Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Polar Ice Sheets Have Never Changed

NASA has been studying the extent of the polar ice sheets via satellite since 1979. Over the past 36 years there has been zero net change in the extent of the ice sheets.

Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.

The timing of the 1979 NASA satellite instrument launch could not have been better for global warming alarmists. The late 1970s marked the end of a 30-year cooling trend. As a result, the polar ice caps were quite likely more extensive than they had been since at least the 1920s. Nevertheless, this abnormally extensive 1979 polar ice extent would appear to be the “normal” baseline when comparing post-1979 polar ice extent.

While there was a modest decline from 2005 until 2012 the media berated everyone 24/7 that the world was ending and it was YOUR fault and YOU should feel bad. It's not Algore's fault. Algore has a sea-side mansion that has a larger carbon footprint than 20 normal family homes combined. If he really believed his nightmare propaganda about sea levels rising his mansion would have been flooded already. The fact that his mansion exists proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Algore himself believes global warming is bullshit.

When the ice expanded beyond 1979 levels from 2012 until the present they divert the discussion from today to the distant future when supposedly all the ice in Antarctica will fall into the ocean and kill five billion people, in 2020.