Let’s put this in perspective. The account [Wilkins Ice Shelf collapse] may be misinterpreted by some as the ice cap or a significant (vast) portion is collapsing.
In reality it and all the former shelves that collapsed are small and most near the Antarctic peninsula which sticks well out from Antarctica into the currents and winds of the South Atlantic and lies in a tectonically active region with surface and subsurface active volcanic activity. The vast continent has actually cooled since 1979 – Icecap
Like many of you I was astonished when I saw the video of the Wilkins Ice Shelf collapse in Antarctica. Unlike many of you I was skeptical enough not to accept the dinosaur media’s account without a little further investigation.
The reports all touted the fact that the huge enormity of area that this particular Ice Shelf covered as well as the event itself demonstrated more proof of Global warming.
However there is another side to this story. So if everyone can just step back a little and take a breath.
The crops are not all about to die because of Global warming and we are not going to all be forced into cannibalism because of Global warming. Oh and another thing just because you’re rich doesn’t mean that you’re smart. I think you will see what I mean in a moment.
The Ice in Antarctic is not melting at a dangerous rate because of Global warming. In reality temperatures have been cooling on the continent since 1979.
Yet this MSNBC report filed by Andrea Thompson gives the unwarranted impression that one, the shelf collapse was due to Global warming and two, this collapse was an enormous Ice mass.
Wrong on both counts tectonic activity (earth movement) was the cause of the Wilkins Ice Shelf collapse not Global warming as reported. This movement is usually associated with Earthquakes, volcanic activity, mountain-building and oceanic trench formation and secondly in relations to the vast geographic region of Antarctica the Wilkins Ice Shelf collapse is but a small section of ice in comparison. The picture above demonstrates how large and cold the area is which we are discussing.
According to Joseph D’Aleo a certified consulting meteorologist last year the Antarctic set a new record for ice growth and this summer a unprecedented snow fall covered the southern hemisphere but you didn’t hear that in the media did you? Why? I think we all know why. That type of news doesn’t fit in with the popular media meme of Global warming.
D’Aleo claims that recent reports citing Global warming as the fault for the phenomena in Antarctica are misleading. According to D’Aleo in comparison to the vast ice mass of Antarctica the Wilkins ice sheet break amounts to an icicle falling from a snow and ice cover roof. No big deal.
It is also D’Aleo claim that,
…winter is coming on quickly. Satellite images show the ice has already refrozen around the broken pieces and expanded. In fact the ice is returning so fast, it is running an amazing 60% ahead (4.0 vs 2.5 million square km extent) of last year when it set a new record.
The ice extent is already approaching the second highest level for extent since the measurements began by satellite in 1979 and just a few days into the Southern hemisphere fall season and 6 months ahead of the peak. (In other words Antarctica’s ice is growing not shrinking because of Global warming.)
We are very likely going to exceed last year’s record. Yet the world is left with the false impression Antarctica’s ice sheet is also starting to disappear.
Speaking of false impressions, these are the false impressions that drive the discussion on Global warming in all areas of our society. In politics candidates often pander to constituents regarding what they will do about Global warming as Sen. Barack Obama did recently by promising that Al Gore will be at the table of his Global warming problem solving if he is elected President. Sen. Obama promised to insert the controversial Al Gore in the middle of an already highly contested social subject. (see for yourself)
Not everyone is convinced like people at an Obama rally apparently are, that the Climate is warming by anthropogenic means or that Al Gore is anything more than a Global warming con man.
Yet inspired by and because of Mr. Gores propaganda millions of people believe in man-made Global warming in spite of facts that point to no Global warming since 1998 and that man’s CO2 emissions or Carbon footprint have relatively nothing to do with earthly temperature increase.
A recent Court ruling in Great Britain found that Gore exaggerated his case in his film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” Yet media mogul Ted Turner is so taken by Gore’s arguments that Turner has taken the liberty to add a few Hillary Clinton enhancements to the story of Global warming.
According to Turner crops will fail and we all devolve into cannibalistic sub-humans by the year 2025 because of Global warming. Listen to the rantings of a fellow all hyped up like a junkie on Gore propaganda: (see video)
Joseph D’Aleo says that earth movement, wind and sea caused the Wilkins Ice Sheet break off and in any event temperatures are so cold in Antarctica that the self is already frozen back a far different story than was report by Andrea Thompson on MSNBC but you will only hear the MSNBC story and think that the world is coming to an end like Ted Turner if you get your news from CNN or MSNBC.