Austrian Daily Reports: “Huge Ice Growth Surprises Climate Scientists” … “Like One Not Seen In Decades”!

Antarctica_NASA PhotoThe Austrian online Kronen Zeitung here has an article about something most German-language media outlets have been too red-faced to report on: The sudden growth in polar sea ice.

The Kronen Zeitung opens with:

A huge growth in ice at the poles has surprised scientists and is casting questions. Is global warming taking a break? […] For the prophets of climate change the new figures pose questions: At the poles of Mother Earth, in complete contradiction to prognoses of a complete polar melt, there is an ice growth like one not seen in decades.”

Almost the entire mainstream media has been quiet about this development. So it is refreshing to see that some media are reporting the “good” news that the planet is not warming alarmingly.

Antarctic ice growth “problem for penguins”

The Kronen Zeitung reports that Antarctic sea ice is growing at an average annual rate of 16,500 square kilometers since 2007. The case is pretty much the same for Arctic sea ice, the online Austrian daily reports.

The Kronen Zeitung also writes that the rapidly growing sea ice surrounding Antarctica is a “huge problem” for penguins, who need open water.

“Climate science turned on its head”

Moreover, the Kronen Zeitung mentions the surprise of the National Snow and Ice data Centre (NSIDC) in Colorado concerning the growth in the Arctic:

Scientists t the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder (Colorado) in any case have to admit that instead of a global warming, a global cooling is taking place. […]

At the moment this development appears to have turned climate science on its head globally.”

The Kronen Zeitung then explains how the climate models have failed in that they predicted the very opposite to happen and that some scientists even desperately claimed that the measurements were wrong.

Max Planck scientists: “colder winters and cooler summers”

To explain what is happening, Kronen Zeitung turned to Professor Anastasios Tsonis of the University of Wisconsin. Tsonis says there are many factors at play. “Currents, winds, precipitation and foremost the upper and lower water layers.”

At the end of its article, Kronen Zeitung explains how the recent slowdown in overall solar activity may be playing a major role on the climate.

For years few sunspots could be observed. Colder winters and cooler summers could once again be the consequences, Max-Planck scientists say.”

Reported or not, the polar sea ice is there, and it cannot be ignored.

Hat-tip: Die kalte Sonne.

9 responses to “Austrian Daily Reports: “Huge Ice Growth Surprises Climate Scientists” … “Like One Not Seen In Decades”!”

  1. DirkH

    “about something most German-language media outlets have been too red-faced to report on”

    I have never seen the slightest hint that a German journalist is ever ashamed of anything (well, except for Ulfkotte). What I do find is their self-righteous indignation about the stupid public that doesn’t cherish their great work enough. CYA is their first name.

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  3. John F. Hultquist

    Ignored? Not exactly. The Puffington Host seems to have picked up an article via Climate Central – I’ve never visited either of these sites but did a search to see if the MSM had articles on the topic of Antarctic Sea Ice. The author, John Upton, came up with an image of a squirt gun and then physics and logic get trampled. Or maybe these ideas came from the folks he references.
    There is a nice visual on the site of the ice around Antarctica –hate to do this—but…
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/13/antarctic-sea-ice_n_5978238.html

    I think these folks lack a grasp on the scale (or amount) of the ice there and the volume of the world-ocean. They don’t seem to understand the second law of thermodynamics, either. Among other things.

  4. DirkH

    Warmists and Sueddeutsche Zeitung try their very best to kill NatGas.
    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/erdgas-unnuetzer-klimaretter-1.2174861?google_editors_picks=true
    PIK and others have run models, and the models show that replacing coal by NatGas doesn’t help the climate. Story with the usual human element, “scientists” were “baffled” by their results yadda yadda, yeah right. Looks like a political campaign to save the ever more hated solar and wind.

  5. BobW in NC

    So, NSIDC scientists have had to [finally!] admit that “instead of a global warming, a global cooling is taking place, and that at “…the moment this development appears to have turned climate science on its head globally.”

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer group of folks.

  6. Richard111

    An ice free polar region would radiate more energy to space during the winter and produce ice again. Why the worry?

  7. mwhite

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11166917/Amazing-video-inside-glacial-ice-cave-in-the-UK.html

    This is the inside of a stunning glacial ice cave created from the remnants of last winter in the Scottish Highlands.

    The video taken by a climber shows the mini ‘glacier’ formed by a huge block of snow and ice which fill a gully – a ravine formed by water.

    The cave, 3,000ft in the Cairngorms, has been carved by meltwater running underneath the ice and there are a series of tunnels and a beautiful sculpted ceiling.

    In January this year, Dundee University geographer Dr Martin Kirkbride, told the BBC “a Scottish glacier existed more recently than we had previously thought”.

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