Anthony Watts blog has been really boring lately. Nothing really ridiculous. But today he's come up with a doozy.
Not the North Pole I
Anthony writes that people were wrong about a webcam being at the north pole.
Thing is, of course, that even if the buoy isn't right on the North Pole, disappearing ice north of Greenland is something new. We'll be getting used to it more and more in coming decades. But that's not the doozy.
Not the North Pole II
The real killer is that he goes and writes:
And, of course, photos actually taken at the North Pole by the US Navy show that such open water is a regular occurrence in the past:and posts this picture and has written as the caption: "Skate (SSN-578), surfaced at the North Pole, 1959. (US Navy photo)".
Thing is, of course, that this isn't a photo of Skate surfacing at the North Pole. On this website it's labelled as: Skate (SSN-578), taken in summer, perhaps in August 1958. And at Wikipedia that photo is described as "Date and Location uncertain". According to Wikipedia, Skate didn't first surface at the North Pole until March 1959. (Note that that navsource.org website is not reliable. It has the same photos (not the above) with different captions elsewhere on the page.)
He's done this before and had to correct himself!
You know what's even more hilarious? Anthony did this trick before, back in March last year. And he had to correct the caption back then. (Early onset?) I wonder if anyone will get him to correct it this time around. The length of time before anyone points out his deception could signal by how much the readership of WUWT has deteriorated.
Here's a picture that is captioned as Skate at the North Pole, this time in 1962: