Sunday, February 03, 2008

Arctic ice isn't vanishing after all

Christopher Booker wrote in Telegraph Last autumn the BBC and others could scarcely contain their excitement in reporting that the Arctic ice was melting so fast there would soon be none left.
Ice melting in autumn. Whoda thunk it.
Sea ice cover had shrunk to the lowest level ever recorded. But for some reason the warmists are less keen on the latest satellite findings,
Which show they were wrong.
reported by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the website Cryosphere Today by the University of Illinois. This body is committed to warmist orthodoxy and contributes to the work of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Yet its graph of northern hemisphere sea ice area, which shows the ice shrinking from 13,000 million sq km to just 4 million from the start of 2007 to October, also shows it now almost back to 13 million sq km.
More ice in February? It looks like we may have a cycle here.
A second graph, "Global Ice Area", shows a similar pattern repeated every year since satellite records began in 1979; while a third, "Southern Hemisphere Ice", shows that sea ice has actually expanded in recent years, well above its 30-year mean.

Don Suber blogged And China suffers its worst winter storm in 50 years.

And Jerusalem suffers a major snowstorm.

And Baghdad suffers snow for the first time in memory.

And Iran suffers snow and a harsh winter that may cost Ahmadinejad his job.

And Afghanistan suffers snowstorms that have collapsed its emergency services.

And Chicago suffers its worst snowstorms in a while.

It snowed in Southern California.
Weather is cyclical. Next summer the ice will melt again, and ten next winter it will form again.

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