Posts Tagged ‘Antarctic sea ice’

Another year of global cooling

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Source: Wash Timesold man winter

by Dave Deming

Falling temperatures are giving climate alarmists chills

Global warming is nowhere to be found. The mean global temperature has not risen in 17 years and has been slowly falling for approximately the past 10 years. In 2013, there were more record-low temperatures than record-high temperatures in the United States.

At the end of the first week in January, a brutal spell of cold weather settled over most of the country. Multiple cold-temperature records were shattered across the country. Some sites experienced frigid conditions not seen since the 19th century. Chicago and New York City broke temperature records set in 1894 and 1896, respectively. These extremes were not singular, but exemplary of conditions throughout much of the continent. Temperatures in Chicago were so cold that a polar bear at the Lincoln Park Zoo had to be taken inside. (more…)

New Paper at SPPI: Game Over! IPCC Quietly Concedes Defeat

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Source:  SPPIMonckton - game over 1-5-14

You couldn’t make it up. A Russian “Antarctic research vessel” carrying not diligent scientific researchers but 74 taxpayer-funded climate extremists on a junket to help them make up headlines about sea ice melting because of “global warming” finds itself stuck in – er – sea ice. And sea ice in high summer at that. The extremists, as so often happens, had believed their own propaganda. They had believed Al Gore. They had believed, poor saps, that Antarctica was warming and melting. It isn’t.

Ice, Ice, Baby: Ship Rescuing Icebound Global Warming Scientists is Now Stranded Too…In Copious Amounts of (snicker) Polar Ice

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Source   antarctic ship


By Kimberly Paxton

To heap a little more irony on top of the last healthy serving of irony, a ship from China has gone to rescue global warming researchers that were trapped in huge amounts of Antarctic ice.

But this whole rescue business really isn’t working out too well for them. They picked up the researchers, however, unfortunately, now they too are stuck…in the ice.

The song, “Ice, Ice, Baby” keeps running through my head, and I must confess that I really can’t type this with a straight face or present a solemn tone.

Man, that global warming sure is bad this year.

On January 2nd, Melissa Melton reported on the researchers’ plight: (more…)

Professor of Climate Change, Chris Turney

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Source: No Frakking Consensus

"Ship of Climate Fools"

“Ship of Climate Fools”

The distress call, the icebreakers, and the other scientific research.

Chris Turney, the head of the Antarctic expedition rescued from the ice-trapped Akademik Shokalskiy, is a Professor of Climate Change. It says so in the first sentence of the biographical sketch that appears on Turney’s author page.

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Elsewhere, Turney’s publisher for 1912:The Year the World Discovered Antarctica, showcases a review that describes Turney as “a climate scientist.”

But is he an activist first and a scientist second? The Author Page biographical sketch (which was almost certainly written by Turney himself) tells us:

To do something positive about climate change, he helped set up a carbon refining company called Carbonscape ( which has developed technology to fix carbon from the atmosphere and make a host of green bi-products, helping reduce greenhouse gas levels. (more…)

Liberal Reporting Bias on “Cold Ship of Fools” Rescue

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Source: Hot Air

"Ship of Climate Fools"

“Ship of Climate Fools”

Rescue of trapped climate-change researchers from ice and blizzard finally succeeds

One of the more revealing events in climate-change research has come to a close, at least in terms of the rescue of 52 researchers stuck near Antarctica. The team attempted to recreate the 1911-13 Antarctic journey of Douglas Mawson, only to get stuck in a surprisingly expanded polar ice sheet. A video report leading CNN’s World page claims that they have been rescued and boarded onto an Australian ship that will leave shortly:

CBS reports that the rescue has succeeded, too:

A long-awaited rescue of passengers from a Russian research ship trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week finally went ahead Thursday morning, with a helicopter safely ferrying all 52 researchers and tourists to a nearby vessel, expedition leaders said. (more…)

Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Record For November

Friday, December 6th, 2013


By Paul Homewood




Antarctic sea ice extent continues to set new records, with average extent in November 0.9 million sq km above the long term average.

Ice area also remains well above normal, where it has been for most of the last decade. (more…)

Actual AP Headline: ‘Experts: Global Warming Means More Antarctic Ice’

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Source:  Newsbusters

For many years, climate realists have pointed to expanding ice in Antarctica as a counter to the claim that decreasing ice in the Arctic is necessarily proof of anthropogenic global warming.

The folks at the Associated Press on Wednesday came up with an unbelievable answer to that in an article unbelievably titled “Experts: Global Warming Means More Antarctic ice”:

While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September. That happened just days after reports of the biggest loss of Arctic sea ice on record.

Climate change skeptics have seized on the Antarctic ice to argue that the globe isn’t warming and that scientists are ignoring the southern continent because it’s not convenient. But scientists say the skeptics are misinterpreting what’s happening and why. (more…)


Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Source: Forbes

Antarctic sea ice set another record this past week, with the most amount of ice ever recorded on day 256 of the calendar year (September 12 of this leap year). Please, nobody tell the mainstream media or they might have to retract some stories and admit they are misrepresenting scientific data.

