Thursday, October 11, 2012
Antarctica Sea Ice theory triggers BS detectors!
The continued growth of sea ice in Antarctica has been in direct conflict with the "settled science" climate models for years and has culminated in a record ice area this year. Without a shred of embarrassment and ignoring their previous prognostications the climate Illuminati now say global warming causes more Antarctic ice using amazing mental gymnastics to prove their point. These are the same people who came up with a theory to prove that "snowmageddon" in the US was also caused by global warming so they have form in the silly theory area. These people have been, are and will be an incredible stain on the name of science for generations to come and the only consolation is that when the climate house of cards collapses and it will, most of these charlatans will be out of a job. Seth Borenstein gives his "cockeyed" explanation of the cockeyed science theory .
And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say.
This is Antarctica, the polar opposite of the Arctic.
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 (12 million square kilometres) 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.
Shifts in wind patterns and the giant ozone hole over the Antarctic this time of year - both related to human activity - are probably behind the increase in ice, experts say. This subtle growth in winter sea ice since scientists began measuring it in 1979 was initially surprising, they say, but makes sense the more it is studied.