NASA finds no retreat of polar ice
The notion that the polar ice caps would melt and flood coastal cities was always the best marketing tool for the global warming fraud. After all, some people prefer warm weather, and no part of the United States is in the tropics, where heat per se would be the most bothersome. Until humans develop gills, flooded cities would be a write-off.
But the ice caps just didn't get the message, and, as we reported yesterday, the ice caps are just as thick as they were decades ago. Those poor polar bears stranded on small pieces of ice will be just fine.
Now comes data from NASA, the space folks, who, when they are not touting the achievements of Muslim scientists, study climate change. Their data show that the extent, as well as the thickness, of the polar ice caps is unchanged. James Taylor of Forbes reports:
Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth's polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede. ...
Updated NASA satellite data show the polar ice caps remained at approximately their 1979 extent until the middle of the last decade. Beginning in 2005, however, polar ice modestly receded for several years. By 2012, polar sea ice had receded by approximately 10 percent from 1979 measurements. (Total polar ice area – factoring in both sea and land ice – had receded by much less than 10 percent, but alarmists focused on the sea ice loss as "proof" of a global warming crisis.) ...
In late 2012, however, polar ice dramatically rebounded and quickly surpassed the post-1979 average. Ever since, the polar ice caps have been at a greater average extent than the post-1979 mean.
Now, in May 2015, the updated NASA data show polar sea ice is approximately 5 percent above the post-1979 average.
During the modest decline in 2005 through 2012, the media presented a daily barrage of melting ice cap stories. Since the ice caps rebounded – and then some – how have the media reported the issue?
The answer, of course, is that outside of conservative media, these findings have been ignored.