Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice (h/t Marc Morano)
“This subtle growth in winter sea ice since scientists began measuring it in 1979 was initially surprising, they say, but makes sense the more it is studied.”
Translation: It was embarrassing us, so we’ll make something up.
“A warming world can have complex and sometimes surprising consequences,”
Translation: Antarctica is cooling, we don’t know why, so we will claim it is warming.
“”It sounds counterintuitive, but the Antarctic is part of the warming as well.”
Translation: More Ice = Warming and Less Ice = Warming. Our scam wins either way!
“But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be paying attention to it and shouldn’t be talking about it.”
Translation: We ignored the records in 2006 and 2012 and finally a few bloggers embarrassed us so much about 2012 that we had our buddy Seth Borenstein make up some crap.
“Antarctica’s weather peculiarities, on the other hand, don’t have much effect on civilization.”
Translation: It threatens our gravy train of grant money so we kept quiet about it.
“And the wind works in combination with the ozone hole, the huge gap in Earth’s protective ozone layer that usually appears over the South Pole”
Translation: We plan to ignore the ozone hole over the Arctic … which we never predicted either.
“Antarctic sea ice is also getting snowier because climate change has allowed the air to carry more moisture.
“Winter sea ice has grown by about 1 percent a decade in Antarctica. “
Actually, only one year before 1998 (1980 had 3) had days over 19 million sq km of Antarctic Ice. 2006 had 30 and 2012 had 28.
“computer models have long predicted that Antarctica would not respond as quickly to global warming as other places. “
Translation; Models said it would melt too. Our models are crap.
“Scientists on the cruise with Maksym are spending eight to 12 hours a day on the ice bundled up against the fierce wind with boots that look like Bugs Bunny’s feet.”
Translation: Clown Feet would be more appropriate.