Far from disappearing, Antarctic ice levels reached a record high on Sept. 22. Climate alarmists are now being forced to reconcile this evidence with their unquestioning belief in global warming.
The Washington Post’s Jason Samenow reported the National
In the same article, Jinlun Zhang, a
The rising Antarctic ice levels must have come as a shock to
former Vice President Al Gore who blamed Antarctic ice melting on global
warming in his 2006 book “An Inconvenient Truth.” Gore quoted scientist John
Mercer: “One of the warning signs that a dangerous warming trend is underway in
Antarctica will be the breakup of ice shelves on both coasts of the
Despite this increase in Antarctic sea ice, the media
continue to hype climate change and its effects on the South Pole. On Nov. 6,
CBS “Evening News” ran a story highlighting rising carbon dioxide levels in
But if the Antarctic is suffering from rising CO2 levels and global warming, how can it be simultaneously gaining ice?
Climate scientists tried to explain away this glaring paradox. Zhang argued that stronger Antarctic winds are to blame, although he admitted “I haven’t seen a clear explanation yet of why the winds have gotten stronger.” Other scientists have pointed to ozone depletion, but a recent study  in the Journal of Climate argued that ozone depletion would reduce sea ice levels.
Of course, the obvious answer is that Antarctic temperatures aren’t actually rising. On June 10, the New York Times reported  that “[t]he rise in the surface temperature of the earth has been markedly slower over the last 15 years than in the 20 years before that. And that lull in warming has occurred even as greenhouse gases have accumulated in the atmosphere at a record pace.”
The broadcast networks paid no attention  to this lull, instead repeatedly promoting climate change alarmism. CBS correspondent Mark Phillips acknowledged that global temperatures were not rising, but dismissed this fact  as “ammunition” for climate skeptics on Sept. 26’s “Evening News,” saying that “another inconvenient truth has emerged on the way to the apocalypse.”
— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. Follow Sean Long on Twitter.