The ice located on the continent of Antarctica is growing, not shrinking. Global Warming is not melting the Antarctica ice cap, in fact the latest information says the South Pole is seeing increasingly colder temperatures. See photos and a video below:

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New reports from the Australian Antarctic Division Glaciology Program indicates that ice is expanding in most of Antarctica. The area designated as Western Antarctica is seeing some ice loss. The area known as the Eastern Antarctica is seeing ice expansion.

Eastern Antarctica is four times the size of Western Antarctica. The increasing ice in the Eastern portion of the continent has “more than offset” the ice losses in West Antarctica, according to Dr. Ian Allison of the Australian Antarctic Division. “Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica,” said Allison. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research told a meeting of Antarctic Treaty nations last week that the South Pole had shown “significant cooling in recent decades.”

Antarctica is an area of 5.1 million sq. miles. According to the World Atlas, it comprises 8.9% of the earth’s surface. It is the coldest, driest and windiest spot on earth and boasts the lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet -129.1F.

Bordered by South America on the north-northwest, New Zealand, Tasmania and Australia on the south and southeast, and Africa on the northeast, Dr. Allison said “there was not any evidence of significant change in the mass of ice shelves in East Antarctica nor any indication that its ice cap was melting.” He also cautioned that ice shelves have “episodic” instances of large icebergs breaking off – every 10, 20 or 50 years, and “the calvings of the magnitude seen recently in West Antarctica might not be unusual.”

According to Global Warming supporters, a major problem of polar-ice-cap-melts is the consequence of rising oceans. Australia’s federal Environment Minister, Peter Garrett, said:

experts are predicting sea level rises of up to 6m from Antarctic melting by 2100 .

That’s 91 years into the future. The assessment of the “experts,” however is met with opposition from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) which predicts a worst case scenario of only 1.25m sea rise.

With all the talk of sea levels rising, it should be noted that “the melting of sea ice…does not cause sea levels to rise” because the ice is already in the water. President Obama saw his election to the White House as “the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow….” Maybe Mother Nature beat him to it. The video below has some beautiful scenes of Antarctica. Click on the small photos to enlarge.

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