April 30, 2024

Opposite Directions

We were traveling
 in the same car,
 when, all of a sudden,
 our minds crashed into each other.

We both got out and started to run
 fast away from each other.

One of us wanted to run away from lies,
while the other one wanted to run away from truth.
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April 29, 2024

Antarctic Ice Gain, 2009 to 2019: 661 gigatons (2,048 sq miles of growth)

Credit goes to Julia R. Andreasen, Anna E. Hogg, and Heather L. Selley.
For those in a hurry, between 2009 and 2019, Antarctica had a net ice gain of 661 gigatons.  A gigaton is a billion tons.  Therefore, contrary to the climate doomsayers' claims that Antarctica is rapidly losing ice, there was actually a massive gain of surface mass balance there.  
The climate crisis propagandists were committing the predictable "false light deception" on the topic, when they kept speaking as if all of Antarctica were losing a massive amount of ice.  The climate doomsayers only focused on the ice shelves of West Antarctica which certainly have been retreating.  But, they occupy much less space than the ones of East Antarctica.  

More specifically, there are 34 ice shelves attached to Antarctica.  Of these, 18 have been retreating.  However, 16 of them having been growing, and two of those are the size of nations.  Antarctica is 5.5 MILLION square miles in size.  This means that it's 21 times LARGER than Texas and 134 times LARGER than the State of Ohio.  In fact, it's 4.25 times LARGER than India.

Plus, West Antarctica includes the Antarctic Peninsula which happens to NOT be within the Antarctic Polar Circle.  That peninsula is closer to Argentina than it is to the South Pole.  This means that it is not the End of the World when its summertime temperatures go above freezing, into 45F, and even into 65F.

The 2009 to 2019 Antarctic surface mass balance gain of  661 gigatons  was due to Eastern Antarctic ice gain which includes the two largest ice shelves in the continent.  Both of those ice shelves are actually attached to West Antarctica and to East Antarctica.   But, their ice gains are not counted as West Antarctic ice gains; only as East Antarctic ones.

None the less, one of those East Antarctic ice shelves is the size of Spain (The Ross Ice Shelf).  The other one is the size of California.  In fact, it's 16,000 square miles LARGER than Montana. (The Filche-Ronne Shelf ).   The net of ice gained in Antarctica, from 2009 to 2019, was 2,048 sq miles.  

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See: (European Geosciences Union, Volume 17 / issue 5 / TC, 17, 2059-2072, 2023 / May 16, 2023.) 

[Andreasen, J. R., Hogg, A. E., and Selley, H. L.: Change in Antarctic ice shelf area from 2009 to 2019, The Cryosphere, 17, 2059–2072, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-2059-2023, 2023.]

Important   ====>   https://tc.copernicus.org/articles/17/2059/2023/?mc_cid=7a3485fd02

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At this point, it's important to note that ...

[1] ... in 2015, Antarctica had its LARGEST sea ice extent in recorded history.  

[2] ... and the bottom of the massive Ross Ice Shelf was found to be crystalized, and NOT melting.

[3]  Moreover, Antarctica had its coldest recorded Winter in the Year 2021.  

In conclusion, for a person to claim that Antarctica is massively loosing ice is to contradict scientifically observed reality. 

The Year 2019, another year of super hysteria  

In the Year 2019, after the massive Antarctic ice gain of ten years, an individual without any kind of Ph.d claimed that the Ross Ice Shelf & elsewhere were massively losing so much ice that the melted ice was going into the Southern Ocean and creating a disaster to soon come upon humanity.  She asserted that Antarctica will melt to the point of soon creating a global sea level rise of 23 feet.  

Then the assertion suddenly changed to a sea level rise of 38 feet, all because of runaway Antarctic ice shelves and glaciers sliding into the Southern Ocean.  Then, the averment morphed into another change, where it was claimed that today's state of Antarctica will cause a global sea level rise of 45 feet.  And we are supposed to take people as idiotic as her seriously.

Antarctic ice shelves are already deeply within water.  In fact, concerning the northern top of Planet Earth, if all the ice on the Arctic Ocean (surrounding the NORTH POLE) were to melt tomorrow, there would be no sea level rise.  It's the same science as when all of the ice cubes in your ice tea glass melts.  The melted ice cubes don't cause the tea glass to overflow.

Being that the Antarctic ice shelves are already mostly submerged into the ocean, when a 15 mile-long piece of the Filche-Ronne Ice Shelf broke-off in 2019, Scientific America stated:

"Because the ice shelf that this berg calved from was already floating on water, the event won't directly impact sea levels."      (Note:  It's only correct to state, "already floating deeply within sea water."  But of course, today's scientists see how much money one can deceptively con out of Congressional members who seek re-election votes and who know that the average American voter is simply misinformed when the average voter is not being kept uninformed.)

The hysteric 2019 article then stated that it will cause Antarctic glaciers to slide into the Southern Ocean and create global sea level rise.  The claim was that the relatively minor piece of ice shelf was catching all glaciers up to the time of dislocating itself from the super-massive ice shelf.  The truth is that the inland glaciers become part of the ice shelves, themselves.  So, for any one glacier to fall into the Southern Ocean and cause Florida tourists to move their lounge chairs & sun tan lotion bottles five feet inland, that glacier needs to take a number, just like customers at an American bakery, waiting to be served.

Now, the Filche-Ronne Ice Shelf is bigger than Montana.  How long will it take an inland glacier to slide across a plain of ice the size of  Montana and fall into the ocean?   Yes, the ice shelves breathe, in that their sizes change according to the season ... as in Summer and Winter.   But, glaciers first become the ice shelf itself, and every ice shelf is like an iceberg.  The vast majority of each ice shelf is mostly underwater, already.

This type of hysteria has been ongoing since June of 1988, when Jim Hansen made his doomsday predictions in front of a few United States senators.  Yet, Saint Augustine Florida, the oldest city in the United States, is still NOT underwater, as of 2023.  

All in all, if the world comes to an end in the next ten years, it will do so by either [1] Nuclear Winter, [2] or a wave of meteoroid landings on Planet Earth, likened to the 1913 Tunguska Event, or an [3] an unexpected plague.  Even another Carrington Event (1859) wouldn't end life on Planet Earth.  However, it will have tragic consequences, resulting in human suffering squared and cubed ... and even hysteric warfare, where man turns into an animal.  

The confidently stated assertion by climate doomsayers is that Antarctica keeps losing gigatons of ice.

In review:

It was found that, between 2009 and 2019, sixteen of the 34 ice shelves of Antarctica were growing enough to produce a surface mass balance gain (an increase of ice) amounting to positive 661 Gigatons.  

It was found that East Antarctica's ice shelves let Antarctica grow another 5,305 square kilometers in ice, despite the 18 ice shelves in the West of Antarctica and on its peninsula which were retreating.  This translates into an aggregate ice growth of 2,048 square miles.   

Keep in mind that Antarctica's peninsula is outside of the Polar Circle of the Southern Hemisphere.  Thus, summertime temperatures above freezing there are not a sign of the End of the World.  In fact, the Antarctic Peninsula is closer to Argentina than it is to the South Pole.  This is understandable when you take into account the reality that Antarctica is 5.5 MILLION square miles wide.  It's the exact same size as the Arctic Ocean, on the other side of Planet Earth.  This brings the rationally minded person to a question:  Why is the South Pole all ice-covered terrain, while the North Pole is all ice-covered water the exact same size as Antarctica?   ... that is, why, in addition to the centipedal force caused by the Coriolis Effect?

April 27, 2024

Antarctica's smallest "sea ice extent maximum" (2023) was the size of RUSSIA.

