I was on my way home from Antarctica where I’d just spent a week with Al Gore and 148 environmentalists, scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs to learn about the stark realities of climate change. Antarctica, Earth’s air conditioner, is the canary in the coal mine for global warming. Meaning, if the climate at the south pole is changing, so too is the rest of the planet. For instance, when land ice that is miles thick melts rapidly and falls into the ocean, sea levels rise. And when sea levels go up, the threat we face are storm surges, coastal floods, and the possibility of drinking water for billions of people becoming contaminated with salt water. Yuck.
What Jason forgot to mention is that temperatures in Antarctica were far below normal and sea ice was far above normal when he was there. He didn’t see any climate change, wouldn’t know it if he saw it, and is just spouting propaganda for Al Gore.
Most of his trip was 10-20C below normal temperatures, like Jan 22 below.
They were in the Ross Sea on February 8, with a huge excess in sea ice.
h/t to DirkH