Antarctic sea ice recovery disrupts “global warming pattern”

Just two years ago, many mainstream media outlets claimed that sea ice at the South Pole was melting at an “astonishing” rate. The German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported in June 2019 that Antarctic sea ice had “shrunk by 1.8 million square kilometers,” writing, “the massive disappearance of ice is astounding.”

And while this report was technically accurate, it turned out to be yet another confusion and fudging of facts in favor of Anthropogenic Climate Warming (AGW), rather than substantiated signs of a disturbing climate trend.

And now, in 2021, when the ice is recovering dramatically, the same media is silent, which is saying a lot…

THE MASSIVE RECOVERY OF SEA ICE GOES UNREPORTED The media, which has stopped reporting on the state of ice in the Southern Hemisphere.

And it is clear why:

Sea ice at the South Pole has recovered in 2020 and 2021 to levels about three decades ago.

Moreover, the trend of the past 40-plus years (the era of satellite observations) remains a trend of significant growth (about 1% per decade).

In 2021, Antarctic sea ice will actually be at levels well above the several-decade average (shown below).

It is the end-of-the-world scenario due to “anthropogenic climate warming” that has disappeared, not the ice:

The NSIDC website is temporarily down, so I can’t share with you the impressive data for August 2021.

However, if you look at the above graph for June, the purple line running along the edges of the Antarctic ice sheet is the average ice edge for 1981-2010 – it is clear to all that this year’s ice extent is much greater than normal.

The Antarctic recovery over the past two years shows that there are still many natural factors that remain unknown – it seems that ocean cycles such as ENSO, SAM or the Indian Ocean play a major role in the variability of Antarctic sea ice, rather than linearly increasing CO2.


“Researchers agree that the decrease in Antarctic sea ice from 2016 to 2019 is due to natural causes,” writes Die kalte Sonne. “Obviously, this is not a good topic for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, who prefer not to report on the ice recovery.”

Not informing the public about the most recent developments and instead leaving them with a false impression based on carefully selected data from two years before is a classic disinformation technique that has long been practiced by the controlled media.

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