Antarctica Melting or Not?

antarctica ice melting

We need help, is Antarctica melting or not? We are really confused. First there are news stories it is, then there are stories saying it isn’t. Next we see stories refuting both stories, and then more refuting the refuted stories.  Is “Global Warming”, sorry, “Climate Change”, real or not?

Last week a scientific expedition to Antarctica was interrupted when the research ship investigating why the Antarctic ice is melting became stuck in the ice because of record amounts of ice. All this in the middle of the Antarctic summer when, according to the global warming religious, the ice should be almost non-existent. First the ship was stuck because of global warming and then it wasn’t, we need to make up our collective minds.

And then today we hear the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is melting because of “climate change.” While at the same time other mainstream media outlets are reporting global temperatures are cooling, not rising. What’s up with that? Is this the same Antarctica where the ship is stuck or is there another? If the ice in Antarctica is melting, how can this be?

Are we warming or are we cooling? Should we sell the beachfront property because it will be under water soon due to the polar ice caps melting or should we invest in polar bear futures because they may be overpopulated soon? Who are we to believe? What are we to do?

And what about all this brutally cold weather much of the United States is experiencing? Is this caused by “Global Warming” as well? Oops, there we go again, we have to call it “Climate Change” now since evidently we aren’t warming, just experiencing changes in the climate, something which has never happened since the world began. Some years it is going to be cold, some years it is going to be warm, yes it is true. Still, we are constantly warned of all the catastrophic consequences from the rise of global temperatures even though the evidence shows no such thing.

Let’s go back to 2005 when National Geographic magazine predicted a 1° F rise in temperature by 2030.  In 2012, Reuters predicted 100 million people would die by 2030 if we didn’t act now. (Ironically these are the same people who were decrying the fact the world will soon be overpopulated if we didn’t do something in 2012) It was also predicted the ice caps would be completely gone by 2012, since it is now 2013, we can only ask the question: Was the research ship stuck in the ice really stuck somewhere else, perhaps the Amazon?

So we ask again, who should we believe? How can we not be confused? Is there “climate change” or not? Is Antarctica I danger of melting or not? Is there an overpopulation problem or not? Are we running out of Polar Bears or will there be too many? Can somebody please help us learn the truth?

Commentary by a dazed and confused: Paul Roy

Sources:
National Monitor

New York Times, New York Times (2)

C3 Headlines

Chicago Tribune

National Geographic

Reuters, Reuters (2)

Wattsupwiththat.com

8 Responses to "Antarctica Melting or Not?"

  1. Melvin Louis Thomas   March 6, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    There is no argument here. Just the same delusional preaching to the choir.

    High school science explains enough thermodynamics to make the record ice argument a pointless fact. If 20 cubic miles of ice melts in a year, the surrounding water would be slush. Which would make the dark shallow ice more prevalent.

    And as a person from NJ, the so called cold season is caused by the high specific heat of water formed by ice melting. The high levels of precipitation are a bigger cause for concern. It takes a staggeringly stupid group of people to pretend that water levels are not rising. And only idiots think the water is not coming from melting permanent ice.

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  2. Paul Roy   January 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I wouldn’t expect Democracy Now to say anything other than the party line. Other meteorologists say global warming is not real. Look back through history, and you will see there have been peaks and valleys in climate throughout history. WE have had periods of extreme cold and extreme heat, even long before the industrial age.

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  3. robin bun   January 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    As was explained by Meteorologist recently on Democracy Now, the unusual cold that has been experienced in the USA is a perfect example of an unexpected change as a result of global warming. Because of global warming, the temperature range or differential between the polar regions and the equator lessens, and this results in whiplash effect of the jet stream. The jet stream can wander off its tight artic coarse, and dip into lower latitudes bringing artic cold. Thus global warming brings extremes and unusual weather. Remember that the overall energy trapped is greater, and has the potential to stir things and move systems in unusual ways. If you were truly more interested in why, rather than taking a political stand, perhaps you would find the answers you seek.

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    • Paul Roy   January 6, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I have made myself knowledgeable which is why I believe global warming is a hoax. Why don’t you take the time to follow the money and see who is gaining from the propagation on the myth?

      As far as being childish, I suggest it is those who refuse to look at all sides of a question, and close their minds to other points of view are the ones who are childish.

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      • DMA   January 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm

        Thanks Paul, I totally agree with you.

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        • Paul Roy   January 6, 2014 at 4:09 pm

          You are very welcome and thank you for reading. You can connect to my Facebook page, Paul Roy Jr. and be notified whenever I write anything.

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      • CAW   January 7, 2014 at 12:09 am

        Paul,

        Believing is what you do in church; Global warming is not correctly describing mankind’s influence and all this being a hoax would mean that all ices and glaciers globally are now on the payroll of what you call “money”. Of course, that ”money” is taking advantage, but that takes advantage of anything, anywhere and anytime. To retreat behind that simple fact and declare climate issues solved is like a child covering its eyes thinking it is invisible.

        Once you will find out that your hoax has run out of planet it will be damn late.

        caw

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