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Antarctic Ice Sets (Another) Record

The Left hopes you aren't paying attention to THAT pole.

Sep. 24, 2013
Antarctic ice sheet continues to expand.

On Saturday, Antarctic sea ice coverage hit 19.51 million square kilometers. For those mathematically challenged, that’s a lot. In fact, it’s a new record high. This marks back-to-back years in which the South Pole has broken records – and environmentalists’ hearts.

In response, scientists are left – once again – scratching their heads as they contemplate what went wrong. University of Washington’s Jinlun Zhang is especially confused: “The overwhelming evidence is that the Southern Ocean is warming,” Zhang claims. “Why would sea ice be increasing? Although the rate of increase is small, it is a puzzle to scientists.”

That’s the funny thing about climate: You never know what she’ll throw your way. Yet scientists are left puzzled over their apocalyptic prophecies that continually fail to come to fruition.