Look at this abysmal Reuters article about Arctic sea ice (yes, I know “abysmal Reuters” is redundant). That the Arctic sea ice is reached historically record lows this year is pretty well accepted. It’s a very complicated system with natural variation. But the article states as fact that the record low ice is cause not only by global warming but man-made global warming.
So what’s missing?
Antarctic sea ice.
If this was just a simply cause of man made global warming, then it stands too reason that both the Arctic and Antarctic would be experiencing the same trends. Is that happening? Not so much.
Notice this cute journalistic trick?
Low Arctic sea ice: MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING! DOOM IS NIGH!.
High Antarctic sea ice: nothing to see here, move along.
My point here is not about whether global warming is real or how much of it is man-made. I don’t have hard evidence one way or the other. But I really don’t like selective reporting intended to push an agenda in a debate that should be decided on science.