This is an October 2023 NASA satellite product.  Take a look at the vastness & magnitude of sea & land ice that was present at the Southern Polar Cap, during a time when certain propagandists claimed that Antarctica was in an "once-in-a-7.5-million-year" "extreme ice melt."  Well, that's extreme bull crap.  Compare the ice sheet's size to Australia and South America.   
Newscasters of 2023 reported that Antarctica was in the process of "extreme" ice melt during its 2023 Winter Season ... during its six months of sun-deprived darkness.  In fact, one journalist claimed that the Weddell Sea was a melting mess.  Well, the asininity in believing this assertion is that the Weddell Sea comprises 1.08 MILLION square miles of surface area, and its widest section spans 1,200 miles across.  Something that size will not melt while there is no sunlight to melt it.

Furthermore, the Weddell Sea's continuous ice sheet is connected to the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf which happens to have the same surface area as does California.  Historically speaking, the gigantic Weddell Sea has been known to have tight ice packs.  Moreover, temps throughout Antarctica are usually -10 to -60 degrees Fahrenheit, during wintertime.  Therefore, to claim that air temperatures were drastically melting Antarctica during the dark & sunless wintertime is to spread two pivotal lies in one statement.  

[1a] The actual fact is that not as much sea ice formed around the Antarctic Continent in 2023, as it did last year ... or the year prior (when Antarctica had its coldest winter in recorded history) ... or during any year of the Satellite Era.  This means that 2023 was declared to be the year with the least amount of MAXIMUM sea ice extent.  Yet, 90% of the sea ice which usually forms around Antarctica each winter did form in 2023.  As you can see in the NASA product above, there is still a super massive amount of ice within ... and also beyond ... the Antarctic Circle.  The concept of "massive ice loss" is a massive lie.

[1bi] Let it be repeated:  The Antarctic Winter of 2023 was NOT a matter of melting ice.  It was a matter of not as large an amount of sea ice being formed around the Antarctic continent as usually forms there.  Even at that, only 10% less was formed there.  There was no "warm air" melting Antarctic sea ice during the Winter of 2023.  Antarctica was simply forming only 90% of the sea ice that it usually does.

The Russian landmass is 6.32 MILLION square miles.  The 2023 Antarctic Maximum Sea Ice Extent was larger than Russia, at 6.55 MILLION square miles.  And 2023 was the year of the least amount of sea ice surrounding Antarctica, during Antarctic wintertime.  The lesson here is that Antarctic wintertime sea ice extent has been massive every year.
[2a]  The lowest amount of "maximum sea ice extent" is not that much less than the usual amount that has been measured, year after year, from 1981 to 2010.  The usual amount of Antarctic sea ice extent is known as the "median."  The median is the middle number in a list of numbers.  

[2b] In addition, "sea ice extent" is defined as being any surface area of the sea which is comprised of 15% or more of ice.

[2c] Likewise, the highest amount of Antarctic sea ice extent ... which occurred in 2014 ... was not at all very much higher than the median --- than the usual amount.  All in all, there was no extreme ice melt in 2023, and there was not even "extreme" sea ice absence in the same year.  Likewise, there was not any extreme sea ice gain in 2014, even though 2014 was the year of the most sea ice area in the Satellite Era.  The hyper-exaggerations must cease on both sides of the equation.  

We now proceed to the Sunspot Cycles Illustrated ... throughout the past.

Notes:  [1] In 1980, during a high sunspot year ... during a sunspot cycle summit ... Dallas Texas had FORTY-TWO consecutive 100F+ days.  [2] The Year 2003 ... a high year for the Sunspot Cycle ... was tragically hot, especially for Paris.  [3] There was a drought in America from 1988 to 1990, and that was during a very high sunspot activity time span.  [4] 1983 was recognized by NOAA as the most active sunspot year, for most of the months in that year.  Go and read about the North American Drought of 1983-1985.  It was during that drought when global warming was first mentioned on TV. 

In going further back into history, the highest sunspot activity between 1600 and 1800 C.E. occurred two years prior to the year of the most deadly hurricane in history.  The deadliest Atlantic hurricane emerged in October of 1780.  It resulted in 22,000 or more deaths.

In the following year, the French Navy made sure that it was not going to get caught in another Caribbean hurricane season.   So, the French fleets travelled northward, to help General George Washington in the Battle of Yorktown.

However, this 1780 hurricane would usually be a contradiction, pursuant to the law of Pressure Gradient Force.  This is because cooler atmospheric conditions are accompanied by the more turbulent skies than the much warmer ones.  So, the question for this event would be ===>  'How much cooler was the Arctic than the Equator at this time?'  After all, the more distant the temperatures between the Polar regions and the Equator, the more turbulence there is.  The point to mentioning this hurricane is that far more destructive natural disasters occurred when atmospheric co2 level was much lower than it is today

In addition:  [I] There was the Blizzard of 1996, during a low sunspot year.  [II] The Winter of 2007-2008 had record cold weather, and that occurred during a low sunspot cycle year.  [III] Accuweather regarded 2009 as having been "defined by snowstorms of historic proportion and record cold."  This was during a solar cycle low.  [IV]  The Winter of 2009-2010 started with a great blizzard.  It also occurred during a solar cycle low period.  

And of course, this is posted pursuant to the U.S. Fair Use Act; 17 USC, section 107.

Added Examples, compliments of the Royal Observatory of Belgium, in Brussels

WWII was known for viciously cold weather during some of its battles.  Bastogne, in late 1944, is one such example.  Below is the sunspot record for 1944, and of course, the index below is posted pursuant to the US Fair Use Act.
Below:  1958 had its share of heat, and the sunspot record of that particular year goes as follows:
The lesson is that, it's very immature, asinine, and narrow-minded to reduced all considerations for climate assessment to the trace amount of co2 that exists in the Earth's atmosphere.  Doing so is merely a ploy to deceive you into thinking that you cannot live without Al Gore and other propagandists whose names aren't worth mentioning.  In reality, the doomsayer projections ... based on computer models and NOT based on observed outdoor reality ... claims that feedbacks will cause a revving-up of heating.  Yet, most feedbacks in nature are negative & depletive; not positive and accumulative.  In the past, cold periods and hot periods came all at once . . . not after a mythological "tipping point" is achieved.

Concerning any of those occasional heated-years not coinciding with the solar sunspot cycle, check to see if it were an El Nino Year.  This includes the El Nino year of 1976, when the solar cycle was at it low-point.  There was a tragic heatwave that year, especially in Paris.

Even though 2014 was a peak year in sunspot activity, it was in one of the lowest Solar Cycles, compared to the other ones in recent record-keeping.  That low-activity cycle was SC24.  And of course, 2014 was the year with the most sea ice extent maximum in Antarctica's modern record-keeping.  Yet, two years prior was the heat wave of 2012.  

Moreover, in the 1700s, co2 was far less in the atmospher than it is today, at 280 ppm.  Compared to today's 420 ppm, co2 was two-thirds of what it is today.  Yet, 1780 was the year of the most disastrous hurricane of them all ... thus far, in human history.   Thus, the claim that major hurricanes are more frequent and vicious today is a lie.  So too is the case with droughts.  

Climate is much more intricate than what the doomsayers claim it to be, as they reduce all consideration of climate to co2 which comprises less than 1/2 of 1% of the atmosphere.  Specifically co2 is 1/2,381st of Earth's Atmosphere.   This means that, for every 2,381 molecules in the sky, only one of them is co2.  That's not very much.  

If you were to compare the atmosphere to the Rose Bowl, then only 42 of the 100,000 seats would be occupied by co2.   78,000 of those seats would be occupied by Nitrogen, and 21,000 of those seats would be occupied by Oxygen.  In addition, argon would occupy 930 seats.

Concerning methane, only one seat would be occupied for every 5 Rose Bowls.  Methane exists at 2 parts per million on Earth, and it ready converts into co2 within Earth's atmosphere.  

Within the atmospheres of Venus and Mars, co2 exists at approximately 960,000 parts per million.  So, compare Mars' 960,000ppm to Earth's 420ppm.  There is literally 2,285 times more co2 on a much colder Mars than on Planet Earth.  Thus, there's no comparison between Mars and Earth, as well as Venus and Earth.

