Antarctic sea-ice extent keeps setting new records – So it’s time to double down

Even though Antarctic sea-ice extent has set yet another all-time record, I expect ever more hand-wringing articles about melting ice in desperate attempts to keep the global-warming scam alive.  

How will this come about? I think we’ll see the media focus their attention more and more on the West Antarctic Peninsula.

This subterfuge might work, because most people know next to nothing about Antarctica. They certainly don’t realize that the West Antarctic Peninsula is only a small portion of that huge continent.


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Take a look at this image from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). It shows that ice-extent is far above normal around almost all of Antarctica.

However, in a few tiny areas, especially on the western side of the West Antarctic Peninsula, the ice extent is NOT above normal. I’m betting that this small area will be the focus of future articles.

In fact, I saw one such article just last week. The article, entitled “Antarctic fur seals feel climate impacts,” bemoaned that fact that “sea ice in Antarctica’s western sectors has been in sharp decline in recent years.”

But here was the sneaky part. In parenthesis, almost as an afterthought, the author added the following words: “(in contrast to other sectors).”

Yeah. Some contrast!

Watch for those articles. When they start talking about the ice melting in “western sectors” of Antarctica, hold onto your wallet.

Daily update of Antarctic sea-ice extent:
http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/S_bm_extent_hires.png

Thanks to Cameron Dale for this link


19 thoughts on “Antarctic sea-ice extent keeps setting new records – So it’s time to double down”

  1. Forgot an important word in the headline,
    Daily Record Highs,
    All-time Anomaly was set 3 or so weeks ago at +2.12 million sq km above average.

  2. at the rate it’s going, Cape Horn channel’s will be closed between South America and Antartica, that will add to costs as I believe a small number of ships still use this route. Especially when carrying highly dangerous chemicals & or radioactive materials. Having to go long way around the world from west coast to east coast of America’s especially is going be prohibitive,or are you going to risk these materials, crossing overland by truck or rail, glad I live in Australia, I think.

  3. Read both your books. NOT BY ICE…… is so coming true. Watched all the presentations at the Herritage Conference in Vegas and one scientist says we’re alredy in an ice age. Got a book coming out soon? I’ll grab it right up.

  4. That West-Antarctic seafloor area just happens to be a literal hotbed of giant undersea volcanoes as well: http://goo.gl/yDzKD7

    Here is one prediction you can take to the bank: When one or two of those record-sized icesheets break away during the Antarctic summer the AGW alarmists will be all over it, like white on rice. For sure they will say it is proof that the Antarctic ice is “melting” and “collapsing” and we will all be underwater very soon.

  5. well all that ice is helping give Aus some cold
    severe winds and damage in Tasmania sth Aus and Vic already and more coming.
    as well as snow possible in Sth Aus for friday we’re told.
    Tassies copped a months rain in a day yesterday and has more flooding and powers out down there now.

  6. To listen to the hysteria in recent years about the disappearing ice in the Arctic, you would have thought that there was no ice left there at all. However, when I flew over a portion of the Arctic, including Greenland’s icecap in mid April and was able to see for myself, it was clear that the glacial ice and sea ice extents were quite robust there.

    No doubt the many expeditions that have attempted to row or sail to the North Pole and then required a rescue when they failed, were made up of people who believed that Arctic ice was all but gone. In my mind, the alarmists who have created this kind of impression in people who have no way of safely verifying the truth for themselves are criminally liable when the people foolishly try to travel to these regions by sea.

  7. I have a question. I am not attempting to be argumentative but as I looked at that website, it showed an increase of 1.7% per decade and yet the arctic has decreased 3.6%. What is causing the decrease in the northern region? Is it the shifting magnetic pole creating some kind of energy? Are they just not getting much moisture up there?

    I don’t know. It just feels like there is some shifting patterns going on that I don’t quite understand.

    • The ocean currents move warm tropical water to the polar areas – both north and south.

      The “Gulf Stream” which keeps the eastern US, Britain and western Europe warmer than they would otherwise be is the most famous of these currents.

      In the northern hemisphere the continental land masses “funnel” these currents into the Arctic ocean – kind of like focusing them.

      This is a natural “heat pump”.

      The southern ocean is wide open ocean but there is a massive continental mass there unlike the northern hemisphere.

      Antarctica is ~14 Million square kilometres !

      This is 1.82 times the size of Australia and 1.73 times the size of the continental US.

      The WHOLE of the north American continent
      is ~1.4 times the size of Antarctica !

      Greenland on the other hand represents the largest permanent continental ice mass in the northern hemisphere.

      Antarctica is 6.46 times the size of Greenland.

      Greenland lies between ~59 degrees N and ~83 degrees N.

      At ~110 km per degree Greenland lies some 700 km from the pole.

      Antarctica is totally within the Antarctic circle.

      Antarctica plus winter sea ice exceeds the WHOLE area of the north American continent !

      Finally what causes sea ice melt – air temperatures that rarely exceed the freezing point for more than two months or the continual influx of warmer tropical waters arriving via ocean currents ?

      Given that ice is some 1000 times more dense than air I’ll bet on the warm water currents.

  8. Good point on the “in contrast to” language.

    Pretty soon they will be saying: “This summer is the hottest on record, except for….” (every other summer).

  9. Typical blinkered perspective: People assessing the whole world based on observations of the 1/4 square mile where they live, or the 10-mile horizon they can see. We all do it, somehow…

    The western Antarctic peninsula is the only point within “walking distance” of humanity — so that’s the only part of that continent that anyone, including scientists, would seem to report about.

  10. I can organise a group of UNSW students and global warming professors to hop on a ship and go and investigate again ;)Maybe Al Bore can captain the ship of fools and get stuck in the ice again. Anyone read Iron Mountain Report. A lot of this disinfo was planned 50-60 yrs ago. Interesting stuff if you haven’t. We are indeed in massive climate change for the cooler.

  11. “It shows that ice-extent is far above normal around almost all of Antarctica.” Is the orange line normal ice extent for this time of year? If so I would say it is above normal but not far above normal.

  12. The West Antarctic Peninsula is the yardstick of the global warmists, it juts out from the ice into think stick of ice, where the Southern Atlantic and Southern Pacific do battle, and where the water flows through the little narrow section between southern America and Antarctic – of course it’s going to be at the mercy of the warm and cold waters and thus melt quicker when warm, thank god the global bullshitters are there to remind us!

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