No Shortage of Ice
Contrary to all of the hype about melting glaciers, at least 58 New Zealand glaciers advanced between 1983 and 2008. Indeed, Franz Josef Glacier advanced nearly continuously during those years. “We found that lower temperature caused the glaciers to advance, rather than increased precipitation as previously thought. These periods of reduced temperature affected the entire New Zealand region, and they were significant enough for the glaciers to re-advance in spite of human-induced climate change.”
Armstrong Economics writes, “They are calling this in the Year without an Arctic Summer. The Greenland Ice Sheet is gaining near record amounts of ice this year. Very little melting has occurred this summer, which is about to start coming to an end. Europe has been unusually cool once again after last year ice wiped out crops all the way down into Spain creating shortages of vegetables. With the sun activity declining and the North Pole reversing direction in 2000 heading toward Europe rather than Canada, things are not exactly supporting the Global Warming crowd.”
This image from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) clearly shows no shortage of ice. The white area shows Arctic sea-ice extent as of January 2018. The magenta line shows the 30-year median sea-ice extent for January. Not exactly the catastrophic ice loss that we’ve been led to believe, is it? Yet in the news we read:
The world’s sea ice shrank to a record January low last month as the annual polar melting period expanded, experts say. The 5.04 million square miles of ice in the Arctic was 525,000 square miles below the 1981-to-2010 ice cover average, making it the lowest January total in satellite records, according to the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).
In the above image does it look like uncontrolled global warming that is melting the poles? Read: “Additionally, James G. Anderson, Harvard professor of atmospheric chemistry, says the chance of permanent ice remaining in the Arctic after 2022 is zero. Already, 80% is gone.” In the above image, does it look anywhere near 80% gone? Today almost anyone can write anything and get away with it with no sense of responsibility of even trying to be near to the truth.
The Hudson River. “Ice, ice, ice, as far as the eye can see.” I remember, before global warming became the story it is today the Hudson freezing over. That was over fifty years ago and now that we have record hot temperatures it has frozen over again.
On the Great Lakes we see a dramatic change of ice cover at the end of the first week of January. The abnormally cold air isn’t only freezing us. It’s causing ice cover on the Great Lakes to expand rapidly. All of the Great Lakes have more than double the amount of ice cover today than the long term average, with the exception of Lake Superior.
2018 – 30%
2017 – 9%
2016 – 2%
The Greenland ice sheet is expanding rapidly. The Polar Vortex is shifting and the Polar ice sheet is shifting away from Canada and moving toward Siberia because of magnetic pole shifts.
One look at the above chart from the Danish Meteorological Institute shows that Greenland is gaining a significant amount of ice and that is obviously not because of record warm temperatures.
Winter Conditions in Summer in Antarctica
A U.S. Ice breaker rushes to free fishing vessel stuck in thick Antarctic ice in February of 2015 during the height of summer in the southern hemisphere, when we would not expect to have such problems. The Australian 207-foot ship, the Antarctic Chieftain, has become trapped in thick Antarctic ice. “In view of current ice charts and weather forecast, it is expected that ice will continue to build up, placing unacceptable risk to both crew and vessel safety,” said Les Scott, managing director of Tasmanian-based Australian Longline, which owns the ship.
The US Coast Guard said the icebreaker Polar Star has been diverted to break through the ice and rescue the fishing vessel. Starting some 300 nautical miles away. In order to get there, it will need to cut through thick ice floes, heavy snow, and winds up to 35 miles per hour. Polar Star Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Walker said in a statement that the conditions were more formidable than expected, with heavy snow and large icebergs.
Dr. Benny Peiser, from the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) said, "Global sea ice is at a record high, another key indicator that something is working in the opposite direction of what was predicted." Though we are hearing constant reports of ice melting and oceans rising the truth is Arctic sea ice extent is now higher than 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2011. Ted Maksym, an oceanographer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, conducted a study in which he sent an underwater robot into the depths of the Antarctic sea to measure the ice. His results contradicted previous assumptions made by scientists and showed that the ice is actually much thicker than has been predicted over the last 20 years.
