Experts: Global warming means more An...

Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

There are 3 comments on the Foster's Daily Democrat story from Oct 18, 2012, titled Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice. In it, Foster's Daily Democrat reports that:

The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 18, 2012
One more distorted comment. There is not MORE ICE.

Funny how the internet promotes more BAD information than good. The bad information usually has more 'dedicated volunteers' to spread it.

The reduction in thickness more than makes up for the slight increase in area.

Not that it matters. The MAIN error in these comparisons is that they are comparing Arctic summer minimum ice with Antarctic winter maximums.

And the maximum is not really relevant since the sun is down for 6 months and there is no light to reflect. Nor is the increase in area significant.

It is caused by climate changes that promote a larger though thinner cover to form during the winter (ozone depletion causes an outward flow of cooler air, and increased rain and snow causes a lower salinity layer that freezes easier.)

It is forecast that this will continue for a decade or more and then the warming will overpower these small effects.
lili11

Richmond Hill, Canada

#2 Feb 20, 2013
I agree that the media has been "over exaggerating" about what is really happening in our environment. Do you think that global warming isn't really as bad as the media is saying that it is?
litesong

Everett, WA

#3 Feb 20, 2013
As AGW science has predicted in 2002, confirmed in 2005 & AGW deniers love to confirm in years after, Antarctic sea ice increases in area:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/06/...

The warm oceans are putting more moisture in the air, which moves onto Antarctica & falls as snow & creates more sea ice.

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