Friday, February 3, 2012

Poor Stupid Al!

Read All About it: Al Gore's 'melting' Antarctic claims refuted by reality.

Al Gore's trek to Antarctica with global warming activists Richard Branson, NASA's James Hansen and Climategate's Kevin Trenberth among many others, is designed to alarm the public that somehow something is amiss there. Gore is warning of a melting continent.
"The ice on land is melting at a faster rate and large ice sheets are moving toward the ocean more rapidly. As a result, sea levels are rising worldwide," Gore wrote on January 31 during his visit to Antarctica. [See: Gore in Antarctica! Warns of rapid melting and rising seas! See more reports on Gore's Antarctic trip here.]
ANTARCTIC: The Antarctic sea ice extent has been at or near record extent in past few summers and the ice has been expanding. Antarctica is failing to follow the predictions of man-made global warming activists.
Veteran Polar Scientist Heinrich Miller on Antarctica: 'If anything over last 30 years we have a slight cooling trend' -- Miller: 'Here almost nothing has changed. At least not near the surface. The average annual temperatures have remained the same. There are of course large fluctuations from year to year. If anything over last 30 years we have a slight cooling trend.
Inconvenient truth: Antarctica sea ice extent growing 1.43% per year -- 'A paper published today in Journal of Climate examines the trend of sea ice extent along the East Antarctic coast from 2000 to 2008 and finds a significant increase of 1.43% per year'
Antarctica sea ice shows accelerating increase over past 30 years: 'Journal Climate Dynamics finds 'Antarctic sea ice extent shows an increased trend during 1979–2009' – '...with a trend rate of 1.36 ± 0.43% per decade. Ensemble empirical mode decomposition analysis shows that the rate of the increased trend has been accelerating in the past decade'
More Blows to Warmists! New Antarctica Research: The IPCC 'Consensus' Science Is Turned Topsy-Turvy -- 'Scientists have been caught completely unaware of the substantial ice growth occurring below Antarctica, in addition to the obvious massive cumulative ice growth on the surface'
Not Global Warming: Winds are Dominant Cause of Greenland and West Antarctic Ice Sheet Losses – October 3, 2008 -- Excerpt: Two new studies summarized in a news article in Science magazine point to wind-induced circulation changes in the ocean as the dominant cause of the recent ice losses through the glaciers draining both the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets, not 'global warming.'
For more on Antarctica go here.
Gore/Antarctica links below:
Who is in Antarctica with Al Gore? Here is the list: Maggie L. Fox; Jill Bolte-Taylor; James Hansen; Kevin Trenberth; Hasan Mahmud; Richard Branson; Holly Branson; Sam Branson; Joan Templeman; Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson; Dorrit Moussaieff; James Cameron; Ted Turner; Christiana Figures; Tokyo Sexwale; Yao Tandong; Rosina Bierbaum; Judith Rodin; Juanita Constible; Petter Stordalen; Gunhild A. Stordalen; Sven Lindblad;

Gore Effect strikes again! Below normal temps awaits Gore, NASA's Hansen & UN IPCC's Trenberth for trip to Antarctica - 'Al [Gore], James [Hansen] and Kevin [Trenberth] are headed to the Antarctic summer, to showcase melting winter ice. Temperatures in Antarctica have been consistently running about 10C below normal for several weeks' (For more on 'Gore Effect' see here.)
Gore to travel to Antarctica with NASA's Hansen & IPCC's Trenberth 'where sea ice has been steadily increasing for 30 years' & 'temps declining' -- Gore will attempt to showcase melting ice!? - 'Given that nobody lives in Antarctica, that sea ice is increasing there, and that temperatures are declining –one might question how anyone there is being impacted by melting ice'