Cooling Oceans are not Rising
The water is certainly going somewhere and according a NASA report, worldwide rainfall and snowfall have been so extreme in so many places that sea levels fell dramatically. Sea levels have been rising steadily for over a century (some debate this assumption) as the ever-warmer ocean water expands and the world’s remaining glaciers and ice sheets melt. In fact, sea levels were thought to be rising twice as fast now as they were a few decades ago but now we have had an almost instant turnaround. Nothing in the modern satellite record comes close to the 6 mm drop worldwide right after 2010. While 6 mm might not sound like a lot, when collected from the surface of all our planet’s oceans it adds up to 26,000 gallons of water per human.
The National Snow and Ice Data Center released its summary of summer sea-ice conditions in the Arctic in October 2009, noting a substantial expansion of ice – of the extent of “second-year ice” — floes thick enough to have persisted through two summers of melting. According to the center, second-year ice that summer made up 32 percent of the total ice cover on the Arctic Ocean compared with 21 percent in 2007 and 9 percent in 2008.
In May 2008, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) predicted that the North Pole would be ice-free during the 2008 melt season because of ‘global warming.’ In Feb 09 they admitted that they’ve underreported Arctic ice extent by 193,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers). They blamed the error on satellite problems and sensor drift. And the ice melt during the Antarctic summer (October-January) of 2008-2009 was the lowest ever recorded in the 30 years of satellite history. Such was the finding reported last week by Marco Tedesco and Andrew Monaghan in the journal Geophysical Research. Of course none of this stops Al Gore. New computer modeling suggests the Arctic Ocean may be nearly ice-free in the summertime by as early as 2014, Al Gore said Monday December 14th at the U.N. climate conference. Look, if the computer models say it’s going to happen, it really does not matter what is happening does it?
The World Climate Report had this to say, “It would seem that with oft-stoked fears of a disastrous sea level rise coming this century any news that perhaps some signs may not be pointing to its imminent arrival would be greeted by a huge sigh of relief from all inhabitants of earth (not only the low-lying ones, but also the high-living ones, respectively under threat from rising seas or rising energy costs). But not a peep.”3 So much for the poles but what is happening in all the glaciers around the world, aren’t they melting? Some of them still might be but we are getting reports:
Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change, for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story. Despite fluctuations down as well as up, “the sea is not rising,” he says. “It hasn’t risen in 50 years.” If there is any rise this century it will “not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm”. And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by Al Gore could not possibly come about.
This issue really matters. When people talk about the impact of rising sea levels, they often think of small island states that risk being submerged if global warming continues unchecked. But it’s not only those on low-lying islands who are in danger. Millions of people live by the sea – and are dependent on it for their livelihoods – and many of the world’s largest cities are on the coast so it’s a big relief to hear that climate is cooling, ocean temperatures are heading south, ice shelves are thickening and water volume is contracting in the sea.
A rise of at least two meters in the world’s sealevels is now almost unstoppable experts told a climate conference at Oxford University in September.
Michael Bastasch in an essay entitled ‘Global Warming Hysteria Is Tearing The World Apart.’ writes, “A new battle line has been drawn in international politics. It’s not capitalism versus statism, nor is it Islam versus the West. The new global political divide has been created over fears of catastrophic global warming. From the Pacific rim to Europe, countries are voicing their opposition to wide-reaching plans to tackle global warming by ditching fossil fuels and forcing the use of costly, less reliable green energy.”
The public is not buying the clueless information the press is putting out nor what the United Nations is saying about global warming. Despite the Obama administration’s high-priority focus on climate change, the issue is at the bottom of a list of 13 concerns that are most pressing for registered U.S. voters according to a Gallup poll.
Well unfortunately it should be a great concern, but it will not be until its too late. A great part of the reason is the public has been fed lies about everything to do with climate change. It will be a massive death struggle that will be remembered through future ages because those behind global warming will never find the humility to admit they were wrong. Nature herself is showing everyone what her reality is going to be with increasing force—the force of cold climate change.
The Cold is going to Cost
In parts of Canada, as a herald of future energy consumption necessary to stay warm, we see natural gas usage tied for a province-wide record. “What that means is basically because it was so cold, people had to turn up their thermostats.” The price of natural gas in southern France has also reached record highs as sustained cold weather has exacerbated tight supplies.
Record gas use in Alaska came on Jan. 19, when temperatures dropped to below minus 20 (-29C) in Anchorage and below minus 40 (-40C) in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. The utility moved 253 million cubic feet of gas that day to keep houses and buildings warm, beating the previous high for one day of 235 million cubic feet set in January 2009. Typical use in January is about 158 million cubic feet per day.
It is going to get more expensive to keep warm in the northern latitudes as temperatures continue to decline in the coming years. This is not good of course. Neither is all the money towns, counties, cities and states do not have to keep the roads clear. Placer County road crews in California worked around the clock, plowing the roads of snow enough times during the week to travel a total of 17,000 miles, or 70 percent of the way around the globe.