On December 12, 2007 the BBC announced the Arctic would be ice-free by 2013. Since then there has been no trend in Arctic sea ice extent.
“Our projection of 2013 for the removal of ice in summer is not accounting for the last two minima, in 2005 and 2007,” the researcher from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, explained to the BBC.
“So given that fact, you can argue that may be our projection of 2013 is already too conservative.”
“In the end, it will just melt away quite suddenly”
– Professor Peter Wadhams
December 12, 2007
Two days earlier Al Gore announced this at the Nobel Prize ceremony.