Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blue Rising

Satellite and field measurements of the thickness of the blue ice region of Antarctica have shown an "unexpected" large increase in height of 9 cm in just two years from 2008 to 2010, almost completely reversing a decrease of about 10 cm over the 17 years from 1991-2008.

Fonte: Hockey Schtick

When you take a look at the data from Antarctica, it is plainly visible that the ice around the 7th continent has been more or less growing since satellite measurements began in 1979.
However, you’d never know it from the news we get from this corner of the planet. After all, any report about steadily growing ice simply doesn’t fit the narrative of the growing threat of global warming and the related melting ice caps. Indeed the media never send us reports about the continent as a whole. Rather, they prefer to focus on what is happening on a very small area at the fringes of the South Pole, a northern area of about 0.5 million square km², which represents about 4% of the entire Antarctic surface.

Fonte: No Tricks Zone

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