Sunday, 22 September 2013

New warmist research: Record Antarctic sea ice due to winds (probably caused by global warming)

Isn't it amazing how scientists (who believe in global warming) always find a way to explain away facts which do not fit their computer models!

The latest numbers suggest the Antarctic sea ice may be heading toward a record high this year.
While changes in weather may play a big role in short-term changes in sea ice seen in the past couple of months, changes in winds have apparently led to the more general upward sea ice trend during the past few decades, according to University of Washington research. A new modeling study to be published in the Journal of Climate shows that stronger polar winds lead to an increase in Antarctic sea ice, even in a warming climate.

“The overwhelming evidence is that the Southern Ocean is warming,” said author Jinlun Zhang, an oceanographer at the UW Applied Physics Laboratory. “Why would sea ice be increasing? Although the rate of increase is small, it is a puzzle to scientists.”

His new study shows that stronger westerly winds swirling around the South Pole can explain 80 percent of the increase in Antarctic sea ice volume in the past three decades.

And guess what is causing the stronger winds? Of course it must be global warming!:

Some scientists have theorized that it could be related to global warming ..

For a true believer of human induced global warming, like this Jinlun Zhang, it is still clear that the ice will finally melt in spite of the chilling winds (caused by global warming):

Eventually, Zhang anticipates that if warmer temperatures come to dominate they will resolve the apparent contradiction.
“If the warming continues, at some point the trend will reverse,” Zhang said.

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