Arctic Ocean

More climate alarmism from media over North Poll ice cap

The Media party just will not stop talking about the disappearing ice at the North Pole…which isn’t disappearing.

This year stands a good chance of beating 2015 as the warmest year on record.

Nowhere has felt the effects of the record temperatures more than the Arctic.

It’s feared that if carbon emissions don’t stop increasing, the permanent sea ice at the North Pole could disappear completely within 30 years.

There’s plenty of fish in the north Barents Sea. The cold waters of the Norwegian high arctic are some of the world’s most productive and well-managed fisheries.

For Norway’s economy, fish are second only to oil and gas. The UK is its biggest customer. Up to 70 percent of the cod and haddock eaten in the UK comes from there. ? Read more »

Daily Mail Editorial on Climate Change lies

The Daily Mail Editorial discusses the disconnect between reality and the claims of climate change pimps:

In a major report last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gave a grave assessment of how man-made global warming was rapidly destroying the Arctic ice cap.

Steadily increasing temperatures had made the pack ice contract by up to 12 per cent between 1979 and 2012, leading to rising sea levels which threatened to swamp coastal regions ? not to mention endangering stranded polar bears.

By the middle of the century ?a nearly ice-free Arctic Ocean? was likely for a large part of the year, the report predicted.

The more climatologists juggle their theories to fit the inconvenient truths, the more the public will question whether these prophesies of global doom are based on genuine science, or guesswork

How interesting then, that the latest analysis of 88million measurements from the European Space Agency?s Cryosat satellite show the northern ice-cap INCREASED by a staggering 41 per cent in 2013 and, despite a modest shortage last year, is bigger than at any time for decades.? Read more »

Get the fire hose out

I think these tools are going to find out Americans aren’t so accommodating to their shenanigans.

An Auckland Greenpeace activist who boarded an oil rig in the middle of the Pacific Ocean today says he is determined to stay there to protest Shell’s plan to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Johno Smith scaled the 38,000 tonne Arctic-bound oil rig around 7am Honolulu time with five other Greenpeace climbers.

Speaking via satellite phone tonight on board the Polar Pioneer – located 720 miles north-west of Hawaii – he said he planned to be there “for the long haul”.

“We can stay up here for as long as possible to get a message through to Shell and make more people aware of what is currently happening.

“They’ve decided to go and start drilling for oil in the Arctic and we believe that it is one of the most pristine, and one of last pristine spots in the world and it can’t afford to have an oil spill.”

The 32-year-old said apart from cold weather conditions, he and the other climbers were coping well.

The multi-national team had set up camp on the underside of the main deck and had enough supplies to last several days.

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Another day another climate prediction busted

None of the predictions and models presented as ‘facts’ in the argument over global warming have come to pass…not a single one.

Almost every day now those same predictions and models are being destroyed with, and you will have to excuse the pun, cold hard facts.

Climate models can be good tools for predicting future sea ice levels ? unless, of course, they are completely wrong.

In the case of Antarctica, the climate models were dead wrong, according to a new study by Chinese scientists?published in the journal Cryosphere. The study found that most climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice coverage would shrink as the world warmed and greenhouse gas levels increased.

The opposite happened. Most climate models analyzed in the study predicted Antarctica would shrink between 1979 and 2005, but instead south pole sea ice levels increased during that time. Going a step further, sea ice levels have only increased since 2006, hitting all-time highs for sea ice coverage in September of last year.

?For the Antarctic, the main problem of the [climate] models is their inability to reproduce the observed slight increase of sea ice extent,? researchers wrote in their study.