Water Vapor, aka Humidity, is the only greenhouse gas that affects Planet Earth

As far as goes "greenhouse gases," only water vapor carries any weight in this matter.  You have probably heard the phrase, "It's not the heat.  It's the humidity."  Well, the heat is literally in the humidity.  And of course, humidity is defined as "the concentration of water vapor in the air."  Moreover, cirrus clouds have infrared-heat-retaining ability also.  Cirrus clouds are ice.  Take note of the contradiction, where ice in the sky helps to keep the Earth from turning into a globe of ice.

Also keep in mind that one of the three molecular vibrations of co2 causes co2 to be incapable of retaining any infrared heat.  This is why there was an ice age when the co2 count was 9.5 times higher than it is today ... the Ordovician Ice Age.  BTW, the vibrations are called "dipole moments."

As far as goes the total amount of the September 2023's maximum Antarctic sea ice extent, it was literally the size of 81 Minnesotas ... or ...  115 Michigans.   That is NOT extreme Antarctic ice loss in any capacity or in any definition thereof.  You need to realize that you're being conned by the media, by your government, by in-your-face activists, and by scientists who want a share of that $370 billion US Congressional "climate appropriation."

The climate doomsayers hyper-exaggerated the whole thing, in order to scare you into submission.  For people who simply viewed a bit of weather history, by means of looking at archived newspapers, almanacs, weather reports, and magazines, the whole Antarctic Scare was so ridiculous that the "global boiling" people lost their credibility . . . as usual.  Temperatures were extremely hot in 1895-96, 1901, 1905, 1911 (tragic death toll), 1913, 1921-22, 1931, 1934-36, 1958-59, 1976 (tragic death toll), 1988-90, 1998, 2003 (tragic death toll), and 2012, as well as 1757, 1540, 1279, etc, etc, etc, etc.  Climate is cyclical.

[BTW]  Concerning the claim that the "burning of fossil fuels" destroyed the Florida coral reefs, it only takes one hurricane to uproot coral.  That is par for the course.  Moreover, when a hurricane comes and goes, it causes "upwelling."  This results in colder water and life-giving nutrients coming to the surface of the ocean area where a hurricane recently passed-by.  It's the sign of a money-grabbing fraud to blame every weather event on co2 and the "burning of fossil fuels."

[A] Remember, politicians hyper-exaggerate weather & climate circumstances to the point of claiming the existence of a crisis, in order to get taxpayer dollars into their districts, thereby getting themselves re-elected.  Activists do so, in order to get money into their 501C corporations' bank accounts and also into their own bank accounts, as commission salary.  United Nations personnel do the same hyper-exaggerating, in order to get money and influence also.  The whole thing is a money-grab & a power-grab.

[B]  Yet, the vocal & visual media mentions nothing of the real environmental disaster of today, namely =====> the glut of synthetic chemicals thrusted upon humanity, thereby affecting endocrine systems, respiratory systems, DNA chains, vulnerability to cancer development, and additional medical conditions.  Chemical influx is a form of assault and battery on susceptible bodies.  This too was previously explained at this site.  There's a search box at the top righthand side of this page.

[C] In review, the Antarctic "once-in-a-7.5-million-year" doomsday hoax and other climate hyper-exaggerations were a matter of nerd boys, politicians, and in-your-face activists vying for a share of that $370 BILLION (US taxpayer dollar) appropriation made by the US Congress.  The climate crisis town-criers want a chunk of that taxpayer dough.  They want a lot of G.W.s (George Washingtons).  They want Chase Manhattan cabbage leaves ... Crane and Company's finest greenery ... the Bureau of Engraving & Printing's finest scripted legal tender.  Yes, that is what they really mean when they say that they are "going green."  And green they have gone.

Going Green, anyone?   All aboard, as we terrify schoolchildren with predictions of climate woe.
[i] Now, the newscasters & journalists stated that the 2023 "loss of" Antarctic sea ice extent --- when comparing it to the usual "median amount"  --- was equal to the size of British Columbia.

[ii] The newscasters & journalists also stated that the "loss of" Antarctic sea ice extent in 2023 was equal to the size of British Columbia & Alberta Canada combined, when comparing it to the highest amount of sea ice extent ... of the sea ice which surrounded Antarctica in 2014.

[iii] The newscasters and literary journalists reported that the 2023 sea ice extent area was 398,000 square miles less than the previous record-low year of 1986.  And of course, this is literally the square mileage of 5 Minnesotas ... or ... 7 Michigans.  It's also the size of the Western African nation of Mauritania.  It surely seems like a lot of missing ice, until you realize how much sea ice extent did form around the Antarctic Continent in the Winter of 2023.  Observe:

 2023's Sea Ice Extent Max       The median Sea Ice Max         The 2014 Sea Ice Max

   6.55 MILLION sq miles             7.23 MILLION sq miles         7.72 MILION sq miles

Now, the difference between the most sea ice extent ever recorded during the Satellite Era and the least amount is 15.2%.  That is to say that 2023's sea ice extent was 84.8% of Antarctica's known record high.  This also means that the 2023 Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Maximum was the size of ELEVEN British Columbias.  The size of the 2023 Antarctic sea ice extent max was also equal to 25 Alberta Provinces.   It's furthermore 7.88 times the size of British Columbia & Alberta Province combined. 

For the record, British Columbia's land area is 574,884 square MILES.  The land area of Alberta Province (Canada) is 255,541 square MILES.  Together, both provinces comprise  830,425 square miles.  That happens to be the size of Greenland.  This means that the least amount of wintertime Antarctic sea ice extent was the size of SEVEN & a half Greenlands.  Greenland is 836,330 sq miles in surface area.  BTW, Saudi Arabia is the size of Greenland, in surface area.

Furthermore, the difference between the highest Wintertime sea ice extent and the usual amount (aka, the Median) is 7%.  Yes, the usual & expected amount of wintertime Antarctic sea ice extent is 93% of the record-breaking 2014 high.  Then there is the matter of 2023's sea ice extent being 90% of the usual Antarctic sea ice extent maximum.  Now, 90% of 7,230,000 square miles is a lot of ice.  Where is this "extreme ice loss?"

In review, NASA and other entities long since stated that it's expected for 85% of the wintertime Antarctic sea ice to melt, by the end of the Antarctic summer.  The same agencies stated that it's normal for 60% of the wintertime Arctic sea ice to melt, by the end of the Northern Hemispheric summer.  Thus, at the end of Antarctic summer, approx 15% of the sea ice should be remaining.  At the end of Arctic summer, a third of the Arctic wintertime ice should be remaining ... and less will be remaining during an El Nino year ... and also during the high year in the 11 year sunspot cycle.  (The sunspot cycle is a discourse of its own.)

Antarctica's South Pole & Dome C (southeastern AQ) in September of 2023.

It's not exactly April in Paris, boys & gargoyles.  When you pack for your trip to Antarctica, you do not need to take any suntan lotion ... or sunscreen.  The temperatures on the two calendars below here are 2023 temperatures.  Well, 2023 was supposed to be a once-in-a-7.5-million year Antarctic meltdown.  The two temperature calendars below show the opposite.

We continue with "the math"

It is a pivotal lie to claim that Antarctica has been going through a trend of ice loss and temperature increase for years.  This is because the coldest known wintertime in Antarctic history occurred two years ago, in 2021.  This, alone, destroys the entire co2 narrative.  CO2 was on the rise for decades, before & while Antarctica had its coldest known winter in history.  If the "CO2 Narrative" were true, then Antarctica would not have come close to having had its coldest winter two years ago ... or four years ago ... or six years ago ... or 26 years ago.

Plus, the Antarctic Peninsula is a lot closer to Chile than it is to the South Pole.  The distance between the South Pole and  the Antarctic Peninsula is 1,550 miles (from Rothera Station), 1,712 miles (from Vernadsky Station), and 1,840 miles (from Esperanza Station) to the South Pole.  Thus, one expects the Antarctic peninsula to be less cold than the interior sections of the 5.4 million square mile Antarctic Continent.  Part of the Antarctic Peninsula is outside of the Antarctic Circle.

