Skip to comments.Revealed: Antarctic ice growing, not shrinking
Posted on 04/17/2009 2:25:06 PM PDT by george76
ICE is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.
The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts are concerned at ice losses on the continent's western coast.
Antarctica has 90 per cent of the Earth's ice and 80 per cent of its fresh water. Extensive melting of Antarctic ice sheets would be required to raise sea levels substantially, and ice is melting in parts of west Antarctica. The destabilisation of the Wilkins ice shelf generated international headlines this month.
However, the picture is very different in east Antarctica, which includes the territory claimed by Australia.
East Antarctica is four times the size of west Antarctica and parts of it are cooling. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research report prepared for last week's meeting of Antarctic Treaty nations in Washington noted the South Pole had shown "significant cooling in recent decades".
Ice core drilling in the fast ice off Australia's Davis Station in East Antarctica by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-Operative Research Centre shows that last year, the ice had a maximum thickness of 1.89m, its densest in 10 years. The average thickness of the ice at Davis since the 1950s is 1.67m.
A paper to be published soon by the British Antarctic Survey in the journal Geophysical Research Letters is expected to confirm that over the past 30 years, the area of sea ice around the continent has expanded.
(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.news.com.au ...
East Antarctica is four times the size of west Antarctica
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Quick, fire up ALL the coal plants at full capacity!
We need to counter this man made change before it's too late.
We've ALWAYS been at war with west Antarctica.
I-25 and every other road north to Wyoming was / is closed due to snow...
I-70 not much better.
The heavy stuff has not yet started ?
Gee, sounds like the global warming alarmists just forgot to mention the icecap is increasing in the largest part of Antarctica, at least they didn't lie. :-)
Tomorrow I’m going sailing.
BuT, I’ll think of the snow falling there.
How do know which way is west? If you are at the southpole isn’t any direction north?
From the story:
“A paper to be published soon by the British Antarctic Survey in the journal Geophysical Research Letters is expected to confirm that over the past 30 years, the area of sea ice around the continent has expanded.”
Antarctic sea ice coverage for 2008-2009 is well above the 1979-2000 average. Somehow, this is never mentioned in the MSM.
Don’t confuse them with facts, they need “global warming” in order to have a “crisis” with which to beat us over the head.
In fact, it is near the all time (since 1979) growth rate:
Total sea ice is above the 1979- 2000 mean. (If you click on the graph at the end of the chart, it will enlarge it).
Amazing isn’t it?
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