Misleading Reports About Antarctic Melting

Misleading Reports About Antarctic Melting

It’s the ice on the West Antarctic PENINSULA that’s melting.


Most articles make it sound as if all of Antarctica is melting. These reports are misleading, because it’s the ice on the West Antarctic Peninsula that’s melting.

Here’s a map of Antarctica. At 5,500,000 square miles (14.2 million sq km) this continent is almost twice the size of the contiguous forty-eight United States (about 3,500,000 square miles). In the winter Antarctica doubles in size due to the sea ice that forms around the coasts.


Antarctica


Do you see that small piece of land jutting into the ocean toward the top left corner of Antarctica? That’s the part of Antarctica where the ice is melting (on the edges). That’s the West Antarctic Peninsula.

The Antarctic continent is almost 50 times larger than the Antarctic Peninsula. Saying that all of Antarctica is melting is like looking at the climate of Oregon and implying that this applies to the entire United States.

As a matter of fact, overall, the Antarctic Ice Sheet is growing.
https://iceagenow.info/2014/10/antarctic-ice-sheet-growing/


14 thoughts on “Misleading Reports About Antarctic Melting

  1. “Experts warn of volcano destroying Japan at any moment, causing nation’s extinction — Millions buried by lava in minutes, ‘hopeless’ for 120,000,000 people — Reactors would be devastated and spread nuclear waste worldwide — Gov’t: Volcano near nuke plant is shaking, tremor 7 minutes long… ‘Stay away’ — Increased eruption risk due to 3/11 quake”

    http://enenews.com/experts-warn-volcano-destroying-japan-time-making-country-extinct-millions-buried-lava-hours-risk-eruptions-increased-311-quake-nuclear-plants-be-devastated-continue-spread-radioactive-materi

  2. It is worthy of note that this peninsula extends to almost 60 degrees South.

    Above 60 degrees north millions of people live in Scandinavia, Russia, North America etc. etc.

    How do they live at these extreme latitudes ?

    Because for some of the year during Summer the ice melts away.

    Why is it unusual and cause for alarm that some ice at 60 degrees south would melt during Summer ?

    AGW prophets are idiots !

  3. And to my recollection there is significant geothermal activity in this area.

    Of course this has nothing to do with it – the energy to melt the ice is obviously coming from the 1/1000th density air which rarely rises above zero degrees C anytime of year.

    What a joke AGW is !

    • The ice isn’t melting until it reaches the sea. What is happening is the geothermal warming in that area is increasing the amount of water under the ice, acting as a lubricant and allowing the ice to flow down hill faster. Such a flow give the impression of melting due to the surface of the ice depressing downwards as other ice flow away from the site.

    • they did finally have to admit to thermal undersea activity as a( partial )cause..
      they refuse to admit it far more likely THE major melt factor..
      funding -you know, truth would see them out of a job.

  4. I wonder how many active volcanoes are hiding under that small sliver if Antarctica?
    It is typical exaggeration of the “Global Liars” to find even one tiny melting glacier and claim they are all melting.
    Of course, if you have any questions, then please refer to this article: “Climate change ‘nothing but a lie”!

  5. A little shaker in Alaska, but no major damage.

    see: http://news.yahoo.com/magnitude-5-1-earthquake-quake-hits-alaska-near-171700647.html
    ** **

    By Steve Quinn
    JUNEAU (Reuters) – A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska near Fairbanks on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, and there were no initial reports of damage or injuries.
    The temblor’s epicenter was located about 43 miles (70 km) west-northwest of Fairbanks, the largest city in the interior region of Alaska, and third largest in the state, and originated at a depth of 9.3 miles (14 km), the agency said.
    “We felt a jolt and then some minor shaking,” Fairbanks Police Department Lieutenant Matt Soden said, adding that police had not received any reports of damage or injuries.