National Public Radio (NPR) published an article on its website last month claiming, “Ten years ago, a piece of ice the size of Rhode Island disintegrated and melted in the waters off Antarctica. Two other massive ice shelves along the Antarctic Peninsula had suffered similar fates a few years before. The events became poster children for the effects of global warming. … There’s no question that unusually warm air triggered the final demise of these huge chunks of ice.” (more…)

Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data show

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Source:  Register

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Crafty boffins got elephant seals to survey for them

By Lewis Page

Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all.

“Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and melt rates that are too high, suggesting a significant mass loss in this region that is actually not taking place,” says Tore Hattermann of the Norwegian Polar Institute, member of a team which has obtained two years’ worth of direct measurements below the massive Fimbul Ice Shelf in eastern Antarctica – the first ever to be taken. (more…)

Landfast Sea Ice Extent Along the East Antarctic Coast (12 June 2012)

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Source:  CCR

Fraser, A.D., Massom, R.A., Michael, K.J., Galton-Fenzi, B.K. and Lieser, J.L. 2012. East Antarctic landfast sea ice distribution and variability, 2000-08. Journal of Climate 25: 1137-1156.

In the words of Frazer et al. (2012), “landfast sea ice (fast ice) is sea ice that is held stationary (fast) by being attached to coastal features (e.g., the shoreline, glacier tongues, and ice shelves), grounded icebergs, or grounded over shoals,” and that “it is a preeminent feature of the Antarctic coastal zone and an important interface between the ice sheet and pack ice/ocean.” They also state that variability in fast ice extent “is likely a sensitive indicator of climate change,” citing Murphy et al. (1995), Heil et al. (2006) and Mahoney et al. (2007); but they indicate that “despite the physical significance of fast ice, it is currently not represented in global climate circulation models or coupled ice-ocean-atmosphere models.” (more…)

Scientific case for man-made global warming fears is dead

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Source:  Washington Examiner

by Marc Morano

Many of the proponents of man-made global warming are now claiming that climate change is worse than they predicted. According to an Oct. 18, 2011, Daily Climate article, global warming activists claim that the “evidence builds that scientists underplay climate impacts,” and “if anything, global climate disruption is likely to be significantly worse than has been suggested.” (more…)

One Of Our Hemispheres Is Missing!

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Source:   NoTricksZone

By P Gosselin

By NoTricksZone guest writer Ed Caryl

The earth’s southern hemisphere is now in the winter season, and it is proving to be a severe one. There have been many deaths of people, animals, fish, and crops. But you haven’t heard about that from the northern hemisphere media.

As far as the media is concerned, there is no southern hemisphere. All the media coverage is about fires in Russia, Arctic ice melting, glaciers calving icebergs, heat waves on the U. S. east coast, and other “weather” occurrences up north. So let me bring you up to date on the highlights from down south. (more…)

Antarctic Questions

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Source: The Observatory

by Dr. David Whitehouse

It is said frequently that the climatic data for Antarctica for the past 30 years – the period for which records are far superior to previous times – shows clear signs of mankind’s influence. However, it is important to look at such changes in a historical context. This is important else we attribute any and every change seen in the past few decades to mankind alone. When it is done today’s changes are seen in a new light.

Never Stable

Antarctica’s climate has never been stable, and there have many significant changes in the past few thousand years, indeed the past few hundred as well. Proxy indicators from ice cores show abrupt alterations in atmospheric circulation and temperature. One of the most dramatic changes was the intensification of the circumpolar westerly winds between 6000 and 5000 years ago and between 1200 and 1000 years ago. (more…)


Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Source:  Wattsupwiththat

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By Steven Goddard

“Steepest slope ever.”

We have been hearing a lot about how the decline in Arctic ice is following the “steepest slope ever.” The point is largely meaningless, but we can have some fun with it. The Bremen Arctic/Antarctic maps are superimposed above, showing that ice in the Antarctic is at a record high and growing at the “steepest slope ever.You will also note that most of the world’s sea ice is located in the Antarctic. But those are inconvenient truths when trying to frighten people into believing that “the polar ice caps are melting.”

There are several favorite lines of defense when trying to rationalize away the record Antarctic ice. (more…)

Our glaciers are growing, not melting – More falsehoods from Al Gore

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Source:  icecap

by Robert W. Felix

8 Mar 10 – “Almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are melting – and seas are rising,” said Al Gore in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on February 27. Both parts of Gore’s statement are false. Never mind that Mr. Gore makes only passing reference to the IPCC’s fraudulent claims that the Himalayan glaciers will all melt by 2035. (“A flawed overestimate,” he explains.)

Never mind that Mr. Gore dismisses the IPCC’s fraudulent claims that the oceans are rising precipitously. (“Partly inaccurate,” he huffs.) Never mind that Mr. Gore completely ignores the admission by the CRU’s disgraced former director Phil Jones that global temperatures have essentially remained unchanged for the past 15 years. I’ll let someone else dissect Gore’s lawyering comments, and concentrate on just the one sentence about melting ice, because neither part of that sentence is true. Contrary to Gore’s assertions, almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are growing, not melting – and the seas are not rising.

Let’s look at the facts. (more…)