Antarctica is a desert.  There are places there which have not received rain or snow in extremely long time spans.  Both Polar Caps of Planet Earth are high pressure & dry air convention cells.  Furthermore, when you have extremely cold weather, you have dry air.  

Now, a newscast claimed that the 9.5% less of the wintertime sea ice median harms penguins.  The claim was that penguins need ice to spawn a new generation of penguins.  Well, penguins look for dry land, in order to enable them to keep their eggs warm.  If you want penguins to become extinct, make sure that all of the Antarctic Continent is under a sheet of ice.

Now, look at the NSIDC's October visualization for Antarctica below.  You will see a lot of area occupied by ice.  There is no super massive Antarctic ice loss transpiring.  The Antarctic climate hysteria is merely a pathetic attempt at con artistry.  These people should be sued for gigantic amounts of money in a class action lawsuit, for the Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, especially upon the schoolchildren they have been unjustly terrifying since 2006 and the showing of Al Gore's absolutely pathetic science fiction movie.  

BTW, the glaciers on Kilimanjaro do NOT undergo melting.  They undergo "sublimination."  That's when ice turns into water vapor without first melting into the liquid state.  I've already explained sublimation at this site, in another discourse ... in another post.  There's a search box above, to the right.

Federal Communications Commission

Those climate-hysteria entities should also have their FCC licenses revoked, based on "failure to serve the Public Interest."  The doomsday scientists, activists, and politicians are inciting violence, in telling weak minds that the world will soon come to an end, if you let people use gas stoves.  

There is also the matter of the False Claims Act which involves whistleblowers filing a civil action in federal court.  The original complaint is then kept confidential for a short period of time, and there's more to mention about the procedure.  It can be learned online ... or in a law class.  I don't have the time to explain it.  Others have already done so.  

BTW, when a False Claims Act complaint is filed, keeping it temporarily confidential is known as placing the complaint "in camera."  This refers to being kept in "a private chamber," so that no one can read it.   In Latin, it was known as "in pectore," meaning "held to the breast," so that no one could it.  Some American legal language needs to be changed, pursuit to the change in language since the 18th Century.

The thesis statement is that you are being lied-to massively.  All you have to do is look at weather history & newspaper archives, NASA satellite imagery,  NSIDC visualizations, an atmospheric science book or two, a bit of oceanography textbook material, etc.  

When you find the textbook material, look up [1] Pressure Gradient Force (as in Baroclinic and Barotropic stability/instability,) as well as Eckman Transport & the Coriolis Effect.  All in all, the media and certain scientists ... along with in-your-face activists ... think that you are far too lazy to read and far too stupid to understand anything that you read, anyway.  Yet, the material which proves their assertions to be blatant falsehoods is easily attainable at present.  The politicians, activists, and scientists see themselves as superior minds, possessed with the ability to cleverly trick you . . . to trick you, a member of "the little people."  

Yes, you're the "little people."  The problem is that they are the stereotypical high school, [1] nerds, [2] dorks, [3] wedgie-boys, [4] dweebs who repulsed us during our high school years.  And of course, they are still creeping us out, to this day.  Are you going to let nerd boys dictate your life?

April 26, 2024

The Ballad of Today's Polar Ice

The following was written by an individual whose DNA literally matched that of a Greenland Viking found at an archeological site (in Greenland, of course) ... as well as the DNA of Vikings found at archeological sites in Southern Sweden, Oxford England, and Iceland, not to mention Denmark itself.  Thus, the true existence of the Medieval Warm Period is literally in this author's DNA.  More importantly, the paranoiac hyper-exaggerations about Greenland melting into the pits of doom is a super-annoying insult to his intelligence.

Let's start with an instant thousand words.  For those of you in the American Public School System, know that there used to be an axiom which said, "A picture's worth a thousand words."  In this particular case, the 1,000 words are in the NASA Earth Observatory illustration below which shows that Antarctica is not going through any once-in-a-7.5-million-year meltdown --- or any "plummeting ice levels," either.  This picture shows you that CNN lied to humanity ... as usual.   

The amber perimeter line in the illustration is the median.  That's sort of the average.  Actually, it's the middle number in a list of data numbers.  When it comes to the lowest statistical number in the 5.48 MILLION square mile Antarctic continent --- and its surrounding ocean water --- the "lowest" is not much different than the average ... the usual ... the regular.   

In fact, as of  September 14, 2023, Antarctic Sea Ice Extent amounted to 6.54 MILLION square miles in area.  Now, add Antarctica's land ice of 5.31 million sq mi to Antarctica's sea ice of 6.54, and you have an ice sheet that is 11.85 MILLION SQUARE MILE ice sheet.  Now, the entire Antarctic Circle is 7.7 million sq mi in area.  11.85 minus 7.7 =  4.15.  This means that there is so much ice in Antarctica that 4.15 million square miles of it is located outside of the Antarctic Circle, even though it's attached to the ice within the 7.7 million square mile Antarctic Circle.

Above is a NASA & NSIDC product for public view.  According to the media, 2023 was a disastrous time of melting for Antarctica.  Antarctica was reported as having had it lowest wintertime "sea ice extent" ever known to mankind.  Well, here is your Antarctica, as of September 14, 2023.  The official NASA/NSIDC report is that the Antarctic sea ice extent for Sept 14, 2023 was 6.54 MILLION square miles.  

This means that the amount of continuous ice in the Antarctic Circle & beyond ... minus 2% of ice-free Antarctic desert land ... is 11.8 MILLION square miles.  This is the combined size of Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.   Therefore, there has been NO Antarctic sea ice climate crisis at any time in 2023 or in any other year since the invention of the camera.  

And yes, a very long strand of East Antarctica is also located outside of the Antarctic.  This means that there is also sea ice which exists outside of the Antarctic Circle, all the while being connected to the Antarctic continent.  None the less, concerning Antarctic land, observe:

                               Ice-covered Antarctic terrain = 5,300,000 sq miles (approximately)
                                      Ice-free Antarctic terrain =   110,000 sq miles (approximately)   

Concerning the illustration above, the jagged amber line encircling the Antarctic sea ice extent and all of Antarctica itself, is the "median ice edge."  That's the middle number in a list of statistical ice measurement numbers dating back to 1981.   Technically, it goes from 1981 to 2010.

Concerning this, whenever you see the word, "median" in science or statistics, think "middle number" in a list of numbers --- middle number in a set of numbers.  It's somewhat like the average number.  

The reason why the illustration above is important is because certain "journalists" have recently claimed that Antarctica is in a chaotic crisis stage of "plummeting ice levels."  They stated that Antarctica is undergoing a once in a 7.5 million year event, where Antarctica is losing massive amounts of ice.  They make it sound as if Antarctica is melting all over the place, because of the burning of fossil fuels.  

In fact, one journalist added that there are long stretches of the Antarctic coastline which have no ice, even though it is wintertime there.  This deceives the reader into assuming that ice was formerly in those places, but is now only recently gone.  This deceives the reader into assuming that Antarctica will only have the skeletal remains of sea ice extent in a relatively short time.

The unconscionable omission of the journalists is that they kept hidden from the readers the fact that Antarctica is the driest desert on Earth, and snowfall there is an extreme rarity.  So, two percent of Antarctica has actually been ice-free for a very very very long time.  But of course, media entities such as CNN and the Guardian have to over-sensationalize everything to the point of lying about it.  

The reason why the media portrayed Antarctica as being in an apocalyptic meltdown is because [1] it was recently reported that, in July of 2023, Antarctica had its least amount of July sea ice extent, during any July, since record-keeping began.  [2] And in February of 2023, Antarctica had the lowest summertime sea ice extent.  [3] Then, a year prior, in 2022, Antarctica also had the lowest summertime sea ice extent ... until 2023 came along.  So, CNN had to embellish.  What CNN forgot to mention was that after every Antarctic summer, the sea ice extent is low . . . always low.  Thus, every single year, Antarctica literally performs a 'reset.'  

