Sea ice

Global warming making ice so thick in the Baltic that the icebreaker fleet may have to be upgraded

Yes, it is apparently true, global warming is making the ice thicker in the Baltic.

So thick that the icebreaker fleet needs an upgrade:

Oddly enough, global warming and milder winters have led to more severe ice conditions in the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. Today, icebreakers are already struggling to get through towering compacted ice and the problem may become exacerbated in the future, unless more powerful icebreaking vessels step in. ? Read more »

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 »

Oh no, ice is growing at both poles now

The great climate change swindle is coming to a head. More and more real data is showing the predictions to be alamrmist at the lest and fraud at the worst.

Now it appears that ice is growing at both poles in stark contrast to all the alarmist predictions.

In the Southern Hemisphere, sea-ice levels just smashed through the previous record highs across Antarctica, where there is now more ice than at any point since records began. In the Arctic, where global-warming theorists preferred to keep the public focused due to some decreases in ice levels over recent years, scientists said sea-ice melt in 2014 fell below the long-term mean. Global temperatures, meanwhile, have remained steady for some 18 years and counting, contrary to United Nations models predicting more warming as carbon dioxide levels increased.

Of course, all of that is great news for humanity ? call off the carbon taxes and doomsday bunkers! However, as global-warming theories continue to implode on the world stage, the latest developments will pose a major challenge for the UN and its member governments. Later this month, climate ?dignitaries? will be meeting in New York to forge an international agreement in the face of no global warming for nearly two decades, record ice levels, and growing public skepticism about the alleged ?science? underpinning ?climate change? alarmism.

As The New American reported last month, virtually every falsifiable prediction made by climate theorists ? both the global-cooling mongers of a few decades ago and the warming alarmists more recently ? has proven to be spectacularly wrong. In many cases, the opposite of what they forecasted took place. But perhaps nowhere have the failed global-warming doom and gloom predictions been more pronounced than in the Antarctic, where sea-ice levels have continued smashing through previous records. For each of the last three years, ice cover has hit a new record high.

The most recent data show that the Antarctic is currently surrounded by more sea ice than at any other point since records began. In all, there are right now about 20 million square kilometers of frozen sea area surrounding the Antarctic continent. That is 170,000 square kilometers more than last year?s previous all-time record, and more than 1.2 million square kilometers above the 1981-to-2010 mean, according to researchers. ? 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 »

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 »

Global warming coming to Canada

After the Arctic was once agin not ice free this summer, despite being 3 years overdue from being free from ice forever, the Canadians are set to enjoy some real global warming.

Brace yourself: the Old Farmer?s Almanac has revealed its predictions for Canada?s upcoming winter season, and it?s not great news.

After last winter?s seemingly never-ending wickedly cold weather, residents in much of the country can expect more of the same in the coming months.

?We?re looking at the T-Rex of winters,? Jack Burnett, editor of the Old Farmer?s Almanac, said on CTV?s Canada AM on Thursday.

?It?s going to be colder, it?s going to be snowier ? it?s not pretty.?

According to the almanac, central Canada, in particular, is expected to experience winter?s nasty bite.

?From Calgary to Quebec, we?re going to be up to our neck,? Burnett said.

One of the few exceptions will be southwestern Ontario, which will be cold, but with below-normal snowfall.

Burnett said forecasts show that while Toronto and the surrounding region will experience a deep-freeze, it?s going to be drier this winter, with ?fluffier snow.?

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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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