AWI’s Sloppy Antarctic Peninsula Science…Overlooked GISS Temperature Data, Snowfall Amounts

Record ice melt at the Antarctic Peninsula? Scientists overlooked fluctuations in snowfall

By Dr. Sebastian Lüning / Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt
(Condensed, summarized by P Gosselin)

German journalists, e.g. the Stuttgarter Zeitung’s Roland Knauer, recently reported that ice at the Antarctic peninsula was “melting more rapidly than first thought“, and that “climate change was making its way further south“.

But this seems to be a rather strange claim, especially in light of the fact that the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) recently claimed that ice on the continent would grow over the coming decades as a result of global warming. Somehow Süddeutsche Zeitung’s Knauer never got around to mentioning that.

9 responses to “AWI’s Sloppy Antarctic Peninsula Science…Overlooked GISS Temperature Data, Snowfall Amounts”

  1. Ed Caryl

    All the stations on the Antarctic Peninsula have been cooling since 1998. I just checked Esperanz and Marambio, as well as Faraday. There was a step warming at the El Niño of 1998, then cooling set in at rates from 0.5°C/decade to 1.3°C/decade for each. Faraday is actually the worst example, as it was warming the most before the step. Esperanz was cooling before the step.

  2. Mindert Eiting

    Vahrenholt and Luning are polite as the beginning of their article shows again that the AGW theory predicts everything. This feature is even more devastating than having 97 percent of the models wrong. You can always try to twist the facts or their impact. Predicting everything means false for analytical reasons. This makes the theory stone dead but also versatile. It predicts that at the end of this year the first alligators will be observed in the Amsterdam canals as well as that they will not. The true prediction is always there. The AGW theory is a giant rotting corpse, surrounded by scavengers, who can take their pick and sell it to the Pope and public. At least till the end of this year when Paris is done.

    1. lemiere jacques

      yes but it rakes time to prove a prediction false, and then it is already half forgotten . The half that people remember is some catastrophy will happen.

      1. DirkH

        Also, when you remind the people of the bullcrap scientists predicted, the Cultural Left will call you a liar and say it never happened. Like with the extremely well-documented ice age scare of the 70ies.

        The Cultural Left must start regular newspaper archive burning.

  3. GlennDC

    Herr Gosselin, the word in the original article was overlooked, as in failed to notice. Oversaw is an out of tune literalism.

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