Skip to comments."Excess" Antarctic Sea Ice Area Now 97% the Size of Greenland's IceCap
Posted on 05/08/2014 7:13:51 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE
All data from todays WUWT (May 8) Sea Ice Page.
1. Excess total sea ice area anomaly is now greater than 1.050 million sq kms.
Hmmmn. An excess total sea ice area anomaly (which combines both the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice areas together) approaching the size of Hudson Bay.
2. Excess Antarctic sea ice area is now 1.67 Million sq kms Or 97% the area of the entire Greenland ice cap. (A fact which 97% of government-paid climate scientists in the Obama administration will chose to ignore.)
3. By itself, Excess Antarctic sea ice area is now back over 1.67 Mkm^2 a level only reached 5 times before.
A level NEVER reached between 1979 and 2007 in the modern (global warming) era, but has been passed five times in the 7 years between 2007 and 2014. Obviously, the more CO2 is in the air, the more Antarctic sea ice area keep increasing, right?
Combine this with the "Inconvenient Fact" that actual measured satellite global temperatures have NOT increased since 1996 ... Makes Obama seem a bit - premature in claiming today that global warming is a national crisis?
4. Excess Antarctic sea ice area in 2014 is now about 1.0 Mkm^2 GREATER than 2013′s sea ice area on this date last year. And 2013 set a record-breaking maximum Antarctic sea ice area in late December. Makes you wonder what will come later in this year.
5. And the Great Lakes sea ice which is NOT included in the NSIDCs sea ice area calculations! has not yet melted away but we are now in the second week in May. Steel, iron ore, coal production are already being affected, companies have already announced second quarter incomes and jobs are being affected in the Great Lakes region.
Now, Arctic sea ice is of course melting, and Arctic sea ice area has been dropping since early April as it does every year. Total sunlight onto the Arctic is increasing, and will increase until June 22 about 5 weeks from now. Arctic sea ice will continue melting through the long summer days up north. But Arctic sea ice will continue decreasing its albedo until late July decreasing from its present 0.93 to towards its low of 0.45 or so in July. But by mid-September when Arctic sea ice is at its minimum and Antarctic sea ice will be near its maximum, the Antarctic sea ice edge will be irradiated by five TIMES as much solar energy per square meter than the Arctic sea ice edge.
So, if 5 times the solar radiation falls on 1.67 million extra square kilometers of newly-frozen excess Antarctic sea ice than falls on a missing 0.4 Mkm^2 of Arctic sea ice, what happens to the planets total heat balance?
Do we not cool off even more?
Sounds like Mother Nature is jerking Obama’s string - just for the helluvit...
Link isn’t correct.
The excess Antarctic ice is just as much evidence of global warming as the missing Arctic ice, silly.
On a geologic time scale, we are still at historic low CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
Just to be sure everybody understands:
On today’s date, the “average” Antarctic sea ice area is 6.714 million sq kilometers.
If global warming were indeed “global” or “warming” then it stands to reason that BOTH the Arctic AND the Antarctic sea ice would be melting - would be less than “normal for today’s date, right?
However, today, 8 May 2014, the actual Antarctic sea ice area is not only not “below normal” but it is actually 1.67 million sq kilometers ABOVE average at 8.381 millions sq kilometers!
Oh - by the way. This is NOT some “day-to-day” isolated single report of “excess” Antarctic sea ice ... Antarctic sea ice area has been increasing since records began in 1979, and has had a continuously positive anomaly since May 2011. Now 3 continuous years of a “positive” Antarctic sea ice anomaly!
If this steady increase in sea ice area continues, Cape Horn and the Straits of Magellan could be blocked by excess Antarctic sea ice within 8-12 years.
The above link is to the http://www.WattUpWithThat.com web page itself.
Sea Ice reference page is under the [References] tab, then -> Sea Ice”
Directly, use this link. Total sea ice is near the top of the page, then Arctic, then maps, then Antarctic.
This a a desperate last gasp response to the rapidly growing skepticism of anything associated with environmental hysterics. Rahm Emmanuel did the world a great favor by exposing the liberals’ universal strategy, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
The planet is cooling, we will all die from the cold unless we repent and go green.
I saw this in a vision, watching Twilight Zone.
Climate Disruption...Climate Disruption
soon to be called Climate Workplace Disruption
Thanks Robert A. Cook, PE.
The press doesn't hold liberals accountable... for anything.
We must act like Noah did, prepare for something that isn’t here yet. It’s time to go into the sweater making business. Someone can invent the solar sweater. It would, of course, be made out of solar panels just to make libs happy.
I read recently-maybe on FR- that the polar bears are in danger BECAUSE the arctic ice is so thick (3 or 4 meters, I believe) that the seals cannot break through it for air holes and thus are not accessible to hungry polar bears emerging from hibernation.
Golly gee, Al Gore, and Obummer, what do we make of that?
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