Arctic sea ice – 2012

goalposts

The vast Arctic sea ice that spreads across the North Pole could disappear during the summer within five years, leading ice and snow scientists are warning. Only a few years ago, climate modellers predicted the Arctic sea ice would not melt out in summer until at least the end of the century.

“Then they said 2070, and then they said 2050 and then they said 2030,” said Robie Macdonald, a leading Canadian Arctic scientist. “Not only do I see the change but it’s like they’re moving the goal posts toward me and it’s an amazing thing.”
The Age (Australia) 4 Aug 2008