Antarctic Sea Ice Grows to Record Levels

Global warming alarmists are always ranting about how the sea levels are rising due to melting glaciers and sea ice. And this is what’s causing all this unusually cold weather. Or hot weather. Or tornados and droughts. And indigestion.

And it’s all due to the fact that we use “dirty fossil fuels.” But somehow, despite record global carbon emissions, we’ve haven’t seen a corresponding rise in global temperature. In fact, there’s been a pause in warming. There hasn’t been global warming for the past 17 or so years. Some of the more honest global warming believers admit they can’t explain the hiatus, but they acknowledge it’s there.

While they rant about melting ice, they ignore the sea ice that’s growing. Here’s the Daily Caller:

It was a cold summer down in Antarctica, with sea ice coverage growing about 43,500 square miles a day, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSDC). April 2014 beats the previous sea-ice coverage record from April 2008 by a whopping 124,000 square miles.

But even with autumn in full swing in the South Pole, “record levels continue to be set in early May,” reports the NSDC. Sea ice levels have been “significantly above” satellite data averages for 16 consecutive months.

The most pronounced growth in sea-ice coverage is in the eastern Weddell Sea and areas south of Australia and along the southeastern Indian Ocean, according to NSDC. And temperatures in the Weddell Sea region have been 1 to 2 degrees Celsius below the 1981 to 2010 average during March and April. Similar cooling trends have lowered average temperatures along the southern Indian Ocean by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius.

“However, across much of the far Southern Hemisphere, temperatures have been above average: For example, in the southern Antarctic Peninsula, temperatures have been 1 to 2 degrees Celsius (2 to 4 degrees Fahrenheit) above average; in the southern South Pacific, temperatures have been 1.5 to 2.5 degrees Celsius (3 to 4 degrees Fahrenheit) above average, and up to 4 degrees Celsius (7 degrees Fahrenheit) above average in the area near the South Pole,” NSDC notes.

Antarctica has seen huge sea-ice growth throughout this year and last, which caught many climate scientists by surprise.

Naturally, the media are going to fixate on the part about the ice melting and ignore the part about the ice growing. They need to focus on keeping liberals scared to death that the world is going to end so that they can be more easily controlled. And since liberals only know how to emote and are not accustomed to using their brains (if they even have them), global warming hysteria is an easy sell.