I’ve recently been reminded of a graphic which many of us have seen from time to time.
THE DEATH SPIRAL!!!!!
Now, I’m not going to go into detail about what this graph is wrong, or the different algorithms and technology dishonestly used to generate this graph. It isn’t worth the effort. I’ll just say this is dishonesty at work.
But, that doesn’t mean I challenge the idea there has been a significant decline in the northern hemisphere sea ice. There certainly has been.
Oh, the horrors!!!!!
The problem I have with this is the “why it matters”.
Back when the hysteria over naturally occurring changes in our climate began, the thought, according to the nutters, was that this was a really, really important part of our energy balance.
The thought was that the snow and ice of the extreme north of our globe helped reflect a lot of energy back out to space which would otherwise be absorbed by our planet. White reflects light. So, logically, the less white, the less reflection. Light is energy, so the less ice the less energy reflected. This is all true. But what else is also true is that other incalculable things are also still at work. Further, not all things are of equal value or weight. In fact, nothing is. Nothing is of equal value, weight, or influence. Nothing.
The problem with regard to the NH sea ice is that the flat earther nutters considered the earth as a disc. Worse, they considered it more square than it really is. The area of the earth and the energy received by the sun , regardless of the tilt of axis, renders the arctic ice near meaningless. Add to that the reflective properties of water in motion and we can see how the nutters overemphasized the importance of the Arctic ice.
The arctic ice isn’t important until it invades area which rely on warmth to prosper. In other words, the ice doesn’t matter until it intrudes. Less ice is better. More ice is worse. I’d go into detail about this simple fact, but these things are self-evident. Have you ever seen grass grow underneath ice? Me either.
If the northern hemisphere ice all goes away, then the worse that happens is that there’s less distance to travel between the old world and new.
For those worried about the fauna, Polar bears are Grizzly Bears. It has been demonstrated that polar bears thrive better with less ice. But, most importantly, for the nutters, the idea that less ice somehow makes the planet too hot?……
You want to see a correlation? I’ll show you a correlation!!!!!! Stupid, stupid, bastards.
Yeh, trends are exactly the same time period ….