Climate scientists have a problem. They’re trying to prove that the ice is melting in Antarctica, but the continent is so iced-over – at record levels – they’re having trouble getting there.
What a conundrum.
The Daily Caller is reporting that climatologists have been trying to stage expiditions to the South Pole lately, but they’ve been foiled by the area’s rapidly growing ice.
It’s so bad that they’re trying to figure out ways to skew the data and “prove” the ice is melting without having to go down there and deal with all that damned ice.
It’s quite hard to forecast but whatever effort we put into improving our ability to forecast sea ice will ultimately pay dividends in terms of savings for national programs,” Tony Worby, head of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, told the Guardian.
Last year, a Russian research vessel got stuck in the ice while investigating all the ice melt.
Antarctic sea ice levels have defied climate model predictions, baffling scientists and reigniting a debate over global warming’s influence on sea ice. In April, sea ice extent reached record levels for the month — a whopping 116,000 square miles higher than the previous record set in 2014.
Scientists are still unsure why Antarctic sea ice levels are growing, while the Arctic has seen levels decrease in the past few decades. Worby told the Guardian rising sea ice levels are “very largely driven by changes in wind.”
The wind! That’s it. Well, I’m sure they’ll figure out a way to fudge the data to fit with their “global warming” narrative. They might even be able to do it from the comfort of home.