  6. Off topic but it made mad.I noticed on Accuweather on my city Bucharest that on 24Oct2014 the max high was +16C.I had a look to specialized aviation weather reports and i noticed the max high was +8C.So a difference of 8C.I wonder for how many stations they will make reports on global warming with this kind of misleading data.You have bellow the aviation report for 24Oct2014 for Bucharest.Thanks.LROP 242330Z 06024G34KT 9999 BKN010 OVC020 02/02 Q1022 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 242300Z 06025G35KT 9999 BKN010 SCT013 OVC020 02/02 Q1022 NOSIG
    LROP 242230Z 06024KT 9999 BKN011 OVC020 02/02 Q1022 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 242200Z 06025KT 9999 BKN011 SCT014 OVC020 03/02 Q1022 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 242130Z 06024KT 9999 BKN010 SCT013 OVC020 03/02 Q1022 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 242100Z 06023G33KT 030V090 9999 BKN011 SCT014 OVC023 03/02 Q1022 WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 242030Z 06025KT 9999 SCT012 OVC029 03/03 Q1022 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 242000Z 06022KT 9999 SCT014 OVC024 04/03 Q1021 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 241930Z 06022KT 9999 SCT015 OVC025 04/03 Q1021 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 241900Z 06024KT 9999 FEW017 OVC024 04/03 Q1021 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 241830Z 06023KT 9999 FEW018 OVC024 04/02 Q1021 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 241800Z 06020KT 9999 FEW017 OVC023 04/02 Q1021 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 241730Z 06020KT 9999 OVC022 04/03 Q1021 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 241700Z 06021KT 9999 SCT017 OVC022 05/03 Q1020 RMK WS ALL RWY NOSIG
    LROP 241630Z 06019KT 9999 OVC018 05/03 Q1020 NOSIG
    LROP 241600Z 06017G27KT 9999 FEW017 OVC022 05/03 Q1019 NOSIG
    LROP 241530Z 06019KT 9999 BKN017 OVC022 05/04 Q1019 NOSIG
    LROP 241500Z 06020KT 9999 FEW016 OVC021 05/04 Q1019 NOSIG
    LROP 241430Z 06017KT 9999 SCT017 OVC021 06/04 Q1019 NOSIG
    LROP 241400Z 07019KT 9999 BKN018 OVC021 06/05 Q1019 NOSIG
    LROP 241330Z 06019KT 040V100 9999 BKN017 OVC021 06/04 Q1019 NOSIG
    LROP 241300Z 06019KT 9999 BKN015 OVC020 07/05 Q1018 NOSIG
    LROP 241230Z 07020KT 9999 OVC016 07/05 Q1018 NOSIG
    LROP 241200Z 06018KT 9999 OVC018 07/05 Q1018 NOSIG
    LROP 241130Z 06022KT 9999 OVC018 07/05 Q1018 NOSIG
    LROP 241100Z 06018G28KT 9999 OVC020 08/05 Q1018 RMK R88/CLRD// NOSIG
    LROP 241030Z 07018KT 9999 OVC021 08/06 Q1018 RMK R88/CLRD// NOSIG
    LROP 241000Z 07020KT 9999 OVC022 08/05 Q1018 RMK R88/CLRD// NOSIG
    LROP 240930Z 07018KT 9999 OVC022 08/05 Q1017 RMK R88/19//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240900Z 06019KT 9999 OVC020 08/05 Q1017 RMK R88/19//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240830Z 06014KT 9999 OVC021 08/06 Q1017 RMK R88/19//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240800Z 06016KT 9999 BKN021 OVC027 08/06 Q1016 RMK R88/19//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240730Z 06013KT 9999 SCT021 BKN027 08/06 Q1016 RMK R88/19//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240700Z 06011KT 9999 OVC024 08/07 Q1015 RMK R88/19//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240630Z 07016KT 9999 OVC021 08/07 Q1015 RMK R88/19//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240600Z 07008KT 030V100 9999 SCT007 OVC017 08/07 Q1014 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240530Z 06016KT 9999 SCT007 OVC019 08/07 Q1013 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240500Z 09008KT 060V140 9999 BKN016 OVC021 08/07 Q1013 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240430Z 09011KT 060V130 9999 SCT009 BKN012 OVC021 08/08 Q1013 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240400Z 09009KT 9999 BKN008 OVC012 08/08 Q1012 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240330Z 11009KT 9999 FEW007 OVC012 08/08 Q1012 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240300Z 08010KT 9999 FEW003 OVC014 08/08 Q1012 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240230Z 09002KT 3000 -RA BR FEW003 SCT005 OVC009 09/08 Q1012 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240200Z VRB01KT 2000 -RA BR FEW003 SCT006 OVC009 08/08 Q1011 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240130Z 22003KT 2500 -RA BR SCT003 OVC009 08/08 Q1011 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240100Z 23004KT 2000 -RA BR FEW003 OVC010 08/08 Q1010 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240030Z 23003KT 190V260 2500 -RA BR FEW003 OVC011 08/08 Q1010 R08R/29//95 R08L/29//95 NOSIG
    LROP 240000Z 22003KT 190V260 5000 -RA FEW006 BKN013 08/08 Q1010 R08L/29//95 NOSIG

