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Antarctic explorers’ historic log books show ice sheets are not melting

Antarctic explorers’ historic log books show ice sheets are not melting

Despite new evidence, one scientist has gone from climate alarmism to pure panic.

Scientists reviewing the logbooks of polar explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton show there has been no significant melting of the continent’s ice sheets.

Experts were concerned that ice at the South Pole had declined significantly since the 1950s, which they feared was driven by man-made climate change.

But new analysis suggests that conditions are now virtually identical to when the Terra Nova and Endurance sailed to the continent in the early 1900s, indicating that declines are part of a natural cycle and not the result of global warming.

The log books have offered new insights into the weather, wildlife, and geography associated with this little known region of the globe.

The study implies Antarctic sea ice levels in the early 1900s were similar to today, at between 2 million and 2.8 million square miles (5.3 million and 7.4 million square kilometres).

Estimates suggest levels were significantly higher in the 1950s.

The research, published in the European Geosciences Union journal The Cryosphere, suggests the Antarctic is much less sensitive to the effects of climate change than the Arctic, which has seen a dramatic decline in sea ice.

Let’s take a look at that “dramatic decline in sea ice” statement for a moment. A less alarmist review of Arctic activity shows that ice is always in motion, subject to cyclical weather patterns, and that ice levels being evaluated by climate researchers have been based on estimates.

Researchers looking at paleontological and cosmogenic radionucleotides records have confirmed there is a solar-driven climate cycle with a period of approximately 2400 years. The scientists used actual test results with real historic records to show a correlation between solar activity and the type of weather with which our ancestors had to contend.

The Bray cycle has been recognized in glacier advances and re-advances, ice raft data, peat bog studies, δO18 data, and in 10Be and 14C records for almost 50 years. It is supported by historical accounts from Bray lows and archeological data. There is little doubt that the cycle exists, but its exact length and its ultimate cause are unknown. However, much work is being done that should bear fruit with time.

One inescapable conclusion, from the evidence presented, is that solar variability is an important cause of climate change in the centennial to millennial time frame.

But no matter how much past evidence shows solar activity being the most significant contributor to global climate changes, I suspect that climate alarmists will continue to offer explanations that point directly to man.

One biologist has actually gone from being alarmed to utterly panicked:

There’s no point trying to fight climate change – we’ll all be dead in the next decade and there’s nothing we can do to stop it, a visiting scientist claims.

Guy McPherson, a biology professor at the University of Arizona, says the human destruction of our own habitat is leading towards the world’s sixth mass extinction.

I predict that in 10 years I will still be challenging climate change inanity.

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Not surprised.

It appears only the sheeple never suspected the sun actually emits energy ( light ) & thermal energy ( heat ).

Using HARD PHYSICAL EVIDENCE in the studies of the cycle, makes it very hard to argue with. ( i.e. third-party reproducible results )

A lot old Sci-Fi written in the 1970’s used this concept as the books premise.

“Climate change” is the modern-day religion for those who deny the existence of God, complete with the sale of indulgences like the medieval Catholic Church to sin in the form of “carbon credits”.

    A lot of professors tied their academic careers to this, and there is plenty of money to be made touting it in government and with crony supporters, so expect Climate Change alarmists to continue for the foreseeable future.

    We are not quite at that Martin Luther like tipping moment. We are in that stage when the inquisition comes and gets you.

As a research chemist I talk with large numbers of scientists from all over the world. After all, they are my friends and colleagues. From talking with them and reading/watching news media, there seems to be three populations in the world.
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One population are those who know nothing, think nothing, and have no real opinions about global warming. They do have opinions that vary by whom they talk to and can easily be motivated into a panic if given proper motivation from a gifted speaker.
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Another population is made up of the overwhelming majority of scientists. They understand that with 7 billion people on the planet it should be obvious that humans are affecting the climate, but the important questions that remain to be seriously answered are a) how much are humans affecting the climate, b) is this amount significant (and how is significant defined), and c) what is the cost of doing nothing (where costs can be monetary, lives lost, quality of life lost or gained, and so forth) vs. the cost to try and stop anthropogenic global warming? While no serious credible study has yet to be performed, the consensus is that all of the wealth in the world represents a small fraction of the cost that trying to “fix” the climate would cost assuming that global warming is going to be bad. (Also, one should remember that more and more scientists are realizing that a significant contribution to the green revolution that allows us to feed 7 billion people comes from the increased crop yields that are a byproduct from higher CO2 levels that dramatically affect crop growth and yields.)
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And then there is the third group. This group is made up of politicians, newsmedia, and a few scientists. All of the people in this group share the same characteristic in that they have something to gain from global warming being real. The scientists gain funding, notoriety/prestige, and, in many cases, significantly increased personal wealth. Politicians gain an excuse that they can use to sell programs to the public that the public would otherwise never consider along with increased political power. Newsmedia get the story with increased readership.
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What we hear about is how global warming is real because those speaking the loudest have the stage and are unwilling to relinquish it. For this reason, dissenting voices are not only shouted down, but attempts are always being made to intimidate them by threatening their jobs and such.
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So, who are you going to believe – those who are performing work to find answers or those who are pushing a story for personal gain?

