Sea Ice Claims on Thin Ice

Written by Steven Goddard


April 25, 2009
Steven Goddard from Watts Up With That

Last weeks' top Antarctic AGW story was: Antarctic ice melting faster than expected. due to CO2, of course. This week the #1 story is: Antarctic ice spreading but the increase in size is due to "stratospheric ozone depletion" which is of course also caused by man-made gases. So Antarctic ice is disappearing faster than expected due to man, and it is also expanding in size due to man.  Meanwhile, the early autumn temperature in Vostok, Antarctica is a toasty -95F, a nice warm up from the -104F temperatures earlier this week.


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Oh, and one minor problem with the ozone hole theory “The ozone hole occurs during the Antarctic spring, from September to early December” - but the positive ice anomaly occurred during the autumn and winter (March through July) as represented by the red line below. And while the ozone hole was present, ice was normal. So the ice excess probably has nothing to do with the ozone hole.


The AGW standard for broad acceptance of new theories seems to be "not completely implausible - if you avoid actually looking at the body of data or what you might have said last week." Read more and comment here.

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