AP: Global Warming Means More Arctic Ice?

From Fox Nation

The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say.

This is Antarctica, the polar opposite of the Arctic.

While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September. That happened just days after reports of the biggest loss of Arctic sea ice on record.

Climate change skeptics have seized on the Antarctic ice to argue that the globe isn’t warming and that scientists are ignoring the southern continent because it’s not convenient. But scientists say the skeptics are misinterpreting what’s happening and why.

Shifts in wind patterns and the giant ozone hole over the Antarctic this time of year — both related to human activity — are probably behind the increase in ice, experts say. This subtle growth in winter sea ice since scientists began measuring it in 1979 was initially surprising, they say, but makes sense the more it is studied.

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  • NEILIO

    It’s obvious that the researchers have not seen this. http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~kostya/Pdf/Seaice.30yrs.GRL.pdf If they had they would not have come out with this demonstrably false theory. Or maybe they are just ignoring it in favor of a more agenda oriented theory? Your guess is as good as mine. Unless of course you guess something other than what I guess……………

  • Peter the Proud Sceptic

    I’ve just noticed it now, but you have made a big mistake here. The title reads, ‘AP: Global Warming Means More ARCTIC Ice?’, but the claim within the article is that there has been an increase in ANTARCTIC ice (‘While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September’).

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