New Scientist: Sea Ice Increases Due to Global Warming

You gotta hand it to the global warming crowd. They have mind-bending gall. New Scientist, which used to be a good pop science magazine, now quotes a NASA scientist saying:"The Antarctic wintertime ice extent a rate of 0.6% per decade" from 1979 to 2006, says Donald Cavalieri, a senior research scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.   ... Since 1979 ... the average year-round ice extent has risen too." Let's see, that would be 27 years, so a total increase of about 2.0% in the extent of sea ice in the Antarctic. That's a lot of frozen daiquiris.  Millions of tons of increased ice in the Antarctic sounds colder rather than warmer, no? But the Eye of Gaia has a different way of spinning these facts. New Scientist begins the article with: "The amount of sea ice around Antarctica has grown in recent Septembers in what could be an unusual side-effect of global warming, experts say."  You see, when it gets...(Read Full Post)