?Both satellite-observed Antarctic [sea ice extent] and [satellite measured] Antarctic [sea ice volume] show[s] increasing trends over the period of 1979?2005, but [climate models?] Antarctic [sea ice extent] and [sea ice volume] have decreasing trends,? researchers added. ?Only eight models? [sea ice extent] and eight models? [sea ice volume] show increasing trends.? ? Read more »

Turns out the poles aren’t melting, not that our media or government will say anything

New Zealand sent 18 people to Lima in Peru for a talkfest about doing?”SOMETHING, ANYTHING, PLEASE” about global warming. Eighteen people flying across the Pacific ocean to talk about how we can contribute to stopping the poles melting.

It never occurs to these morons that stopping such talk-fests would be a good start.

We are about to likely send even more people to Paris for the next talk-fest, but it turns out the poles don’t need saving, not that you will ever read about in NZ media or hear from our government.

In fact, the poles are “much more stable” than climate scientists once predicted and could even be much thicker than previously thought.

For years, scientists have suggested that both poles are melting at an alarming rate because of warming temperatures – dangerously raising the Earth’s sea levels while threatening the homes of Arctic and Antarctic animals.

But the uncertainty surrounding climate change and the polar ice caps reached a new level this month when research suggested the ice in the Antarctic is actually growing.

And there could even be evidence to suggest the polar bear population is not under threat.

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.

Dr Benny Peiser, from the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF), said this latest research adds further proof to the unpredictability of the supposed effects of global warming.

He said: “The Antarctic is actually growing and all the evidence in the last few months suggests many assumptions about the poles was wrong.

“Global sea ice is at a record high, another key indicator that something is working in the opposite direction of what was predicted.” ? Read more »

Ice free Arctic? Not anytime soon

Remember the claims by warmists, that the turning point had been reached, that the Arctic would be ice free by 2012?

Yeah, not happening.

While global warming seems to have set the polar north on a path to floe-free summers, the latest data from Europe’s Cryosat mission suggests it may take a while yet to reach those conditions.

The spacecraft observed 7,500 cu km of ice cover in October when the Arctic traditionally starts its post-summer freeze-up.

This was only slightly down on 2013 when 8,800 cu km were recorded.

Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume. Read more »

Most Antarctic sea ice since records began in 1979

How’s about that global warming huh?

The poles will be ice free sometime 4 years ago…turns out no.

The Antarctic is now breaking every record?there is…and just last year we were told that the ice was dissipating…then of course we had the Ship of Fools…and now the ice extent is larger than ever before records since records began.

Sea ice surrounding Antarctica has reached a new record high.

Nasa says it now covers more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.

They say that even though Antarctic sea ice has been increasing, ‘the planet as a whole is doing what was expected in terms of warming.’

The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.? Read more »

How’s that global warming and ice free Arctic going?

We were told by “scientists” that by 2012 the Arctic Ocean would be ice free due to global warming.

So now we are two years past that prediction how is it actually going?

It is?nearing the end of the northern hemisphere summer, and?Arctic sea ice?isn?t anywhere near melting clean away as?the likes of Al Gore?once claimed.

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Where’s the warming? Politics not science driving climate change hysteria

The Daily Mail looks at what is driving the climate change debate, and it isn’t science:

For years, computer simulations have predicted that sea ice should be disappearing from the Poles.

Now, with the news that Antarctic sea-ice levels have hit new highs, comes yet another mishap to tarnish the credibility of climate science.

Climatologists base their doom-laden predictions of the Earth?s climate on computer simulations.

But these have long been the subject of ridicule because of their stunning failure to predict the pause in warming ? nearly 18 years long on some measures ? since the turn of the last century.

Not a single simulation has come close to mapping real life evidence…the science is wonky, at least in the models that predicted doom and destruction.

It?s the same with sea ice. We hear a great deal about the decline in Arctic sea ice, in line with or even ahead of predictions.

But why are environmentalists and scientists so much less? keen to discuss the long-term increase in the southern hemisphere?

In fact, across the globe, there are about one million square kilometres more sea ice than 35 years ago, which is when satellite measurements began.

It?s fair to say that this has been something of an embarrassment for climate modellers. But it doesn?t stop there.

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