It's not often our "reply to article" section comes up with a retrospective reply to one of the main opposition, this time Al Gore has tried to put forward.......Climate deniers often cite the expanding sea ice in the Southern Ocean is evidence that the climate crisis is not occurring"
....and then states that "It turns out the opposite is true
in his articleAnother Climate Denial Myth Answered
The following article
from Bob Tisdale seems to have many if not all the answers for Al Gore, lets hope either he or his friends are shown the error of their way!
On Liu and Curry (2010) “Accelerated Warming of the Southern Ocean and Its Impacts on the Hydrological Cycle and Sea Ice” by Bob Tisdale
The Liu and Curry (2010) paper has been the subject of a number of posts at Watts Up With That over the past few days. This post should complement Willis Eschenbach’s post Dr. Curry Warms the Southern Ocean
, by providing a more detailed glimpse at the availability of source data used by Hadley Centre and NCDC in their SST datasets and by illustrating SST anomalies for the periods used by Liu and Curry. I’ve also extended the data beyond the cutoff year used by Liu and Curry to show the significant drop in SST anomalies since 1999.
Preliminary Note: I understand that Liu and Curry illustrated the principal component from an analysis of the SST data south of 40S, but there are two primary objectives of this post as noted above: to show how sparse the source data is and to show that SST anomalies for the studied area have declined significantly since 1999.