MSN appears to be a source of climate fear mongering and “fake climate news” based on their story under the headlines Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F .
The story was accompanied by what can only be a horribly photo-shopped photograph for the unassuming warmunista of a mushroom-shaped ice form teetering on a rocky outcrop.
Here’s that photo
Supposedly it was photographed on the opposite side of the continent from which the record temperature occurred. Climbing such a structure would be a difficult technical climb for an experienced mountaineer. Furthermore when Adele penguins come ashore to breed they avoid the ice if possible, only crossing snowfields as the seek ice-free breeding territories. Lastly if you magnify the picture 500%, the penguins become extremely pixilated, the ice chunk less so, and the background rocks even less so, a fingerprint of 3 different photographs with different resolution that have been overlain.
In fact, the photo was taken “on a rocky shoreline at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, in East Antarctica, on Jan. 1, 2010.” Seriously, how did the penguins get up there? The shadows to the right are wrong. Where’s the wetness from the melting ice? The penguins look like they’re actually about to dive into the water. Photoshop software shows lots of artifacts that do not belong. It really does look like 3 different photos put together.
This is how the Cult of Climastrology does it: by lying.