Real science blows black hole in Arctic data

Sept. 20, 2012

Katy Grimes: Is man-made global warming just a lot of hot air?

Speaking of hot air, somebody should tell Al Gore that the Antarctic sea ice has set another record… because it is growing.

That’s great news for that large, ferocious, furry white bear that global warming alarmists, and teachers, keep lying to children about. (snort)

According to Steven Goddard, “Day 256 Antarctic ice is the highest ever for the date, and the eighth highest daily reading ever recorded. All seven higher readings occurred during the third week of September, 2007 – the week of the previous Arctic record minimum.”

Goddard has a blog called “Real Science,” in which he has been following and disputing the global warming data tampering, hype, and government lies, and he does this with real data.

Goddard also has been following the Antarctic sea ice growth, and the lack of reporting on this phenomenon. “Not only is Antarctic sea ice area at a record high, and more than seventeen thousand Manhattans larger than the highest Arctic ice area ever recorded – but it is has been above normal every day during 2012,” Goddard wrote today.

However, the National Snow and Ice Data Center is rather quiet about this good news.

NSIDC does not mention the record Antarctic cold or ice on their web site, choosing inside to feature an article about global warming threatening penguins,” Goddard wrote.

Forbes online just published a story about this as well, and noted that a recent NPR story about the arctic failed to mention that Antarctic sea ice has been growing steadily for more than 30 years.

“National Public Radio published an article on its website last month claiming, ‘Ten years ago, a piece of ice the size of Rhode Island disintegrated and melted in the waters off Antarctica. Two other massive ice shelves along the Antarctic Peninsula had suffered similar fates a few years before. The events became poster children for the effects of global warming. … There’s no question that unusually warm air triggered the final demise of these huge chunks of ice,’” Forbes reported.

I Googled “Antarctic sea ice growing,” and found only three subtle references to this. Most of the other featured stories led to doom and gloom reports about the diminished arctic because of man-made global warming.

For real news on climate change and global warming, I follow Anthony Watts, a Meteorologist who publishes a great website called “Watts Up With That.” Watts regularly dispels global warming hysteria while providing accurate climate data and information. And he’s a real conservationist, not just a elitist enviro-greenie.

Watts recently reported that the latest ICEsat measurements for Antarctica “melted, now that a continent wide tally has been made,” because totals show significant ice gains. Watts found that the “ice-free Arctic by the end of summer 2012″ prediction has now gone up in flames (s0 to speak), once the total arctic ice measurements showed substantial increases.

Good news for the polar bears and penguines–bad news for global warming hysterics, and anyone trying to make a buck off of Al Gore’s doom and gloom circus act.

California hysterics

Maybe the California Air Resources Board will stop with the world-class AB 32 implementation scam, and allow employers to get back to work doing business cleanly and smartly, as most already do.

Pfffft. I can’t believe I said that.

With the recent news that California’s air is significantly and measurably cleaner already, is there really a need to continue pursing such drastic policies for carbon emission reductions, to 1990 levels, as required by the business-and-job-killing landmark legislation, AB 32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act?

The  purpose  of  AB 32, and cap‐and‐trade, was to  reduce  greenhouse  gas emissions,  not raise billions of dollars in new tax revenue for the state’s big-spenders.

But don’t bother mentioning that to the state’s bureaucrats who have figured out how to impose even more hefty taxes on private sector businesses — just as Al Gore did when he discovered global warming.

(Note: The author knows that polar bears don’t actually live in Antarctica…tongue in cheek)

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  1. kkong
    kkong 20 September, 2012, 16:06

    Cherry pick your facts much?

    “Scientists stunned as Arctic ice cover plummets to record low”

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/environment/global-warming/scientists-stunned-as-arctic-ice-cover-plummets-to-record-low/articleshow/16474291.cms

    “Arctic sea ice shrinks to lowest level on record: US”

    http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Arctic_sea_ice_shrinks_to_lowest_level_on_record_US_999.html

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  2. Mickey
    Mickey 20 September, 2012, 17:26

    Here’s the problem with your story. The polar bear, “that large, ferocious, furry white bear that global warming alarmists, and teachers, keep lying to children about”, lives in the Arctic region, not the Antarctic region. Now, the information you are providing is about the Antarctic region. What information do you have about the Arctic region?

    Incidentally, I believe glowball warming is a bunch of crap, but I need to see accurate evidence.

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  3. Queeg
    Queeg 20 September, 2012, 19:30

    These enviro articles are tedious….attracting Art Bell followers, Area 51 menaces, Adelanto Trailer Park meet up’ers.

    Spare the posts…PLEASE!!!!

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  4. Tim
    Tim 21 September, 2012, 01:22

    The only problem with this article is that there are no Polar Bears in the Antarctic, they live in the Arctic.

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  5. Lee Welter
    Lee Welter 21 September, 2012, 06:48

    The “Gullible Warming” fraud perpetrated by the Cult of Anthropogenic Climate Alteration has the appearance of fraud. If this is not clear to you, read THE DENIERS, by Lawrence Solomon.

    Without atmospheric carbon dioxide, we would all die. The Medieval Warm Period was a better time for humanity than were the colder intervals.

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  6. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 21 September, 2012, 07:01

    Duh everyone – lighten up. I know where polar bears live.

    Katy

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  7. Queeg
    Queeg 21 September, 2012, 10:39

    Now that is funny!

    If you expect more Area 51 protaganists, you may be…..well try lunch…far more enjoyable!

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  8. Douglas
    Douglas 22 September, 2012, 17:15

    “In order to distract from the announcement this week that Arctic sea ice is at a record low, right-wing media are pointing to Antarctic sea ice as proof that climate change isn’t occurring. But Antarctic sea ice gains have been slight, whereas Arctic ice decline — a key indicator of climate change — has been extreme. Furthermore, scientists have long expected the Arctic to experience the first impacts of climate change, and still project that in the long run, sea ice in both regions will decline as greenhouse gas concentrations increase.”

    I just don’t know who to believe any more.

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  9. Evangeline Brabant
    Evangeline Brabant 23 September, 2012, 08:57

    How is the growing Antarctica ice good for the Polar Bear? They don’t live there.

    As a geophysicist, whose specialty is historical weather patterns, I have reservations about the modeling and inaccuracies in climate studies, but you need to be accurate in stating your facts.

    Lies by the left don’t give the rest of us a pass on presenting accurate data.

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