Norwegian Space Agency
According to research from Danmarks Meteorologiske Institute (DMI), Arctic sea ice volumes in October and November this year averaged at 10,200 cubic kilometers. This figure is only slightly down on the 2013 average of 10,900 cubic kilometers, yet massively up on the 2011 low of 4,275 cubic kilometers and the 6,000 cubic kilometers recorded in 2012. Dr. Peiser, who believes the threat of global warming has been overstated by climate scientists, described this occurrence as "some kind of rebound" adding that no-one knows what will continue to happen to the poles. He added: "Most people think the poles are melting… they’re not. This is a huge inconvenience that reality is now catching up with climate alarmists, who were predicting that the poles would be melting fairly soon."
The recent series of high-ice-extent minima is part of a remarkable recent uptick in extent year-round for Antarctica, dominated by extensive ice in both the Weddell Sea (south of Africa) and the Ross Sea (south of New Zealand). Sea ice in the eastern Weddell Sea presently extends several hundred kilometers further north and east of its typical extent, while ice extent in the Ross Sea is presently near average.
Antarctic ice floes extended further than ever recorded this southern winter, confounding the world’s most-trusted climate models. “It’s not expected,” says Professor John Turner, a climate expert at the British Antarctic Survey. “The world’s best 50 models were run and 95% of them have Antarctic sea ice decreasing over the past 30 years.” These are the same computer models that global warming hysterics base their entire belief systems on.
Greenland is defying climate scientists and currently growing at its fastest rate in four years. The Danish Meteorological Institute reports that Greenland’s ice sheet has seen more growth so far this year than in the last four years. Greenland’s growth in 2015 is also higher than the mean growth for 1990 to 2011.
The MV Highlanders trapped in sea ice on 17 March 2015. Photo courtesy Fisheries and Oceans Canada
The yellow line at the top represents record amounts of sea ice that is being created right now. We are looking at thirty years of ice history. Never has so much ice been made at the south pole, not since we have been measuring it with satellites at least. The reality is that global sea ice extent is currently 0.3 million kilometers (116,000 sq miles) above normal.
The Arctic ice extent is now at its highest for this date in 10 years according to the Danish Meteorological Institute. Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometers MORE than 2 years ago. Far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63% since 2012.
That black line shows quite clearly that global warming has been turned upside down at the North Pole. The bounce back in the extent of sea ice in the Arctic this summer was reflected also in the volume of ice. Data from Europe’s Cryosat spacecraft suggests there were almost 9,000 cu km of ice at the end of this year’s melt season. This is close to 50% more ice than in the corresponding period in 2012.
The more credible National Snow and Ice Data Center is saying, “Sea ice extent in November is 520,000 square kilometers (201,000 square miles) above the record low for the month observed in 2006. Arctic sea ice extent continued to increase throughout the month of November. By the end of the month, most of the Arctic Ocean was covered by ice.” Al Gore, who predicted an ice-free Artic, and many who believed in him, are of course terribly disappointed. Global warming was never a science but a religion. All the ice in the world seems incapable of melting their attachments to their false system of beliefs.
Interestingly we find that Antarctic sea ice has hit its second all-time record maximum this year. The new record is 2.112 million square kilometers above normal. The previous record had been 1.840 million square kilometers above normal; a mark hit on December 20, 2007. It was a cold summer down in Antarctica, with sea ice coverage growing about 43,500 square miles a day, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSDC). April 2014 beats the previous sea-ice coverage record from April 2008 by a whopping 124,000 square miles.
In October of 2014, we read that for the first time since satellite records began in 1979 that Antarctic sea ice has passed the 20 million square kilometer mark making it more difficult to operate in the sea ice in Antarctica. Over the past three years, there has been a steady increase in sea ice, which scientists have linked to global warming, and a reduction in the mass of the Antarctic ice shelf.
