Watching the following vdeo makes me immeasurably sad but also incrediby angry at the likes of kathryn Ryan and her like at Radio NZ who perpetuate lies about climate change.
Kathryn Ryan of Radio NZ and others are comtemptible liars about abrupt climate change
Photo of penguin colony by Ponting during R.F Scott 2012 polar expedition
And the greening Antarctic peninsula in 2017
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Here is my repost of an article on a Radio NZ programme on “why the Arctic ice is melting and Antarctica is not”
Sometimes when I switch on Radio New Zealand I have to pinch myself and ask whether they (or I) exist in some parallel universe.
I have been covering news from Antarctica for five years and so you can imagine my surprise when I heard an item advertised on “why the Arctic ice is melting and Antarctica is not”
My surprise disappeard when I heard the academic describe how she gets all her information from computer models inputting all the information.
No wonder she seems so out of touch and allows Radio New Zealand give the impression that sea ice in Antarctica is melting. She must have been so busy in front of her computer that she has not noticed the information about disappearing sea ice from NASA and others over the summer.
One thing that struck me is Antarctica has no Peter Wadhams who has been observing the thickness of Arctic ice from a submarine over many years.
They do not appear to have a reliable method of measuring Antarctic ice thickness – so they are attempting to catch up – using a DC3!
Of course going back 3 years the Arctic ice extent was at a record. That was when the Russian ship got stuck in the ice in the middle of summer,something that delighted the deniers.
She seems to have missed out on research that indicates that Antarctic ice is melting from below.
We all know what she points out about the differences between the Arctic and Antarctica - that Antarctica is and surrounded by sea while the Arctic is sea surrounded by land, so the sea ice behaves quite different.
Antarctic sea ice drops by 10 per cent, wiping out highs set in 2014
Here is the item from Radio NZ
Nine to Noon, Radio NZ
Kathryn Ryan talks to the University of Otago's sea-ice expert Professor Pat Langhorne. Sea-ice physics is a relatively new discipline, and there are many important questions that are still unanswered, such as: why is Antarctic sea ice not decreasing like Arctic sea ice? The answers to these questions are believed to be crucial to understanding the effects climate change is having on different parts of the continent.
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Antarctic Sea Ice Likely to Hit New All-Time Record Lows Over Coming Days
Climate Change Shrinking Antarctic Snows
14 January, 2017
“When I used to come to Antarctica in the 1990s, it never used to rain,” said Rodolfo Sanchez, director of the Argentine Antarctic Institute (IAA).
“Now it rains regularly—instead of snowing,” he told AFP during an Argentine government visit to King George Island, off the tip of the western Antarctic peninsula.
Scientists monitoring conditions at the base say the average temperature here has increased by 2.5 degrees Celsius (4.5 degrees Fahrenheit) over the past century.
“The glacier used to reach all the way to the shore,” Sanchez says. “Now there is a 500-meter (550-yard) wide beach.”
Dark scars of rock are showing through what were once spotless sheets of white snow on the glaciers’ flanks.
“Antarctica is a thermometer that shows how the world is changing,” said Adriana Gulisano, a physicist at Argentina’s National Antarctic Directorate.
“There is no place where climate change is more in evidence.”
Local wildlife also appears to reflect to the change.
Scientists at the Carlini base say a pair of yellow-throated King penguins have swum up to mate nearby for the past three years.
Although the theory is not confirmed, they suspect another sign of climate change. The species had previously been thought to be restricted to warmer spots on the Falkland Islands and the Argentine mainland.
Technician Luis Souza, 56, has divided his time since 1979 between Buenos Aires and the Carlini base, where he has studied migrating birds: cormorants, gulls and penguins.
More crucially, scientists say melting ice is disrupting the breeding of krill, a shrimp-like creature that serves as food for numerous species.
“Less ice means fewer krill for the whales, penguins and seals,” said Sanchez. “The whole food chain is affected.”