I like doing sea ice graphs at this particular point in time of the year, as well as the opposite times of the year. Why? Because of the solstices. People may note the graph is slightly biased …. sort of. But, I do this to illustrate one of the things I harp on. Albedo and the greater significance of the Southern Hemisphere’s ice.
Yesterday was June 21, which is when we receive the most sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere, and the least in the S.H. In all, it’s balanced. When we hit our equinoxes, we’ll have the same in the north as the south, going in different directions.
The lunatics bemoaned the slight loss of sea ice in the north, and said this will make global warming much worse, because ice reflects the sunlight back out to space.
As the graph clearly demonstrates, whatever the ice loss in the north was, it was near equally gained in the south. This means, given that total time the global ice receives sunlight is the same, we’ve not lost any albedo. None. Nada, zilch.
I would remind readers this is one of the tenants of the global warming alarmism. It’s long been known the additional CO2 can’t possibly cause the planet to heat with any significance, so, they had to invent some dire cascading effect which would supposedly compound the imaginary warming. It simply hasn’t happened. Indeed, if one shortens the time frame just a bit, we see the global sea ice going the other way.
Here’s the last nine years with the bias being higher for the past …. in other words, if the sine wave is otherwise equal, the graph would show a decline because of the start date.
Now, if the lunatics were correct, to begin with, we should all panic because of the impending ice age. Clearly, we’re reflecting more light out into space than we were, so the earth will get colder, and we’ll all be iced over in no time. Right?
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