Antarctic Sea Ice Cooling The Planet

At the summer solstice, Antarctic sea ice extent is near a record maximum, for the second year in a row.  The excess ice is by definition at low latitudes, meaning that it is reflecting a lot of sunlight back into space, which otherwise would have been absorbed in the ocean.

This is of course the exact opposite of the farcical claims being made by leading government scientists, that excess Antarctic sea ice is an indication of global warming.

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14 Responses to Antarctic Sea Ice Cooling The Planet

  1. Billy Liar says:

    Antarctic sea ice anomaly >0 (relative to 1979-2008 mean) for 3 years now.

    Unprecedented! Al Gore’s recent visit must have played a part.

    • Gail Combs says:

      I think the Antarctic Sea Ice is hoping for a return of the Christmas Turkey and the Ship of Fools. The sea is hungry and wants another try….

      • Donna K. Becker says:

        I just ran across this tidbit from Chris Turney, of all people:

        Sadly, the new results don’t paint a pretty picture of the Antarctic. Collected samples turned up an excess of plastic garbage and observations suggested the wildlife populations are dwindling — already vulnerable birds there are having to do more with less.

        Put simply, things are changing — and fast.

        “You see this remarkable transition with the expansion of sea ice,” Turney said. “A lot of kelp and other life on the seabed is dead or dying. We’re seeing instead much of the deeper flora and fauna, as they come up from the deeper seabed because there’s an ecological niche to be filled.”

        Read more: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/12/26/New-science-materializes-from-once-stuck-Antarctica-expedition-ship/7861419605140/#ixzz3N3KCJ4NR

      • Gail Combs says:

        Donna,

        Would you actually believe someone who intentionally jeopradized the safety of a ship full of people, leading to a cost millions of dollars just so he could make sure a Green Party Member got her Photo Op?

        He also had an article in the Guardian. ” The birds are now commuting 40 miles to get food for their young. “Another 10 years there probably won’t be many left,” said Turney.”
        http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/dec/25/rescued-scientists-warning-from-antarctica?CMP=share_btn_tw

        WTF, has he just turned around and started supporting a New Little Ice Age?

        The birds BTW have weathered glacials and interglacials just fine. They showed up around 60 million years ago.

        WIKI says ” there are 3.79 million breeding pairs of Adélie penguins in 251 breeding colonies, a 53 percent increase over a census completed 20 years earlier.”

        Should we take care of the enviornment? Of course. Most of us are CONSERVATIONISTS including Steve Goddard
        https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/who-is-steven-goddard/

  2. Dave1billion says:

    Even if the increase in sea ice is a sign of AGW caused by increased freshwater from melting land ice (and I am not convinced in either the melting of land ice or its alleged effect on sea ice), the change in surface area albedo due to increased sea ice is a perfect example of a negative feedback effect that s impossible to fully account for in the models.

    If there are (non-retroactive) models that predicted this to happen (record antarctic sea ice caused by freshwater from melting land ice) I’d be willing to listen to the modelers.

    Otherwise, the modelers are just taking shots in the dark as far as I’m concerned.

    The only time we hear about negative feedbacks effects is when they use them to JUSTIFY their original theories. “Near record cold winters in the US are caused by less Arctic sea ice”.

    sigh …

  3. nielszoo says:

    Do these people not study any kind of geologic history? Have they not heard of “Ice Ages” or the ever popular “Snowball Earth” hypothesis? Do they have even the remotest, most basic understanding of radiation? (You’d think they could figure that white reflecting sunlight thing… most 1st graders understand the concept and even beach bunnies know white sand is bright.) It really is all agenda and ritual with them anymore. I really feel sorry for the few folks in those fields that are actually trying to understand what’s really happening… man they must be frustrated with their colleagues.

    • rah says:

      niel
      If they paid attention to the geologic and paleontological evidence on which our knowledge of the prehistory of this planet is founded they would not be alarmists!

      • Gail Combs says:

        Unfortunately scientific knowledge has nothing to do with the integrity and the moral behavior of a scientist. Many of these people are trained in or took courses in geology. They KNOW and they are lying through their teeth despite what they know. Either that or our education system is now teaching nothing but fiction.

        FROM WIKI
        Mikey Mann: A.B. applied mathematics and physics (1989), MS physics (1991), MPhil physics (1991), MPhil geology (1993), PhD geology & geophysics (1998)

        Phil Jones: B.A. in Environmental Sciences (1973) from the University of Lancaster, an M.Sc. in Engineering Hydrology (1974) and a Ph.D. in Hydrology (1977)
        You can not study Hydrology without some courses in Geology.

        Joe Romm: earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 and a Ph.D. in 1987, both in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

        Tim Flannery (chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council): earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Master of Science degree in Earth Science, doctorate at the University of New South Wales in Palaeontology. (a subdivision of geology)

        Tom Wigley: He is a climate scientist at the University of Adelaide. He was educated as a mathematical physicist and earned his doctorate at the University of Adelaide in Australia. He served as director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1993. In 1993 he went on to the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. (note the Australian/UK/USA connection)

        According to WIKI:

        he [Wigley] is “one of the world’s foremost experts on climate change and one of the most highly cited scientists in the discipline.”[2] His h-index (August 2014) is 64, one of the highest in the discipline. He contributed to many of the reports published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the work of the IPCC, including the contributions of many scientists, was recognised by the joint award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize)….

        I can certainly see why they picked Gavin to ‘Adjust’ the US temperature data:
        Gavin Schmidt: educated at The Corsham School, earned a BA (Hons) in mathematics at Jesus College, Oxford, and a PhD in applied mathematics at University College London.

        If we ever achieve a free society and the Rule of Law instead of the Rule of Man, it will be found that these individuals and their complicit colleagues have done irreparable harm to the reputation of science.

        At this point I, as a trained scientist, want to see ALL tax payer funding of science and academia [and NGO like WWF] to cease. Lighten the tax burden on the tax payer and let them donate to the scientific investigations they wish to see carried out.

  4. philjourdan says:

    Which would explain why the winters are colder up north – less energy in the seas. I look forward to when this scam is over and some real science can be done.

  5. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    I guess the government scientists can say anything just like the politicians!

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