Skip to comments.For global warming believers, 2013 was the year from Hell
Posted on 12/21/2013 3:55:34 PM PST by rickmichaels
2013 has been a gloomy year for global warming enthusiasts. The sea ice in the Antarctic set a record, according to NASA, extending over a greater area than at any time since 1979 when satellite measurements first began. In the Arctic the news is also glum. Five years ago, Al Gore predicted that by 2013 the entire North polar ice cap will be gone. Didnt happen. Instead, a deflated Gore saw the Arctic ice cap increase by 50% over 2012. This years Arctic ice likewise exceeded that of 2008, the year of his prediction. And that of 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Weather between the poles has also conspired to make the global warming believers look bad. In December, U.S. weather stations reported over 2000 record cold and snow days. Almost 60% of the U.S. was covered in snow, twice as much as last year. The heavens even opened up in the Holy Land, where an awestruck citizenry saw 16 inches of snow fall in Jerusalem, almost three feet in its environs. Snow blanketed Cairo for the first time in more than 100 years.
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USAToday ain’t giving up.
Just this week they had stories on record rises in coastal seawater levels in the US AND record high temps in Russia.
Stick it to The Mann.
Al Gore may be “deflated” by the increasing ice, but he’s grown filthy rich on his environmental scams and the sale of his Green TV station to Al Jazeera.
They say that most Greenies are like watermelons—green on the outside, red on the inside.
Leftist Al reverses this—he’s red on the outside, and green on the inside.
All the “warming” somehow got into the deep parts of the ocean.
This link does not work (possibly because I’m using a ‘smart’ phone)
The MSM just won’t let this die.
Too much invested in it I guess.
Like all these deals, a tough slog to refute.
I will give them credit for an adroit switch from “global warming” to “climate change”.
Now every friggin’ storm is a “crisis”.
I thought I saw Al Bore in the grocery store buying dry ice and packing it in his shorts..........
He’ll? Shouldn’t they be relieved?
Sweet little gem buried in the article
BTW, your linky is bad..
Hah...Libtards drone on about how "green energy" will raise the poor out of poverty where in most cases he drives them into poverty because their few resources are sucked away into green boondoggles...
I’m not so sure the news about arctic ice is accurate, the folks who track it don’t show the record ice the article talks about.
Oh and in the charts, “anomaly” means “difference from average”.
Any large expanse of ocean, even at the Equator, where the sun’s direct influence is most intense, grows colder with the depth, from 500 to 1,000 meters down, until the temperature reaches a steady level, approximately 38 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 degrees Centigrade It is at this point water is most dense, and sinks to the lowest points of the ocean. Upwelling from the depths brings this cold water near the surface, and has an overall COOLING effect on the greater part of the oceans, and consequently on the atmosphere that lies above the ocean surface.
There are deep currents, caused by the melting of polar ice, which is at 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 degrees Centigrade but it is LESS dense than the cold saline water that lies beneath it. It too is warmed to the warmer saline surface currents, but the warmer saline water is LESS dense that the less saline meltwater, which sinks BELOW the warmer saline water, causing a vertical mixing and a new dynamic for current flow.
The whole point is, that the deep parts of the ocean are NOT subject to warming, no matter what Al Gore says. Even if an underwater volcanic vent opens, and water seeps down to the magma, the water will NOT turn to steam, but is ejected under great pressure, cooling rapidly as the hot water (which may be close to 700 degrees Centigrade), but making little upset to the overall temperature of the depths. The pressure is so great the water cannot become steam, and is cooled long before it could effect much stirring at great depths.
But in a localized area of relatively shallow ocean, such as the Arctic, enough of this very hot ejected water may reach the underside of the polar ice the cause melting from beneath. This is not in fact global warming, but global COOLING, as the pressure valve is popping off. Doesn’t have a darned thing to do with humanity, and it cares not one whit about polar bears.
In case one wonders how there could be undersea vents in the Arctic Ocean, part of the Pacific “ring of fire” extends up into the undersea parts off the coast of Alaska and Siberia.