As you can see in the July 2023 illustration below (as opposed to the August 23rd illustration above), the least amount of Antarctic ice encircling Antarctica ... during any July ... wasn't that much different than the average amount of ice that specifically encircled the Antarctic continent during July 2023.

Throughout each year, any ice decrease in Antarctica was slight.  Any ice increase there was slight.  It all hovers around the same general & approximate equilibrium.  Video theatrics concerning Polar ice is nothing more than a con artist's ploy to absorb inordinately large & undeserved amounts of American taxpayer dollars.  It's all a matter of theft by deception --- theft of the American taxpayer which includes the American working class.  

They act as if to be all so charitable, saving you from heated doom, death, and destruction.  They then go into overdrive, getting you to pay for the money given to other people in your name ... and not given to you directly ... so done under the guise of saving you from a carbon footprint which is supposed exist in an atmosphere that is already 99.9734% carbon-free.  

Needless to say, CNN's corporate song is that Antarctica is now in a chaotic meltdown, because of the burning of fossil fuels.  None the less, the heat of 2022 and 2023 matches the heat of 2011 and 2012, in the Eleven Year Sunspot Cycle Theory.  In sequence, 2000 and 2001 are 11 years prior to 2011 and 2012.  Now, there was a deadly heatwave in the Southern states of America in the Year 2000.  In 2001, the northeast of the United States got hit with a deadly heatwave.  I continued the trend in other posts, admitting that this is still only a theory, but one backed-up by some measure of evidence.

Even at that, I showed in detail how the mainstream media lied and exaggerated the temperatures of the Summer of 2023.  This includes the extremely bogus 101F ocean water claim, when the truth is that the water in focus was Florida Everglade run-off water, next to the Hwy 1 Bridge which leads to Key Largo.  

https://www.bluemarblealbum.com/2023/07/true-american-coastal-water-temps.html

I also showed that the mainstream media LIED in 2022, when it claimed that, on July 19 2022, the London Fire Brigade had the most "incidents" in its history, since WWII.  I did this by posting the OFFICIAL London Fire Brigade July 19, 2022 Incidents Report.  On that day, the London Fire Brigade had no more than ten incidents more than the daily average of incidents for the Year of 2022.  And of course, numerous days in many prior decades had far more daily incidents than did July 19, 2022.  

https://www.bluemarblealbum.com/2023/06/July2022%20greater%20london%20fire%20stats.html

I uncovered lie after lie after statistical lie.  One more thing.  I work alone.  Michael Mann tried to get Climate Hysteria Dissenters criminally indicted under the RICO Act.  He wanted dissenters who consult with each other to be criminalized.  Basically, he wants dissenters to be left isolated.  Well, you can amass a lot of information while isolated and working alone.

Welcome to the Antarctic Box Score (the stats)

Now, the official science is that 98% of Antarctica is covered in ice.  Yet, the 2% of Antarctica which is NEVER covered in ice comprises 110,000 square miles of Antarctic terrain.  That is the same area as is the state of Nevada, and such iceless Antarctic terrain is predominately expanses of barren rock which look like the surfaces of another planet.   This is why a dishonest journalist can claim that long stretches of Antarctica are without ice, all the while deceiving people into thinking that all of Antarctica is having a meltdown, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  

The truth is that the barren rock lands of Antarctica were caused by convection & high pressure air coming from the Tropopause.  It's called, the Polar Cell.  Likewise, there is the Hadley Cell, at 30 degrees parallel, in both hemispheres.

Whereas the iceless parts of Antarctica combined is the size of Nevada, the ice-covered parts of the same Antarctica are collectively is the size of 20 Texases or 33 Californias . . . or even 82 Floridas.  When it comes to natural iceless terrain in Antarctica ... not caused by the burning of fossil fuels ... it's a matter of comparing one Nevada to 82 Floridas.  Or it's like comparing one Nevada to 48 Nevadas.

As was previously reported, when mid-August 2023 came, the Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded the size of the Antarctic continent to the tune of 5.84 million sq miles.   And this "low low low" 2023 sea ice extent, as of mid-August, was SEVEN TIMES LARGER then all of the area of Greenland.  Greenland is 836,000 sq mi.

Antarctic Coastline: 11,164 miles in length

Then comes the coastline length of Antarctica which happens to be 11,164 miles ... or 17,968 kilometers.  Now, 2% of 11,164 miles is 223 miles.  Thus, if you have 223 miles of ice-free Antarctic coastline, you also have 10,940 miles of coastline where the ice cover extends hundreds of miles into the ocean.  Thus, it's 223 vs 10,940.  If you want to round-off the numbers, then it's a matter of 10,800 miles vs 300 miles ... or even 10,500 miles vs 500 miles.   Yet, CNN claims that Antarctica is in the dire straits of a meltdown apocalypse.  Needless to say, it most certainly is NOT.  It's just that CNN is a harassing annoyance upon humanity.

Below:  Observe the amount of ice is surrounding 10,800+ miles of the Antarctic coastline.  Meanwhile 200-300 miles of ice-free coastline aligns the Palmer Peninsula and Wilkes Land, as well as Victoria Land & Ross Island (near McMurdo Station).  Thus, thousands and thousands of miles of Antarctic coastline was engulfed in massive widths of sea ice, while CNN claimed there to be an apocalyptic meltdown there.   

Now for the Arctic Ocean, aka the North Pole, as is illustrated below.  The Arctic Ocean was simply described as having had its twelfth lowest July sea ice extent on record.  Okay, but look at the illustration below and see how much sea ice extent that happens to be.  That's 3.16 million square miles of sea ice.  That's the size of 48 Floridas ... or 12 Texases . . . or even 69 Pennsylvanias.  

Even at the Arctic Ocean's lowest sea ice extent (in 2012), the area of sea ice there was the size of 28 Pennsylvanias.  A way of fathoming the massive size of even the smallest square acreage of Arctic sea ice extent is to drive from Miami to Baltimore to Minneapolis to Houston and back to Miami.  At it's smallest, Arctic sea ice was 36% the size of the United States ... slightly largest in area than India ... and 5 times larger than Texas.  

In wintertime, at it's lowest maximum measurement, Arctic sea ice area was the size of 20 Texases.  At its highest maximum, Arctic sea ice area was the size of 22 Texases.  So, you need to understand that there is not much of a difference between highest and lowest in the Arctic.  You also need to understand that climate doomsayers are con artists looking for massive amounts of federal funding ... or NGO grants.  Such a thing is known as Theft by Deception, and there does exist something known as the False Claims Act.
Above:  Now, this is at the end of July.  That's an area of  3.16 MILLION square miles of sea ice.  The Arctic Ocean's surface is 5.4 MILLION square miles in area.  Thus, 58% of the Arctic Ocean was still covered by ice when August 2023 commenced.
Let it be repeated from a previous post:  Before all else, there's one simple observation which proves that 2023 did NOT come close to having the hottest summer in the past 7.5 million years or 125,000 years or even 87 years. The observation consists in the fact that the Arctic Ocean is not anywhere near ice-free, and it's already the 25th of August.  Life is simple and con artists overlook the simplest of things.  So too do the ones who get conned by the con artists. 

There is still a massive amount of ice in the Arctic, as is the case every year, even in its lowest year.  It's simply that a perpetual climate doomsday narrative is being propagated by [1] money-seeking activists, [2]  media managers in search of high ratings, and [3] scientists who want into their personal portfolios some of that recently passed $370 BILLION Congressional "climate appropriations" money.  That is what they really mean when they say they are going green.

This is what activists, scientists, and network news producers mean when they say they are "going green."  After all, Al Gore went green 250 million times, so far.

