Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Arctic sea ice: Still more than the last two years 

Media bleating notwithstanding, it now appears unlikely that the summer melting of the Arctic sea ice will exceed the record set in 2007 or even, perhaps, 2008. If the trend continues, next year we will have more of the all-important "multi-year" ice.

Unless, of course, the powers that be move the goalposts again.


By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Tue Aug 18, 08:28:00 PM:

What really must fry AGW fans is the fact that increasing the amount of sea ice raises the sea level.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Aug 18, 08:29:00 PM:

Global cooling is caused by global warming......there I said it again.

Al Gore  

By Blogger TigerHawk, at Tue Aug 18, 08:41:00 PM:

Mr. Ed, the quantity of sea ice has no effect on the sea level - just float an ice cube in a glass and see what happens to the level of the water as it melts. Melting sea ice does not, therefore, raise the sea level. That is why the alarmists focus on Greenland -- melting glaciers do raise the sea level, because they introduce new water to the system. But the biggest impact on sea level is the rising temperature of the ocean, which causes the water to expand (warmer water takes up more room than cool water).  

By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Tue Aug 18, 10:45:00 PM:

Yes, TH you are right. Thanks for the correction. I checked the physics and agree. I once read on the BBC how the melting of the Arctic ice cap, due to global warming, would cause the sea level to rise. I over corrected.

Gawd it's hot in here.


By Anonymous Blacque Jacques Shellacque, at Wed Aug 19, 03:02:00 AM:

Here's more climate change bleating.

If methane is indeed escaping, why doesn't someone devise a way to capture it, then set up shop there and send it back for us to use as fuel?  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wed Aug 19, 09:58:00 AM:

Well, no matter that AGW is a myth, the real risk is and always was that the sky is going to fall and you should all be very fearful. So there.  

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