A prominent climate-change skeptic says the Arctic is warmer,
but it's nothing to be concerned about.
The comments from Marc Morano of Climate
Depot come after a report from the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It said, among other things,
that the Arctic is becoming a warmer, greener place.
"First of all, NASA said a super storm did it back
in August and other factors are at play. What's interesting about
the Arctic is that satellite monitoring went up in 1979. That was
the end of a 40-year cooling period," he explains. "So they got the
Arctic at probably a 40-year Arctic ice high. And then of course we
had warming for almost two decades after 1980."
Because of that warming period following the high point of the
ice, Morano says people have now extrapolated all sorts of
"So, is the Arctic warmer? Yes. It's certainly warmer than in
the 1970s when we were talking about a global cooling scare,"
Morano tells OneNewsNow.
"If you go back far enough, to the 1920s and 30s, which these
studies do not do, you will see an Arctic that is very similar, as
warm or warmer, to today."
Morano makes that determination based on temperature data in
Greenland, eyewitness accounts from people onboard Russian ships
that went through the region, and newspaper stories.