Unless the I.R.A. (the inappropriately named, Inflation Reduction Act) gets repealed ... rescinded ... amended ... abrogated ... abolished ... scientists will spend the next ten years lying about the climate, creating hyper-exaggerations in the process thereof.  They will do so, with the intention of getting for themselves and/or their universities and/or their networks some of that climate money.  It's elementary, Watson.  If the scientists say that the atmosphere is fine and well balanced, then they get no grant money.  If they say that the atmosphere is in a state of crisis, then they get money that rivals the military industrial complex's financial rates of return.

The Dust Bowl Observation

There is another blatant observation which shows that 2023 was not the hottest summer in even the past 87 years.  There were not the dust storms of the 1930s anywhere in America in 2023.  The daily damage done to farmers in 1936, alone, when measured by today's dollars, eventually reached an equivalency of  $530 MILLION per day.  At the time, the accountants surmised that $25 million per day of property was being lost to dust storms, drought, and searing heat.  The Year 1936 was the End of Many Worlds.  

One more reminder:  CNN was dead set on pushing the Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction Hoax.  CNN turned out to be completely wrong.  CNN was also instrumental on pushing other hoaxes, annihilating its credibility amongst reasonably minded people.  When it comes to CNN's Climate Hysteria, do the math when calculating the probability that it's journalists are being honest.  

Let us review the July sea ice reports:

Now think.   El Nino arrived on June 8th.  This means that the Pacific Ocean got an extra dose of heat from a "westerly source."  In the illustration below, take note that the Atlantic side of the Arctic is as ice-packed as ever, concerning the 1981-2010 "median ice edge."  The Pacific side got the expected effects of El Nino, to the point where the coveted Northwest passage is open for sailors.  Even at that, there is still a massive amount of ice on and in the Arctic Ocean.   The NASA & NSIDC illustration below is marked as August 28, 2023.

ABOVE:  During this El Nino Summer, there still remains ice all the way up to Cape Morris Jesup, in Greenland. The ice extends from Northern Greenland, all the way past the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago, which happens to be 25 miles away from the coast of Central Siberia.  The distance between the North Pole and Severnaya Z is 725 miles.  The distance between Cape Morris Jesup and the North Pole is 440 miles.  Thus, there exists a 1,165+ mile stretch of Arctic Ice, as of late August 2023.  This is because 2023 did NOT have the hottest Summer in the past 125,000 years ... or even in the past 87 years.  None the less, don't be surprised if the Arctic sea ice extent of 2023 ends up 3rd to 6th lowest, in the satellite era.

The lesson here is that even the lowest amount of Arctic sea ice minimum is absolutely massive.  In fact, the 2012 sea ice extent had an area slightly larger than that of the subcontinent of India.  For the record, India is the 7th largest country in the world, and it's much bigger than Greenland.

Moreover, NASA reported that the Summertime Arctic ice-loss rate was around average until the beginning of August.  Then ice-loss accelerated.  Now, if co2 were the cause of Arctic ice loss, then the summertime ice loss would have occurred in a uniform manner, each month.  This is because the atmospheric co2 level did NOT suddenly ratchet upward in August.  In fact, when the Earth approaches Northern Hemispheric harvest season, co2 levels slightly drop.  Yet, as co2 levels were slightly dropping, Arctic sea ice loss increased.

Ironically, science recently found that, in the past 2,000 years, eras of slight warming coincided with Greenland ice cap growth.  We start with the following research field scientist's quote:

"Because we're collecting a climate record from the coast, we're able to document for the first time that there were these large shifts in temperature, snowfall and melt over the last 2,000 years, showing much more variability than is observed in records from the interior of Greenland."  

The lesson here is that co2 is NOT the driver of Planet Earth's atmosphere.  The indication here is that decadal ocean oscillations are the determinant of climate ... or at the least, they are the determinant of the surface temperature of the area near the oscillations.  And of course, each decadal oscillation is of a massive size.  

The "Global Boiling" Propagandists' diversionary tactic

At the surface of every ocean are gyres.  Each ocean gyre is massive, and each ocean gyre is far far far more important than the unraveled-bowtie-looking current often highlighted by Climate Hysteria Activists.  The current obsessively presented in Climate Hysteria propaganda is called, the Thermohaline Circulation.  The Climate Change People often put it in neon lights without ever mentioning that it actually exists at the bottom of the oceans and that you walk faster than it moves.  In fact, it used to be called [1] the Deep Circulation.  At other times, it was called [2] the Abyssal Circulation.  And yes, it IS synonymous with 'abysmal.'

The Global Warming People accentuate the sea floor circulation, to scare an under-educated public about unsalted fresh water pouring into the salty oceans.  They keep saying that very soon all of the fresh water run-off from Greenland will reduce the Atlantic Ocean's salinity so much so that the warm Gulf Stream will stop flowing north, and England will turn into Siberia.  

The great falsehood here is the fact that dozens of major fresh-water rivers throughout Planet Earth pour into the salty oceans of the Earth every second of every minute of every day.  This is where the delta, the estuary, the lagoon, the slough, and the sound come into play.  Such fresh water rivers flowing into salty ocean water include:

[1] the Columbia,  [2] the Snake,  [3] the Stikine (of British Columbia),  [4] the Sacramento,  [5] the Mississippi,   [6] the Hudson,  [7] the Connecticut,  [8] the Amazon,  [9] the Orinoco,  [10]  the Yenisei,  [11] the Lena (of Siberia),  [12] the Mekong,  [13] the Mackenzie,  [14] the Congo,  [15] the Niger,  [16] the Magdalena,  [17] the Yukon,  [18] the Kapuas (of Borneo),  [19] the Essequibo (of Guyana),  [20] the Ogowe (of Gabon),  [21] the Hong,  [22] the Kolyma (of Siberia),  [23] the Atrato (of Columbia),  [24] the Zambezi,  [25] the Tabasco (in Mexico),  [26] the Rajang (of Malaysia),  [27] the Fraser,  [28] the Khatanga, [29] the Pulau,  [30] the Sao Francisco (Brazil),  and the list goes on.  

Due to the fact that the Climate Hysteria Activists bark like dogs at the seasonal ice melt of Greenland, while keeping entirely silent when it comes to dozens of large fresh water rivers emptying-out into oceans, they have a lot of  'splaining to do, Lucy.

And concerning the Amazon River, to make a long story short, a 2017 paper surmised that the climates of ages past would have been warmer without Amazon river water running off into the Atlantic Ocean.  This is beyond the scope and allotted space of this particular discourse.

Mention of the ocean gyres isn't in the vocabulary of climate activists.  And of course, they are blaming the ice-free coastline of southern Greenland on CO2 and even other greenhouse gases which only exist in the atmosphere in very small trace amounts.  The official United States' own NASA explained the ice-free borders of Greenland in a much different way:

"The surface ocean current brings new water to this region from the South Atlantic via the Gulf Stream and the water returns to the South Atlantic via the North Atlantic Deep Water current. The continual influx of warm water into the North Atlantic polar ocean keeps the regions around Iceland and southern Greenland mostly free of sea ice year round."  

The lesson is that an ice-free January in southern Greenland is NOT due to co2 levels or the burning of fossil fuels.  In fact, southern Greenland is outside of the Arctic Circle.  None the less, as recently as in 2022, honest-enough scientists surmised that it was the ocean waters themselves that were causing the ice-melt of the southern Greenland coastlines. 

In conclusion, the proximate driver of the Earth's climate is either decadal ocean oscillation or the behavior of the Sun.  Now, when it comes to the ultimate driver of the Earth's atmosphere, NASA officially stated that "the Sun is the driver of the Earth's climate."  But, such a thing effects air pressure systems.  This, in turn, translates into Pressure Gradient Forcing driving the climate ... but driving the climate in conjunction with none other than the Coriolis Effect AND the tilt of the Earth, otherwise known as "the obliquity of the Earth." 

The bottom line is that Al Gore gave humanity the proverbial red herring when he obsessed his 2006 movie with life-giving co2, making it the villain of his thoroughly asinine movie, and by making it the great enemy of mankind.  Without co2 we all die.

