Skip to comments.Arctic Ice Increasing Between Canada And Greenland. "Highest Level Of Ice In 15 Years."
Posted on 02/20/2008 4:40:35 AM PST by joeclarke
The ice between Canada and southwestern Greenland has reached its highest level in 15 years.
Minus 30 degrees Celsius. That's how cold it's been in large parts of western Greenland where the population has been bundling up in hats and scarves. At the same time, Denmark's Meteorological Institute states that the ice between Canada and southwest Greenland right now has reached its greatest extent in 15 years.
'Satellite pictures show that the ice expansion has extended farther south this year. In fact, it's a bit past the Nuuk area. We have to go back 15 years to find ice expansion so far south. On the eastern coast it hasn't been colder than normal, but there has been a good amount of snow.'
But how do these new reports fit in with continual reports that ice in the Arctic Ocean has been melting at a record rate due to increasing temperatures? And isn't global warming at the top of the political agenda these years?
If it's up to meteorologists from Denmark's Meteorological Institute, there is not anything inherently contradictory that extreme cold is replaced by higher temperatures than average. Or that melting sea ice occasionally is replaced by expanding ice sheets.
'Weather is a phenomenon which changes from year to year and right now the atmosphere has changed so we have cold weather. That will certainly mean that melting ice in the North Pole will be less this year, but next year the situation can look completely different,' according to Henriksen.
To sum things up, global warming hasn't been called off. In the meanwhile, western Greenlanders will have to accept that the cold weather continues for some time. At least until next Tuesday when milder weather could be on the way, according to Polarfronten online.
That can't be true. In his Houston Hope-a-Dope speech last night, Barack the Magic Negro said that we need his $150 billion renewable energy plan and emissions caps to stop the polar ice caps from melting.
Wasn’t this the article referenced in the one yesterday? Or am I seeing things? (LOL!) Thanks for the pings.
Algore owes me a heated garage....
If you recall 15 years ago was the winter of 1993. I remember it clearly because I was in Chicago and it got down to -25 for several days.
Busy fixing up his brand new multi-million pad in San Fransisco --- which, by-the-way, will be under 20 feet of water any day now according to the All-Seeing Goreacle.
Sigh. Doesn't really matter what happens, does it?
Cut 'em some slack. The disclaimer is probably so they can keep their jobs.
At least they report what they found.
Whatever happened to global warning, Mr. Gore?
The polar bears are having a kegger.