ANTARCTIC SEA-ICE RECORD DESERVES HEADLINE?

antarctic_sea_ice_extent_2014_day_260_1981-2010 The amount of sea-ice around Antarctica hasn’t merely broken the recent record by a small amount. It has smashed it.  We are talking roughly a million square kilometers more ice than ever before.  Nor are we talking of ice up at 80 degrees latitude. Some of this ice is north of sixty degrees latitude, close to fifty-five degrees, south of Africa.

Imagine the Atlantic frozen from Labrador across the Atlantic, south of the southern tip of Greenland, well south of Iceland, to the northern tip of Scotland and southern tip of Norway.  That is sea-ice at sixty degrees latitude.

Imagine the “albedo” equations involved in having all that ice, a million square kilometers, reflecting sunshine on the first day of spring. Nor is the sunlight low and slanting at that latitude.  It is higher and more direct.

Then consider the simple fact that back in 2007, when the Antarctic ice had been declining a little in recent years, we were told the decline would continue.  Global Warming would eat away at the edge of the ice for sure. These predictions went hand in hand with the predictions of a “Death Spiral” at the opposite Pole. We were assured that  all the “albedo” equations had been carried out by scientists who were much smarter than we were, and that the reduction of sea-ice was “settled science.”

The above graph demonstrates they were thunderously wrong.  It is a repudiation of their ideas, carried out by Mother Nature. It deserves headlines. Why is there deafening silence?

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2 thoughts on “ANTARCTIC SEA-ICE RECORD DESERVES HEADLINE?

  1. “The amount of sea-ice around Antarctica hasn’t merely broken the recent record by a small amount. It has smashed it.”

    INDEED! The graphs used to peak at 17 million square kilometers. The total is currently a little over 20 million sq. km.

    (They might need some new graph paper….)

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