The Other Half Of The Polar Ice Story
Just when you thought this season's cryosphere couldn't be more strange .... The Southern Hemisphere sea ice area is close to surpassing the previous historic maximum of 16.03 million sq. km and is currently at 15.91 million sq. km. ...Of course, it's winter down south, so you wouldn't expect a parallel minimum ice pack to go along with the one up north, but how does global warming get us to thin north pole ice and thick south pole ice?
Correction: we had previously reported that there had been a new [Southern Hemisphere] historic maximum ice area. Unfortunately, we found a small glitch in our software. The timeseries have now been corrected and are showing that we are very close to, but not yet, a new historic maximum sea ice area for the Southern Hemisphere. (source)
Oh yeah. That's why we can't call it "global warming" and instead have to call it "climate change," which I translate as, "No one really knows what's going on here."
hat-tip: Greenie Watch