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How come they don’t mention that Antarctic ice is GROWING?
And how come they don’t mention that the records they’re talking about go back for only 33 years? We’re supposed to panic over a broken record that covers only 33 years?
I’ve received countless emails from global warming activists in the last few days, crowing about Arctic ice reaching record lows.
But “if global warming is taking place, then why is the ice cover in Antarctica not declining?” asks reader John McC.
“I really don’t think that this is true
“I’ve just read the information that (according to NORSEX) the Arctic ice has reached another record low,” says reader F. Guimaraes. “I really don’t think that this is true, but they will certainly start to use this as the new “heat wave” hype to push their GW agenda. I disagree with them, because the analysis of the UK Met Office tells a very different story.
Antarctic icecap continues its steady growing trend
Despite the strong oscillations that happen on a daily basis, where we can see in the graph that the SP icecap has had a positive anomaly during the entire year of 2012, which if confirmed for the rest of the year would be and unprecedented mark.
Just 2 weeks ago the anomaly reached +900,000 km2, and I believe it’ll reach the +1 million mark again this year.
This data is also in agreement with the reports of unusual cold from S. Africa and Australia and, because (as you remarked in another post) the Antarctic icecap contains 90% of the glaciers of the world, this could also be an important factor in the recently observed lowering of sea levels, since 2010 (when the 2nd highest record anomaly was reached in the SP) (See http://iceagenow.info/2011/09/sea-level-continues-inexorable-decline/ )
Climate Depot Explains Arctic melting hype
‘Current Arctic ice shifts are not ‘proof’ of man-made global warming, nor are they unusual, unprecedented or cause for alarm, according to multiple peer-reviewed studies, data analyses and experts,’ says Marc Morano of ClimateDepot.com
Now, after years of waiting, the Arctic sea ice extent has – at least according to some monitoring sources (See: Update: NOAA Showing 28% More Ice Than The 2007 Minimum) – dipped below the 2007 amount.
Of course this is only since satellite monitoring of Arctic began in 1979, so we are in reality talking about 33 years of monitoring.
See also NOAA’s National Ice Center Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS) plot, which also shows no reason for claiming a record at all.
Global warming activists are clinging to Arctic ice shifts as their number one claim of scientific “proof” as they seek to keep the man-made global warming movement alive.
However, current Arctic ice shifts are not “proof” of man-made global warming, nor are they unusual, unprecedented or cause for alarm, according to multiple peer-reviewed studies, data analyses and experts.
In December 2011, Climate Depot released the A-Z Climate Reality Check report, noting: “The scientific reality is that on virtually every claim — from A-Z — the claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing.”
Since that report was issued and presented to the UN climate conference in Durban South Africa, the claims of man-made climate promoters have continued to fail on every issue from sea levels to polar bears to global temperatures to Mt. Kilimanjaro to extreme weather claims to hurricanes to tornadoes to Antarctic ice. The failure has been so complete that global warming activists and many in the media are now forced to point to any bad weather event as somehow “proof” of man-made global warming.
None-the-less, the media keeps howling about the current “record-breaking Arctic ice conditions.
First, some perspective on Arctic ice: See: Six Thousandths Of One Percent (0.006%) More Of The World’s Ice Melted This Summer – ‘At this rate it’ll take 166 years to see a 1% reduction. This is like taking a glass of ice from a frozen swimming pool. The number is so small that it is outside the statistical margins of certainty’
And the reduction was aided by a super storm this year. See: Did ‘The Great Arctic Cyclone of 2012′ reduce sea ice?:‘Neither Borenstein nor NSIDC’s current announcement mentions the massive Arctic storm that broke up huge amounts of sea ice, making this new record low possible…’ & See: Reduced sea ice extent due to storm? The ice loss was mainly in the Chukchi Sea, where the storm was. The storm brought warm water to the surface
Note how eerily similar all of this sounds to a November 2nd, 1922 article in the Washington Post article titlted “Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt”:” The Arctic ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consul Ifft, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers, he declared, all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone…Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.”
See entire Climate Depot article:
Thanks to Marc Morano for this link
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