Thursday, November 26, 2009
Reference: Over 100 icebergs drifting to New Zealand, Yahoo News, November 23, 2009
Warmists have seized on a flotilla of icebergs that have drifted from Antarctica toward New Zealand as evidence of man-made global warming (Over 100 icebergs drifting to New Zealand, Yahoo News, November 23, 2009) whereas in fact they are evidence of colder conditions. Icebergs break off routinely from Antarctica but they melt when they get to lower latitudes and are therefore not normally seen as far north as New Zealand. That the icebergs have survived the trip is not evidence of the rate of calving nor of global warming but of colder conditions that have kept the icebergs from melting.