Two more new papers document no warming trend in antarctica not a lot of people know that electricity cost per kwh south africa


“ [We] conclude that there is little evidence of anthropogenic SAM-induced driving of the recent temperature trends … compelling evidence pointing to natural climate variability as a key contributor to the recent warming of West Antarctica and of the Peninsula“

Jones et al. (2016) concluded that (a) there has been no overall warming trend for large portions of the continent in the past few hundred years, (b) the Southern Ocean has been cooling since 1979, and that (c), because of the cooling ocean, sea ice extent has been advancing. In other words, climate models that assume humans drive Antarctic climate are “not compatible with the observed trends.”

“ Most observed trends [over the 36-year satellite data] are not unusual when compared with Antarctic palaeoclimate records of the past two centuries. … [C]limate model simulations that include anthropogenic forcing are not compatible with the observed trends. This suggests that natural variability overwhelms the forced response in the observations“

The PAGES 2k reconstruction crew has just published a comprehensive analysis of the surface temperature trends for the entire continent of Antarctica. The results do not advance the “global” warming narrative. Instead, over 20 contributing scientists find that modern Antarctic temperatures are still much colder than they were during first millennium, and the long-term cooling trend has not been reversed on a continent-wide scale even with the onset of an assumed anthropogenic influence within the last century.

“Our new continental scale reconstructions, based on the extended database, corroborates previously published findings for Antarctica from the PAGES2k Consortium (2013): (1) Temperatures over the Antarctic continent show an overall cooling trend during the period from 0 to 1900 CE, which appears strongest in West Antarctica, and (2) no continent-scale warming of Antarctic temperature is evident in the last century.”

Er, weren’t the golden tenets of the original global warming theory that the impact of anthropogenic activities would be felt most acutely at the poles with a concomitant tropospheric hot spot signal evident? Well, the hot spot is apparently now buried way south of the troposhere in the deep ocean somewhere where no climate scientist can actually find it. A bit like the G spot, but far less exciting, the ‘hot spot’ has proved to be even more elusive. Strike one for the skeptics! The Antarctic stubbornly refuses to conform to the holy writ of climate alarmism by doing its’ own deep freeze thing and not melting. Strike Two for the skeptics! And the Arctic, well, what a contrary ocean that’s turned out to be. Just as man made warming supposedly went through the roof after World War 2, Arctic Ice actually expanded and thickened to it’s greatest extent in over a century before receding as it did previously. This melting got the alarmist doom mongers absolutely salivating as, at last, at least one part of the planet was performing according to their dire predictions. Unfortunately for them, since 2007, Arctic ice has stopped receding and, actually, thickened. Just as ‘warming’ anthropogenic emissions have grown year on year. Strike three for the skeptics! So, is it me or is the settled science of the original global warming theory just a teeny weeny weeny bit dodgy? Back to the drawing board methinks.