STOP POLE DISCRIMINATION NOW!

Everywhere you look, discrimination. So disheartening.

Black, brown, yellow, red. Ha! WHITE!

FEmale. Ha! Male. Just male. WOman. Man.

ANTarctic. Ha! Arctic. Just arctic.

Antarctica sets new record for sea ice

The sea ice surrounding Antarctica, which, as I reported in my book, has been steadily increasing throughout the period of satellite measurement that began in 1979, has hit a new all-time record high for areal coverage.

The new record anomaly for Southern Hemisphere sea ice, the ice encircling the southernmost continent, is 2.074 million square kilometers and was posted for the first time by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s The Cryosphere Today early Sunday morning. [...]

Walt Meier, formerly of the National Snow and Ice Data Center and currently of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has previously said that Antarctic sea ice, which has little ice that survives year to year, is less significant than Arctic sea ice to the climate system.

“While the Arctic has seen large decreases through the year in all sectors, the Antarctic has a very regional signal – with highs in some areas and lows in others,” Meier said in 2013. “And of course, the Arctic volume is decreasing substantially through the loss of old ice. The Antarctic, which has very little old ice, hasn’t much of a volume change, relatively speaking.”

The new Antarctic record anomaly was more than 10 percent greater than the previous record.

The steady growth of Antarctic sea ice and its influence on global sea ice appeared to provide a public relations problem, at a minimum, for those warning of global warming’s menace. According to Meier and some other climatologists, global sea ice area is simply not a metric to consider when examining the climate system.

“A plot of global sea ice is just not informative or useful,” Meier said.

Global sea ice, during the course of the last year and a half, has seen its most robust 18-month period of the last 13 years, maintaining, on average, a positive anomaly for an 18-month period for the first time since 2001.

Phil Jones, of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, waded into the global sea ice analysis in 2013 as well.

“Adding the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents doesn’t make that much sense as the two regions are at opposite ends of the world, and the seasons are opposite,” Jones said at the time.

As I also reported in Don’t Sell Your Coat, the temperature at the South Pole has been declining during the past four decades as well.

Earth pole bias? All ice is not created equal? Or, is it really just too fucking complex to understand? Seems to be a heads I win, tails you lose deal: increases in antarctic ice are dismissed as irrelevant, while decreases in arctic ice are highly relevant.

Oh wait...didn't Jones say, “Adding the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents doesn’t make that much sense as the two regions are at opposite ends of the world, and the seasons are opposite.”

Wow, is it worse than I I even imagined?

This borders on HEMISPHERIC DISCRIMINATION!

Let's get this straight: CHRISTMAS BELONGS IN WINTER!

Update: Jesus, it's so easy—because we're so conditioned—to miss forms of discrimination. Meier says:

“And of course, the Arctic volume is decreasing substantially through the loss of old ice. The Antarctic, which has very little old ice, hasn’t much of a volume change, relatively speaking.”

Now, tell me that's not reverse age discrimination.

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Comments

  1. To go north, you must journey south :-)

    • Hi Norma.

      Are you a fucktard?

      I ask because you posted a link, and the tagline of the site, literally, is:

      “Getting skeptical about being skeptical.”

      Accordingly, I didn’t read it.

      You probably ought to go elsewhere. We don’t really do religion here. And I call those who do, fucktards.

  2. Goodstuff says:

    Global warmers are cunts. Fuck them and their cult. Their tactics are no different to other religious cults.

  3. Resurgent says:

    Here is a great resource – updated daily…
    http://iceagenow.info/

  4. IMO the whole global warming thing is a sham brought on by people who built million dollar homes to close to the ocean and are now worried that their property values will go down if the ocean swallows them up. What did humans do in the past when their current environment couldn’t support them-they moved. Believing that we can change weather patterns by reducing carbon emissions is akin to believing that throwing a virgin in a volcano can somehow keep it from erupting. Just move away from the volcano stupid. Not that I think the planet is warming up, but still, I always go with the KISS principal when addressing a problem.

    • Cindy

      Smart girl. Look up John Stossel from a bit way back where his beach home gets destroyed in a hurricane and he lafs at the taxpayers who made him whole.

    • gabkad says:

      As far as I’m concerned, all these climate fear mongering freaks are like toddlers: they hate change. They discount the past. Of course they do. They are toddlers.

  5. LaFrite says:

    Well, with ice currently melting on the (green) rocks, we will soon witness a massive southward migration of drinkers to the (white) rocks.

    Just a case of “vases communiquants”. I wonder why people always forget this basic principle.

  6. Richard , I am probably not your typical reader. I am more of an environmentalist the most of your readers. I try to look at this issue pragmatically though.

    Back in the 70’s CA specifically had really bad air pollution. I think scientist got pretty good at predicting smog based on number of cars, smokestacks, weather patterns and others.

    With Global Warming or Climate Change I don’t see a cause and effect relationship yet and I certainly haven’t seen any models that can predict anything.

    If the ice is melting in the arctic I think it is human nature to ask why. Also, I think it is human nature to give theories. It is the job of “scientist” to test theories to build models that predict.

    The question I have is how much money do we spend to understand why.

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