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April 8, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – A Little Contest

I keep getting spammed by someone claiming to be David Appell (a notorious warmist) saying I should quit publicizing above normal global sea ice and way above normal antarctic sea ice and switch to publicizing arctic sea ice.

So I go to this guys blog and find no mention of global sea ice or antarctic sea ice.

And I check his twitter feed. No mention of antarctic or global sea ice.

And then I try google and look for this term in the NEWS for last week: “antarctic sea ice extent” above normal

And what I get is: No results found for “antarctic sea ice extent” above normal.

If I extend the search back one month I get a Daily Caller post mocking warmists for claiming only Antarctic will be livable in the future..

So my little contest will be:  Find multiple examples of major warmist blogs that have a full post about antarctic sea ice or global sea ice in the last week. Half points for posts in the last month.

Add them to the comments.

And If they are valid I will highlight arctic sea ice extent for one day.


DataSouth / North






  1. I found something from Feb 19. on rtcc, doesn’t quite meet the criterion.

    Comment by DavidS — April 8, 2015 @ 9:57 AM | Reply

  2. This does not count, in fact it is rather the opposite. The Guardian again claimed on March 19th that Antarctic ice extent increase caused by warming. I would like to see you discredit this in the way it so fully deserves though:

    Comment by PykeWex — April 8, 2015 @ 12:11 PM | Reply

  3. I found nothing in a Google search from traditional alarmist websites, but I did find something else rather remarkable on the NSIDC website regarding the recent “warmest temperature ever recorded anywhere in Antarctica”:

    “The cause of these warm conditions is familiar to people living in mountainous regions: a foehn or chinook wind, in which air flows up and over a steep mountain ridge. On the windward side, moisture is wrung out of the air mass in the form of rain or snow. As the air descends on the leeward (downwind) side, it compresses and warms.”

    I had not seen anything about the WHY behind the record temperature, only doom-and-gloom and a hell of a lot of spin. That strong westerly chinook winds caused compressional heating (as often seen in Denver and their schizophrenic-at-times temperatures) at a weather station on the far end of a continental peninsula – closer to South America than the South Pole – is indicative of … wait for it! … absolutely nothing. A parallel could be drawn using Key West temperatures as a proxy for overall climatic conditions in North America. We all know how ridiculously misguided such an attempt would be viewed by average people, let alone the scientific community. No one in the MSM is doing anything but spewing hand-wringing rhetoric on how this is yet more evidence of global warming/climate change, when in reality it was a confluence of strong winds, location, and atmospheric compression.

    We are being lied to, but thankfully the NSIDC has had the fortuitous wisdom to qualify the event’s non-CO2 influence and hopefully, why it should be taken with a HUGE grain of salt.

    Comment by AZ1971 — April 8, 2015 @ 12:58 PM | Reply

  4. Warmists have a new strategy. They claim that the record sea ice in the south is a result of ice melting on land, flowing into the sea, raising the freezing point of the ocean, and freezing.

    Comment by Glacier — April 8, 2015 @ 2:34 PM | Reply

    • It’s not really a “new strategy.” I’ve seen it in several books, textbooks and websites dating back several years. It’s an established scientific process, and it’s easy to see how it would work – what’s harder to see is how it would not work. I’m open-minded but it’s not something I can see anyone denying or mocking – though this blog has certainly surprised me on that front!

      Comment by Mazomo — April 8, 2015 @ 2:55 PM | Reply

      • “It’s not really a ‘new strategy.'”

        It’s a new strategy. Right up there with warming causes record snow fall.

        Comment by geran — April 9, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

      • I’ve just seen this “new strategy” explained in a book published in 2009, so it’s been established as “fact” for quite a while.
        I think of it as global climate change rather than global warming. Some bits get warmer, others get colder. Some get wetter, some get drier. For example: the UK warms up, so in summer rain is transported further north in the wind before it falls. Scandinavia gets more rain, UK gets less. Same principle with snow fall.

        Comment by Mazomo — April 9, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

    • Is not the Arctic Ocean surrounded by land. Should not the melting water from that land then also cause more ice i n the Arctic?

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — April 8, 2015 @ 4:27 PM | Reply

  5. I just looked into my crystal ball, and wouldn’t you know, but in the future when Arctic ice recovers to near record maximums and Antarctic sea ice starts flirting with record lows again, the warmists will develop a strong case of amnesia, totally forgetting about the Arctic while ringing the alarm bells over record low Antarctic sea ice. They will of course, claim that they predicted this all along.

    Comment by Glacier — April 8, 2015 @ 2:35 PM | Reply

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