CNN’s ‘chief climate’ reporter flies more than 6,000 miles to warn about melting ice, climate change

Posted: March 2, 2023 by oldbrew in alarmism, Emissions, media, Psychobabble, sea ice, Travel
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Antarctic sea ice [image credit: BBC]

Apart from spouting dodgy climate theories and proposing absurd ‘solutions’, he seems to have a problem telling the difference between land and sea ice. Antarctica is land surrounded by churning seas and high winds, making its summer sea ice seasons inherently variable.
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CNN’s chief climate correspondent purportedly flew more than 6,000 miles to report on climate change, says The Blaze.

On Wednesday, CNN correspondent Bill Weir appeared on “CNN This Morning,” reporting from the Tierra de Fuego region of Argentina, the southern tip of South America. In his report, Weir bemoaned the shrinking Antarctic ice cap.

“But while we’re here we got this news out of the National Snow and Ice Center in Colorado that for the second year in a row the South Pole is shrinking. The ice down here is shrinking,” Weir reported. “What is troubling about this is the speed that it has declined. Just to give you some perspective, in the early 2000s, it looked like Antarctica was growing even as the Arctic was shrinking in alarming ways, and scientists weren’t sure why.

“In 2014, the sea ice around Antarctica: 7 million square miles. Now, less than a decade later, it’s under 700,000 square miles – so that’s a 90% drop,” he explained.

Show anchor Don Lemon followed up by asking Weir what, if anything, can be done to slow down the melting.

The answer? According to Weir, humanity must stop spewing carbon into the atmosphere.

“It’s the same answer has been for generations. The faster we can move away from fuels that burn, in the speediest and most equitable way possible, the less horrible this gets,” Weir told Lemon.

“That’s the only way right now. And not only stopping it at the source but pulling carbon out of the sea and sky,” he continued. “Carbon removal is going to be the biggest industry you’ve never heard of as people come to grips with the enormity of this.”

If not burning fuels or putting more carbon into the atmosphere is the anecdote to melting ice caps, Weir did not do his part to help.

Full article here.
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Update, 2nd March 2023:
NetZeroWatch — Antarctic Sea Ice: ‘The beginning of the end!’ – again
Quote: ‘When it’s put into context one sees a different picture.’

  1. hunterson7 says:

    So dynamic pack ice levels, to the climate obsessed, equals the end of the world.
    Dumbazz fools.

  2. Phoenix44 says:

    So it expanded as it got warmer then shrank as it got warmer. So not related to the “getting warmer” bit then. And over the last decade it hasn’t got warmer. So not related to warmer then. And we’ve only measured it since 1979 so who knows how big it has been before?

    Lies and disinformation.

  3. oldbrew says:

    How much snow was deposited on the Antarctic land mass while its sea ice was varying?

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    When “the ship of fools” from the UNSW went south to Antarctica to survey the effects of “Global Warming” they got stuck in ice 110 kilometres (68 miles) from where Douglas Mawson was able to moor his ship in 1910.
    I think that the pack ice might just have expanded in area a little since 1910, when the CO2 level was below 300 p.p.m.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Alarmist media going giddy over seasonal sea ice is a recurring pattern…

    Antarctic Sea Ice: ‘The beginning of the end!’ – again
    Thursday 2nd March 2023 | Dr David Whitehouse

    So let’s have a look at the actual satellite data of Antarctic sea ice collected monthly since 1979. The NSIDC gives two data sets for what it calls i) sea ice extent, and ii) sea ice area. So let’s examine both of them.

    The first graphs is sea ice area, the second sea ice extent.

    From the empirical data it is evident that there is hardly any change of sea ice over the 44-year time span. Since 2016 there is a dip with possibly more variability (of which more later), and the lowest month (February) does show a record low, but by hardly anything (and also look at the data for 1992). Does this actual data look like the beginning of the end to you? Where is CNN’s 90% loss or Sky News acceleration?

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