1979 : Experts Warned Of Global Cooling If Antarctic Sea Ice Increased

In a classic Orwellian exercise, experts have gone from saying an increase in Antarctic sea ice would produce cooling, to saying that the observed increase in Antarctic sea ice is caused by global warming.

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Since the experts made this warning, Antarctica sea ice area has steadily increased to record highs.

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Gavin Schmidt of NASA responded predictably, by simply altering the temperature record to show warming instead of cooling. As of 2004, he reported a strong cooling trend.

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SVS Animation 3188 – Antarctic Heating and Cooling Trends

Shindell and Schmidt 2004

Shindell, D.T., and G.A. Schmidt 2004. Southern Hemisphere climate response to ozone changes and greenhouse gas increases. Geophys. Res. Lett. 31, L18209, doi:10.1029/2004GL020724.

While most of the Earth warmed rapidly during recent decades, surface temperatures decreased significantly over most of Antarctica.

Pubs.GISS: Abstract of Shindell and Schmidt 2004

Two years later, NASA magically turned it into a warming trend.

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Disintegration: Antarctic Warming Claims Another Ice Shelf : Feature Articles

Now they say that the increase in Antarctic Sea ice is due to global warming.

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Why is Antarctic sea ice at record levels despite global warming? | Environment | The Guardian

The farcical level of government climate science makes the witch burners in Monty Python and the Holy Grail look like serious human beings.


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27 Responses to 1979 : Experts Warned Of Global Cooling If Antarctic Sea Ice Increased

  1. Gail Combs says:

    Words Fail….

  2. scizzorbill says:

    If they could just get Mother Nature to conform to their agenda there would be no need to falsify data.

  3. ossqss says:

    “even though it fooled the climate models, increasing sea ice was well understood by scientists”

    Who wrote those models anyhow? LOL, you just can’t make this stuff up.

    Too funny Gail!

  4. Taphonomic says:

    The Guardian article sez: “Overall the Earth is losing sea ice at a rate of 35,000 sq km per year (13,514 sq miles).”

    That doesn’t seem to jive with global sea ice data, which is currently above average:

  5. Eliza says:

    This is nothing you should see the complete C@@@ that Steig got published in the climate rag Nature. LOL One station’s data was spread over the WHOLE of antarctica to show warming. hahaha.Refer to Climateaudit for details

    • Gail Combs says:

      Steve McIntyre on Steig

      …Of course, Steig et al 2009 is no authority at all for the proposition that the Peninsula and West Antarctica are warming at about the same rate. As discussed in blog posts at the time and in O’Donnell et al 2010, Steig et al 2009 had simply spread Peninsula warming to West Antarctica through faulty math. But even when confronted by his own adverse d18O data, Steig refused to raise the possibility of the correctness of the criticisms of his flawed math….

      O’Donnell et al 2010 Refutes Steig et al 2009

      ….Again, to be very clear about this, the “novelty” of Steig et al 2009 were their results for West Antarctica – the location of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Otherwise, there was nothing in their article that warranted an article in Nature, let alone a cover.

      There were a variety of problems with their analysis, many of which were documented at CA and tAV at the time. The remarkable episode of Gavin, International Man of Mystery, plagiarizing a small point on a CA thread arose in the context of Steig et al. At an early stage, it seemed that Steig’s rather complicated method was spreading results from the Antarctic Peninsula into other parts of the Antarctic, a surmise that proved correct.

      After an abusive peer review process in which the Team were evidently involved, an article has been accepted by Journal of Climate (O’Donnell [Ryan O], Lewis [Nic L], McIntyre and Condon [Jeff Id]) refuting the West Antarctic claims of Steig et al 2009.

      Their results proved to be sensitive to the number of retained principal components, with Steig et al selecting only 3 PCs, using arguments that contradicted Wahl and Ammann’s efforts to retain bristlecones in MBH. Steig et al themselves did not appear to realize that Chladni patterns emerge from spatially autocorrelated time series, a peril known for many years (“Castles in the Air”) but apparently forgotten by Steig et al and the Nature reviewers.

      Using a more rational (though not magical) policy on retained PCs, a very different picture emerged as illustrated below. The “traditional” picture of very strong warming on the Antarctic peninsula re-emerged, together with large areas of cooling on the continent. Instead of the West Antarctic being a location of anomalous warming, as Steig et al had purported to show, parts of it were actually cooling….

      The Nature cover now being recycled:

      The picture that arises from the from the correction by O’Donnell et al 2010

      The hot spot on the peninsula was later shown to be geo-thermal.

  6. markstoval says:

    The crux of the whole matter is the desire to destroy our industrialized civilization and thereby forcibly reduce the world population by a very sizable amount. Obviously CO2 is produced by our modern civilization and if that was vastly reduced the industrial economies would be severely damaged — the ultimate goal.

