"This has been an agency that's allowed global warming to hijack the EPA's agenda," complains Marc Morano of Climate Depot. "So the most impressive thing Scott Pruitt could do on his first opening speech as EPA chief," Morano adds, "is not mention climate change." "No longer do we have to hear EPA officials and administration officials in power talk about how EPA climate regulations will somehow alter a path of storms or global temperature when they won't even impact global CO2 levels," Morano tells OneNewsNow.
So, what’s happening in Antarctica? According to Paul Homewood, the simple answer was weather. Changing wind patterns, Homewood wrote on his site, caused by the Southern Annular Mode flipping negative allowed winds to penetrate from the north. That elevated temperatures while “pushing sea ice towards the coast.” Another issue was the accuracy of the satellites, also called the margin of error. NSIDC admits on its site that calculating sea ice loss, especially in summer, can be difficult with large discrepancies. That’s because satellites have trouble distinguishing between melt ponds and ice, leading to a margin of error of plus or minus 15 percent. Accuracy is highest when the ice pack is thick and concentrated. It decreased when thin ice increased.