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Antarctic Sea Ice Grows as a Result of Global Warming???!

Posted by Jeff Id on September 13, 2008

I’m starting to think Rush Limbaugh’s assertion that global warming is a religion might be on the money.  Check out this article from—-

“The amount of sea ice around Antarctica has grown in recent Septembers in what could be an unusual side-effect of global warming, experts say.

In the southern hemisphere winter, when emperor penguins huddle together against the biting cold, ice on the sea around Antarctica has been increasing since the late 1970s, perhaps because climate change means shifts in winds, sea currents or snowfall.”

AAAHH! So sea ice in the arctic melts because of global warming and ice in the antarctic grows because of global warming.  It’s all clear now.  Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too.  I wonder if new science is the same as New Math!

“What’s happening is not unexpected…Climate modellers predicted a long time ago that the Arctic would warm fastest and the Antarctic would be stable for a long time,” says Ted Maksym, a sea ice specialist at the British Antarctic Survey.

The UN Climate Panel says it is at least 90% sure that people are stoking global warming – mainly by burning fossil fuels. But it says each region will react differently.

A key difference is that Arctic ice floats on an ocean and is warmed by shifting currents and winds from the south. By contrast, Antarctica is an isolated continent bigger than the US that creates its own deep freeze.

So what they are saying is the ocean currents which anomalously melt arctic ice are global warming, and Antarctic ice increases are a local phenomenon which could be explained by a lot of different theories all driven by warming.

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For the rest of this fantastic article written for deep thinkers click HERE.

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2 Responses to “Antarctic Sea Ice Grows as a Result of Global Warming???!”

  1. WhyNot said

    WhyNot read the article backwards, it makes more sense since the sea ice specialist would now be “My Skam”. Who wuda thunk!?!?

  2. Rick said

    it’s all about Sea level. If it spikes in a big way, we have an unusual period of global warming. Doesn’t mean it’s man made or that we can do anything about it. The planet does what it does. We’re just here for the ride. That’s my feeling for now.

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