Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Antarctic ice...the real picture...

...While Al Gore and green/left politicians like to whip up fear of catastrophic sea level rise and melting glaciers and ice shelves, the truth of course is not so scary...in fact ice cover is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts "are concerned" at ice losses on the continent's western coast.
The apparent ice loss on the Western Peninsula is more than countered by increasing ice mass in East Antarctica...East Antarctica is four times the size of west Antarctica and parts of it are cooling. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research report prepared for last week's meeting of Antarctic Treaty nations in Washington noted the South Pole had shown "significant cooling in recent decades".
... Australian Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica...more here... and more from The Australian here... and here...

and, (right) from this morning's NZ Herald, captioned "Another plastic bag we can do without"...a sign that arch PC Joris de Bres, (Race Relations Commissar) is stretching community tolerance to breaking point...

3 comments:

MK said...

Yeah, i read that the ice is actually growing not, shrinking. Explains all the cold weather we've been having and why we never really had a bastard summer like in the past.

Anonymous said...

...and it looks like we are in for several more years of cold weather. Wasn't it Newsweek that predicted a big freeze for us all, way back in the 70's ?
I'll laugh out loud when the first grreny spokesthing warns us that CO2 is driving temperatures down.

Ayrdale said...

Perhaps all the CO2 poison that we are belching out is starting to put the sun out...that's why it's geeting colder...