NASA has updated its data from satellite readings, revealing that the planet’s polar ice caps have not retreated significantly since 1979, when measurements began.
Indeed, the polar ice has, for almost three years now, remained above the 35 year average.
The data shows that the ice caps remained at more or less the same level until 2005, when they slightly receded for a few years.
However, the 1979 measurements represented the tail end of a 30-year cooling period, meaning that a higher level of ice was taken as the baseline measurement. Everything since has been compared to those figures.
The figures show that by 2012, sea ice was down almost 10 percent from the figures measured in 1979. This was used by warming proponents to forecast disaster.
Those alarmists, however, ignored the fact that total polar ice had only receded by a modest amount, no where near ten percent.
Al Gore used the 10 percent figure and even warned that the Arctic ice cap could completely disappear by 2014.
In reality, by 2012 ice quickly came back and even surpassed the 1979 readings, reaching a new record maximum in the Antarctic in 2014. Since that time it has remained above that previous baseline.
According to NASA’s latest data, it is now 5% above the mean average.
This is not to say that the ice will not retreat again at some point. It is generally considered that the Earth’s temperatures are still rising slowly since the so called ‘little ice age’ which ended in the mid 1800s. The rise is thought to be due to a combination of natural and, to a much lesser extent, human influence.
Not so, according to NASA’s newest data.
NASA is on it’s best behaviour with regards to climate data, since it emerged recently that the agency may have altered weather station data to falsely indicate warming & sea rises.
Critics, or “deniers” as the mainstream media would call them, charge that the data that has been so relied upon to ‘prove’ global warming’s trend for years, has been in fact manipulated.
President Obama will today give a high profile speech on climate change as the biggest threat to national security, according to the New York Times.
Obama will tell those gathered that “Climate change, especially rising seas, is a threat to our homeland security — our economy, infrastructure, and the safety and health of the American people.”
In a report issued Wednesday, the White House said climate change would act as “an accelerant of instability around the world,” could escalate global tensions, and lead to overpopulation. The report also declared that a warming Earth will “change the nature of U.S. military missions.”
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.