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Why growing sea ice in Antarctica does not prove the climate is getting colder

Yahoo Finance today posted a story which gives an excellent overview of the increase of sea ice in Antarctica, which skeptics of climate change often use as “proof” that the climate is not getting warmer.  In the article, a NASA scientist explains that the relationship between sea ice and temperature is not so simple, because you also have to account for changes in salinity, ocean currents and other variables.  If this is a question that you get in talking to your agricultural producers, read this short and informative discussion on the topic so that you can explain it to others.

Source: Commons WIkimedia

Source: Commons WIkimedia