Oblivious to Statist Propaganda, Poles Continue to Cool

Even as warmist totalitarians continue to screech that we must be repressed in the name of melting glaciers, evidence accrues that not only is anthropogenic global warming a lie, the planet is getting cooler:

The National Snow and Ice Data Center released its summary of summer sea-ice conditions in the Arctic last week and reported a substantial expansion of “second-year ice” — ice thick enough to have persisted through two summers of seasonal melting.

According to the NSIDC, second-year ice this summer made up 32% of the total ice cover on the Arctic Ocean, compared with 21% in 2007 and 9% in 2008. Clearly, Arctic sea ice is not following the consensus touted by Gore and the warm-mongers.

What about the South Pole?

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At the other end of the earth, we are told the Larsen B ice shelf on the western side of Antarctica is collapsing. That part is warming and has been for decades. But it comprises just 2% of the continent. The rest of the continent is cooling.

A report prepared by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research for last April’s meeting of the Antarctic Treaty nations in Washington notes that the South Pole has in fact shown “significant cooling in recent decades.”

At some level even liberals are probably aware that the climate fluctuates naturally and always has. Warm weather is far better than cold, so it’s unfortunate that we seem to be in for at least a few decades of falling temperatures that no amount of hot air from statist hoaxers can reverse.

On a tip from Bergbikr. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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