Skip to comments.A New Record for Antarctic Total Ice Extent?
Posted on 09/12/2007 10:05:57 AM PDT by EPW Comm Team
A New Record for Antarctic Total Ice Extent? While the news focus has been on the lowest ice extent since satellite monitoring began in 1979 for the Arctic, the Southern Hemisphere (Antarctica) has quietly set a new record for most ice extent since 1979.
This can be seen on this graphic from this University of Illinois site The Cryosphere Today, which updated snow and ice extent for both hemispheres daily. The Southern Hemispheric areal coverage is the highest in the satellite record, just beating out 1995, 2001, 2005 and 2006. Since 1979, the trend has been up for the total Antarctic ice extent.
While the Antarctic Peninsula area has warmed in recent years and ice near it diminished during the Southern Hemisphere summer, the interior of Antarctica has been colder and ice elsewhere has been more extensive and longer lasting, which explains the increase in total extent. This dichotomy was shown in this World Climate Report blog posted recently with a similar tale told in this paper by Ohio State Researcher David Bromwich, who agreed Its hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now.
Indeed, according the NASA GISS data, the South Pole winter (June/July/August) has cooled about 1 degree F since 1957 and the coldest year was 2004.
This winter has been an especially harsh one in the Southern Hemisphere with cold and snow records set in Australia, South America and Africa. We will have recap on this hard winter shortly. See full story here.
Global Warming ping!
Doesn’t matter. Al Gore said the ice caps are melting. Whatever Al Gore says overrides what any other studies or scientists are saying.
Probably Antarctica doesn’t matter. But at the north pole, the polar bears are falling off the ice into the water, so we are told.
Where is Al Gore anyway? Haven’t heard from him since the Live Earth bomb and his son’s arrest. At least his son drives Prius though.
I guess penguin farts aren’t as potent as the cows.
This is not possible. There must be some error in recording data. There are no reasonable explanations for this. It is a random spike, nothing more. The ice may be larger, but it must be thinner. The Ice is full of holes of CO2 so therefore it’s bigger..............................
This is caused by Global Warming (TM). You see, heat rises, so the warming is going to the North Pole, leaving the South Pole much colder, and stranding untold numbers of polar bears.
Thus, Americans need to pay and pay for carbon credits and higher energy taxes to assuage their consciences.
THE COMING ICE AGE!!!!!
WE HAVE 10 YEARS TO CHANGE OUR WAYS!!!
For your consumption...
You see, heat rises, so the warming is going to the North Pole, leaving the South Pole much colder, and stranding untold numbers of polar bears.Solution: Relocate the polar bears to the south pole!
“At least his son drives Prius though.”
and his daughter drives a Maserati Quattroporte, for balance.
“All those penguins and seals...yum, yum!” said the polar bear. And then he went to pack his bags.
(sniff) That post is a thing of beauty....
Heresy! This goes against the teachings of the Church of Global Warming and the dogma of St. Algore...send in the Inquisition.
When I was little we had to walk 5 miles to school uphill bothways. It wasn't as "icy" in those days.
Then you never smelled a penguin fart.
The dummy; you’re only suppossed to count the warm spots.
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