The Dutch 8 o’clock news today made a big play out of the record low sea ice extent in the Arctic. Because of global warming, that we cause because we drive cars and eat meat, all those cute polar bears will perish horribly. That was about the gist of it.

But let me offer a small counter point. From Forbes: Antarctic Sea Ice Sets Another Record.

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). (…)

[N]ew data show ice mass is accumulating on the Antarctic continent as well as in the ocean surrounding Antarctica. The new data contradict an assertion by global warming alarmists that the expanding Antarctic sea ice is coming at the expense of a decline in Antarctic continental ice.

Now, if the cause of the record low in the Arctic is GLOBAL warming, would we not expect the penguins in the Antarctic to be in as dire straits as the polar bears up north?

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2 Responses to Counterpoint

  1. Lorne says:

    The MSM has done this for the last few years. More and more I believe that the primary purpose of ‘news’ is not to persuade us ‘unwashed,’ but to provide comforting feedback for the so-called elites. In declining political/social systems, the group in charge usually retreats to ‘the bubble’ and engages in magical thinking.

    • Klein Verzet says:

      I’m not exactly sure whether you meant to comment in this thread or the ‘Those elections’ one. But either way: I think you may be in to something.

      I’ve noticed the ‘party line’ is being reinforced by the Dutch MSM, even as less and less are buying it. You may be right in that the elites find comfort in the fact that heir ‘narrative’ is told, without them realizing that the only people still believing it is them, and them only.

      But… Historically, such a state of affairs exists only right before some cataclysm. It is not a comforting thought, when you think it through for a little while.

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