This end-of-season apex will have surpassed 20 million square kilometers (or 7.7 million square miles) “for the first time ever to our knowledge,” Scambos told Climate Central. And not only will the maximum be a record, but “nearly every day has been a record for that day in the satellite record” this year, he added, following a pattern of anomalously high winter maximums since 2012.
“Yeah, we don’t understand everything about the Antarctic sea ice extent,” he said, but trends in temperatures, winds and other factors are very much in line with greenhouse-driven warming.
“Antarctica is very much participating in the overall global climate,” Scambos said.
OK, so a Senior Scientist from NSIDC admits that the Antarctic Sea Ice is at a new Maximum.
So what from the other side of Alarmist "science?"
2: Antarctica is losing so much mass that it’s actually changing Earth’s gravity. (link)
Antarctica is famously a continent capped with ice, but as Earth’s climate changes and the polar regions get warmer, its ancient ice is beginning to melt. The immediate consequence of the melting is the growing instability of ice shelves, places where the ice covering extends into the ocean.(Rebutted by Prof Don Easterbrook - here) However, if we really want to know how quickly Antarctica is losing ice, we need a way of measuring that loss in terms of total mass.
In that mission, scientists are aided by gravity. As Antarctic ice melts, it shifts mass from the continent into the oceans, slightly changing Earth’s gravitational field in that part of the world. We wouldn’t notice it, but orbiting observatories like the Gravity Field and Steady State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE, which is more an abbreviation than acronym) can measure small fluctuations in gravity compared with other spots on our planet.
Hang on..... One side says Antarctic Ice is at a maximum and the other says it's melting. OK, One is talking of continental ice and the other sea ice. However, why don't you Alarmists get together and synchronise your stories, your tall tales? Notice however one common thread in both these stories? Both maintain the Planet is warming. But this has been rebutted by all the data sets used by the Alarmists. It has also been rebutted by 54 other Alarmist "scientists." The HockeyShtick (link) has printed 54 excuses for the lack of warming by the scrambling scientists. Just today HockeyShtick has added two more peer-reviewed papers trying to explain the "pause" in global warming.
A new paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres finds the "recent coolingin the eastern Pacific Ocean and associated climate impacts" are due to "a competition of global warming" with the natural ocean oscillations the "Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO), and the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO)."
Make up your minds, Alarmists. You really appear stupid to say The Antarctic is melting/is at a maximum. And you appear even more stupid to say that there is no "pause" in global warming and then offer 54 reasons for the pause.