No, Antarctic Ice Isn’t Melting Into Oblivion
The mockingbird MSM recently ran copy-&-paste stories claiming that Antarctic’s ice sheet is headed for collapse.
Melting Antarctic ice was reported to be causing a dramatic slowdown in deep ocean currents, which “could have a disastrous effect on the climate”, parroted the world’s propagandizing and wolf-crying media.
But alas, facts are a happy accident wherever the likes of the BBC are concerned, the circulation of fear is their modus operandi and they’ll use any old junk science in order to press it onto a dutiful yet increasingly tired and crisis-weary public.
The latest legacy media fear-drive states that the less dense fresh water from the melting ice cap will interrupt the downwards movement of water towards the sea bottom which, in turn, will affect world oceanic currents. The activist-science blog the Conversation reported that “torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse”. While the BBC themselves, clearly unsaddled by the burden of credibility, which was lost many moons ago, referred their intellectually undemanding readers to the movie The Day After Tomorrow — go science!
Worst still, this latest round of circle-drumming drivel is based on nothing but modeling — 35 million computer hours of modeling, no less, based on the IPCC’s “high emissions” scenario. But as recently reviewed by Dr. Judith Curry, this worst-case scenario has been dropped in many scientific circles on the grounds it is recognized as implausible –with global warming of barely 0.1C over the last two decades likely a factor in this rug-sweeping– yet still, Dr. Curry notes that extreme prophesies based on this scenario still routinely do the MSM rounds, and even remain in IPCC pages. “Rejecting these extreme scenarios has rendered obsolete much of the climate literature and assessments of the last decade,” points out Dr. Curry.
“Our modelling shows that if global carbon emissions continue at the current rate, then the Antarctica overturning will slow by more than 40% in the next 30 years,” said lead author of the study, Prof Matthew England of Sydney’s University of NSW — and there’s the crux: CO2 emissions, i.e. human prosperity.
The elite want us poor and powerless, they want ‘feudalism 2’, and the best way to achieve this is via the eradication of cheap and reliable energy — the backbone of human prosperity. But something big was needed in order for the global population to accept such an overhaul, a powerful dogma that would see us proles walk ourselves into the gas chamber: “the end of the world”.
We saw the exact same principle play out with COVID and the ‘vaccines’ — our cure will be your savoir, they said.
Returning to Antarctic, the continent’s ice sheet was “close to balance” during the period 2012-16 , according to research conducted by NASA satellite ice-mapping scientists, and after extending their studies back to 1992, the researchers found large total gains for the sheet.
As regularly exposed on Electroverse, the data unequivocally point to a cooling Antarctica, which has AGW Party ‘scientists’ scrambling for ‘acceptable’ answers. Study after study supports this contention, this fact — as do the continent’s irrefutable thermometer readings.
The South Pole suffered its coldest-ever coreless winter in 2021 (April-Sept), and has posted anomalously cold months ever since. These include Nov 2022’s -40.4C (-40.7F)–coldest since 1987; Dec 2022’s -29.1C (-20.4F)–coldest since 2006; Jan 2023’s -31.3C (-24.3F)–coldest since 1995; Feb 2023’s -41.1C (-42F)–which is -0.7C below the norm. And with an overall reading of -35.6C/-32.1F, this made it the second coldest Nov – Feb on record (after 1999-2000’s -36.6C/-33.9F))
As Stefano Di Battista recently asked on Twitter: “Singularity or new climatic phase?”.
If the world’s propagandizing ‘news’ outlets insist on reporting that Antarctica sea ice is melting in oblivion–which NASA reveals it most certainly isn’t–then they need to come up with a new mechanism to support it, because temperatures, clearly, are playing no part.
Perhaps the BBC could look into the myriad of submarine volcanoes stirring under the polar ice; that is, if it, a propagandizing arm of the WEF et al., can overcome its endemic lack of curiosity.
Shiveluch Erupts (Again)
As a lot of you are aware, Russia’s Sheveluch volcano erupted to 52,000 feet on April 10, sending ash into the stratosphere and therefor exerting a cooling affect on the planet.
Very heavy ashfall was noted in the surrounding regions soon after the eruption — the largest ashfall in 60 years hit the city of Klyuchi, according to the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS), where power outages and polluted drinking water in the city have been reported, and all businesses/schools have been closed with residents urged not to leave their homes.
Since the initial blow-off, a continuation of strong explosive activity has been reported by the Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT). This includes a pop to 40,000 feet on April 11, a separate 33,000 footer on April 11, and another 28,000 feet eruption today, April 12.
The volcano has gone “full eruption mode,” tweeted the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Elsewhere, explosive activity is increasing at Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico, too.
In the statement made by the Mexican National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENAPRED), 12 new eruptions took place at Popocatepetl over the past 24 hours alone, with 199 gas and ash outputs recorded during that time.
This makes for 308 eruptions so far this year — a stark increase to the 113 noted in all of 2022.
Volcanic eruptions are one of the key climatic forcings driving Earth into its next bout of global cooling.
They have been shown to increase in both number and explosivity during times of prolonged solar decline–thought to be tied to an influx of cosmic rays (CRs) penetrating and exciting silica-rich magma. In short, during solar minimums the Sun’s magnetic field weakens and the outward pressure of the solar wind decreases. This allows more CRs to enter the inner solar system, including our own planet’s atmosphere.