Saturday, September 8, 2007

More Global Warming Cooling

World Climate Report
The ice caps are melting – right? If you visit thousands of websites on climate change, watch Gore’s film or many similar documentaries, you would be left with no doubt that the icecaps are warming and melting at an unprecedented rate. However, with respect to Antarctica, you might be surprised when you examine what the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in their 2007 Summary for Policymakers. Believe it or not, IPCC reports “Antarctic sea ice extent continues to show inter-annual variability and localized changes but no statistically significant average trends, consistent with the lack of warming reflected in atmospheric temperatures averaged across the region.” Furthermore, they note “Current global model studies project that the Antarctic ice sheet will remain too cold for widespread surface melting and is expected to gain in mass due to increased snowfall.”

The document is here. See page 9.

1 comment:

Kermit said...

No fair! You can't use Antarctica to support your Global Warming denial. You have to look at the North Pole. That's the one that's melting, and it only makes sense. It's at the top, and everyone knows heat rises, Mr. Smartypants.