Now, concerning the Southern Hemisphere

The 2% of ice-free land on a polar continent 5.5 million square miles in size can deceptively make the 2% look like a pandemic of ice loss.  There is no Antarctic coastline not covered by massive amounts of ice, except for the tip of the Palmer Peninsula at the Drake Passage, Wilkes Land, Victoria Land, and the Ross Island near the McMurdo station.

That Antarctic peninsula tip is outside of the Polar Circle, to the tune of 1,840 miles away from the South Pole.  It's only 540 to 600 miles away from the southern tip of Chile, where one finds Cape Horn.  Other than that peninsula tip, Antarctica, during winter, is encased in massive quantities of ice.

So, why is the peninsula tip not submerged in ice?  ANS:  The Drake Passage's effect on the extremely massive Antarctic Circumpolar Current (the ACC).  It causes eddies to flow toward Antarctica, thereby providing a South Pole wintertime rarity, called warmth, to the peninsula's tip.   Eddies are small vortices ... whirlpools ... and they ever so coincidentally exist in two lanes, during El Nino, with the Equatorial current in the middle of the two eddy lanes.  During El Nino they sort of work like highway guardrails.  Actually, the work sort of like train tracks.

The ACC is the strongest current on Earth, and it does NOT merely occupy a layer of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica.  It encompasses all of the Southern Ocean near there, from the surface to the bottom.   It transports approximately 225 MILLION cubic yards of ocean water per second.  It causes a circular current that keeps the cold within the Antarctic continent.  When a ship sails outside of that ocean water circle, the ocean's heat-increase is suddenly noticeable.  It's not a gradual effect.  It's kind of like the St. Lawrence River's point where predominate salt water becomes predominate fresh water.

Every summer, the Antarctic sea ice extent recedes almost to the continent's shoreline ... except where there are ice shelves.  NOAA long since observed that approximately 15% of Antarctic wintertime sea ice remains in tact at the end of the Antarctic summer.  But, the most important thing to note is that there is no noticeable sea level rise after the end of Antarctic summertime, despite the disappearance of sea ice there.  In as much, the summertime ice loss of Antarctica is NOT a once in a 7.5 million year event.  It's a once in every one year event, year after year.

NASA attributed at least "some" of this effect to the gradual lessening of albedo in the Southern Ocean.  The lesser the sea ice, the more the surface water, and the lesser the albedo.

Albedo is the amount of the sun's energy that reflects back into space.  Now, snow-covered ice has much more albedo than does ice alone.  That is to say, more of the Sun's energy bounces back into space after hitting snow covered ice than hitting uncovered ice.  And of course, Antarctica is a desert.  Snowfall there is a rarity.  Each Pole is a high pressure convection zone, thereby translating into desert.  This is the same as both 30th parallel convection zones, north and south.  The 30th Parallel, north and south, is/are where the major deserts of Planet Earth are located.

None the less, when sunlight hits ice, snow, etc, most of the sunlight reflects back into outer-space.  When it hits water, most of it does not bounce back into space.  In fact, water, sand, grass, leaves, and dirt have very low "albedo values."  Furthermore, asphalt has the lowest albedo, meaning that it absorbs solar radiant heat the most.  Thus, when you are in the city, it's NOT co2 that's causing the "urban heat island effect."  It's asphalt.   

When it comes to water, there are exceptions in the "albedo value," where the majority of sunlight reflects back into space upon hitting certain types of water.  This depends on the Sun's angle.  The lower the angle, the higher the albedo.  

There is much more to include which can be considered "beyond the scope" of this discourse.  Explaining it all would take three posts, and there would still be decisive questions left to be answered about Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.  The bottom line is that atmospheric science & oceanography are very intricate sciences, and you cannot be a stereotypical corporate television airhead and reduce every weather condition on Planet Earth to "the burning of fossil fuels" and "co2" ... or even "greenhouse gases." 

Concerning the volume of greenhouse gases throughout the Earth's atmosphere, 90% of them is WATER VAPOR.  Needless to say, you cannot sequester the oceans and their 352 quintillion gallons of water.   You cannot ban water.  Where are you gonna hide it?

The other way in which ice can literally disappear

As a quick note, ice loss can also occur via "sublimation," where ice turns into vapor without first turning into a liquid called water.  Fast winds require this.  So, how were the Rossby waves/winds this Summer?  Some of us don't have the luxury of time to look into every type of file and report,  including updates on Rossby wave action.  None the less, the Year 2023 is NOT NOT NOT anywhere close to becoming the first ice-free August and/or September in the Arctic Ocean since who-knows-when.  

Then comes the Antarctic Ice Gains Hidden by the Mainstream Media

Between 2009 and 2019, East Antarctica had 661 gigatons of ice GAIN.  See:

https://www.bluemarblealbum.com/2023/08/661-gigaton-ice-gain.html

It's West Antarctica where ice is receding, and ironically the vast majority of Antarctica's subglacial volcanoes are in West Antarctica, positioned like a "string of fire."  

Now, before 2017, it was taught that 91 subglacial volcanoes sit in Antarctica.  After 2017, the conjecture was that 138 volcanos in all are in Antarctica.  Thus, there are 7 to 11  dozen volcanos on Antarctica's continent.  

And finally, there were 34 ice shelves studied, out of Antarctica's 48 major ones.  Eighteen of those ice shelves were found to be retreating (receding.)   Sixteen of them were found to be growing.  Two of them are the largest ones on Antarctica.  One of them is the size of Spain, and the other one is slightly bigger than Montana.  They are the Ross Ice Shelf and the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf.

The decisive question is how much of this maximum Antarctic ice extent is the "least"?  The answer is 5.84 million square miles as of mid-August 2023, with approximately four weeks of Wintertime ice accumulation remaining.  

Now, the record high is 7.78 million sq miles which occurred in September of 2015.  More importantly, as recently as two years ago, the Antarctic maximum sea ice extent was 7.12 million sq mi.  Last year, the maximum extent was 7.02 million sq mi.  Thus, there is NO ongoing trend of disastrous ice decline in Antarctica.  In fact, the US government's Boulder Colorado crew stated, "In the past decade, the September winter maximum has been extremely variable, hitting record and near-record highs, as well as near-record lows."  

The bottom line is that the Antarctic continent remains surrounded by an overly massive amount of sea ice, during winter.  The equally important bottom line is that today's journalists, especially those who work for Bill-Gates-funded media outlets, are unconscionable liars who apparently don't care about the disgraceful legacy that they will leave behind them.  

Even though there is presently a stranglehold on the media outlets by outright liars, it won't always be that way.  The truth will eventually come forth, in a number of topics that are being misrepresented to the public, by CNN and similar unconscionable entities.  The con game will be out in the open for everyone to see, years, decades and even centuries from now.  The arrogant of today will be forever humbled.

Below:  Official stuff.  This IS a product of NASA, and it shows no end-of-the-world type of ice loss, even if 2023 comes to be the year with the least Antarctic maximum sea ice extent or the least sea ice concentration in known history.  When it comes to Antarctica, even the least is an astoundingly massive amount.




April 24, 2024

Antarctica 2021: Coldest 6 months. 6 months later: Lowest Ice Extent. 6 months more later: Healthy monthly ice gain, after lowest ice reading.

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The news of it was liberating, because it was the opposite of the 30 year long encroaching doom predictions of ~ non-scientist Al Gore, ~ Michael "Hockey Sticks" Mann who should know better, and ~the Jim Hansen whose June 1988 senate pre-hearing antics were revealed by former Senator Wirth.  

The unexpected news came three years after most of the pending doom predictions were supposed to have come to pass.  In fact, the news came one year after the glaciers at Glacier National Park were supposed to have melted away.   

The news of this event made its way to the tunnel-visioned CNN.  At present, the news of it is being smothered by other climate-related coverage.  Newer news reports have reported conditions opposite of what happened for a six month period in 2021:

                     ***   Antarctica had its COLDEST winter on record.   *** 

Antarctic winters are six months long.  Therefore, Antarctica had its coldest six month period in known history.  More concisely . . .

