For years Antarctica was a blot on the reputation of the Global warming nuts. You see the damned continent just REFUSED to get warmer. The Fact is satellite evidence has shown that the vast mass of Antarctica, has been getting colder over the past 30 years. Last year’s sea-ice cover was 30 per cent above average.
All that changed earlier this week:
The continent of Antarctica is warming up in step with the rest of the world, according to a new analysis. Scientists say data from satellites and weather stations indicate a warming of about 0.6C over the last 50 years.
Writing in the journal Nature, they say the trend is “difficult to explain” without the effect of rising greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. Meanwhile, scientists in Antarctica say a major ice shelf is about to break away from the continent. The Wilkins Ice Shelf is said to be “hanging by a thread” from the Antarctic Peninsula, the strip of land pointing from the white continent towards the southern tip of South America. BBC
There is only problem with the study, MUCH OF THE NUMBERS WERE MADE UP! The UK Telegraph reports:
But then a good many experts began to examine just what new evidence had been used to justify this dramatic finding. It turned out that it was produced by a computer model based on combining the satellite evidence since 1979 with temperature readings from surface weather stations.
The problem with Antarctica, though, is that has so few weather stations. So what the computer had been programmed to do, by a formula not yet revealed, was to estimate the data those missing weather stations would have come up with if they had existed. In other words, while confirming that the satellite data have indeed shown the Antarctic as cooling since 1979, the study relied ultimately on pure guesswork, to show that in the past 50 years the continent has warmed – by just one degree Fahrenheit.
One of the first to express astonishment was Dr Kenneth Trenberth, a senior scientist with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a convinced believer in global warming, who wryly observed “it is hard to make data where none exists”. A disbelieving Ross Hayes, an atmospheric scientist who has often visited the Antarctic for Nasa, sent Professor Steig a caustic email ending: “with statistics you can make numbers go to any conclusion you want. It saddens me to see members of the scientific community do this for media coverage.” Source: Despite the hot air, the Antarctic is not warming up
This is not the first time that we have found that the Members of the Church of Global Warming Moonbats, have MADE UP the facts as they went along. What am I missing here? We are going to depress the world economy and create incredible inflationary pressure, all because of bogus made up numbers. Something is definatly rotten here.