by James Delingpole29 Jul 20162,041
The West Antarctic has become yet another victim of global cooling.
According to the latest study, in Nature, it has experienced
“an absence of regional warming since the late 1990s”
“The annual mean temperature has decreased at a statistically significant rate, with the most rapid cooling during the Austral summer. Temperatures have decreased as a consequence of a greater frequency of cold, east-to-southeasterly winds, resulting from more cyclonic conditions in the northern Weddell Sea associated with a strengthening mid-latitude jet. These circulation changes have also increased the advection of sea ice towards the east coast of the peninsula, amplifying their effects.”
What all this means, in plain English, is that the climate alarmists have just gone and lost one of their most cherished poster children.
For over a decade, the rapidly rising temperatures in the Western Antarctic (aka the Antarctic Pensinsula) have featured very heavily in the litany of man-made climate doom stories unquestioningly swallowed by a compliant media.
Filed under: Global Warming