ABC were quick to cover a story that found warming in Antarctica extended beyond the Antarctic Peninsula early last year. The story "Scientists find evidence Antarctica is warming" included the claim:
"On average the entire continent is warming and especially it is warming in winter and spring. Finally, west Antarctica, just like the Antarctic peninsula, is warming in all seasons."
The West Antarctic claims of Steig et al have now been refuted by an article accepted by Journal of Climate by O’Donnell, Lewis, McIntyre and Condon (see image below).
O’Donnell et al 2010 Refutes Steig et al 2009
Doing it ourselves
ABC yet to provide coverage. We asked ABC Science why-no response as yet.