More Arctic Sea Ice Hysteria – Again
Here we go again, I hope everyone is seated comfortably as tonight’s programme is another block buster production from *Greenworks GHM – Arctic Sea Ice Yet Another Armageddon or (One day we will get something right, until then we will cry Wolf at every opportunity and hope for disaster).
This summers Arctic sea ice melt has been rapid, in fact one of the most rapid since records began:
“The previous record, set in 2007, occurred because of near perfect summer weather for melting ice. Apart from one big storm in early August, weather patterns this year were unremarkable. The ice is so thin and weak now, it doesn’t matter how the winds blow,” said the NSIDC director, Mark Serreze.
Since records began, impressive or is it?
Records began with satellite monitoring in 1979, just 33 years ago and this micro blink of eyelid is supposed to be a definitive record of Arctic sea ice and its trends, including Ice Ages and the Middle Age Warming Period?
The cause for all this ice melting is bound to be Anthropogenic and involve fossil fuels:
“These figures are not the result of some freak of nature but the effects of man-made global warming caused by our reliance on dirty fossil fuels,” said John Sauven, the Greenpeace UK director.
“Record-breaking ice minimums are becoming the new normal,” says Clive Tesar of WWF’s global Arctic programme. “We’re breaking records on a regular basis as the sea ice continues its decline.”
The usual suspects preaching the same old tired anti everything they do not endorse message.
A factor completely ignored by the Big Green Propaganda machine is the length of Arctic ice melt this year:
According to JAXA, the Arctic melt season (date max minus date min) has gotten about 30 days shorter since 2005. If the melt season ends in the next eight days, 2012 will be the shortest on record.
So to summarise there has a been a trend to more rapid melting over shorter periods, if then duration of the melt had remained constant as it was in 2005 then Arctic Sea would indeed be in serious decline, but this is not the case.
Next how much ice has been lost to this unprecedented frozen apocalypse?
1. Antarctica continent:
Area = 13,700,000 km2 covered with ice
Mean ice thickness: 1.6 km
Ice volume: 21,920,000 km3
2. Antarctica sea ice (Aug):
Area 15,000,000 km2
Mean sea ice thinkness: 0.002 km (rough conservative estimate)
Antarctica sea ice volume = 30,000 km3
Ice volume (Wikipedia) = 2,850,000 km3
4. Arctic sea ice
Area, September 2007: 4.3 million km2
Average ice thickness: 0.002 km
Total September Arctic sea ice volume = 8600 km3
Adding them up, it yields a total ice volume of: 24,808,600 cubic km stockpiled on the planet (neglecting the glaciers on mountains, which are puny in comparison).
This year in the Arctic, I estimate (see above) that a “whopping” 1600 km3 more Arctic sea ice will have melted by mid September. Yes, 1600 km3 from the total of almost 25 million we have stocked on Earth!
.006% Arctic ice loss and possibly the shorted melt period in warming alarmist records and this is supposed to be further proof of Anthropogenic Global Warming?
*Greenworks GHM (Gore, Hansen, Mann)
Posted on August 28, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Environmental Holocaust, Green Lies, IPCC, Junk Science, ManBearPig and tagged Arctic Sea Ice. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.