Sea Ice News, Volume 3 Number 14 – Antarctic Sea ice near record high of 2007

While the Arctic recently set a new record low, lower than that of 2007, the Antarctic is at near record highs similar to that of 2007 according to University of Illinois Cryosphere Today data: Here are the values: 2007.7206 1.1396104 16.2323818 15.0927715 2012.7316 1.1447686 16.2041264 15.0593576 Source: http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/timeseries.south.anom.1979-2008 At NSIDC, they show extent at near…

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Lewandowsky backs down – removes “denier” citation from paper

Jeff Condon writes at the Air Vent: Over the past few weeks I have had several communications with Dr. Lewandowsky regarding his wonderful contribution to science very appropriately titled: MOTIVATED REJECTION OF SCIENCE NASA faked the moon landing|Therefore (Climate) Science is a Hoax: An Anatomy of the Motivated Rejection of Science “MOTIVATED REJECTION OF SCIENCE”…

Wildest lightning strike I’ve ever seen

Why being in a car during a lightning storm is the safest place to be As watcher of weather, both as as a one-time storm chaser as well as a person who gets sent email about weather of all kinds, I’ll have to say I’ve never seen anything like this video.  The National Weather Service…

Surprise: glaciers in Montana retreated up to 6 times faster during the 1930’s and 1940’s than today

A new paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews finds that alpine glaciers in Glacier National Park, Montana retreated up to 6 times faster during the 1930’s and 1940’s than over the past 40 years. The “Multi-proxy study of sediment cores retrieved from lakes below modern glaciers supports the first detailed Neoglacial chronology for Glacier National…

Modeling the Riddle of the Sun’s Explosive CME’s

DURHAM, N.H. — Four decades of active research and debate by the solar physics community have failed to bring consensus on what drives the sun’s powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that can have profound “space weather” effects on Earth-based power grids and satellites in near-Earth geospace. In a paper just published in Nature Physics, an…