Alli Snow (allisnow) wrote,
Alli Snow

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A very inconvenient truth

Okay I know that line's been used about a million times but I couldn't help myself.

All you'll hear the mainstream media talking about right now is how the European Space Agency (*cough*) says that the Northwest Passage is open and NSIDC says the ice up there isn't as thick as it used to be and there will be no more polar bears by 2050.

Well personally I would ask, what have polar bears ever done for me, but that's beside the point.

What the media is generally not reporting is that, by comparison, in the Antarctic - where 90% of the world's ice can be found, ahem - ice is actually at a record high.

While the Antarctic Peninsula area has warmed in recent years and ice near it diminished during the Southern Hemisphere summer, the interior of Antarctica has been colder and ice elsewhere has been more extensive and longer lasting, which explains the increase in total extent. This dichotomy was shown in this World Climate Report blog posted recently with a similar tale told in this paper by Ohio State Researcher David Bromwich, who agreed “It’s hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now”.

Which explains perfectly why it's not being reported.
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