Newsmax Dec. 18, 2013
Amid ongoing warnings about the perils of global warming and rising sea levels comes the news that the extent of sea ice surrounding Antarctica set a new record in September — for the second year in a row.
On Sept. 22, sea ice extended over 7.51 million square miles of the Southern Ocean, the largest extent in the satellite record, NASA reported.
The previous record, set in September 2012, was 7.50 million square miles.
Antarctic sea ice reaches its minimum extent in February or March and then grows until reaching its maximum in September or October.
"For the second year in a row, we set a record high winter maximum," said Walt Meier, a glaciologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "But even though it is a record high, it is only 3.6 percent above the 1981-2010 average maximum."
The overall trend shows growth in the extent of sea ice of about 1.5 percent per decade, NASA disclosed, adding: "Multiple factors — including the geography of Antarctica, the region's winds, as well as air and ocean temperatures — all affect the ice."
The Climate Policy Initiative's "Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2013" report, issued in October, disclosed that governments and private entities around the world spent $359 billion to fight global warming in 2012.
Of that total, 94 percent was spent to support "greenhouse gas mitigation," according to the report, including more than 2,000 large-scale projects involving renewable energy in 19 countries.
One more thing that is baffling, the weight of all the oil used worldwide in one year is about 5 Billion tons, yet that somehow turns into 30 Trillion tons of CO2. Thus, according to the experts, burning oil results in a 600,000% increase in mass.
Does that really seem reasonable?
There are several things that can cause sea levels to rise; one that you are probably not aware of is volcanic emissions which are about 20% water...Where do you think the water came from in the first place? Aliens? asteroids? The divine intent of God? hahaha
There are several factors to rising sea levels in addition to melting ice, of which the majority of ice that is melting was already displacing water - does your glass get fuller when the ice melts?
Thermal expansion fueled by the constant flow of heat from mantle to atmosphere via ocean ridges.
Seafloor fracture plates rising and displacing water (imagine your glass of water has section on the bottom that you can push upward into the liquid, what happens?)
Additional material is also being added to oceans from both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial sources (Land erosion & magma expulsion & excessive fresh water (rain) run-off due to vast areas of urban sprawls that promote water run-off by paving everywhere that doesn't have a building upon it, even the riverbeds! These are examples of the former; The latter coming from crashed ET ships!, no, seriously there is a constant addition of space debris from particle size to small meteorites that add to ocean levels, albeit only slightly)
You display bombastic ignorance and lack any ability to think for yourself, and then call someone else a complete idiot.
yes, the countless years of chemtrailing has finally started to take effect in reducing the greenhouse effect of heating up the planet.....this is somewhat good news, but keep in mind its only artificially being sustained due to the chemtrail program in place......sadly, we may never be able to stop chemtrailing in order to keep the Earth habitable.....however, I do see some signs that things will begin to reverse themselves as fossil fuels reach their peak and alternate clean energy is being used more and more...... : D
Hey look! It's a Pot calling a Kettle black. 4000 characters doesn't provide nearly enough room to explain what is really going on, especially to anyone whose cup is already full of opinions and dogma provided by others which are then adopted as thy own.
It is a lack of understanding of the true nature of seemingly unrelated things. The acceptance of erroneous and mendaciously specious theories limits the possible explanations of other phenomenon.
4000 pages is not enough. Before one can learn what is, one must unlearn false beliefs of what is. It matters not if these beliefs are accepted by all, the true nature of things doesn't change due to popular misconception and misperception.
And your news source is the very important scientific journal, Newsmax... Wow. Congratulations.... I'm slow clapping for you. They're also the news source that says that hESC's are murder, aren't they? And I wouldn't be surprised if, since people don't fall off the earth, no matter how far they walk, if Newsmax doesn't also believe the earth is FLAT, defying claims that it is ROUND. There is that Round Earth conspiracy theory you know...
You are daft, the information comes from NASA and is reported by some news outlet. Regardless of what you feel about the outlet and any agenda you feel they may or may not have; which you are, or are not in favor of; NASA satellite research of glaciers is being reported.
i.e. "For the second year in a row, we set a record high winter maximum," said Walt Meier, a glaciologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "But even though it is a record high, it is only 3.6 percent above the 1981-2010 average maximum."
Instead of discussing the ice-cap growth reported by NASA, you disregard it and start an ad hominem attack on dickw3939. What is funny, but also sad, is that it is a predictable, and programmed, response.
Hey bio, how open minded are you? You guys are always posting articles from that left wing scientific journal, The Huffington Post. I guess that's why you all get so 'huffy' when somebody disagrees with you. Your post is exactly why the argument continues. Your ego won't allow you to look at a different perspective.. Just because the left controls the government doesn't make you infallible.
DW-Tuvalu Island Sinking-these people will be relocated by force-they are unable to live in the modern world w/o complete re-training-I'd say-they disagree regarding global warming.
Don't forget about the Polar Bears!!! Oh, wait, their population has actually exploded over the last 20 years. Forget about them, think about the children!
Global warming, and cooling, climate change, has been endlessly occurring over the eons. It is something you'd expect from a growing planet. Just a little increased activity of sea-floor creation at the ocean ridges is going to create thermal expansion of the waters...Which, almost ironically, increases evaporation rates and results in heavier snow deposits in Antarctica, which, of course, would have an impact on glacier growth.
Of course you're likely to dispel such notions because it was not what you were taught. Planets form from the aggregation of mysteriously appearing rubble in some special gravity not to be encountered at any other time or place until BAM a planet of eternally static size has been created, right?
And you think my beliefs (which you really do not know) are silly?