Icy Arctic Variations in Variability

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A while back, I noticed an oddity about the Hadley Centre’s HadISST sea ice dataset for the Arctic. There’s a big change in variation from the pre- to the post-satellite era. Satellite measurements of ice areas began in 1979. Here is the full HadISST record, with the monthly variations removed.…

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Jumping the shark: Climate change a national security threat

Wow, this is thick. What next? Climate research becoming classified? Panetta: Climate change a national security threat by Joel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer for the Washington Examiner – Beltway Confidential Defense Secretary Leon Panetta declared global warming a national security threat yesterday during a speech before an environmentalist group in Washington, D.C.

No hiding this decline – NAS/NRC report: ‘U.S. system of environmental satellites is at risk of collapse.’

The National Research Council via the National Academies Press, released a report yesterday that summarized the state of environmental satellite monitoring: Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Midterm Assessment of NASA’s Implementation of the Decadal Survey USA Today reports that: “The number and capability of weather satellites circling the planet “is beginning a rapid…