This January, during the southern summer, I went to Antarctica. I wanted to see it. It was wonderful, glorious and we had fantastic weather, but we hit it lucky. The two cruises immediately before us and the one after us had weather so bad that they couldn't land but once each trip.
I will say that it was cold down there, even in January, when it is the warmest. Today the Global warming hysteriacs tell us that Antarctica is de-icing. Everything is slipping into the sea. But of course this seems contradictory with the fact that over the past 30 years the Antarctic sea ice has grown year after year. While the Arctic ice has declined, Antarctica's ice has been getting bigger each and every year for the past 40 years.
the Arctic plot is shown here.
Now, one thing that most people don't understand is that the Arctic and Antarctic are out of phase with each other--something that shouldn't be if CO2 is the cause. CO2 should affect the Arctic and the Antarctic equally because it is affecting the radiative escape of heat. But as we can see they are out of phase.
"The last glacial and deglacial periods were characterized by millennial-scale shifts in global climate. Records from Greenland ice cores! and North Atlantic sediments suggest that high latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere were repeatedly subjected to large and abrupt fluctuations in temperature, commonly referred to as Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations. In contrast to the abrupt changes observed in the north, temperature fluctuations over Antarctica were more gradual (warming and cooling over hundreds to thousands of years) and approximately out of phase with their northern counterparts'. Recent ice-core evidence from the Atlantic sector of Antarctica reveals a direct relationship between the extent of warming across Antarctica and the duration of cold, stadial conditions over Greenlands. The contrasting behaviour of temperature variations over Greenland and the North Atlantic as compared with Southern Hemisphere records has led to the notion of a bipolar seesaw, whereby changes in the strength of the Atlantic's conveyor circulation or, more precisely, the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) affect the distribution of heat between the South Atlantic and the North Atlantic and more widely'? Modelling results suggest that a reduction in the strength of the AMOC (for example as may be caused by an input of fresh water to the North Atlantic) would give rise to an immediate decrease in northward heat transport. As a result, surface air temperatures over the North Atlantic would cool and those over the South Atlantic would warm. The transmission of these anomalies between the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic may take on the order of a few decades." Stephen Barker, et al, "Interhemispheric Atlantic Seasaw response during the last deglaciation," Nature, 457(2009), p. 1097
Of course, the hysteriacs won't tell you about this. They only want to get funding from you in the form of taxes. They scare you with the Arctic, and tell you bed-time scary stories about Antarctica de-icing, but don't show you the pictures of the Antarctic sea ice I just showed you. In other words, they hide data from you.