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Climate Model Inadequacies for Sea Ice

Via CO2science.org Near the start of the current century, Holland (2001) wrote that with respect to contemporary state-of-the-art global climate models, “some physical processes are absent from the models,” while noting that in light of the coarse-resolution grids employed by the models, “some physical processes are ill resolved” and that others are actually “missing from…

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On the Pause in Global Sea Ice Anomalies

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale I just finished the illustrations and text for another chapter of my upcoming book. The latest was about sea ice data. I believe you’ll be interested in one of the topics from that chapter. As noted in the title of the post, the topic is the “pause” in global sea…

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BOMBSHELL: Scripps says Arctic Sea Ice may return, forecasts of loss based on ‘oversimplified arguments’

From Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Highlight: Arctic Sea Ice Loss Likely To Be Reversible Scenarios of a sea ice tipping point leading to a permanently ice-free Arctic Ocean were based on oversimplified arguments New research by Till Wagner and Ian Eisenman, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, resolves a long-running debate…

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Sea Ice Climate Schizophrenia?

Guest essay by Jim Steele Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism I just finished reading the paper Influence Of Internal Variability On Arctic Sea-Ice Trends by Swart et al (2015) in the journal Nature Climate Change and discussed by…