At the Amundsen-Scott Station, the 2021 April to September temperatures averaged MINUS 78 degrees Fahrenheit.  That amounts to 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit LOWER than the station's 30 year average.

Now, with all the climate disaster propaganda being constantly released, did you assume that the Global Warming profiteers would sit idly and re-assess their belief system, upon hearing that Antarctica's coldest winter had just transpired?  ANS:  Of course not.  They went into hyper-drive, ramping-up the Global Warming, man-made-co2, burning-of-fossil-fuel, cap-and-tax, carbon-tax propaganda in geometric progressions.  And there were outrageous sleight-of-hand deceptions amidst actual news events.

The message always was that the world was going to soon end, if you did not shell out hundreds of billions of American taxpayer dollars and corporate donation dollars to them --- to the Climate Change People.  

There were outrageously high amounts of taxpayer dollars that were already appropriated during the final two years of the Obama administration.  The money was appropriated in the form of  "Climate Change Adaptation" & "Climate Change Research."

But, the Year 2022 was the year of far more tax dollar appropriations.  The tax dollars are simply added sums to the already overwhelming National Debt.  

The outrage is that, instead of spending time and money on life-giving CO2, efforts should have been made in remedying the ills caused by synthetic chemicals and their inundation into every realm of life.  And of course, these synthetic chemicals includes those "Forever Chemicals" such as polyfluoroalkyl substances (aka PFAS,) for starters, followed by many more of the synthetic realm.

BTW, the weather in 2022 wasn't that much different than the climate conditions in very hot and very dry 2012.  I went on a 12,000 mile road trip in the Summer of 2012.  I am well familiar with that type of heated landscape.  I was in the Mojave Desert at 102F.  I was in Oklahoma, when it was 106F.  I remember Arkansas at 104F, and it wasn't all that bad. 

In fact, I remember crossing over the Mississippi River, en route to Vicksburg Mississippi, in late August.  The river's width thinned-out considerably.  That's what alarmed me.  That's when I thought, "yikes."  But, the Mississippi River did get replenished.

I am also familiar with the Winter of 2014 --- the coldest winter in 40 years.  As I recently stated, climate is a cyclical roller coaster ride.  So, spend your money on countering PFAS chemicals, not on life-giving co2.  To combat CO2 is to combat life itself.

Climate Man say, "We're all gonna dry-up soon."  No, wait . . .
Climate Man say, "We're all gonna drown, when the salty seas rise over the piers."

The illustrations directly below concern the sea ice extent surrounding Antarctica in June and July of this year ... 2022.  The red fluorescent circle around the Antarctica ice extent is the average (actually the "median") amount of ice which is usually present there in June and then in July.  

While looking at it, the ice extent looks boringly average ... typical.  No big loss of ice through the years.  No big deal.  In fact, look at the numbers at the horizontal bottom of each illustration:

Total extent for June 2022 was 12.1 MILLION square kilometers (which is 4.67 MILLION  square miles.) 

Total ice extent for July 2022 was 14.9 million sq km (which is 5.75 million square miles of ice extent there.)

This means that, in 30 days, Antarctica gained 2,800,000 square kilometers of ice.  That amounts to 1,080,000 square miles of added ice extent, in one month's time.  That amounts to 36,000 sq miles of added ice per day ... added by nature.  This equal 93,333 square kilometers of new ice per day, added naturally.

In all that gain, the news simply stated that the July 2022 Antarctic sea ice extent was the lowest since 1979, for any month of July.  Incidentally, 1979 was the year of the highest Arctic sea ice extent.  

In having the Sea Ice Extent starting date the same as the year with the highest volume of sea ice, it guarantees that every year to follow will have a lower ice content number than the "benchmark year."  That is deception in action, being that the unfamiliar person will instantly assume that 1979 was an average ice year, instead of the year with the most ice on record.

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Previously, in late February 2022, the report was that Antarctica had it lowest ice extent in ultra-modern history, meaning "since 1979." It was exactly like the report of July of that year.  At the least, the Space Magazine author who did quote the U.S. National Snow & Ice Data Center in an article, stated that:

"However, the amount of Antarctic sea ice varies considerably each year and climate change is not necessarily to blame." ...

... "The shrinking is likely natural, and partly due to strong winds pushing some sea ice farther north into warmer waters, Nature reported.  I think much, if not all, of the event can be ascribed to natural variability," said Walt Meier, a senior research scientist at the NSIDC.  NSIDC stands for National Snow & Ice Date Center.   Furthermore . . .

 "Antarctic sea ice varies considerably from year to year, and the NSIDC has not found a statistically significant trend in one direction or another using satellite data. This year was the lowest minimum sea-ice extent on record, but the highest minimum sea-ice extent was recorded in 2015." 

Of course, a Climate Con Artist will present this 2022 event in a false light, and then apply intimidation tactics, telling you that it's your fault for burning fossil fuels, and you have to pay the carbon tax, to make up for your sins..  When you don't buy what the guy is asserting, you end up intimidating the climate con artist.

Driving on an amount of ice as large as the July 2022 ICE GAIN is equivalent to driving from Washington D.C. to the outskirts of Miami Florida --- (the square root of 1.08 million miles is 1,039.  Miami to D.C. is 1,050 miles.)  Yet, July 2022 is supposed to have been the least amount of July sea ice extent in modern record-keeping.

All in all, that's a lot of ice accumulation.  Yet, it resulted in the lowest ice extent number on the chart, as far as concerns the month of July.  The remedy is to compare the more recent years, as you search for a trend or the absence of a trend.  Study wind conditions, air masses, the jet stream, air pressure, Etc.  Things are never what they seem to be to an inexperienced novice.

In addition, check for the writers'/speakers' financial interest in the matter upon which he/she speaks.  If the person making the report stands to gain (or has already been payed) tremendous amounts of taxpayer dollars, in a climate-related government contract, then he/she has a conflict of interest and cannot be brought into the conversation.

The lesson:  Don't let yourself be deceived by your failure to recognize proportionality.  Such proportionality is translated into numbers, charts, tables, and graphs.  A person can take numbers and twist them in such away that he makes a doomsday scenario.  If someone is looking for sensationalism and ratings, doomsday will be described, and this is irresponsible to do. 

July 2022 is supposed to be the month of the least sea ice extent for any July month.  It does NOT look much different than any other Winter month.  It still had a lot of ice.  The red line, of course, is the median amount of sea ice extent for July ... the typical amount ... the expected amount.

June 2022:  Antarctic sea ice extent was 12.1 million sq km.  That's 4.67 million square miles.  July 2022:  The ice extent expanded to 14.9 sq km, aka 5.75 million sq miles.  That was an INCREASE of 1.08 million sq miles, aka 2.8 million sq km, between June and July.  That's an increase of 36,000 sq miles of new ice per day (93,333 sq km per day.)  So, where's the End of the World in all that ice accumulation?

 
Comparison: June 2021: 13.5 million sq km (5.21 million sq miles.)
                      July 2021: 16.4 million sq km (6.33 million sq miles.)
                         30 day ice extent increase = 1,120,000 sq miles;
                        an increase of 37,333 sq miles of new ice per day.
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The June to July ice gain for 2021 (when there was a record cold winter) is virtually the same for 2022 (when the July ice extent was the lowest since modernized record keeping began in 1979.)  It was 36,000 sq miles of new ice per day vs 37,333 sq miles of new ice per day.  The Year 2020 wasn't too far behind, at 32,333 sq miles of new ice per day.   It was not all that different.  The lesson:  Con artists use numbers to scare you.   

June 2020: 13.2 million sq km (5.09 million sq miles)
July 2020:  15.7 million sq km (6.06 million sq miles)
                               That was a 30 day increase of  970,000 square miles.                                 That was an average of 32,333 square miles per day of new ice.