James Hansen is famous for lying to the press, and his protege Gavin Schmidt is following in his footsteps.
“Long-term trends in Antarctic temperature are perhaps slightly rising over the continent as a whole, but are quite variable,” Schmidt told Live Science in an email
This is the exact opposite of what he published in a peer-reviewed paper in 2004.
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.
Perhaps Antarctica has warmed since 2004, reversing the trend he reported in 2004? Gavin’s own data shows that hasn’t happened.
Satellites show that southernmost latitudes have been cooling for 35 years.
Antarctic sea ice has been steadily growing over the past 35 years, and is near record levels now. This is occurring because the waters around Antarctica are cooling.
There is so much ice, that scientists trying to prove the ice is disappearing are getting stuck in it.
So why did Gavin tell the press that Antarctica is warming?