Spectacular Antarctic Lies To Start The Morning

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Need another indicator of climate warming in Antarctica? The trio of weather bloggers at Weather Underground report the temperature there likely hit a record-breaking 63.5F (17.5C) Tuesday.

The balmy reading was logged at Argentina’s Esperanza Base, which lies on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Irrespective of whether the record stands, it fits right into the pattern of rapid climate warming recently observed in the Antarctic Peninsula region. The British Antarctic Survey writes this region has warmed about 5F (2.8 C) in the last 50 years. “[This] makes this the most rapidly warming region in the Southern Hemisphere – comparable to rapidly warming regions of the Arctic,” it notes.

Antarctica may have set its highest temperature ever recorded Tuesday – The Washington Post

What a total crock from Jason Samenow at the Capital Weather Gang. Temperatures at the Antarctic Peninsula have been declining for 35 years.

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They currently have record sea ice at the Antarctic Peninsula

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The amount of sea ice around Antarctica has been steadily increasing to record levels for 35 years.

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Temperatures in the interior of Antarctica are unbelievably cold

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Vostok, Antarctica Forecast | Weather Underground

The forecast for Esperanza is cold and snow

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Base Esperanza, Antarctica Forecast | Weather Underground

The level of deceit from alarmists is approaching infinity. They pick a one day reading at one location as proof of continental warming, in defiance of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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67 Responses to Spectacular Antarctic Lies To Start The Morning

  1. Dave1billion says:

    So now they only need to smear that data point across the entire continent to demonstrate a globally record hot 2015 spring.

    Got it.

    Furthermorem if I have the AGW definition correct, that one “balmy” day across an entire continent is “climate”, right?

  2. Gail Combs says:

    It is presently 34 °F and drizzle at Base Esperanza, Antarctica.

    This morning it was 32 °F in mid North Carolina. I really could care less that the temps at the tip near Drake Passage is slightly above freezing in the summer/fall. It is not like that area doesn’t get above freezing on occasion.

    Typical Alarmist claptrap.

    • John B() says:


      And according to our friends at Wiki-Pedia (which has been updated)
      The new average high for the month SKYROCKETED from 31.3 to 31.5!


  3. Timo Soren says:

    Do the understand the terms: cherry picking or weather?

    • gator69 says:

      Only as they apply to skeptics. Grantologists have selective hearing, sight, and mental capacity.

    • Kevin says:

      How is stating a fact cherry picking? All the places I’ve visited haven’t said anything about this being about climate change. People who think know the difference between weather and climate.

    • Elaine Supkis says:

      Meanwhile, there are NO cherry blossoms so far in Washington, DC. Lots of ice.

  4. Gail Combs says:

    I also should mention Wunderground has been WAY OFF on the high temperature predictions for the last few weeks.

  5. It was only last year the world’s lowest temp was recorded in the Antarctic.

    • Hugh K says:

      Shhhh…we’re not supposed to talk about what has been deposited in the ClimaCon memory hole. Besides, when GISS homogenized that event with data from the ‘very close’ Amazon rain forest weather station…it’s all good.

    • Byron says:

      It was also the coldest June ever recorded at the Météo-France base Dumont d’Urville, the average temperature was -22.4 ° C, which is 6.6 ° C lower than normal and the coldest June day minimum ever set there of -34.9 ° C, besting the previous record of -33.4 ° C

  6. Joseph says:

    “The level of deceit from alarmists is approaching infinity. They pick a one day reading at one location as proof of continental warming”

    Our boys at Skeptical Science say that skeptics such as ourselves use any single example of a weather event as proof that global warming doesn’t exist. I don’t see them calling out the guys on their own team.

    • Vince says:

      And we probably never will.

    • “skeptics such as ourselves use any single example of a weather event as proof that global warming doesn’t exist. ”

      To be clear here, this is a fallacy for most. I personally though need more than one two-day stretch since 1961 as “proof”. Show me the graph of all temps between 1961 and now. For all I know a week ago it was colder than it was in 1961.

    • Brian H says:

      It takes only one or two exceptions to disprove a rule, but consistent accuracy to provisionally validate it.

  7. Does anyone have a link to the 63.5F reading? The link I have for Esperanza Base on March 24 says 59F.


  8. Billy Liar says:

    The current temperature there is below freezing (-2°C):

    Here is the decoded SYNOP for the relevant period:


    Here is the actual SYNOP for the day in question, 24 March:


    Esperanza Base is on a suspiciously ice-free area of land with several ice-free lakes in the vicinity. Föhn effect, perhaps?

  9. Jimmy Haigh says:

    So a long and bitterly cold winter in the eastern US and Canada is a sign of global warming, as is one warm day in Antarctica. Nice theory, guys.

  10. omanuel says:

    After soundly losing the AGW debate – the entire postnormal structure of fraudulent science for research funds – is at risk of collapse.

    That explains the deafing silence from other Nobel Prize winners, leaders of the US NAS, UK’s RS, UN’s IPCC editors of research journals and federal research agencies.

  11. wyoskeptic says:

    Well, if you look at this site, it shows it getting up to 59 F on the 24th. If you look, there was a west wind about 33-34 and then later that night, west wind at 65 miles per. Interesting.


  12. I say to the CAGW crowd show me the data that supports your theory either through a change in atmospheric processes as called for by your theory or the data itself showing how this period of change in the climate is something that has never ever happened before and to this degree in such a short period of time.

    The answer is you have nothing you can show to support your theory. Not one single atmospheric process and not one single piece of data.

