H/t reader squodgy:
“So, who the hell do we believe???”
If we consider low temperature and sea-ice records the volcano theory seems to be the only one that does make sense …
– Scientists Stranded As Antarctic Temperatures Plunge To Lowest Ever Recorded
– Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming
– Antarctica Sets Yet Another Sea-Ice Record
– Coldest June Since Measurements Began In Adélie Land, Antarctica
– ANTARCTIC BEGAN MELTING 5,000 YEARS EARLIER THAN FIRST THOUGHT
– Ship Sent To Rescue GLOBAL WARMING Researchers Trapped In Antarctic, Gets Trapped In Antarctic
– Chinese Icebreaker Turns Back From Antarctic Rescue Mission
– Shocking Climate Change Update:
– Volcanoes melting Antarctic glaciers from below (Ice Age Now, June 12, 2014):
Dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and you’ll find fire as well as ice,
… especially if we also consider what happens in the Arctic:
– Arctic Ice Cap Covers 656,000 Sq Miles MORE Than 2 Years Ago
– August 15 Global Sea Ice Area Highest Since 1996
As a side note:
– How The Ozone Hole Over The Arctic Disappared (Spiegel, May 31, 2012):
Good news from the Arctic: has startled the giant ozone hole, the researchers in the past year, has disappeared. Human conduct, however, was not in the game – the weather is responsible for the healing of the shield.
– New Satellite Maps Show World’s Major Ice Caps Melting at Unprecedented Rate (Eco Watch, Sep 1, 2014):
German researchers have established the height of the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps with greater precision than ever before. And the new maps they have produced show that the ice is melting at an unprecedented rate.
The maps, produced with a satellite-mounted instrument, have elevation accuracies to within a few metres. Since Greenland’s ice cap is more than 2,000 metres thick on average, and the Antarctic bedrock supports 61 percent of the planet’s fresh water, this means that scientists can make more accurate assessments of annual melting.
Dr Veit Helm and other glaciologists at the Alfred Wegener Institute’s Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany, report in the journal The Cryosphere that, between them, the two ice sheets are now losing ice at the unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kilometers a year.