“The Greenland Ice Sheet is gaining near record amounts of ice this year,” says Tony Heller. Temperatures on the Greenland Ice Sheet have been extremely cold, and broke the all-time record for Northern Hemisphere July cold on July 4, at -33C. (-27.4F) Despite all evidence to the contrary, government scientists insist on believing fake GRACE data which shows almost all of Greenland losing ice,” says Heller. “These are criminals, not scientists. How much ice will melt, I wonder, at minus 33 degrees?
At a time when ice should be melting, it was expanding in May of 2017 at a rapid rate and we learn that during the same month Moscow had its coldest May since 1918. Why do we not hear this news in the mainstream press? “Major cold plunges hit Europe April and May 2017.” “The developing Mini-Ice-Age is now in a NEW PHASE and here to stay 20 years” says Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist of WeatherAction.
One has to go to this link to see the impossible. In a world of fantasies about record warmth, we are seeing a rapid expansion of sea ice in the first half of May. Much of the growth is due to Barents adding 85k m2 of ice in a period of only 5 days to reach 572k km2. Do not be misled by reports of declining sea ice in the Arctic. Meanwhile, on the Atlantic side of the Arctic, we have sightings and reports of ice surges along the coast of Newfoundland, such amounts not seen since the 1980s.
In 2017, “Unusually heavy Arctic pack ice has trapped multiple vessels, stymied the fishing season and triggered a high-stakes rescue operation from a sinking ship off Newfoundland,” says an article on CTV Coast Atlantic. The heavy ice is more than two meters thick in some areas off the province’s northeast coast. He said ice conditions are so bad the Coast Guard has been unable to free trapped vessels with its icebreaker Amundsen. Three fishing vessels remain trapped in ice off northeastern Newfoundland.
Scientists, aboard an icebreaker, had to abandon their expedition because of hazardous ice conditions. Ice chunks measured 16 to 26 feet (5 to 8 m) thick. According to the Canadian Coast Guard, the conditions were unlike anything ever seen before in the area.
If one picture can tell a thousand words here it is. Temperatures are down global warming lies up. Global temperature anomaly of the lower troposphere at 1500 meters since early 2016, measured by RSS. Source: www.woodfortrees.org/2016/to:2017.5/trend.
A new report that analyzed Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data produced by NASA, the NOAA and HADLEY proves the President was right on target with his refusal to be a part of the Paris Accord. According to the report, which has been peer reviewed by administrators, scientists and researchers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and several of America’s leading universities, the data is completely bunk.
“The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality. In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever –despite current claims of record setting warming.”
If you look at this graph over the last 8,000 years or so, you will see that temperature has been decreasing as CO2 increased. Not surprising if one is paying attention to NASA. For the three-day period, March 8 through 10th, the thermosphere absorbed 26 billion kWh of energy. Infrared radiation from CO2 and NO, the two most efficient coolants in the thermosphere, re-radiated 95% of that total back into space. Meaning this is NASA saying that CO2 is a cooling gas.
NASA’s SABER satellite monitors infrared emissions from Earth’s upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances that play a key role in the energy balance of air hundreds of km above our planet’s surface.
“Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator. “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”
A paper, published recently in the journal “Environment Pollution and Climate Change,” written by Ned Nikolov, a Ph.D. in physical science, and Karl Zeller, retired Ph.D. research meteorologist tell us how wrong former President Obama and an international gang of politicians were in believing the illusion of human caused global warming.
The study’s findings crush the entire “climate change” movement to restrict CO2 emissions. The paper argues that concentrations of CO2 and other supposed “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere have virtually no effect on the earth’s temperature. They conclude the entire greenhouse gas theory is incorrect and it is a fact that NASA acknowledges as well.
“After decades of research with billions of research funds spent, there is less scientific evidence than ever before of any linkage between carbon dioxide levels in the air and the global mean temperature, or the proclaimed “catastrophic” ocean level rise. Au contraire, increasingly the evidence points to CO2 as a global atmospheric cooling agent and some sea levels are even falling,” concludes Dr. Kaiser.