Arctic Sea

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 »

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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Key says: Throw your book at them…hard

Ok he didn’t really say that, but I bet that is what he was thinking when asking Vladimir Putin about the two ratbag Kiwi Greenpeace pirates.

Prime Minister John Key raised the issue of the New Zealand Arctic protestors with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Apec in Bali, Indonesia, but it was not by way of protesting their treatment.

Mr Key said he asked him if he was aware that two New Zealanders had been arrested by Russia in their response to a Greenpeace protest on an oil platform in the Arctic Sea.

“What was quite clear was that he was absolutely aware of it, he was aware that there were New Zealanders, he was aware that the [Foreign Minister] had raised it, and he gave me an assurance it would flow through the appropriate Russian judicial system.”

Yes I am sure it will flow through the Russian judicial system right through to the Russian corrections system too.

Mr Key said he did not know what the protestors would be ultimately charged with “but all I can say is he gave me an assurance it would be a proper process.”

Charges of piracy have been laid against the 30 Greenpeace activists including two New Zealanders, Jonathan Beuachamp and David Haussman, and could face 15 years jail terms if convicted.

Yep a proper Russian process…oh dear how sad never mind.

Green Taliban misleading still on Arctic

They just can’t stop telling lies.

The Green Taliban has led a protest in London telling everyone that the Arctic is in peril and that the ice is melting and polar bears are doomed…

As many as 3,000 protesters took to the streets of London and?marched?alongside a double-decker-bus sized polar bear puppet, calling for bans on oil and natural gas drilling in the Arctic.

The environmental group Greenpeace, which organized the protests, argues that oil and gas drilling contributes to global warming, which in turn reduces Arctic ice cover and causes polar bears to become endangered species.

?That ice is melting at a rapid rate meaning the ocean absorbs the sunlight resulting in a warmer earth,?writes?Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace?s international executive director.??Polar bears, seals, walruses and whales are just some of the species that call the Arctic home. And it?s all in danger.?? Read more »