The only issue with ice in Australia is the thin ice the Gillard Government is treading.
Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Aviation Administration prohibited commercial aviation over the United States for three days following the attacks. This presented a unique opportunity to study the temperature of earth with and without jet airplane contrails.
Dr. David Travis, atmospheric scientist at the University of Wisconsin, along with two others, looked at temperatures for those three days and compared them to other days when planes were flying. They analyzed data from about 4,000 weather stations throughout the lower 48 states (U.S.) for the period 1971-2000, and compared the three-day grounding period with three days before and after the grounding period. They found that the average daily temperature range between highs and lows was 1.1 degrees C higher during September 11-14 (see Figure 4) compared to September 8-11 and September 11-14 for other years with normal air traffic.
The data proved that contrails (water vapour) cooled the earth. You cannot just look at earth radiation like the IPCC members have done, it is miniscule compared to the radiation hitting the earth from the sun. The overall effect of our atmosphere is cooling, not warming. You have to look at energy in and out, not just energy out.
Comparison of Earth and Mars Average Temperatures
Both the Earth and Mars rotate around the Sun and rotate on their axes. The earth rotation time for Earth is 23.9 hours and for Mars is 24.6 hours. Therefore, they are similar regarding the way the sun strikes them. However, the atmospheric pressure on Mars is only 0.007 times the earth’s atmosphere. The earth gets hit on average by 1367.5 watts/m2 and Mars by 589.2 watts/m2 of solar irradiance10. The average temperature on earth is 288.3°K and the average temperature on Mars is 208.3°K11. Now then if the Earth had the identical composition and atmospheric pressure as Mars, based on the solar irradiance hitting it, the average temperature on earth would be (1367.6/589.2) x 208.3 = 483.5°K. The earth’s atmosphere therefore provides a cooling effect (483.5-288.3) of 195°K (383°F), compared to the temperature effect of a sparse Mars atmosphere.
Other IPCC Shenanigans
Back in time, the IPCC relayed there was a greenhouse signature in the atmosphere and the temperature 8-12 km above the tropics was warmer than the ground temperature12. Actual temperature measurements refuted this so the IPCC changed their tactics and violated the second law of thermodynamics by saying a cooler atmosphere can warm a warmer earth. They went from one bogus explanation to another.
most scientists do not agree with the CO2 global warming premise! In the United States 31,478 scientists, signed a petition rejecting the Kyoto global warming agreement and of these, 9,029 have PhDs3.
Further, U.S. Senator James Inhofe 4 (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on his web site states, the over 700 dissenting scientists are now more than 13 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers. The author is included in both lists and this paper tells why.http://news.yahoo.com/hudson-bay-polar-bear-population-defying-predictions-nunavut-205230277.html
The Alarmists like to release reports in isolation of each other, as they are only interested in data they can manipulate. They claim Polar Bear numbers will reduce to 650 in 2011. They also claim Sea Ice is disappearing threatening the Polar Bears. There was 950 Polar bears counted in the area in 2004. During a Aerial study in 2011 it was estimated there were 1000 Polar bears. It shows no real reduction in the last 7 years and adding this to the fact Sea Ice is increasing and not melting as the alarmists say, http://www.skepticalscience.com/antarctica-gaining-ice.htm it is obvious they are fighting a losing battle with their lies. These lies made a lot of people believe their lies, but as time goes on people started seeing through their claims, and thy went quiet, now as a Carbon Tax is about to be introduced, and Labor are under threat of losing Govt, the rhetoric is starting yet again in a attempt to convince people of Global Warming.