Scientists reviewing the logbooks of polar explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton show there has been no significant melting of the continent’s ice sheets.

That’s bogus information. Scott & Shackleton didn’t use computers to tell them what they were looking at, they just recorded what they saw with their own eyes. What kind of scientist does crazy things like that?

When we’re not all dead in 10 years will Mr. McPherson shut up and go away?

    UnCivilServant in reply to LIDavidD. | November 27, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I doubt it. Paul Ehrlich has been wrong about every doom he’s said for forty some odd years now and he hasn’t gone away. I suspect we’ll still be shaking our head at Guy McPherson until he’s as cold as Castro.

If you like your apocalyptic cult, you can keep your apocalyptic cult.

Should probably read “radionuclides”
Cosmogenic radionucleotides sound way scary 😉

“…c) what is the cost of doing nothing (where costs can be monetary, lives lost, quality of life lost or gained, and so forth) vs. the cost to try and stop anthropogenic global warming? While no serious credible study has yet to be performed, the consensus is that all of the wealth in the world represents a small fraction of the cost that trying to “fix” the climate would cost assuming that global warming is going to be bad.”

While I agree they’re not credible, the IPCC’s own reports demonstrate it would be more expensive to try and stop “Climate Change,” and we don’t even know if we could stop it as no one knows if human activity is the main cause, then to simply deal with it should it happen.

http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/using-ipcc-defeat-un-climate-agenda/

A very good argument for not doing anything is if it is occurring but it’s almost entirely natural, as it has been ever since the crust of the Earth cooled, then we really will be slitting our own throats because we’ll have destroyed our economies and we won’t have the wealth to deal with whatever damage it causes.

If anyone tells you the science is settled, ask them about the atmospheric gas isoprene.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/09/30/new-discovery-surface-of-the-oceans-affects-climate-more-than-thought/

They won’t know, I can guarantee you, because anyone who talks about settled science (or consensus) knows nothing about science. Isoprene aids in cloud formation and therefore contributes to cooling. And the oceans produce as much as twice as much isoprene as anyone suspected. Because scientists used to think it was produced biologically by terrestrial plant life and phytoplankton. In 2015 scientists from the University of Leipzig and the University of Lyon published a paper on the major discovery that it also can be produced abiotically simply through the interaction of the Sun on the surface micro layer of the oceans.

Scientists are still making major discoveries. Climate science is in its infancy if it can said to exist at all. The climate is too complex; nobody has a good handle on how it works. That’s why the models have been and continue to be so wrong.

“then we really will be slitting our own throats because we’ll have destroyed our economies and we won’t have the wealth to deal with whatever damage it causes.”

Yup. And quite often, I hear the Climate Cultists ask “what’s the harm in trying?”

The harm is the MILLIONS of people who will die of exposure to cold and starvation, all so some libtard can feelz they made a difference in the world, just like mommy promised:

“Don’t they know how many of our own poor can no longer afford to heat their homes? Don’t they know how many millions die in the developing world from malaria because we won’t allow them access to DDT? Don’t they know that a million children a year die or are simply blinded for life by withholding the distribution golden rice? Don’t they know how many lives could be saved by supplying the poor with drought and disease resistant GM seeds? Don’t they know that switching from growing food staples to growing biofuel crops for cars only the rich can afford has more than doubled prices of basic foods? Don’t they know about the people killed in the food riots? Do they actually know anything? Do they care anyway?

You plant saplings in your leafy suburbs doing your bit to save the Earth while the poor in the developing countries are running out of shrubs to burn to keep themselves alive. You talk about living in harmony with God’s good green Earth to your plump congregations while the world’s poor can do nothing more than lay damp towels over their dying children and hope for the fucking best.”

https://thepointman.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/tell-me-why/

Paul In Sweden | November 27, 2016 at 4:55 pm

The following article is one that I frequently post in the comments of Global Warming fear-mongering articles. The only areas of current concern for Antarctica are WAIS(Western Antarctic Ice Shelf) & the Western Antarctic peninsula which is only a concern because of the increase in Volcanic activity directly below them and on the ocean floor surrounding them and no amount of Carbon Tax is going to stop a field of volcanoes.

Construction Crane Buried in Ice
In the mid 1960s, ITT built a power transmission line in Antarctica. The transmission towers stood115 feet tall. As you can see in these photos, all but the top 30 feet of the towers are now buried in ice. And the crane used to build the towers will soon be totally covered by ice.
http://www.iceagenow.com/Construction_Crane_Buried_in_Ice.htm

Thankfully these socialist/Marxist fearmongers have been dealt a mighty blow by the people.
Thankfully, Trump won’t waste money on this crap.

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