Antarctic is cooling not warming

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 Here is a snippet from a report that appeared on NDR German public TV last Friday evening.  In the clip Prof. Heinrich Miller is working down at the Antarctic Neumayer III station and is interviewed by NDR. Miller is deputy director of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Bremerhaven and has been researching the Arctic and Antarctic for decades. He’s a true old hat of polar research who really knows what he’s talking about.  “There’s hardly any other climate scientist that knows the polar regions as well and as long as Miller does.”

 In the clip, NDR asks Miller about the trend inAntarctica and what climate-related changes have been noticed? Miller says: “Here almost nothing has changed. At least not near the surface. The average annual temperatures have remained the same. There are of course large fluctuations from year to year. If anything over the last 30 years we have a slight cooling trend. And this flies in the face of what is always immediately claimed: ‘The climate is warming and the Antarctic is melting’.”  So there you have it from someone who really knows: Antarctica is cooling rather than warming.