    Until that changes all AGW theory is , is talk with nothing to back it up with

  13. Windsong says:

    Is that supposed to be a scary temperature for 63S? It is not even below (above?) the Antarctic Circle.
    Nome, AK, or Reykjavik, Iceland, both at ~64N, wouldn’t make the news with temps like that.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Right now it is 0.7 °F in Nome, AK and going up to 27° F on Saturday. The record for this date is 42 °F. The maximum temperature record for Nome for July 30th (picked at random) was 86 °F in 1977 and 57 °F for September 28th. (The data record @ Wunderground looks a bit wacky to me BTW since the same highs keep repeating.)

  14. Andy DC says:

    Weather Forecast – Antarctica, AA – Local & Long Range | Weather Underground

    The attachment shows current conditions, as cold as -96F. There is a report of 36F with heavy snow along the outer edge. It is very unusual to be that far above freezing with heavy snow. Makes me wonder if some of those thermometers down there are not calibrated properly and reading too warm. That would not be the first time that cheating went on.

  15. darrylb says:

    pHFRAUD FYI–Off subject, but i think very important to check out, you gotta like this one!
    It was recently found out that testimony before congress on ocean acidity actually left out about
    80 years of data, about 2,000,000 data points.
    Instead what was used was called Feel2899 which was actually a model hind cast.
    I have read this from more that one site, but I cannot believe fraud can actually go to that degree.
    Well, maybe I can. Do they think they will not get caught???!!!!!!

  16. ossqss says:

    Is that even considered part of continental Antarctica? Is Hawaii part of the continental US too?

    • gator69 says:

      Hawaii is roughly 2500 miles from the US. Esperanza Base is about 2000 miles from the South Pole, and about 500 miles from Argentina.

  17. D. Self says:

    It’s a full frontal assault from the Commie scum! Any and all Lies are being press released. Now blue crabs are invading tropical New England from Florida!! Good Grief!!

  18. GoFigure560 says:

    sea ice extent now doesn’t matter, it seems to be ice volume which is (“they” say) decreasing.

    NASA or some other government agency apparently carried out this volume check. So what’s the real story?

  19. Menicholas says:

    The lies continue, and continue to grow in scope and magnitude.
    This is absolutely sickening to witness. What can anyone do to try and inject some truth and reality into what the average person hears about climate and weather?

  20. GoFigure560 says:

    The alarmists are claiming that Monckton’s analysis showing no warming for 18 years and 3 months is “cherry-picking” whilst panicking over one temperature at one Antarctic point on one day ! Amazing.

    • Menicholas says:

      And near the most northerly spot on the continent, near the sea, at the end of summer. And, from what I read last wee, the temperature only broke a “record” by a few tenths of a degree, record was from the mid 1970’s I think.
      I have to say I was surprised to see this report last week, but of course instantly knew it must be a reading from the coast on the peninsula.
      What I had not realized, and thank Tony for pointing out to everyone, was that it was an ephemeral reading due to katabatic wind.
      As we all know, compressional winds can cause temperatures to soar, since descending air is warmed at the dry adiabatic rate of 5 1/2 degrees per 1000 feet of elevation change.
      I believe that there are peaks near this station as high as 10,000 feet.

      • Gail Combs says:

        In the 1970s they were probably using liquid in glass thermometers and now they use electronic Minimum Maximum Temperature Systems (MMTS) or Automated Surface Observing Systems (ASOS).

        The difference is the inertia of the liquid in glass will be much greater and will not catch the momentary spikes in temperature.

    • Kevin says:

      In what reality are people panicking over this?

  21. Stephen Richards says:


    On the nullschool site you can clearly see the foen effect. On the windward side the temp is -ve on the leeward +ve 2.2°c.
    Basic physics and basic meteorology. Both way beyond the mental ability of climate scientists and their lackeys.

  22. Tel says:

    Be reasonable, the guy needs to take the thermometer inside his hut and let it thaw out before reading it. Way too cold to stand outside.

  23. Charles says:

    Next up: Peer-reviewed scientific paper show projected melting antartica ice will put Honolulu and San Fransico under water very soon. Kerry scraps Iran nuclear talks to attend an urgent summit called for by NOAA and the Pentagon on the immediate forced evacuation of every major coastal city in the United States.

  24. Rico L says:


    Still bleating on about Global Warming – have they been outside recently?

  25. Anto says:

    Just look at the comments below the article – overwhelmingly sceptical. Never thought I’d see that at the Washington Post!

  26. oz4caster says:

    I noticed that the Climate Reanalyzer daily summary map for today’s temperature anomalies relative to a 1979-2000 baseline show an anomaly of -2.77C for Antarctica, +0.01C for the SH, +0.80C for the NH, and +0.40C for the entire earth. There are only a few relatively small warm anomalies in the Antarctica area on their maps.

  27. Gregory says:

    Looks like a bad reading.

  28. Mervyn says:

    This sort of propaganda will continue right until the Paris 2015 climate conference. It is going to get steadily worse, and it is going to become an avalanche as we approach December.

  29. Byron says:

    Wow I can believe Democrats and Obama can get this kind of BS released just to “further” their worthless cause. Hey dingleburgs sea ice is fresh water that is freezing in the ocean because it is lighter than sea water which increases the area of sea ice. You are proving the point of accelerated melt. Record sea ice is record melt. Repeat after me. That mantra is not a good one.

  30. kirkmyers says:

    Exposing the almost daily lies of the global warming feamongers is as frustrating as playing Whack-A-Mole. After one lie is knocked down, another one pops up to take its place.

    The fear-peddling climatologists have given science a black eye. They are about as credible as Tarot Card readers and crystal ball gazers, which is an insult to both groups. Their record of fortelling the future probably surpasses that of the faulty and wildly unreliable climate models, which have failed to predict today’s flatlining temperatures, but presume to know what what will happen to Mother Earth 100 years from now.

    What absolute nonsense.

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