Media Fear-mongers on Antarctica Ice Loss… Even though Antarctica’s Ice is Growing!

Sometimes the media relies on half-truths and sensationalized headlines to advance the climate change hypothesis and Thursday’s Daily Mail is a great example of how they try and fool the public. Trying to frighten the public into a global warming fear-frenzy they published an article warning that West Antarctica has lost 386 square miles of ice since 1975, what they didn’t mention until  a sidebar near the bottom of the article is that totalAntarctic ice has been growing. 

YIKES! look at the headline below will make anybody living near the coast to go purchase scuba gear believing their homes were going to be under water:


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The beginning of the article is equally frightening:

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Scientists have known for years that parts of the Antarctic coast line have been losing ice.

But the extent of this loss may be much greater than we ever imagined.

New research has revealed that parts of West Antarctica’s coastline have lost about 386 square miles (1,000 square kilometres) of ice – an area equivalent to the city of Berlin – over the past 40 years.

A research team from the University of Edinburgh analysed hundreds of satellite photographs of the ice margin.

The images were captured in a combined effort by Nasa, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Their results showed that the region in West Antarctica has been losing ice for four decades.

Frazer Christie, who co-led the study, said: ‘We knew that ice had been retreating from this region recently, but now, thanks to a wealth of freely available satellite data, we know this has been occurring pervasively along the coastline for almost half a century.

The article even shows before and after pictures:


Antarctica 2

WOW a loss of ice the size of Berlin! Are you shivering in fear yet?  Well maybe not shivering, because if you believe their hypothesis it’s getting hotter and I suppose it’s hard to shiver in the heat.

Well never fear the global warming boogeyman isn’t hiding in your closet or underneath your bed because if you scroll down a tiny drop  and look at the sidebar on the right:

Antarctica 3


Huh? Gaining more than losing? Doesn’t that mean the total ice melt from Antarctica is LOWER and we don’t have to rush and purchase scuba gear?


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