All posts tagged: Antarctic Ice Cap

Antarctic penguin colony Photo: Ray Muzyka/Flickr

NASA fesses up — the Antarctic ice pack has been increasing in size for the past 33 years

It’s a major confession for an organization that has promoted man-made global warming for the past couple of decades. But confession is good for the soul. A new study released by NASA shows that the Antarctic ice sheet has increased in size each year since 1992. The report appeared in the October 30th issue of Journal of Glaciology. The thawing of the polar ice caps has been one of the major cornerstones of UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) push to have country’s sign a climate treaty. It claims if we don’t reign in CO2 emissions, the ice caps will melt causing ocean levels to rise, sinking islands and washing away coastal cities. Unfortunately, the facts are not lining up with the fear mongering as the NASA report shows during the very period the IPCC claimed the Antarctic ice cap was shrinking, it was actually increasing in size. Using satellites, NASA measured the height of the Antarctic ice caps. These measurements revealed between 1992 and 2001, the Antarctic ice cap gained 112 billion tons …

Arctic ice cap is roaring back

[by Dean Smith] Stunning new satellite images of the Canadian Arctic show a remarkable transformation taking place. The polar ice is coming back, with a vengeance. The image above compares the size of the Arctic ice cap on May 25, 1995 with May 25, 2015. It is a service available through the University of Illinois’s Cryosphere project that has tracked the size of the polar ice cap by satellite since 1979. You can compare the ice cap on any two dates by simply clicking here. The purple represents the ice cap. The darker the purple the thicker the ice and you can see the ice cap is not only growing, but it is getting thicker. But as you look at these two dates, you can see that the ice has almost completely returned to 1995 levels. It was just eight years ago, because of man-made global warming, that Al Gore predicted the Arctic ice cap could be completely gone by 2014. In his 2007 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Gore told the audience:

Antarctic ice cap now at record size

[by Dean Smith] NASA has tracked the ice coverage in the Antarctic since 1979. NASA started tracking the ice bed because it wanted to record the reduced size of the ice cap due to global warming. But despite the continued rhetoric of man-made global warming, there has been a stunning transformation taking place — the Antarctic’s ice bed is growing in size. After years of reduction, the ice cap grew back so quickly, it is now larger than it was in 1979 when NASA started keeping records. It now covers 20 million kilometers (7.8 million square miles) of the Antarctic sea. The record was set on September 19, 2014, during the Antarctic spring.