The earths temperature has cycled long before man arrived on the scene."They went in search evidence of the worlds melting ice caps, but instead a team of climate scientists have been forced to abandon their mission because the Antarctic ice is thicker than usual at this time of year.
The scientists have been stuck aboard the stricken MV Akademik Schokalskiy since Christmas Day, with repeated sea rescue attempts being abandoned as icebreaking ships failed to reach them.
Now that effort has been ditched, with experts admitting the ice is just too thick. Instead the crew have built an icy helipad, with plans afoot to rescue the 74-strong team by helicopter."
Arctic ice was up 29% last year. Antarctic ice (overall volume) is the highest in thirty-five years.
The Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) issued a press release that indicated sea ice in the Southern Ocean has reached the highest extent in the last decades. It was only in the mid-1970s that a similar sea ice extent had been observed. The Cryosphere released a paper stating that Antarctica has been gaining surface ice and snow accumulation for the last 150+ years.
The jury is out in my mind how much damage fossil fuels and Freon type gases have on the weather.
I do believe storms seem to be getting more violent and stronger these days. This weekend we are be going to see temperatures below -10.
The same goes for the summer time. Storms, tornadoes and hurricanes seem to be larger and stronger than before.