The Arctic: we don’t know as much about environmental change in the far north as we’d like to think

From The Conversation December 4, 2018 9.58am EST The first International Polar Year, held over 1882–1883, was an important event for science. The year was the brainchild of Austrian explorer Karl Weyprecht who, after a few years on different research missions, realised that scientists were missing the big picture by not sharing information with each…

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UAH Arctic Temperature Profile

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Last week Dr. Roy Spencer treated us to the latest UAH Global Temperature Update.  Overall, the ”global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for October, 2018 was +0.22 deg. C, up a little from +0.14 deg. C in September”. Dr. Spencer was kind enough to include in his post,…

Arctic sea ice melt has turned the corner for 2018

Greg Goodman writes in to WUWT tips and notes: Arctic sea ice minimum – this years 19/20th Sept at 4.594 million sq/km Source: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/ Not surprising that MSM has gone schtum about the remarkable persistence of their favorite “canary” not being dead yet. This year’s min is greater then 2007 when AR4 was getting major push…

Arctic ice claims another ship – this time with a sinking

A few days ago we had this: Another “Ship of Fools” gets grounded in Arctic ice, needs rescue Jay Ayer writes via WUWT Tips and Notes email: An 11 meter sailboat was crushed and sunk by arctic ice in the Bellot strait on 8/29/2018. The vessel was attempting the Northwest Passage. The captain may have believed…