Great news for humanity, but not for global warmist wackos. Via The Washington Post, Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday:
Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world.
On Saturday, the ice extent reached 19.51 million square kilometers, according to data posted on the National Snow and Ice Data Center Web site. That number bested record high levels set earlier this month and in 2012 (of 19.48 million square kilometers). Records date back to October 1978.
Wait. Wait. The sea ice was shrinking only 6 months ago. Via The Wall Street Journal, Antarctic Ice Shelves Are Shrinking, Study Says:
The ice shelves that float off the coast of Antarctica and act as a bulwark against the melting of the continent’s ice sheet have lost volume over the past two decades, according to a new study.
Ice shelves are floating extensions of the permanent ice sheet that covers the continent. They are 400-500 meters (around 1,300-1,600 feet) thick on average and can extend to hundreds of kilometers out to sea. If they thin substantially, more of the land-based ice they support could collapse into the ocean and potentially raise sea levels in years to come.
Another day and another forecast of climate disaster is disproved by observation. One would think that someone somewhere would be questioning the underlying (emphasis on lying) assumptions of the global warming scam that is bilking governments of billions in grant money and consumers of billions in extra costs to avoid the impending bulls***-ocalypse. But one would be wrong. From the Washington Post article:
….baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world.
…The increasing ice is especially perplexing since the water beneath the ice has warmed, not cooled.
…The overwhelming evidence is that the Southern Ocean is warming (ed: WTF?)
…This modeled Antarctic sea ice decrease in the last three decades is at odds with observations,
…“If the warming continues, at some point the trend will reverse,” Zhang said. (ed: is Zhang is the alter ego of Captain Obvious?)
…Thus, in the Antarctic, we shouldn’t necessarily expect to witness the kind of steep decline in ice that has occurred in the Arctic.
A recent study by the Danish Meteorological Institute shows the Greenland ice cap having recently grown to more than its average level over 25 years. Last week’s daily reports by the Canada Ice Service showed that, even in late March, Hudson Bay is still entirely frozen.
Add in the record expansion of sea ice at the other end of the world and we see that the global extent of polar sea ice is now almost exactly as great as it was when satellite measurements began in 1979.
Okay. I’ll go ahead and say it. The belief in man-caused global warming is not science. It may have the trappings of science but it is a neo-pagan religion, a cult, and AMWAY combined into one nasty, duplicitous little ball. From a creation myth to salvation and redemption, global warming is indistinguishable from religion. It even has its own Inquisition and it burns heretics.