Sea Ice News #23, plus a bonus NOAA sea ice blunder

NOTE: This post has several images, including two animations. Those on slower connections, please be patient while they load. This week, I suppose the best word to describe the status of Arctic sea ice would be “uncertainty”. I alluded to this uncertainty (due to weather) in Sea Ice News 22 saying: While the vagaries of…

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Jupiter closest this week, not again until 2022

Been outside at midnight lately? There’s something you really need to see. Jupiter is approaching Earth for the closest encounter between the two planets in more than a decade–and it is dazzling. The night of closest approach is Sept. 20-21st. This is also called “the night of opposition” because Jupiter will be opposite the sun,…

Disruptor vs. Galacticus

Guest post by Thomas Fuller Like a supervillain from Marvel Comics, a new threat to civilization has emerged. It is Climate Disruption, the result of a rebranding exercise announced by U.S. Science Czar John Holdren. George Orwell understood the importance of controlling the terms of political debate, and predicted this level of Newspeak long before…