    A point that seems to be very controversial even here is that CO2 has never been shown to be an agent that warms the planet on net. There is no objective measurements out there that demonstrate that a doubling of CO2 will increase the average temperatures (whatever that is) by 2ºC or more.

    Someone wrote over at WUWT:

    … As far as I’m aware, there is no reliable historical data that shows an increase in CO2 followed by a corresponding increase in temperature, as predicted by AGW. The ice core data shows that it works the other way around: it’s temperature driving the amount of CO2. The ice core data appears to be a complete disproof of AGW. If science were working properly, AGW would long ago have been scrapped, allowing scientists to concentrate on what really drives the climate. Unfortunately, at least for now, a poisonous combination of vested interests and green extremism continues to corrupt the science.

    Even in the last century nearly half of the warming occurred before there was sufficient CO2. It is truly remarkable that a theory that is so soundly disproven by all the empirical scientific data still flourishes. But it won’t last forever. I’m confident that science will regain its integrity, but I’m not holding my breath….

    The data is being corrupted by con-men and the basic principles of science are being ignored to push this giant con-game.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Now if only more people would figure out not only is CAGW a huge con but that our corrupt government was pushing it.

      • Marsh says:

        Fortunately , away from the USA, there are Governments such as in Australia, that have dumped CAGW from their list of priorities. They disbanded the CC Committee, sacked various associated officers in Government, inc; prominent leaders in scientific advisory.
        The USA maybe the last bastion for CAGW because the Government is so entrenched
        with this Global Warming doctrine ; the lawmakers are integral to the overall deception…

  7. Cwells says:

    Just wondering if there’s any possible connection or theory dealing with the earth’s dipole magnetism; the north being the ‘exiting’ pole and the south the ‘entering’ pole?? And whether this has an impact on heat transmission/flow to the northern hemisphere, but not to the south?

  8. Beale says:

    I would be very cautious about relying on the New York Times, not only on the science itself (obviously), but on what the scientists were saying.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Actually NYT is a great choice because it has always been a propaganda mouth piece of the Fabian/Progressives. This means cooling is what the Progressives were shoveling at the time.

      • cdquarles says:

        That’s why I love Steve’s/Tony’s rummaging through those archives. Those of us old enough to remember will have our memories taken seriously by having them shown in their ‘just as they were printed’ glory.

  9. Eliza says:

    This is really sad. I’ve got 4 degrees in Science, My father studied with Einstein in the Max Planck Institut Fur Physic 1935-37 (same class) Atmospheric Physics and worked as a WMO expert for 20 years and he told me in 1997 (when I was a Kid), that it was a tax grab. He did not even bother to explain the science behind it (which I would not have understood at the time). This is very sad how the science of meteorology has been prostituted. I think Einsenhower was right.

    • cdquarles says:

      Yes, he was. He would have known. People often remember the Military-Industrial complex part of that speech; but hardly ever remember the scientific-technological elite part. I call them the Government-Academic complex and their goal is tyranny.

      • Gail Combs says:

        “We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.” — David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.

        Don’t forget the news media has been under the control of the bankers since 1915 link

        “The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds’ central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.” — Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University, highly esteemed by his former student, President Bill Clinton.

        The bankers are doing a fine job of it too. old comment

        “Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, ‘I foresee a time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.'” — Zbigniew Brezinski, Between Two Ages, America’s Role in the Technotronic Era 1970

        And now we find the American schools are forcibly ‘medicating’ as many as 14% of the seven year old white boys under a new psychological category ‘Attention Deficit Disorder’
        See: https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/assault-with-a-deadly-pop-tart/#comment-336782

        As for environment, the ‘Child Abuse’ con game was used to send innocent daycare providers to jail via the implanting of false memories in young children by government workers so the ‘scare’ could be used to promote the regulating of daycares. Now children in the USA are under the influence of government regulation from a very young age until adulthood. Scotland has taken it a step further “Every Child in Scotland to Be Supervised by State-Appointed Busybody”

        Articles on the Fells Acres Day-care Ritual-abuse case

        The “Little Rascals” ritual abuse case in Edenton, NC

        All the quotes sound like something that wacky conspiracy theorists would make up until you find the corroborating evidence. Then they are just plane scary.

  10. Marsh says:

    Antarctica holds 90 % of entire World’s Ice ; it is the key indicator ; Data should have integrity.
    The AGW agenda has led to propaganda extremes ; normally found during a situation of War.
    I have never seen so much Fraud without legal intervention ; will we see a formal prosecution ?

  11. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    They do know their “magic” and I bet a lot of them came from DreamWorks!

  12. SMS says:

    The study showing that the Antarctic continent is (fraudulently) warming was done by Steig and totally refuted by Steve McIntyre in one of his blog postings over at climateaudit.org. Steig took what little warming was taking place on the peninsula and statistically smeared the rest of the vast continent with this bias to show the warming you see. It also helped that one (maybe more) of the thermometers used in the study was buried in snow, giving another form of warm bias to the study.

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