An efficient way to form lots of Antarctic sea ice during the autumn growth season is to have strong winds that push the ice away from the coastline. Pushing sea ice away leaves open water that can lose heat to the atmosphere, creating more sea ice.
Steig is blaming the record Antarctic sea ice on global warming, and then describing it is a negative feedback which is somehow consistent with climate models. That directly contradicts the foundations of Hansen’s feedback theories. Hansen predicted peak global warming of 8°C – right where the peak sea ice gain has occurred in the Weddell Sea.
Hansen also predicted peak sea ice loss in the Weddell Sea, right where the peak sea ice gain has occurred.
No, they didn’t predict it all along, and a negative feedback is a direct contradiction of a fundamental tenet of global warming theory.
But it is worse than it seems. Not only is Antarctic sea ice at record levels in winter, but it is also at record levels in summer, when the sun is highest in the sky. Thus more sunlight is getting reflected back into space, which further cools the Earth. Another negative feedback, undermining global warming theory.
Ten years ago, Gavin reported that temperatures decreased significantly over most of Antarctica.
But it is even worse than it seems. Experts like Walt Meier used to claim that the Antarctic sea ice anomalies occurred only in winter, when it didn’t affect albedo. Obviously that isn’t correct.
But it is even “worser” than that seems. Gavin claims this is the hottest year ever, with record Antarctic sea ice and near record winter and autumn northern hemisphere snow extent.
The team also cleverly ignores the fact that satellite data shows the troposphere is nowhere near the warmest on record.
This entire global warming farce is in complete collapse, and they are in full on propaganda mode now. All they have left is fabricating data and making up fake ad hoc excuses.