Tag Archives: Polar ice packs

Nature proves Al Gore wrong again

Gore’s “ice free Arctic” prediction from five years ago, falsified by nature itself The great bloviator has been pwned again, by the actions of nature itself. In Germany, five years ago this past Saturday, Al Gore claimed that the ““Entire … Continue reading

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Study: Greenland Ice Sheet was smaller 3000-5000 years ago than today

From the University of Buffalo Clues in the Arctic fossil record suggest that 3-5,000 years ago, the ice sheet was the smallest it has been in the past 10,000 years Summary: Ice sheets are like bulldozers. As they grow, they … Continue reading

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Inverse Underwater Hockey Sticks?

From the University of Toronto,  Underwater ‘tree rings’ Calcite crusts of arctic algae record 650 years of sea ice change Almost 650 years of annual change in sea-ice cover can been seen in the calcite crust growth layers of seafloor … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 6: Arctic sea ice has most definitely turned the corner – Maslowski is falsified

Plus notes on the ARCUS sea ice forecasting contest As I pointed out on September 16th in Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 5: No ice free Arctic this year – it appears that Arctic sea ice has turned the corner … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 5: No ice free Arctic this year – it appears that Arctic sea ice has turned the corner

It looks like the Maslowski Countdown has ended early and there will be no “ice free Arctic” as predicted this year. From NSIDC, which has a 5 day average in the plot. It looks like the minimum extent is ~5.0-5.1 … Continue reading

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JAXA timing worst ever – switching Arctic Sea Ice software, right as the minimum is about to happen

It looks as if we are about to see the turn in Arctic sea ice, and if so it will be earlier than last year. But right at that same time, JAXA has decided to switch horses mid-stream. They say … Continue reading

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NASA says Arctic sea ice ‘Unlikely To Break Records’ in 2013

A video animation follows. Note also that Dr. Walt Meier is now with NASA Goddard, after leaving NSIDC at the end of July. This is his first report from NASA. – Anthony Arctic Sea Ice Update: Unlikely To Break Records, … Continue reading

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A new paper pushes back on the ‘Arctic amplification is making extreme weather’ idea

There has been much worry that extreme weather is the result of changes in the Arctic. For example:  Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University, 25 January 2012. The “Arctic Paradox” was coined during recent winters when speculations arose that the dramatic changes … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 number 4 – The Maslowski Countdown to an ‘ice-free Arctic’ begins

A grand experiment is being conducted in the Arctic this year that may not only falsify a prediction made in 2007, but may also further distance a connection between Arctic air temperature and sea ice decline. You may have noticed … Continue reading

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The early chill in the Arctic continues

Temperature above 80 degrees north drops below freezing early, and continues to drop. Many people have been watching the remarkable early drop in air temperature at the DMI plot here: This drop looks to be about two weeks early. As … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 #3 – 2013 Sea Ice Forecast Contest

We are closing on the Arctic sea ice minimum. Will it be another Serreze death spiral media opportunity? Or will it be ho-hum- nothing to see here, move along? Once again I’m inviting readers to submit their best guess, best … Continue reading

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According to this DMI temperature plot, the high Arctic has dropped below freezing about two weeks early

The daily mean temp 80 -90 degrees North has remained below climatological normal for more than 120 days, and has now dropped below freezing  Normally, we don’t see this sort of drop until early to mid September. I’m surprised to … Continue reading

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UW issues statement on the ‘North Pole Lake’

From the University of Washington: Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic By Hannah Hickey Santa’s workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University … Continue reading

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Remarkable correlation of Arctic sea ice to solar cycle length

This is interesting, especially since Solar Cycle 23 was quite long. The Hockey Schtick writes: A paper published by the Danish Meteorological Institute finds a remarkable correlation of Arctic sea ice observations over the past 500 years to “the solar … Continue reading

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Avaaz! Save the world from a slushy death, just £2

People send me stuff. This is an email solicitation claiming that if you send Avaaz £2 a week (About $3.07 USD at current exchange rate) they’ll somehow be able to help NSIDC’s Julienne Stroeve get started putting back that Arctic ice, … Continue reading

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A data review to supplement the UK Met Office ‘Disappointing Weather Meeting’

A graphical review of 14.5 years disappointing UK weather Guest essay by Neil Catto A meeting today (18th March 2013) took place at the UK Met Office HQ in Exeter. See the report here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/meeting-unusual-seasons It was arranged to include … Continue reading

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Remember that ‘unprecedented’ Greenland ice sheet surface melt that was allegedly caused by global warming? Never mind

