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Friday, March 28, 2008

Inhofe: Media Hype on ‘Melting’ Antarctic Ignores Record Ice Growth

From Marc Morano at Sen Jim Inhofe's EPW Press Blog:

The media is once again hyping an allegedly dire consequence of man-made global warming. This time the media is promoting the ice loss of one tiny fraction of the giant ice-covered continent and completely ignoring the current record ice growth on Antarctica.

Contrary to media hype, the vast majority of Antarctica has cooled over the past 50 years and ice coverage has grown to record levels since satellite monitoring began in the 1979, according to peer-reviewed studies and scientists who study the area. (LINK)

Former Weather Channel Meteorologist Joe D’Aleo rejected the hype surrounding the recent Wilkins Ice Shelf collapse in Western Antarctica. “The shattered part of the Wilkins ice sheet was 160 square miles in area, which is just 0.01% of the total current Antarctic ice cover, like an icicle falling from a snow and ice covered roof,” D’Aleo wrote on March 25. (LINK)

“We are very likely going to exceed last year’s record [for Southern Hemisphere ice extent]. Yet the world is left with the false impression Antarctica’s ice sheet is also starting to disappear,” D’Aleo added.
h/t: Newsbeat1

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It really is amazing to see how biased the media is and how much evidence is ignored by so-called scientists and activists. I find that lately, it has proved impossible to make a point discrediting global warming at all, especially since any change in temperature is proof of global warming. If it's really cold outside- we're in an ice age caused by global warming, It's truly ridiculous!