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1960’s satellite imagery of polar ice discovers “enormous holes” in the sea ice

NSIDC has announced the discovery and recovery of space footage of Earth’s polar icecaps, dating back to 1964. The recovered photographs have yielded some startling surprises, according to David Gallaher, technical services manager at NSIDC, bold mine: In the Arctic, sea ice extent was larger in the 1960s than it is these days, on average.…

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Monday Mirthiness – ‘Adrift – living on an iceberg for a year’ guy Alex Bellini drives an SUV to highlight his ‘concern about climate change’

You really can’t make this stuff up. The guy actually uses an SUV to advertise this climate stunt. See the photo below. The Guardian reported in 2003: “We want the SUV to epitomise greed, waste and global climate change. We feel that if we galvanise a movement and keep a discussion going, if we make…

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Arctic Ice and the AMO

By Paul Homewood   David Rose’s piece in the Mail on Sunday has already been picked by WUWT and Bishop Hill, amongst others. But I want to concentrate on one aspect, that of cycles. The Mail report: However, Dr Hawkins added that the decline seen in recent years was not caused only by global warming.…

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Historic Variations in Arctic Sea Ice – Part Two

Guest essay by Tony brown Foreword Note; Last year an edited version of this article appeared at Climate Etc. This new version contains numerous additional references, graphics, quotes, more historic detail and updates. http://judithcurry.com/2013/04/10/historic-variations-in-arctic-sea-ice-part-ii-1920-1950/ ‘Historic variations in Arctic Ice’ is a series of articles that attempts to determine the arctic warming events through the Holocene…