Global Warming Causes Antarctic Ice to Grow to 30 Year High


Global warming, is there anything it can’t do?

Antarctic sea ice has expanded to cover the largest area recorded since satellite mapping began more than three decades ago. The expansion continues a trend of increasing Antarctic sea ice cover of about 1 per cent a decade and is at odds with predictions of climate change models that continue to forecast a long-term decline.

Well clearly the antarctic sea ice expansion is a fraud perpetuated by the oil industry and scientists in the pay of the oil industry. It must be immediately melted down to conclusively prove the existence of global warming and anyone who says otherwise probably hates science.

Rob Massom from the Australian Antarctic Division and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre in Hobart said this week: “The message is there is a lot of work to better understand what processes are occurring around Antarctica and the role of these processes in affecting sea ice.” Dr Massom said the most authoritative climate change models forecast a loss of up to 30 per cent of Antarctic sea ice by the end of the century, and did not indicate the present expansion.

Global Warming is a fact, except when it’s not. Then more work needs to be done to understand it. But 30 percent more, 30 percent less; who’s keeping track?

The important thing is that  change is happening and all change is proof of climate change. If the temperature rises or falls then the climate has changed which means that we must stop our cruel carbon exhalations, watch our carbon footprints and go back to living in caves or the icebergs will melt… or perhaps increase dramatically.

  • robertscribbler

    The slight, 3% 'gain' in Antarctic sea ice is within the statistical margin of error for the past 30 years. The massive, more than 50% LOSS in Arctic sea ice is not.

    Temperatures are warmer in the southern ocean. So it's certainly not global cooling that's causing the very slight increase in extent there. And the devastating Arctic losses, far faster than feared, are the direct result of human caused climate change.

    Due to the fact that the southern ocean tends to insulate the sea ice a bit more than the northern Arctic, we will probably not see winter season reductions in Antarctic sea ice for another 10-20 years. By that time, there will likely be no end summer sea ice at all in the Arctic.

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  • aloyicious

    Boy, you just completely missed the point, didn't you. Just whoosh, right past you. It's not that there was a 3% gain, but that the climate models predicted a 30% loss. That's a 33% error in their calculations — is that within the statistical margin of error?

    Or is it an indication that perhaps the entire model is in error…

    • Terence Conklin

      But if the model WAS in error…."Global warming" caused it!

  • Mickey Oberman

    Al Gore, David Suzuki and all those get rich quick hot house demagogues must be squirming frantically trying to keep their invented warmth warm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.whitehead.5243 Andrew Whitehead

    These environmentalists are strange people; they ride to the green rally in an SUV; they burn down resorts with kerosene, they fly to remote corners of the world to save feral rats.

    Very strange people; very strange hypocrites.

    • Terence Conklin

      Come on now Andrew don't talk like that. I am an environmentalist but a realistic one. I was all for reducing my carbon footprint and buying my plug in hybrid in the very beginning. I still love the car and it saves me plenty of money. I silt think coal power plants are a bad idea but because the coal industry is dirty and kills hundreds of miners. I like wind generators because I used to own one on my sailboat and its hummm was the sound of engine noise free power. As a fiscal "conservative" with Libertarian leanings, I fell off the "Global Warming" bandwagon about the time they copy-righted the term "Global Warming" as there own and branded anyone not on board as a heretic to be burned at the stake if possible… No wait that would add to global warming by flames themselves and the deadly CO2 emissions. Most of the remaining fanatics, your "hypocrites" seem to be America's "Progressives" and belong to the Democratic party. They have learned to obey the creed without thinking. They believed Obama deserved the Nobel Prize for just BEING. They believed he also won the debate the other night although he seemed to be half asleep, probably caused by global warming.

      • Terence Conklin

        Lest I be declared a poor typist, I correct: Come on now Andrew don't talk like that. I am an environmentalist but a realistic one. I was all for reducing my carbon footprint and buying my plug-in -hybrid in the very beginning. I still love the car and it saves me plenty of money. I still think coal power plants are a bad idea but because the coal industry is dirty and kills hundreds of miners. I like wind generators because I used to own one on my sailboat and its hummm was the sound of engine noise free power. As a fiscal "conservative" with Libertarian leanings, I fell off the "Global Warming" bandwagon about the time they copy-righted the term "Global Warming" as their own and branded anyone not on board as a heretic to be burned at the stake if possible… No wait that would add to global warming by the flames themselves and the deadly CO2 emissions. Most of the remaining fanatics, your "hypocrites" seem to be America's "Progressives" and belong to the Democratic party. They have learned to obey the creed without thinking. They believed Obama deserved the Nobel Prize for just BEING. They also believed he won the debate the other night although he seemed to be half asleep, probably caused by global warming…

        • Rob

          What about all the birds killed by wing turbines?

  • zionit

    As one scientist who does not promote that AGW cash cow said – ‘if you torture the data long enough it will confess to anything’. As for the facts on the ground – to be ignored at all costs.

  • danseagull

    THE ONLY GLOBAL WARMING THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD SHOULD WORRY ABOUT , IS IRAN WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS ; GOT THAT , PRESIDENT OBAMA !!!

    • Jon_Babtist

      Don't forget the near inexhaustible bloviations of hot air coming out of Obama's pie hole.

  • kirk elder

    The latest arctic ice core data shows that arctic temperatures are just recovering from their lowest levels in 5000 year shttp://www.co2science.org/articles/V15/N40/EDIT.php………………….. dream on scribbler!

  • Paul Homewood

    Could be because the Antarctic has actually cooled since 1980.
    http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2012