Posted on January 11, 2009 by chillguy33
Steady increase in Antarctic ice extent
Reported by Steven Goddard Polar Sea Ice Changes are Having a Net Cooling Effect on the Climate
at Watts Up With That
. . . We all have heard many times that summer sea ice minimums have declined in the northern hemisphere over the last 30 years. As mentioned above, this causes more sunlight to reach the dark ocean water, and results in a warming of the water. What is not so widely discussed is that southern hemisphere sea ice has been increasing, causing a net cooling effect. This article explains why the cooling effect of excess Antarctic ice is significantly greater than the warming effect of missing Arctic ice.
Over the last 30 years Antarctic sea ice has been steadily increasing, as shown below (article continues).
I would only amplify strongly that Arctic sea ice has been increasing for the last two years; so heat transfer into the arctic ocean is also decreasing year over year.
Overall albedo of Earth is up by what I consider is a large factor, reported in Earthshine Draft Report – Albedo. It certainly looks like we are in store for continued cooling, particular with the turn-over in the Pacific cited often by J.S. D’Aleo writing at ICECAP (and many other writers).
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Posted on May 28, 2008 by chillguy33
See the sturdy Russian icebreaker trapped in the Arctic Ice (Watt’s Up? file photo).
But wait, there is NO arctic ice, according to climate manipulators Al Gore, Jim Hansen, and their muppets. How does this compute for you?
H/T: The venerable Watt’s Up?
The irony leaves us cold
Special to The Globe and Mail
May 24, 2008
. . . By days five and six, the tension is rising. The situation is getting serious. Many of us have deadlines and other commitments. The ship’s bar does a brisk business.
Then, on the seventh day, just as quickly as the ice had come in at 3 a.m. a week earlier, our captor sets us free. The engines are turned on and soon we are racing to make up time.
The ice master was right: This waterway may look like an easily navigable shortcut across the top of the globe, but we are not in charge of the itinerary. This is still an unpredictable passage.
Now, why would anyone consider this a “passage?”
BECAUSE IT WAS A PASSAGE BEFORE.
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