Over at NoTricksZone they claim they’re desperate to bet that (Arctic) sea ice will increase, not decrease, in the “future”. However, the cheapskates are only offering $1k, which isn’t worth getting out of bed for out to 2022. I offered them $10k, and a closer date, and guess what – they jumped at it!
No, I’m kidding you. Of course they didn’t jump at it; they ran away. I’m pursuing, but I expect it to run into the sand. They’re interested in propaganda, not an actual bet. They blowhard, but there’s nothing behind it.
But perhaps dear reader you (like they) believe that Arctic sea ice will increase; and perhaps you (unlike they) are prepared to put your money where your mouth is. If so, do leave me a comment and we can negotiate exact terms. There’s $10k available; please don’t trouble me with trivial amounts, though.
I already have a $10k bet with Rob Dekker – with me on the “no death spiral side” of things. I haven’t heard from RD for a bit – I hope he’s still around. I also have $333 with Joe Romm on, essentially, no ice free Arctic by 2020.
This year’s sea ice September minimum is clearly dull; still, at least it will shut the “death spiralers” up for a bit. [Update from the comments: No, I’m wrong Wadhams is still at it.]
[Update: its clear from the comments over at NTZ that P Gosselin has wimped out. Over there, Crandles make the obvious point that PG has cherry picked his intervals: can anyone guess why he wants to start with the interval [2007, 2012]? Oh go on, I’m sure you can think of some reason why he’d pick such an unusual interval.]