Ice Cap Alarmists Cherry Pick Science To Fit Carbon Emissions Theory

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A spate of alarmist articles in the media over the past few days have attempted to cause a frothing wave of panic concerning an accelerated melting of Arctic and Antarctic ice caps. However, the basic facts of the matter reveal that the science to prove this theory simply does not stack up.

The cause of the great thawing? Carbon emissions of cause. The solution? Carbon taxes.

UN climate chief warns of ‘accelerated melting’ of ice caps was the AFP headline yesterday that announced the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) call for international tariffs on carbon emissions:

“Now there’s enough evidence to show that there is accelerated melting of some of these large bodies of ice; west Antarctic ice-sheet, the Greenland ice-sheet,” Rajendra Pachauri told reporters.

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His comments came after satellite images by the University of Colorado’s National Snow and Ice Data Center showed Antarctica’s massive Wilkins Ice Shelf has begun disintegrating under the effects of global warming.

The Australian further reported:

British Antarctic Survey scientist David Vaughan said the collapse was the result of global warming.

Scientists said they are not concerned about a rise in sea level from the latest event, but say it’s a sign of worsening global warming. Such occurrences are “more indicative of a tipping point or trigger in the climate system,” said Sarah Das, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in the US.

Vaughan also told the New Scientist that the Wilkins shelf was ‘hanging by a thread’

So the ice caps are all melting and it’s panic stations, we need more taxes on carbon now, right?

Not according to Certified Consultant Meteorologist and Executive Director of ICECAP, International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, Joseph D’Aleo, who does not receive any funding from corporate interests and provides a somewhat bigger picture:

Let’s put this in perspective. The account 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.

The full Wilkins 6,000 square mile ice shelf is just 0.39% of the current ice sheet (just 0.1% of the extent last September). Only a small portion of it between 1/10th-1/20th of Wilkins has separated so far, like an icicle falling off a snow and ice covered house. And this winter is coming on quickly. 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. Wilkins like all the others that temporarily broke up will refreeze soon. 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.

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