Ice Now Melts At Minus Ten Degrees

Alarmists continue to ignore the current record polar sea ice extent in Antarctica, and double their stupidity with claims that Arctic ice is melting.

Temperatures around the Arctic “ice cap” are well below freezing, and new ice is forming very quickly. How is the ice melting at -10C?

Idiotic comments about Arctic melt are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how sea ice works. Arctic ice comes and goes every year. All of the ice melts sooner or later, and gets replaced by new ice. That is why the ice is never much more than five years old.

From 1988 to 1996, most of the old, thick ice blew out into the North Atlantic and melted. This set the stage for the decline in average extent over the last fifteen years, which has become a religious icon for the terminally dense. If winter weather patterns become conducive to retaining sea ice, then we will likely see an increase in average extent.

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3 Responses to Ice Now Melts At Minus Ten Degrees

  1. gator69 says:

    It is part of a coordinated attack, some great quotes from WUWT…

    “I posted over at Politico just recently. Hey, we can tag team it a bit if you like, use time zone differences.” – Glenn Tamblyn [Skeptical Science], February 10, 2011

    “I think this is a highly effective method of dealing with various blogs and online articles where these discussions pop up. Flag them, discuss them and then send in the troops to hammer down what are usually just a couple of very vocal people. It seems like lots of us are doing similar work, cruising comments sections online looking for disinformation to crush. I spend hours every day doing exactly this. If we can coordinate better and grow the “team of crushers” then we could address all the anti-science much more effectively.” – Rob Honeycutt [Skeptical Science], February 11, 2011

    “Rob, Your post is music to my ears. I’ve been advocating the need to create a “crusher crew” for quite some time. I was not however able to get much traction on it with fellow environmental activists here in South Carolina or nationally. Like you, I spend (much to my wife’s chagrin) many hours each day posting comments on articles. One of haunts was the USA Today website […] The bottom line, would you be willing to patrol articles posted on the USA Today website?” – John Hartz [Skeptical Science], February 11, 2011

    This started a new forum discussion entitled, “Crusher Crew“.

    “Badgersouth and I were just discussing the potential of setting up a coordinated “Crusher Crew” where we could pull our collective time and knowledge together in order to pounce on overly vocal deniers on various comments sections of blogs and news articles.” – Rob Honeycutt [Skeptical Science], February 11, 2011

    “May I suggest first on our list as being the *#1 Science Blog* “Watts up with that”? They get a few people come there to engage from time to time but rarely a coordinated effort.” – Robert W. [Skeptical Science], February 11, 2011

    “I think it might be better to start out with smaller fish. Build a community and a team. Find some methods and strategies that work. Then start moving up the denier food chain with our targets set on WUWT. I could see this expanding into a broad team of 100 or more people (outside the scope of this SkS forum of course). […] We just need to raise our collective voices to drown them out. I would venture to guess that most people here know of 4 or 5 regulars on comments sections that would be interested in coordinating their efforts. I know probably 10 or 20 people who would like to help with this.” – Rob Honeycutt [Skeptical Science], February 11, 2011

    This eco-strike squad was highly endorsed by John Cook,

    “The Rapid Response Network would be a good way to coordinate this kind of activity, identifying new articles, logging responses, supporting each other. Can i suggest if a group engage in this, that they use the RRN as beta testers to he’ll me develop and refine the system?” – John Cook [Skeptical Science], February 11, 2011

    Barking dogs.

    • tckev says:

      Sounds to me that they are very worried that their message isn’t gaining traction.
      So the propaganda machinery will crank-up?

  2. Hugh K says:

    So was it twinkle finger up or twinkle fingers down for the Crusher Crew idea?

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