We have been constantly told for what seems like as long as we can remember that Antarctica is shrinking because man’s carbon dioxide emissions are overheating our planet. While fearmongering has made its way around the world countless times, the truth is still pulling on its boots.
So what is the truth? It’s quite straightforward: Antarctic sea ice has been growing.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the continent’s annual maximum sea ice has grown for three straight years. The annual mean is increasing, and the annual minimum has also expanded for three consecutive years. The long-term trend lines for the annual maximum and mean, starting in 1979, are noticeably moving upward, while the trend line for the annual minimum is ascending, as well, though much more modestly.
Doesn’t fit the doomsday narrative, does it?
Please don’t think this is an isolated and therefore meaningless example. There are many other facts that show the global warming fears are overblown.
For instance, two years ago, we showed that predictions claiming that the Great Lakes were drying up due to man-made global warming were, if we might use a term favored by the current occupant of the White House, malarkey.
Moving up to today, we’re reading that “many parts of Europe have not had much of a real summer, having seen much cool and wet weather this year,” and that there’s August snow in Austria, which is not just “one-day freak weather event” but the beginning of a snowy period and a usually cool cycle.
We’ve also recently learned:
- There’s been no change in sea surface temperatures along Australia’s the Great Barrier Reef in 150 years.
- That sea levels near British Columbia were almost 300 feet higher 14,500 years ago than they are today, and were about 30 feet higher 1,800 years ago.
- Deaths associated with extreme temperatures have been declining since 2000.
- Environmental Protection Agency and National Hurricane Center data “show hurricanes have neither become more numerous or more powerful during the past half-century of modest warming.”
Despite these facts and the many more that have been documented over the decades, the Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services has created an office that treats climate change as a public-health issue; alarmists are calling for a global climate strike on Sept. 24 in which the protesters – and likely rioters – will demand “intersectional climate justice”; and Washington’s Democrats continue to agitate for more spending on climate projects that will do nothing beyond emptying taxpayers’ pockets.
Of course, these are just a few in-the-moment developments. The climate alarmists have been running a nonstop racket for decades, always demanding more of other people’s money and greater power over others’ lives. As long as they keep it up, we’ll continue to point out the gaping holes in their tales. It’s our public service.
— Written by the I&I Editorial Board