Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Stay Frosty Antarctica

Stay Frosty Antarctica | The Resilient Earth
"There is a constant stream of scientific studies that report on melting ice in various parts of the world. Some from mountain glaciers, some from the arctic pack ice, some from Greenland, and some from the mother-load of glacial ice, Antarctica. 
Antarctica, the continent that covers Earth's south pole, contains more frozen water than all other deposits of glacial ice on the planet combined. 
The collapse of the Antarctic ice shelves, causing oceans to rise and all sorts of climate mayhem, is a favorite theme of climate alarmists everywhere. 
Unfortunately for them, new reports tell a different story. 
It seems that the Antarctic Peninsula has actually cooled over the past two decades. 
Moreover, all the hoopla about this being the hottest year ever is contradicted by findings from Antarctic ice cores that during the Eemian, the last interglacial (LIG; 130,000–115,000 years ago), global climate was warmer than today and global mean sea level was 6-9 m higher. 
Sorry to dampen the hysteria with actual science.
Every few years there appears a spate of articles and even TV reports that the ice of Antarctica is about to disintegrate and drown us all. 
This is reported in serious tones by well coiffed media airheads who have not a clue what they are talking about. 
But this is OK, many scientists don't either. 
You see, there is nothing settled about climate science, especially about what is going on at the bottom of the world. 
...And just for the record, there were humans around during the Eemian interglacial, so for some nitwit to say that “2016 is the hottest year any human has ever experienced on Earth” is pure climate alarmist bullshit. 
The good news is, whatever happens in terms of Earth's changing climate, humans have the ability to adapt and survive. 
Maybe not the climate catastrophe Chicken Littles, but the rest of us. 
So take a clue from Antarctica and stay frosty people.
Be safe, enjoy the interglacial, and stay skeptical.

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