Springtime Arrives In Antarctica

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15 Responses to Springtime Arrives In Antarctica

  1. ozspeaksup says:

    grab the towel lotion and bathers ,surfs (frozen) up 🙂

  2. GW says:

    Here is what the Climate Change Blog guru at Accuweather posted about the record Antarctic maximum.. . . . . . .

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/climatechange/what-about-the-antarctic-sea-i-1/80147

  3. John B., M.D. says:

    Antarctic ice at record high (satellite era): http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.area.antarctic.png
    at http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/

    I wonder what the ratio of Arctic minimum to Antarctic maximum stories are in the leftstream media.

  4. Sergio says:

    And we had some snow on the highlands in Brazil this week. Windchill of -30C. Snow is rare here on winter, imagine on springtime.

  5. David Appell recently complained that a paper I cited modelling Antarctic sea ice loss was 3 decades old and therefore, he assumed, probably obsolete. But I cited it because the IPCC cited it in their last assessment report.

    Anyway, for a bit of fun I dug up a paper discussing Antarctica and the latest generation of CMIP5 Models…

    “The models have very large differences in SIE over 1860 – 2005. Most of the control runs have statistically significant trends in SIE over their full time span and all the models have a negative trend in SIE since the mid-Nineteenth Century. The negative SIE trends in most of the model runs over 1979 – 2005 are a continuation of an earlier decline, suggesting that the processes responsible for the observed increase over the last 30 years are not being simulated correctly.”

    – An Initial Assessment of Antarctic Sea Ice Extent in the CMIP5 Models

    John Turner, Tom Bracegirdle, Tony Phillips, Gareth J. Marshall, and J. Scott Hosking
    http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00068.1

    Yeap, the old models were useless back then and the latest and greatest models remain useless today.

  6. Lance says:

    thank *** we have at least one place of refuge on this earth… /sarc…

  7. tckev says:

    I believe that historically the UK Met Office has called weather a “barbecue summer”.

  8. Sparks says:

    I’ve had barbecues during winter, you can have a barbecue at any time of year, but never try to have a barbecue unprepared for rain if you hear the Met office, BBC or the Environment Agency talking about an Indian summer, drought or even a dry spell, gawd forbid they mention a heat wave! Rain rain rain and more rain and wind with some more rain and the possibility of some sleet an snow. By the way; an Indian Summer is the new code word for global warming it appears lol

    Usually the conversation around the barbecues in the UK and Ireland consists of people huddled together shivering talking about how freaking cold it is, and that’s during the summer evenings, there’s always one guy standing around the barbecue who says ‘why are we out here freezing our kangaroos off when we can be indoors where it’s warm’ and where the ladies are.

    In N Ireland they unsuccessfully tried to ban patio heaters (probably to stop global warming) which was funny because it reminded me of a joke.

  9. mwhite says:

    “Sir Ranulph Fiennes to attempt record winter Antarctica expedition ”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/sir-ranulph-fiennes-to-attempt-record-winter-antarctica-expedition-8145053.html

    “Experts said that even with the latest equipment, the £6m expedition, which will also conduct a series of scientific experiments in areas from global warming to the existence of cold-resistant bacteria, was not guaranteed success”

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