Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Polar Sea Ice Trend At Both Poles - 3

Fig. 1  Not the same
Skimming the surface is a lot of fun when it comes to polar sea ice.

Skimming the surface, in this context, is like the dynamic of the canary in the coal mine.

It doesn't tell us the "why," but it quite clearly tells us the "what," which is the fact that the poles are reacting to global warming.

When the canary in the mine dies it is time to get the hell out of there at maximum speed.

There is no "move along folks, nothing to see here" proclamation.

It is like the "OOOGAH, OOOGAH DIVE, DIVE, DIVE" command given when a submarine captain is told that a submarine destroyer is fast approaching.

Fig. 2 Antarctica 2016
The U.S.eh? government, however, has become like a demented captain who says "so what, just ignore the submarine destroyer."

The government has become like the coal miner who notices that the canary has suddenly fallen off its perch and died, but in denial says "the canary is faking it."

Fig. 3 Antarctica 2017
The scientists on watch are, in contrast, like the sane submarine captain or the sane coal miner who sounds all the alarms available.

Fig. 4 Arctic 2016
Lives are at stake.

So those who warn are life savers, but those who cover-up rather than warn, are depraved-heart murderers.

We have the choice to be the one we want to be.

That is, we can be the ones who warn, and those who eschew denialism.

Fig. 5 Arctic 2017
Today's graphs show that sea ice (at both polar regions: Arctic, Antarctic) is in obvious, observable decline.

The graphs at Fig. 2 and Fig. 3 show that Antarctica is following the lead of the Arctic (Fig. 4, Fig. 5), and is now clearly losing more sea ice than ever before.

The graph and link at Fig. 1 show some of the differences in the two polar regions.

For one thing, they do not have their summer and winter at the same time, which clearly indicates (to the person who thinks it completely through) that the Earth is not flat (Once Upon A Time In The West - 2).

Yet, even though it is an observable reality, even some college graduates can still arrive at the conclusion "the Earth is flat" as the following news indicates:
There’s a lot of misinformation out there. In some things, it’s good that he’s questioning established theories but this is one [the Earth is a globe] that is somewhat undeniable, so he probably shouldn’t go there [to the notion that the Earth is flat] …"
If it’s really just a metaphor for questioning established models, then that’s great. People should question established models. Of course, if you come up with an alternative theory, it’s got to be able to explain a lot of the observations that we’ve made that have established the theories we have.”
(Irving says ‘earth is flat’, Professors Says Prove It). That is why Dredd Blog says "put your lab coats on" (Put Your Lab Coats On, Databases Galore - 14).

Do your own lab work, and note that Humble Oil-Qaeda has taken credit for the ability to make ice at the poles disintegrate and melt (Humble Oil-Qaeda).

Warn people about them (Oil-Qaeda: The Indictment, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Second law of thermodynamics: Warm flows to cold ... it is contagious ...


  1. Great work Dredd!
    Those like Mercer back in '78 were very astute and their theories about ice melt and areas of vulnerability are now being confirmed. NASA's 'Operation Ice Bridge' has revealed surprising discoveries of 'oceanic troughs' underneath Antarctica's ice which interface with warmer sea water.

    Your work on temp /depth illustrates just how logical and scientific Earth's systems will behave as temp and pressure change (evolve) depending on the input--in 'our' case, introduction of heat trapping compounds from our industrial activity.


    It also confirms my idea that all the big ice sheets have a built-in apparatus that will be deployed when conditions require the ice to be melted.
    Having grown up in the upper Mississippi valley, the evidence of a rapid retreat of massive ice sheets are everywhere. Minnesota's vehicle license plate reads "Land of 10,000 lakes' but s/b 10,000 'vestigial glacial lakes'. And, the Minnesota River(confluence to the Mighty Miss in MPLS) is the petite descendent of Glacial River Warren which at times, was 5 miles across-suggesting a melt that was in a hurry. Once the green 'melt' flag gets waved, the apparatus (feedback mechanisms)work together to ensure the task is completed.

  2. "Antarctic sea ice used to be the darling of climate doubters. Not anymore" - link