On noes! Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

From the “that darned sea ice is messing up our model” department and MIT News. Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure. The Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is a region where many of the world’s carbon-rich deep waters can rise back up…

Greenland Ice CO2 – Chemical Reactions or Natural Variability?

Guest Post By: Renee Hannon IntroductionThis post examines whether CO2 measurements in Greenland ice cores demonstrate natural variability as an alternative hypothesis to in-situ chemical reactions. Twenty years ago, scientists theorized Greenland ice core CO2 data were unreliable because CO2 trapped in air bubbles had potentially been altered by in-situ chemical reactions. This theory was…

Climate change will turn coastal Antarctica green, say scientists

University of Cambridge Scientists have created the first ever large-scale map of microscopic algae as they bloomed across the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula coast. Results indicate that this ‘green snow’ is likely to spread as global temperatures increase. The team, involving researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey,…

ESPERANZA ON MY MIND

Guest post by Michael Kile, Have you ever wondered how to play the Climate Game, or game the climate? If so, look no further than a remote research station on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, a submarine-shaped office tower on Geneva’s Avenue de la Paix and an international media pack determined to ramp…

Waiting for Thwaites

News Review by Kip Hansen – 16 February 2020   Several media pieces have followed up on a study about the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica.  Even the (in)famous climatologist who shares my last name pulled out this story for the press in Australia.  Newsweek ran with it as part of a catastrophe article: These Five…

Media’s Horribly Dishonest Antarctica Propaganda

By Jim Steele Attempting to reinforce the climate crisis narrative, a recent high temperature record in Antarctica has been misleadingly ballyhooed as an example of global warming by the world’s largest media outlets – New York Times, BBC, the Guardian, etc. Although the NY Times tries to sell their paper with the slogan “The Truth…

CLAIM: Climate Change Cited for Penguin Decline

Guest Post by Bob Vislocky, Ph.D. CBS news recently reported a 50% decline in the number of chinstrap penguins residing on Elephant Island and a 75% decline of those living on Penguin Island all because of ….. drum roll please ….. global warming! https://www.cbsnews.com/news/global-warming-cited-as-antarctica-chinstrap-penguin-population-drops-by-half/ As the article above states, the nearly 3* C of global…