  7. Bulgaria: October 25, 2014, 09:02. First snow closed roads and 33 thousand customers without power. Today was declared code orange rain and snow for 17 districts in the country. Enclosed are the main roads in the country, trains are stopped, and thousands of subscribers are without electricity CEZ.
    http://www.vesti.bg/bulgaria/pyrvi-sniag-zatvoreni-pytishta-i-33-hil.-abonati-bez-tok-6025755
    —————————————————
    Gabrovo and Sevlievo declared emergency
    The reason is the current extremely severe winter conditions 10/25/2014 16:02 pm
    Distress in Gabrovo and Sevlievo. Over fifty villages have no electricity, all roads and passes in the region are blocked.
    Heavy snow did not stop raining for ten hours. The situation is complicated because of the hurricane winds and freezing temperatures.
     40 people, including 20 children, were stranded for four hours on the train station after being stopped train movements in the region. Luckily, rescue teams arrived on time in humans.
     Crisis Staff has mobilized all civil protection teams, fire and police, and 50 plow. Their work, however, is hampered by the columns stranded cars.(I hope this hyperlink works, it is partly in Russian alphabet)
    http://novanews.bg/news/view/2014/10/25/90528/%D0%B3%D0%B0%D0%B1%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE-%D0%B8-%D1%81%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B5%D0%B2%D0%BE-%D0%BE%D0%B1%D1%8F%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%85%D0%B0-%D0%B1%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B6%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5/?utm_source=news&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=hot
    http://static2.novatv.bg/public/pics/news/640x480_1414241875.jpg

  8. Romania: Posted 4 hours and 27 minutes ago: Snow up to 10 centimeters.
    Meteorologists have issued Saturday evening, a yellow code warning nowcasting of snow and wind intensification valid until 01.00, in Bucharest and five other counties in the southeast.
    According to meteorologists, between 19.00 and 01.00, the municipality of Bucharest and the Ilfov, Giurgiu, Virginia, West counties Calarasi and Ialomita, moderate snow will signal quantitatively.
    Layer of snow that will be submitted will be 5-7 cm, and isolated 10 cm. The County Teleorman snowfall in the last few hours is about 5 cm, says forecasters.
    http://www.cotidianul.ro/strat-de-zapada-de-pana-la-10-centimetri-249835/
    ————————————————
    Code Yellow Snow: Traffic on roads hampered Ilfov, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Calarasi and Ialomita
    Department of Social – Tuesday Published on: 25.10.2014 10:56 p.m.
    The movement is hampered on the A1 Bucharest – Pitesti and roads in the counties Ilfov, Giurgiu, Teleorman, Calarasi and Ialomita because of snow and the A2 motorway is still closed between Bucharest and Fundulea, according to the Center Infotrafic the Romanian Police.
    http://www.gandul.info/stiri/vremea-cod-galben-de-ninsori-trafic-ingreunat-pe-drumurile-din-ilfov-giurgiu-teleorman-calarasi-si-ialomita-13462143

Comments are closed.