Some eminent journalism experts say that David Rose is a serial liar, in the pay of the GWPF. The latest scam he pulls off with the help of his fellow tribe member Judith Curry is easily debunked by Dana Nuccitelli on his Guardian blog. As always, Rose's propaganda is full of holes and lies by omission, and I wouldn't even have bothered to write this short blog post if it weren't for this gem:
The continuing furore caused by The Mail on Sunday’s revelations – which will now be amplified by the return of the Arctic ice sheet – has forced the UN’s climate change body to hold a crisis meeting.
Why would a rebound from last year's minimum mega-record spur the IPCC on to hold a crisis meeting? The IPCC's stance, after all, is that we won't be seeing an ice-free Arctic for many decades (see this piece I wrote at the end of last year: The real AR5 bombshell). This is very conservative, as even most mainstream cryospheric scientists nowadays go for somewhere after 2030.
Of course, funny as it is, the sad thing is that this kind of propaganda sticks in the minds of people. We could have a new record in the next 3 years, and a lot of people will still think the ice has rebounded because they read Rose's article that's completely devoid of depth or nuance. Work by Larry Hamilton demonstrates how fake skeptics who cried 'recovery' from 2008-2010 still has some folks thinking that Arctic sea ice is recovering. This, of course, is what Rose and the GWPF count on.