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Alarmists Making It Up As They Go Along.

June 22, 2014
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By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.newsweek.com/how-global-warming-threatens-antarctic-animals-255005

 

 

Newsweek had another delusional and alarmist piece this week, this time on Antarctic sea ice. Reporting, apparently, on a study in Current Biology, they say:

 

In Antarctica, the movement of icebergs is seasonal. When winter hits, the sea surface freezes, locking icebergs into place and preventing them from colliding on the seabed—where most Antarctic species live. For at least the last half century, however, global warming has led to a dramatic decline in this winter ice, meaning there are more glacial collisions, known as “scouring,” on the Antarctic seabed. In a Current Biology paper published Monday, scientists argue that this increase in scouring might negatively alter how species on the shallow portion of Antarctica’s seabed interact with one another—and they worry this is a harbinger of climate change–linked ecosystem changes around the globe.

 

 

I say “apparently”, because it is hard to see “scientists” making such a catastrophic error, or that peer review did not pick up on it. In any event, let’s review the facts.

We know that far from “dramatically declining”, Antarctic sea ice has been expanding since satellite measurements began in 1979. This expansion has happened in winter, as well as other seasons, as the official NSIDC data tells us.

 

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http://nsidc.org/cgi-bin/bist/bist.pl?config=seaice_extent_trends

 

 

The article specifically mentions the Antarctic Peninsula, but even here winter sea ice has been above normal.

 

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http://nsidc.org/cgi-bin/bist/bist.pl?config=seaice_index;hemis0=S

 

As James Taylor of the Federalist aptly puts it

 

The lesson to be learned from Newsweek’s Antarctic sea ice shenanigans is global warming alarmists continue to believe truthfulness can and must be sacrificed to advance their “greater goal” of global warming activism. It is no wonder the public no longer pays attention to their unending litany of alarmist propaganda.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2014 3:47 pm

    Reblogged this on the WeatherAction Blog.

  2. William Abbott permalink
    June 22, 2014 4:52 pm

    Increase in Antarctic winter sea ice: Well documented here, but not a secret. I thought everybody knew austral sea ice has been on the increase for decades. I would be so embarrassed to publish something so obviously false. All the supposed reasearch based on a completely false premise. How can they do that?

  3. Black Pearl permalink
    June 23, 2014 10:42 am

    W.Abbott
    ” How can they do that?”

    ….. and How do we get Ed Davey in charge of energy & climate ?
    Money, power & position and the truth takes a back seat

  4. June 23, 2014 2:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Climatism.

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