Experts Ignore Record High June Antarctic Ice
Posted by Jeff Id on July 10, 2010
An update on the state of the sea ice is in order. After beginning my usual boring sea ice post, I ran across the NSIDC news story on sea ice. You know the unbiased scientific review of the conditions of sea ice globally. I’m pissed off now that they would post this kind of rubbish. Previously, I’ve been complimentary of the NSIDC, but this story is way over the top. It reads like a Joe Romm post more than a scientific one. It’s a prayer to the gods of AGW, a worship at the altar of funding and a blatant attempt to leave layman’s heads full of global warming cobwebs.
I’ll leave the Jaxa graph up below and the first three graphs including the original wording here. This was written before I read the NSIDC article so think of it as a reminder of how unexciting sea ice updates usually are.
Jaxa has the Arctic ice anomaly over the last several months lower than the last 8 years.
This June was actually the second lowest arctic ice extent anomaly on record and we’re told from the NSIDC that it was the lowest June ever measured.
The NSIDC didn’t post any other months on their main page but conveniently allowed selection of the Antarctic June months on the same link.
It seems we have a record June in the Antarctic as well.
What is amazing is the story that the NSIDC told. I don’t know who writes for the NSIDC, but the bias is incredible. Not only do they fail to recognize the record HIGH ice in the Antarctic they do everything to cover it up from laymen. They don’t even mention the Antarctic except for three small paragraphs at the bottom of a long dry discussion of Arctic ice loss and weather. After declaring one record ice loss after another for the Arctic they say:
At the end of June, Southern Hemisphere mid-winter, the sea ice surrounding Antarctica was more than two standard deviations greater than normal. On June 30, Antarctic sea ice extent was15.88 million square kilometers (6.13 million square miles), compared to the 1979 to 2000 average of 14.64 million square kilometers (5.65 million square miles) for that day.
While recent studies have shown that wintertime Antarctic sea ice has a weak upward trend, and substantial variability both within a year and from year to year, the differences between Arctic and Antarctic sea ice trends are not unexpected
Compare that too:
Rapid ice loss continues through June
Average June ice extent was the lowest in the satellite data record, from 1979 to 2010. Arctic air temperatures were higher than normal, and Arctic sea ice continued to decline at a fast pace. June saw the return of the Arctic dipole anomaly, an atmospheric pressure pattern that contributed to the record sea ice loss in 2007.
In June, ice extent declined by 88,000 square kilometers (34,000 square miles) per day, more than 50% greater than the average rate of 53,000 square kilometers (20,000 square miles) per day. This rate of decline is the fastest measured for June.
At the end of May 2010, daily ice extent fell below the previous record low for May, recorded in 2006, and during June continued to track at record low levels. By the 30th of June, the extent was 510,000 square kilometers (197,000 square miles) below the same day in 2006.
In fact RECORD was used eleven times in describing the Arctic sea ice loss. Whereas the June record HIGH in the Antarctic got not one mention. Instead we got a lecture about greenhouse gasses, models and unsubstantiated bullcrap about the ozone layer, and it is unsubstantiated.
In reality, the scientists don’t know what causes Antarctic sea ice to rise. Despite the fact that nobody predicted the increase they write –IT WAS NOT UNEXPECTED.
Ever hear the politician joke with a little twist?
How do you know when a climatologist is not telling the truth? —-
Remember this is the area where the Wilkens sea ice shelf dies every year. Every year we hear how global warming will continue the breakup of the Antarctic ice, and lately, despite the god-like hubris of the climatology community, the true god of physics in fact refuses to listen. Maybe they are praying to the wrong god? Maybe they need bigger computers?
As everyone knows, biased and blatantly dishonest scientists don’t get good treatment here. Well if you can’t get the truth from the NSIDC where can you get it? Right here my friends, from the uncompensated aeronautical engineering department of the Air Vent, where climate science conclusions are rendered after looking at the data, and NOT according to the best path to funding and prestige. And even less-so than by computer models projecting hundreds of years in the future.
Antarctic ice extent from the Cryosphere, which seems to be far less dedicated to biasing the interpretation of data than the NSIDC. At least on the main page. Although they also prefer to show declining seasonal Arctic graphs at the top without the corresponding rising Antarctic ones.
The plot shows Antarctic sea ice peaked at the third highest level on record this year and continues to buck the EXPECTED trend predicted by global warming politicians.
From the global sea ice plot atUIUC Cryosphere global sea ice was slightly above the average level a couple of months ago and basically sits on the line today. In other words, despite 31 years of global warming data the sea ice won’t melt. Despite the doom predictions of the scientists, it’s just not happening. Maybe it will in the future, but today, the data shows…..
So from the NSIDC page, when referencing the NSIDC graphs:
Please credit the National Snow and Ice Data Center for image or content use unless otherwise noted beneath each image.
I’m not sure if this is what they meant by ‘beneath’ but I believe in giving credit where credit is due, and the NISDC should be ashamed of this post and whichever politician wrote it deserves full credit.
Not that they are.