Antarctic Sea Ice Sets Record (and not in the 100 meter dash)

James Taylor, writing at Forbes.com, alerts us to some news that he says the media will never cover:

Antarctic sea ice set another record this past week, with the most amount of ice ever recorded on day 256 of the calendar year (September 12 of this leap year). Please, nobody tell the mainstream media or they might have to retract some stories and admit they are misrepresenting scientific data.

I’ll say this for James, he’s right that no one else at this time is covering this story. Matter of fact, when I did a Google News search for “antarctic sea ice,” I was flooded with bad news stories about the demise of the arctic ice shelf. It’s always been clear to me that the news skews one way, to a ridiculous extent.

I don’t know what to make of this story. I don’t know what to make of global warming stories in general. Frankly, I don’t trust half of what half these people tell me to believe about global warming, and find less than half of them half as believable as I probably should.

All I know is that I love to snow ski, and I’m very excited for the upcoming season. I’m ready to drop $550 on my season pass to the local hill. But you know what? No one can tell me what the snow forecast for this winter is. I have no idea if it’s going to dump, or if I’ll be in short sleeves in January. I don’t know because the weather forecasters don’t know, and one thing that weather forecasters (meteorologists) are is too honest to lie to me and tell me that it’s going to dump buckets of snow December through April because they know that they don’t know what’s going to happen a week out, let alone during the next several months of winter.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t do something about whatever might or might not be happening. Just don’t let anyone tell you what is happening, and more importantly why it is happening, because those people are full of it.

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