Antarctic Summer Melt At Lowest Levels...

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    Antarctic Ice Melt at Lowest Levels in Satellite Era

    Filed under: Antarctic, Climate Changes, Glaciers/Sea Ice, Polar —

    Where are the headlines? Where are the press releases? Where is all the attention?

    The ice melt across during the Antarctic summer (October-January) of 2008-2009 was the lowest ever recorded in the satellite history.

    Such was the finding reported last week by Marco Tedesco and Andrew Monaghan in the journal Geophysical Research Letters:

    A 30-year minimum Antarctic snowmelt record occurred during austral summer 2008–2009 according to spaceborne microwave observations for 1980–2009. Strong positive phases of both the El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Hemisphere Annular Mode (SAM) were recorded during the months leading up to and including the 2008–2009 melt season.


    World Climate Report » Antarctic Ice Melt at Lowest Levels in Satellite Era
     
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    Hide the decline
     
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    No headlines because these findings don't fit the pre-determined metanarrative: Global Warming.
     
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    See we aren't driving around enough in our SUV's. I told you to go that extra mile everyday.

    Either that or not enough Dinosaur farts.
     
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    This salt in their wound has gotta sting.
     
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    It's a mystery.
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    snip,
    The earth has been warmer in the past, and that includes less ice on both poles.
    Man didn't cause polar melting back then, and he isn't causing it now.
     
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    APB, where are old rockhead and chrissy ? ...... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Old Rocks is busy studying Australian Geography/Topography at the moment. :rofl:
     
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    This happened right after Al Gore and Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Coincidence? I think not.
     
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