Wednesday, 29 November 2017

The Real Arctic Vs The Imaginary Arctic Of Climate Scientists (Tony Heller)

The news is full of stories about Arctic and Antarctic apocalypse - caused by human CO2 emissions. In this video, I explore these claims.

The major cause of the ice loss in Europe and China is due to particle pollution, the same material that causes poor air quality and smog. This makes the white snow and ice slightly darker, and it therefore absorbs heat. Chinese scientists working in the Himalayas estimated that up to 50% of the ice loss in this high altitude region was due to dirty snow. If 50% of the ice being lost in the Himalayas is due to smog particles, then loss of ice in other Northern Hemisphere regions must be down to the same cause. This is different from claiming that human caused CO2 gas molecules are the primary driver in causing ice loss.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 29th, 2017.]

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