Originally Posted by Caps18
That graph you keep linking to is only from 2001.5 - 2002. Not a very long period of time. And don't you think that even if the South Pole is getting some snow now, that the animals at the arctic circle are having major problems?
Here is a better website that shows your point. But still, melting ice and reduced ice pack around Antarctica will just help speed up the melt and eventually the ice and snow over land will melt. Both ice packs in Greenland and Antarctica are getting smaller over time.
And when the ice is gone from the arctic, it's not going to cause more ice to be formed in the Antarctic.
Then you are incapable of reading this very basic and simple graph.
The RATE of ICE GAIN in the Antarctic is going UP faster than the Arctic is losing it! I'm not interested in words or another man's belief sets Just simple hard data honestly recorded.
By the way. The central Greenland ice pack is still increasing in thickness. Official figures state 5.4cm/year but the 1960's 6 storey high DYE-2 station has almost disappeared under the ice now.
The data cannot go earlier without mixing and matching disparate methods of data collection. The start date is the date the NSIDC database was made. If you want me to do that I will be as stupid as Michael Mann's wood tree rings taken from a couple of unrepresentative tree's in California with the last few years drawn in freehand to bring it to the apparent temperature of today.
When it "feels hotter" due to the atmosphere being more humid.. That's a human condition due to sweating.
C02 absorption is almost totally obfuscated out of relevance due to water vapour. The so-called 250K reflectance band is never drawn to scale against directly radiated.. Why is that. Another one pulling porkies? Again?? Never!!!
Who would ever of guessed considering our Hansen predicted tropo heating has never occurred, leaving all the "models" in cloud cuckoo land.