Antarctica Defies Global Warming Alarmists

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Despite alarmists' cries about the shrinking arctic ice cap, Antarctica just set a new record for most total ice extent (links in original; emphasis added):

While the Antarctic Peninsula area has warmed in recent years and ice near it diminished during the Southern Hemisphere summer, the interior of Antarctica has been colder and ice elsewhere has been more extensive and longer lasting, which explains the increase in total extent. This dichotomy was shown in this World Climate Report blog posted recently with a similar tale told in this paper by Ohio State Researcher David Bromwich, who agreed “It’s hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now”.

From the World Climate Report blog post linked in the quote above:

Incredibly, if you are interested in Antarctica temperature trends from the present back to 1982, the region has cooled. If you go from present back to 1966, the region has cooled. Like it or not, over the past four decades, and during the time of the greatest build-up of greenhouse gases, Antarctica has been cooling!

Here's the NASA Earth Observatory image of Antarctic temperature trending from 1982-2004:

Antarctic Temperatures 1982-2004

Antarctic Temperature Trend 1982-2004
Photo © NASA Earth Observatory, used with permission.

(HT: PowerLine)


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4 Responses to “Antarctica Defies Global Warming Alarmists”
  1. Mel says:

    Oh, man! We are ruining the environment! We are making it too cold now! First it was too hot and now we’ve made it too cold. When are we ever going to get it right?

  2. Chip Bennett says:

    When are we going to get it right? Just as soon as we figure out how to control the sun – since all objective data point to solar variation as the real cause of temperature change here on earth…

  3. Stephanie says:

    Let’s move to Antartica.