Sea Ice News #36 – Arctic maximum ice extent reached – NANSEN data disagrees with NSIDC’s on the claim of a tie with 2006-2007

Now we start the slow slide into the Arctic Ice Minimum, likely sometime in September. It is important to point out that there’s a lot of ice up there, and as illustrated by the images below, the losses at ICEmax are at the periphery, not at the core. click to enlarge What I find curious…

About these ads

Steve McIntyre uncovers another hockey stick trick – where are the academic cops?

NOTE: since this is clearly an important finding with far reaching implications, this will be a “top post” at WUWT for the next couple of days. I urge other bloggers to spread the word.  – Anthony ================================================================ Just when you think the bottom of the Hockey Stick rabbit hole has been reached, Steve McIntyre finds…

Show us your tests: Australian drought models

Guest post by Dr. David Stockwell In Australia, the carbon-tax juggernaut rolls on, justified in part by fear of droughts, increasing in frequency and severity as CO2 increases. I have always found that checking one’s assumptions was good advice, and with that in mind I checked the models used in a major drought study by…

The Earth’s biosphere is booming, data suggests that CO2 is the cause, part 2

The SeaWiFS instrument aboard the Seastar satellite has been collecting ocean data since 1997. By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. A measurement of photosynthesis is essentially a measurement of successful growth, and growth means successful use of ambient carbon. This animation shows an…