A gentleman with whom I was debating on another forum said that I was cherry picking the Antarctican stations. That was the reason he gave for not paying attention to the lack of warming at the Scott-Amundsen South Pole station. I then showed him the Vostok station, the only other interior station. It too showed no warming. Again, it didn't have the effect I wanted. Thus I decided to post all the Antarctican stations available here
Now, I should point out, as I have below on this blog that the Antarctican Peninsula is warming, but that it is due to winds causing warm deep ocean waters to upwell melting some of the ice from below, not from above as CO2 would be expected to operate. It is from the Antarctican peninsula that all the fear-mongering stories emanate. So, I will first post the pictures from West Antarctica and then from East Antarctica. Only the ones in the East show any evidence of warming, but it isn't a whole lot--unless you read the Newspaper hysteria driven headlines. As you look at the pictures ask yourself if all this looks like it is warming significantly
No warming there. What about Vostock?
Going around East Antarctica clockwise Halley station.
No warming there. Novolazarevskaya?
Nope, its cooling. Mawson?
Nope, its cooling. Davis?
Not warming yet
Nope, no warming
Nope. Dumont d'Urville station?
How about Scott Base?
Ok we have been 3/4 around Antarctica and no warming. Only the Antarctican peninsula is warming and that is due to upwelling deep ocean waters melting the ice from below, not CO2 melting it from above.
The westerlies are the prevailing winds in the middle latitudes of Earth’s atmosphere, blowing from west to east between the highpressure areas of the subtropics and the low-pressure areas over the poles. They have strengthened and shifted poleward over the past 50 years, possibly in response to warming from rising concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). Something similar appears to have happened 17,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age: Earth warmed, atmospheric CO2 increased, and the Southern Hemisphere westerlies seem to have shifted toward Antarctica (5, 6). Data reported by Anderson et al. on page 1443 of this issue suggest that the shift 17,000 years ago occurred before the warming and that it caused the CO2 increase. The CO2 that appeared in the atmosphere 17,000 years ago came from the oceans rather than from anthropogenic emissions. It was vented from the deep ocean up to the atmosphere in the vicinity of Antarctica. The southern westerlies are important in this context because they can alter the oceanic circulation in a way that vents CO2 from the ocean interior up to the atmosphere. The prevailing view has been that the westerlies shifted 17,000 years ago as part of a feedback: A small CO2 increase or small warming initiated a shift of the westerlies toward Antarctica; the shifted westerlies then caused more CO2 to be vented up to the atmosphere, which led to more warming, a greater poleward shift of the westerlies, more CO2, and still more warming (5). But Anderson et al. show that the westerlies did not shift in response to an initial CO2 increase; rather, they shifted early in the climate transition and were probably the main cause of the initial CO2 increase." J. R. Toggweiler, "Shifting Westerlies," Science, 323(2009, March 13, 2009, p. 1434
[cite="Wind Shifts May Stir CO2 from Antarctic Depths" Lamont-Doherty]
The faster the ocean turns over, the more deep water rises to the surface to release CO2," said lead author Robert Anderson, a geochemist at Lamont-Doherty. "It's this rate of overturning that regulates CO2 in the atmosphere." [B]In the last 40 years, the winds have shifted south much as they did 17,000 years ago, said Anderson. If they end up venting more CO2 into the air, manmade warming underway now could be intensified.[/B]
So, lets now look at the stations in the peninsula where all the horror stories come from
Yep a little bit
Yep a little
Yes a lot but this is the most northerly station
Yep a lot.
Only 4 of the Antarctican stations show warming, yet the headlines in the papers and the scientific journals act as if next year you can buy a summer house in Antarctica.