In the post, climate change skeptic and blogger Steven Goddard states that Antarctic sea ice reached its highest level ever recorded for the 256th day of the calendar year on Sept. 12. He reasons that the Southern Hemisphere must be balancing the warming of the Northern Hemisphere by becoming colder (and thus, net global warming is zero).
My post did not mention global warming or the net energy balance. They couldn’t find anything wrong with what I said, so they fabricated a straw man argument, attributed it to me, and engaged in mental masturbation.
As far as the “warming has long been expected to hit the Arctic first” argument goes, once again it is a straw man argument to hide the fact that Antarctica is cooling and wrecking the critical polar amplification component of their failed theory. None of them expected Antarctic sea ice to hit a record high.
I did appreciate their Charmin ad though, because you need double ply to clean up the stink.