseurasia.com/

What does Christopher Monckton know that the captains of oil tankers don't know?

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