In case you needed any more evidence that the climate science world is completely FOS, this story is unbelievable.
Another reason why NSIDC doesn’t talk about pre-1979 satellite data, is that during the winters of 1974-1976, Antarctic sea ice never froze over completely. A huge hole in Weddell Sea ice formed during the winter.
In the image below, I overlaid August 1976 ice on August, 2012 ice (white.) Note the large increase in winter sea ice which has occurred over the last 40 years.
Hansen forecast peak ice loss for the Weddell Sea. Instead, it has seen peak ice gain and is at an all time record this year. Another inverted Hansen prediction.
The really amazing thing is that right now – at the end of the Antarctic summer – there is ice in places where there was none during the winters of 1974-1976.
According to NASA, this area of massive ice gain is the fastest warming place on earth. You can’t make up BS like the climate science world does.