Saturday, April 18, 2009

Antarctic Melting? Not So Fast!

Ice melt fears feature prominently in the empirical arguments of global warming alarmists. However, as shown time and again on this blog and others, they’re full of crap.

Now comes a story from the Australian which puts this fear-mongering into perspective. The Wilkins Ice Shelf in the Western Antarctic was alarmingly trumpeted in the news recently for its apparent melting, but the same article made no comment on the Eastern Antarctic WHICH IS GROWING. Once again, the media tries to spin stories by the facts they leave out—same continent with two different stories, and which side does the media jump on? The one that points to warming, of course. The story is the same in the Arctic; ice is getting thicker, not shrinking like some media stories have asserted and predicted.

In reality, the Antarctic Continent is cooling as a whole. But the EPA and other like-minded environmentalist fruitcakes and opportunists only have so much time remaining to get the maximum socialist benefit out of this scam.

Antarctic ice is growing, not melting away

Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.

The results of ice-core drilling and sea ice monitoring indicate there is no large-scale melting of ice over most of Antarctica, although experts are concerned at ice losses on the continent's western coast.

Antarctica has 90 percent of the Earth's ice and 80 percent of its fresh water, The Australian reports. Extensive melting of Antarctic ice sheets would be required to raise sea levels substantially, and ice is melting in parts of west Antarctica. The destabilization of the Wilkins ice shelf generated international headlines this month.

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