Last Call—for Ice Cubes?
Written by Dr Klaus L.E. Kaiser
Better hurry up and fetch your ice cubes! The Antarctic is claimed to be melting at an unprecedented rate. NASA wants you believe that “Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Be Gone Within Years.” More specifically, a team led by Ala Khazendar of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has found that the ice is melting so fast that the shelf will be gone before 2020. Presumably, that’s the good news.
The bad news is that it’s all Hullabaloo. Neither the Arctic nor the Antarctic sea-ice is melting at any rate out of the norm. In fact, the opposite is true. As of late, both Arctic and Antarctic sea-ice extents have been increasing at rates not seen for a long time.
More likely than not, the approaching Grand Minimum of sunspot numbers portends even more frigid climates than experienced in recent winters.
Other NASA sources, I mean those that actually measure (what a novel idea) the sea-ice extent, have found a large increase in recent winters. Of course, during the (local) spring and summer seasons, the ice cover always shrinks in each hemisphere. It’s as natural as snow in winter and heat in summer (at latitudes above 45 degrees or so).
The annual shrinkage and expansion has been going on for millennia and that’s not rocket science. If you want see actual, current ice coverage (updated daily) in the Arctic, just go to Arctic-roos.org . If you do, you’ll see that there is absolutely nothing abnormal about the sea-ice cover. In fact, it’s just about right on the last ten year’s average. So, let’s look at the situation at the opposite side of the earth, the South Pole.
Believe it or not, contrary to all claims and innuendos, the ice cover there has been increasing by leaps and bounds. In fact, the sea-ice extent has become so large that it threatens the shipping supply lines for the few hardy souls at the Mawson Station, a research facility operated by the Australian Antarctic Division.
There are several dozen permanent research stations on the continent, altogether manned by somewhere between 1,000 and 4,000 souls depending on the season. Some of these research stations get visits from curious penguins but for the most part, the scientists have only snow and ice to look at. Now, even their traditional supply lines are becoming insecure due to more ice than ever. With the winter just arriving it will not get better there any time soon.
Perhaps they should sue Mother Nature in the International Court of Justice for her failure to provide for their necessities of life. On second thought, they might bring a class-action suit against the harbingers of false proclamations of the “Antarctic ice melting out of sight” that may be more successful.
Sitting in a Cushy Office
Sitting in a cushy office that is well heated in winter and perfectly air-conditioned in summer, like many journalists and scientists do these days, they tend to lose sight of the real world outside. For them, the outside looks nice from the inside but for all others the inside looks even nicer from the outside.
It’s easy to paddle a kayak in a small bay with perfect weather and sea conditions, like at the recent “Paddle in Seattle” event with banners calling for an ‘‘Oil-Free Future” and the like. However, when it comes to heating their homes or lighting their 24-hour casino & lodge, the Swinomish Indian tribe in Washington State appears less concerned about their “carbon footprint.”
Outside, reporters vie for assignments that let them write about the latest catastrophe while inside, every natural event is convoluted into another climate-Armageddon-story. Facts to the opposite don’t warrant any mention, the readers might get the wrong idea. Just make sure to blame whatever on “climate change” and rile against it. Most, if not all, of the “greens’ agenda items” are entirely mistaken.
Their lack of scientific understanding is only surpassed by their voracity in proclaiming “solutions.” We’ll look at that in more detail some other time.
In the meantime, use your own judgement to be a good steward of life and liberty on earth.