AP's Seth Borenstein at it again! Claims 'global warming means more Antarctic ice' -- Meet the new consensus, the opposite of the old consensus
As man-made global warming morphs more and more into unfalsifiable science and “extreme” weather claims, expect more tortured spin from activists like Borenstein. (See: 'Long sad history of AP reporter Seth Borenstein's woeful global warming reporting') (Also, The New York Times also has an activist badly posing as a reporter: See: NYT reporter Justin Gillis Antarctic ice claims called 'a joke' by climatologist -- Gillis' polar sea ice claims called 'a total irrelevancy' & 'ludicrous')
In a prime example of how the warmists cannot get their story straight, Borenstein's article turns former Vice President Al Gore's Antarctic claims on their head.
[See: Borenstein refutes Gore! Jan 2012 Gore Claim: 'Scientists expected that as climate change accelerated, Antarctica would be one of the fastest warming areas of planet. This prediction has proven true'
What Borenstein ignores about the Antarctic in his latest article is very telling. The following are a few key studies Borenstein omitted while he was crafting his warming equals more ice narrative.
Flashback 2007: Antarctic temperatures disagree with climate model predictions Study: 'No increase in precipitation over Antarctica in the last 50 years' -- 'Most models predict that both precipitation and temperature will increase over Antarctica with a warming of the planet. David Bromwich, researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State U.: 'It's hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now," he said. "Part of the reason is that there is a lot of variability there.'
Model Fail on Antarctic: 'Climate models say Antarctic sea ice should currently be in prolonged and substantial decline' -- Study in AMS' peer-reviewed Journal of Climate: 'The negative SIE (sea ice extent) trends in most of model runs over 1979 – 2005 are a continuation of an earlier decline, suggesting that the processes responsible for the observed increase over last 30 years are not being simulated correctly.'
Update: October 11, 2012: More reactions to Borenstein's Antarctic article:
Analysis of Seth Borenstein's Antarctic ice article: Translation: 'More Ice = Warming and Less Ice = Warming. Our scam wins either way!' -- Borenstein's article: 'But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be paying attention to it and shouldn't be talking about it.' -- Translation: 'We ignored the records in 2006 & 2012 & finally a few bloggers embarrassed us so much about 2012 that we had our buddy Seth Borenstein make up some crap.' -- Ozone? Translation: 'We plan to ignore ozone hole over Arctic ... which we never predicted either.'
Antarctica Sea Ice theory triggers BS detectors! 'The continued growth of sea ice in Antarctica has been in direct conflict with the 'settled science' climate models for years' -- 'Without a shred of embarrassment & ignoring their previous prognostications, the climate Illuminati now say global warming causes more Antarctic ice using amazing mental gymnastics to prove their point. These are the same people who came up with a theory to prove that 'snowmageddon' in US was also caused by global warming...These people have been, are and will be an incredible stain on the name of science for generations to come'
'In a move of Olympian audacity, Seth Borenstein keeps a straight face and shamelessly shifts to pretending that more Antarctic sea-ice fits their climate change theory' -- 'Yet again climate models fail to predict things in advance, they only do the post modern type of prediction — the bury-my-bewilderment type, after the fact. Once more, nothing can disprove the theory of man-made climate catastrophe'
Borenstein's article mocked: 'The oceans are warming, but that now means less sea ice in the Arctic, and more sea-ice in the Antarctic. Of course!' -- In UN IPCC #15.4.4 'they discuss the impact of decreasing sea ice, but not of the possibility it might increase.' -- 'Many predictions are about the ice shelves, not the sea-ice specifically...How did these predictions pan out? British Antarctic Survey: 'A thaw of Antarctic ice is outpacing predictions by the U.N. climate panel and could in the worst case drive up world sea levels by 2 meters (6 ft) by 2100'
Competitive Enterprise Institute's Chris Horner on Borenstein's Antarctic ice article: 'Oddly, for years they dined out on talk of 'melting polar ice caps', always and clearly in the plural' -- Horner: 'That's what the theory and their models said. Just not what reality said. After confrontation with defiant reality became too much, Al Gore famously shifted his rhetoric to refer only to 'the north polar ice cap'. Now the theory has evolved to match unhelpful observations'