Daily Archives: June 20, 2012

Sea Ice News: NSIDC’s Dr. Walt Meier on this Arctic ice season

Guest post by Dr. Walt Meier, National Snow and Ice Data Center Winds, Temperatures, and Arctic Sea Ice Extent As the summer sea ice melt season gets into high gear, I thought I’d do a post on sea ice processes … Continue reading

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Dr. Paul Bain Responds to Critics of Use of “Denier” Term

UPDATE: Dr. Robert G. Brown of Duke University,  the commenter rgbatduke, made a response that was commented on by several here.  It is eloquent, insightful and worthy of consideration.  See below. Dr. Paul Bain, the lead and corresponding author of … Continue reading

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The plot thickens at UVa – Kington resigns

The man whose namesake “Kington Chair” (Joe D. and Helen J. Kington Professorship in Environmental Change) that was supposedly to be given to Michael Mann, has resigned from UVa amid the turmoil of the recent ouster of president Teresa Sullivan … Continue reading

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Dear Woods Hole and NCAR, maybe you missed this trend in Antarctic sea ice?

More modeling madness projecting the future, but the actual data for the past 30 years says otherwise, with a positive trend. Regular commenter Julienne Stroeve of NSIDC is one of the co-authors, so perhaps she’ll weigh in here. The article … Continue reading

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Lord Leach of Fairford weighs in on Nature’s ‘denier’ gaffe

I’ve still not received any reply from Nature Climate Change editor Rory Howlett to my query about why he allowed the term “deniers” in scientific literature (Bain et al), and neither has Bishop Hill to my knowledge. Lord Leach however, … Continue reading

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Oh, the ironing!

The headline is a hat tip to The Daily Bayonet, who we miss, still in hiatus.  Excerpts from the Los Angeles Times: By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times June 19, 2012, 12:33 a.m. Faulty computer modeling caused the equipment problems … Continue reading

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Researchers calculate size of particles in Martian clouds of CO2 snow

Mars’ carbon dioxide ‘snowflakes’ are about the size of red blood cells. In the dead of a Martian winter, clouds of snow blanket the Red Planet’s poles — but unlike our water-based snow, the particles on Mars are frozen crystals of … Continue reading

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