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Records Showing Antarctic Ice Growth Must Be All Wrong

From an unfazed Los Angeles Times:

Study casts doubt on rate of Antarctic sea ice growth

By Julia Rosen | July 24, 2014

A new study suggests that scientists must reexamine records that show increases in Antarctic sea ice since 1979. Researchers found that something changed in the way satellite data get converted into ice cover, but they can’t yet identify the exact nature of the change, or whether it fixed a problem or introduced one.

In other words, since all the data shows that the ice in Antarctica is actually growing rather than receding as is should we global warming, the ‘scientists’ have decided the data must be wrong. Even though they can’t say why or where it is wrong.

Isn’t science fun?

They can say that their results show either Antarctic sea ice has not expanded as much as previously reported or it has been gaining ground for longer than scientists realized. The study was published this week in the journal The Cryosphere.

The paradox of expanding Antarctic sea ice has troubled scientists for many years. Although climate models predict southern sea ice should shrink, it has stubbornly refused to do so. In fact, between the last two reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which came out just seven years apart, the rate of Antarctic sea ice growth more than doubled…

Isn’t there somebody that Michael Mann can sue about this?

[W]hen Eisenman dug into the individual papers that informed the IPCC reports, he saw that a jump in growth rates took place in just one year, between studies that came out in 2006 and 2007.

Er, could the weather have changed? Maybe Antarctica actually got colder?

In fact, a change had occurred: scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, who process the raw data, had tweaked the procedure they used to convert satellite measurements into ice cover. Specifically, they issued an update to a computer algorithm known as Bootstrap and with it, reprocessed the entire 35-year sea ice record.

And they will keep reprocessing it until it matches their fear-mongering predictions.

Eisenman and his colleagues show in the new study that this changed sea ice trends overnight. When they analyzed the same sea ice data with both versions of Bootstrap, they got different results, which means one has to be wrong, Eisenman said…

Ted Scambos, a sea ice expert at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, agrees: “I don’t think this lets us off the hook of explaining how Antarctica’s sea ice is expanding in a warming world,” he told Nature.

Don’t worry, Ted. Science will find a way.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, July 25th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Records Showing Antarctic Ice Growth Must Be All Wrong”

  1. Chrispbass

    The data do not fit the hypothesis; therefore….the data is wrong. Get some new data, stat!

  2. canary

    Antarctic growing ice must have lead to nationwide record breaking cool temps. Lot of people had to put the heat on in July. And no crazy storms either. Another mild summer and cold winter still won’t convince

  3. canary

    Some explanations ignored are the Russians after two decades of drilling the Antarctic they hit bacteria and matter never discovered. I recently read Russia has been building bunkers underneath, aside the satelites Russia has over the Antartic.

    It’s very easy to use chemical elements like China did to make it snow to cool the earth. Silverdine (sp?) etc.

    That would not explain the Antarctic freezing and becoming larger , as the Russians just use a little of the ice producing chemcials around their bunkers while they continue their deep drilling.

    Fact is just as the earth is just going through a cooler records for the last two decades particularily the last two years so is the Antarctic.

    How is it that anywhere on earth with a hot summer can turn to ice and frozen ground in the winter that takes months to thaw out, only to refreeze the next year?

    How is that sometimes the surface ice melts quickly once the temperature rises past freezing or sometimes
    stays for weeks?

    How is that a warm summer lake used for swimming and fishing can freeze hard enough to drive a car on in the winter, then the next year become warm enough to swim and fish? Without using chemicals.

    So, it can’t be the Russians decades of drilling who have been handed control of the moon, after US defeated them in landing on the moon first, want to be the first country to find amazing healing or killing bacteria, or elements with awesome features.

    Just as US Soldiers found a huge treasure in the mountains of Afghanistan of jewels, gold, copper, etc being sold to India, China, and Iran…

    In Africa a woman discovered a metal that is superior to steel, iron, etc, but wasted decades trying to get drilling
    paid for and approved by the government, so she finally sold her house and funding it herself (so anti-American lol) . Amazing documentary.

    The US is failing to lead the world and people are spending 3 times the amount of time trying to understand foreign
    languages from around the world to get something repaired.


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