We covered this extensively at WUWT last summer, including the “unprecedented claim” where a researcher said it was a recurring 150 year event that was ‘right on time‘. It turns out jet stream changes and thin cloud cover was the … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 4 #2 – The 2013 Sea Ice Forecast Contest

The race to forecast the minimum is on again. Will it be another Serreze death spiral media opportunity? Or will it be ho-hum- nothing to see here, move along? Once again I’m inviting readers to submit their best guess, best … Continue reading

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SEARCH sea ice contest, call for contributions

WUWT has participated for the last two years, and I’ll post up a poll for the WUWT submission tomorrow. In the meantime, you can get a look at the current state of the Arctic Sea Ice at the WUWT Sea … Continue reading

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Modeling sea ice loss

From Wiley Study explores atmospheric impact of declining Arctic sea ice There is growing recognition that reductions in Arctic sea ice levels will influence patterns of atmospheric circulation both within and beyond the Arctic. New research in the International Journal … Continue reading

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Climate models getting worse than we thought

New paper finds climate models are getting worse rather than better Via the Hockey Schtick: A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds that the latest climate models are performing even worse than the earlier generations of climate models … Continue reading

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English Winters Back To Normal–Julia Blames Global Warming!

By Paul Homewood According to the Sun, Britain’s winters are getting colder because of melting Arctic ice, the Government’s forecaster said yesterday. Met Office chief scientist Julia Slingo said climate change was “loading the dice” towards freezing, drier weather — … Continue reading

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Ice loss model verification via satellite observations

European satellite confirms UW numbers: Arctic Ocean is on thin ice By Hannah Hickey (via university of Washington press release) The September 2012 record low in Arctic sea-ice extent was big news, but a missing piece of the puzzle was … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News: Volume 4 #1 – Arctic Ice gain sets a new record

From the Nature abhors a vacuum department comes this note from RealScience showing that Arctic sea ice has made a stunning rebound since the record low recorded in the late summer of 2012. With a few weeks of growth still to … Continue reading

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Michael Tobis has bupkis

UPDATES have been added:  see below. Not only does Tobis have bupkis, he’s been caught out in a Janus moment from 2010 where he says the exact opposite. – Anthony I wrote a post yesterday pointing out how a WWF … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley: A Lukewarmer’s Ten Tests

What it would take to persuade me that current climate policy makes sense Guest post by Matt Ridley I have written about climate change and energy policy for more than 25 years. I have come to the conclusion that current … Continue reading

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Dust in the wind: Melt ponds in the Arctic hasten overall melting

I’ve often wondered if carbon soot plays a role in this. See our recent WUWT story about how black carbon’s role has been underestimated, and note that Arctic melting is listed as one of the effects. See also the tag … Continue reading

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The Dr. David Viner moment we’ve all been waiting for…a new snow record

WUWT readers surely recall this most often quoted prediction about snow. From the Independent’s most cited article: Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past by Charles Onians: However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland science

Our energy and environment deserve better – in South Africa and Qatar Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm A few weeks ago, perhaps as a prologue to the “global warming disaster” convention in Doha, Qatar, South Africa’s Department of Environment … Continue reading

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Sea ice extent linked to ocean currents – hindcast model works

UPDATE: Perhaps in response to criticism here, MIT has changed the press release wording. See below. From MIT, now if they could work the wind patterns in, as NASA suggests, we might have a clearer picture of why the Arctic … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 #15 – Arctic sea ice doubles in October

In Sea Ice News #14, we noted that the Arctic refreeze was the fastest ever. According to NSIDC, Arctic sea ice extent doubled in October. Arctic rapidly gaining winter ice Ice extent doubled in October. The rate of increase since … Continue reading

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Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 14 – Arctic refreeze fastest ever

After all of the news about a minimum record ice extent last month, this is interesting. As we know when water loses its ice cover, it allows a lot of heat to radiate into space as LWIR. many predictied that … Continue reading

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Thinning Arctic Ice; More Al Gore Aided and Abetted Misinformation?

Guest post by Dr.Tim Ball Al Gore did more to bring melting Arctic ice to global attention and concern than anyone. Polar bears became victims and poster animals for destructive human production of CO2. He’s done more than most in … Continue reading

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According to NOAA data, all time Antarctic sea ice extent record was set on Sept 22nd, 2012

At the blog “sunshine hours” it seems the Antarctic has set a new record. He writes: As you may know, I have been using Cryosphere’s Antarctic Sea Ice Area data to show the record levels of Antarctic Sea Ice. But I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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