“Now there’s more ice at South Pole than ever,” headlines the Daily Mail. “(So much for global warming thawing Antarctica!)”
Yes, that last part about global warming is also part of the headline.
“Ice around the South Pole has expanded to cover a record area, scientists revealed yesterday – a month after saying that the North Pole had lost an unprecedented amount of its ice.”
September 26, 2012, when ice covered more of the Southern Ocean than at any other time in the satellite record.
At the end of the southern winter in September, ice covered 7.51 million square miles (19.44 million sq km) of sea – more than at any time since records began in 1979.
“Researchers say – rather confusingly – that both occurrences are down to the ‘complex and surprising’ effects of global warming”
If you believe that, then you’ll be happy to learn that gasoline prices in the United States have gone down since Obama took office. Down from $2.00 per gallon to $4.00 per gallon.
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Thanks to Nicola Jowsey and William Sellers for this link
“What if this is exactly what’s in store for the Arctic?” asks William. “And due to the land mass there & lack of surrounding land masses, and the unique pattern of currents in the N. Hemisphere….simply delaying the same effect?”