Much to the chagrin of the doomsday climate cult, the end of the world has been delayed, again. This time, scientists have discovered that the Antarctic ice shelves may be ushering in global cooling, not warming.
Scientists now admit that Antarctic ice shelves have naturally cycled through long periods of growing and shrinking. Massive icebergs sometimes fragment off during high growth periods due to what scientists are calling upside-down ocean “rivers.” Basically, warmer water undercuts the ice, and large portions break off. This recent data flies in the face of climate cultists who claim the planet is scorching hot, and the oceans are overflowing.
“One key question in the field is still what caused the Earth to periodically cycle in and out of ice ages,” University of Chicago Malte Jansen said, who co-authored the recent study. “We are pretty confident that the carbon balance between the atmosphere and ocean must have changed, but we don’t quite know how or why.”
But perhaps more problematic for the liberal doomsday worshippers is the fact scientists have gained a more sophisticated understanding of polar ice caps. While the Al Gore-led climate cult told us that cities such as Miami, New York, and New Orleans would be completely underwater years ago, hard data was apparently set aside. According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the Antarctic ice was increasing.
“A newly completed 40-y record of satellite observations is used to quantify changes in Antarctic sea ice coverage since the late 1970s. Sea ice spreads over vast areas and has major impacts on the rest of the climate system, reflecting solar radiation and restricting ocean/atmosphere exchanges. The satellite record reveals that a gradual, decades-long overall increase in Antarctic sea ice extents reversed in 2014,” according to a PNAS statement.
Only after 2014 did it begin to decline, and much of that could be attributed to gigantic icebergs breaking off. As recently as September 2019, an iceberg reportedly the size of Los Angeles broke away and became floating sea ice. Scientists now believe when these Titanic-sized icebergs may be an underlying factor ushering in an ice age.
“What surprised me is how much of this increased storage can be attributed to physical changes alone, with Antarctic sea-ice cover being the key player,” lead scientist Alice Marzocchi reportedly said. She also pointed out that massive sea ice plays an existential role in “future environmental change.”
What climate cultists have apparently mostly withheld from the public is that the polar caps do not necessarily have the structural integrity to sustain growth. Those selling the hoax like to post videos of huge icebergs breaking away and describe the event in the context of a climate emergency. That marketing tactic is about as phony as saying: Russian Collusion by the President of the United States really happened, or Hillary Clinton stayed awake and sent help to the Americans who died at Benghazi.
“The ice sheet has to maintain its size, and so it has to shed a bit of weight every now and again,” Scripps Institution of Oceanography glaciologist Helen Amanda Fricker said. “Amery is sort of as stable as they come. We call it the Goldilocks ice shelf — it’s not too big, it is not too small, and it is perfectly in equilibrium. We have not seen anything out of the ordinary there yet that we are worried about.”
That aside, a climate event may be on the horizon — global cooling. Scientists previously thought a mini-ice age occurred about 12,800 years ago. The conventional wisdom is that an asteroid struck the Northern Hemisphere, sending particles into the atmosphere and blotting out the sun. But planetary science tracking the orbit of planets and niche findings such as icebergs having a pronounced effect on cooling ocean waters has caused many to rekindle the 1970s ice age prediction.
Climate cultists and scientists getting paid to further the hoax continue to go out of their way to include inflammatory rhetoric to support a global warming catastrophe. But everyday experience demonstrates that the seas have not risen, and any coastal decline remains consistent with erosion. Waterfront property values are not exactly going down. But, you may want to invest in a snowmobile, just in case…