Global Warming now causing more ice?

First we heard that global warming was melting glaciers, now it is claimed that global warming is causing MORE ice.

Gee they are getting desperate, this is one of the better claims

Earlier this year, global warming was blamed for the ?irreversible retreat? of west Antarctic glaciers.

But now scientists claim that warming of the planet is in fact behind a paradoxical growth in South Pole sea ice.

The comments come as Antarctica?s sea ice set a record this week, reaching 815,448 square miles (1,312,000 square km) of ice above its normal range.

Scientists believe the shift is caused by water melting from beneath the Antarctic ice shelves and re-freezing back on the surface.

?The primary reason for this is the nature of the circulation of the Southern Ocean ? water heated in high southern latitudes is carried equatorward, to be replaced by colder waters upwelling from below, which inhibits ice loss,? Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, told?Harold Ambler at?Talking About the Weather.

However, as reported in a separate?blog?post by Mr Ambler, Nasa scientist Walt Meier said that growing Antarctic sea ice coverage is less significant a measure than declining Arctic sea ice coverage when assessing climate change. ?

Don’t you just love the warmists, claiming one thing is true then another which is the opposite of what they first claimed.

On top of all their claims we find that the sort of activity that these fools blame on global warming is in fact natural and has occurred before. There is literally nothing that mankind can do.

The Antarctic ice sheet is more unstable than first thought with a new study suggesting melting began 5,000 years earlier than previously believed.

The study in May revealed that shrinking of the vast ice sheet accelerated during eight distinct periods between 20,000 and 9,000 years ago causing a rapid sea level rise.

During one period 14,600 years ago, melting glaciers released so many icebergs into the ocean that sea level rose 6.5ft (2 metres) in just 100 years.

The results provide the first clear evidence for dramatic melting in Antarctic’s and reflect predictions for the region’s future.

It also follows recent news that destabilisation of part of the West Antarctic ice sheet has already begun and could be ‘unstoppable.’

The study was conducted by an international team including researchers from Germany, Canada, Hawaii, Lapland and Australia.

Periods of rapid increase in iceberg-rafted debris suggest that more icebergs were being released by the Antarctic ice sheet.

The researchers discovered increased amounts of debris during eight separate episodes beginning as early as 20,000 years ago, and continuing until 9,000 years ago.

Up until now, melting of Antarctic ice sheet wasn’t thought to have started until 14,000 years ago.

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