However, on the continent the BBC's buddies at De Standaard, Belgium's Oracle, were even more brazen as late as May of this year, when they were shedding torrents of tears over the imminent 'Cold Rush'. Lamenting that the melting Artic Ice would render the exploitation of the Arctic's fossil fuel deposits an enticing prospect to the regional power brokers, De Standaard's Jorn Van Thillo - I assume it's Jorn Van Thillo, it's his initials on top of the article - wrote:
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT THE NORTH POLE 'COLD RUSH'?
How quick is Arctic Ice melting?
"The North Pole's ice is clearly melting faster and faster.
In the summer of 2012, the Arctic Ice Shelf shrunk to 3.4 million square kilometers. That is 50 per cent less than the average values of the eighties and nineties. Withing three to five years the Northern Ice Sea can in summer become a cold pap of fresh and salt water, estimates the White House [aha! - emphasis mine, MFBB].
The report states that land ice and permafrost are also melting quicker than ever.
What are the consequences for the environment?
The growing exploitation of Arctic resources threatens the North Pole's vulnerable ecosystem, according to a UN report. The melting of the ice is causing a 'Cold Rush' to the Pole's fossil fuels - substances which have actually caused the melting.
Climate Change is contributing the rise of the global sea level and threatens animal species like the Icebear.
The melting ice is a catastrophe, not a profit generating opportunity, declared actor and environmental activist Ezra Miller who participated in an action on the North Pole."
My oh my what a crybaby. Let's start putting faces on the whiners. From De Standaard Online, Jorn Van Thillo's picture:
Look at him. Twentysomething, think's he's cool, is convinced of his Higher Calling. No doubt does his utmost best to live Da Sustainable Life, tryin' to keep his carbon footprint as shallow as possible. Take a good look at this fella's face people: here we have a species that has NEVER in his young life heard a different tune than the one emanating from our moral betters, the Champions and High Priests of the EUSSR, the joys of Gay Marriage and ditto adoption, the wonders of Multiculturalism, the Nanny State as solver of all problems, the Quest of saving the Earth of Us Dirty Humans.
Well if you care so much about ice bears drowning in lukewarm north pole water dude, I've got GOOD NEWS for you actually. From The Telegraph, September 8, 2013:
GLOBAL WARMING? NO, ACTUALLY WE'RE COOLING, CLAIM SCIENTISTS.
A cold Arctic summer has led to a record increase in the ice cap, leading experts to predict a period of global cooling.
"There has been a 60 per cent increase in the amount of ocean covered with ice compared to this time last year, they equivalent of almost a million square miles.
In a rebound from 2012's record low an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia's northern shores, days before the annual re-freeze is even set to begin.
The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year, forcing some ships to change their routes.
A leaked report to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seen by the Mail on Sunday, has led some scientists to claim that the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century.
If correct, it would contradict computer forecasts of imminent catastrophic warming. The news comes several years after the BBC predicted that the arctic would be ice-free by 2013..."
Now are we going to hear about this 60 per cent increase in our MSM? Will Jorn Van Thillo write a happy article about it?
Count on it.