If we did not have a crooked justice system Al Gore would be in jail for fraud.
A very good video, thanks.
Funny he should mention 1994, I was at the GM Cold Weather Test Facility in N. Ontario in Jan 1994 and it never went above 0F until late in the month. -30F or lower most nights.
Here’s the link to the statistics the article was referring to. It’s true, the ice coverage in the Arctic is 50% greater than last year according to Europes Cryosat spacecraft.
If we did not have a crooked justice system Al Gore would be in jail for fraud.
I don’t think so, the justice system didn’t send previous failed prophets of doom like Charles Taze Russell or William Miller to the hoosegow.
Errant religious prophecies are usually exempt from fraud prosecution, and “global warming” is a religion.
Al Gore should be hung for treason for what he has done to this country...
Just think where we would be today energy wise if "global warming" was never invented to make him rich...
This is the kind of people these Global Warming activists are. They will lie, cheat, and steal to get taxpayer funds. Their motive is not science. It is to get as rich as the oil barons of whom they are insanely jealous.
Oh please name the next solar minimum the “Gore Minimum” so his deceit will endure until eternity.
They are talking about two different things:
The sea ice in the Antarctic set a record, according to NASA, ...
In the Arctic the news is also glum. Five years ago, Al Gore predicted that by 2013 the entire North polar ice cap will be gone. Didnt happen. Instead, a deflated Gore saw the Arctic ice cap increase by 50% over 2012.
That 50% increase is the largest one year recovery (from 2.2 to 3.6 million sq.Km). However, the current mid-December value of 10.9 has a long way to go to reach the record 15 million sq.Km of 1978.
And they have recently found volcanoes in Antarctica under the landward ice sheet that is causing melting. In spite of that, the seaward portion of the ice pack is NOT melting, but increasing.
“The North Pole is still there, and growing. BBC News reports that data from Europes Cryosat spacecraft shows that Arctic sea ice coverage was nearly 9,000 cubic kilometers (2,100 cubic miles) by the end of this years melting season, up from about 6,000 cubic kilometers (1,400 cubic miles) during the same time last year.
This came as a shock to researchers who saw Arctic sea ice coverage shrink to a documented low in 2012. However, now sea ice coverage has expanded to reach the sixth record low, according to AFP.”
Right, it’s up 50% after a “record low” last year, not a record high since 1979. It’s about 1.7 million sq km lower than 1979, according to the Cryosphere links I posted (assuming we can trust NOAA).
Ah! Oh well, never mind...
South pole is the one with the record
The Left has no memory, or has Stalinist memory, that the North Korean Kims have adopted, and Orwell described so well. History gets overwritten, on to the next cause.
that link doesn’t work for me....
Yup got it, thanks
If they put the word “believer” in the title then that tells you the subject is, well; subjective.
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Any semantical argument is beside the point. The Arctic ice cap is 50% larger based on satellite data than last year. Your graphs just don’t tell the story of how big the ice coverage was last year at this time.
There’s no argument about that. The measurements by the satellites don’t lie. The article was correct when it said the ice cap is significantly larger (over 50%).
Period. The global warming government funded crowd is wrong.
There is no crisis.
Algore lies off the stupidity of others.
It’s not a semantic argument. The graph I posted a link to shows that Arctic sea ice is below the average level. It also shows the deep low for 2012, and how that dip in ice level is over.
Yes, last year was a record low, and this year is 50% more than last year, but it is still below the average.
There is no crisis, yes, and Algor was wrong for sure.
Algore has grown filthy rich on business scams predicated on global warming. There’s plenty of material an honest prosecutor could make many fraud cases out of.
the weather channel should start getting weather reports from hell beginning next year. that would make things more interesting. and live from hell, we have Beallzubub with the latest updates on the unexpected cold wave hitting the land way down under.
Well, maybe if it grew another 50% next year we wouldn’t have a problem at all.:)
Why do you hate science? ;-)
Ha ha ha Yes, Merry Christmas!
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