Daily Archives: May 3, 2012

Another sea ice record in the Bering Sea plus April sea ice summary

National Weather Service, Anchorage Forecast Office issued this today: NOAK48 PAFC 032215 PNSAFC PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 215 PM AKDT THU MAY 3 2012 …RECORD SEA ICE AT PRIBILOF ISLANDS… THIS HAS BEEN AN EXTREME WINTER … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Paging David Appell – ‘death threats against climate scientists’ story even deader than yesterday

UPDATE: More crow pie is served here Paging David Appell and Nick Stokes – your crow pie is ready now. As a follow up to yesterday’s breaking news that there were never any death threats at all, as determined by … Continue reading

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RDU’s paint by numbers temperature and climate monitoring

After reviewing over 1000 USHCN stations in the United States as part of my surfacestations.org project, I have often thought that I can’t find anymore surprises in the train wreck that is our surface observing network. Apparently I’m wrong. Can … Continue reading

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‘One could even ask whether the effort that we have put into RealClimate has been in vain.’

From The Legend of the Titanic at RealClimate (bold mine): However, if the notion that information makes little impact is correct, one may wonder what the point would be in having a debate about climate change, and why certain organisations … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Has the CRUTEM4 Data been fiddled with?

Guest post by Ed Thurstan Abstract It is apparent from the data that CRUTEM4 temperatures adjustments have, in part, been made with reference only to the earlier CRUTEM3 data, rather than raw temperature data. Further, the adjustments depend on the … Continue reading

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