"…the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012"

Its always important to remember what has been predicted by the elders of science, and to review those predictions when the time is right.  In four months, just 132 days…

Negative feedback? Declining sea ice to lead to cloudier Arctic

From the AGU weekly highlights Composite image. Data from MODIS. Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center. See High Resolution Image Key Points: EFA method is valuable in providing quantitative…

NASA and multi-year Arctic ice and historical context

Over at NASA, they have a press release about old Arctic sea ice disappearing since 1980, including a helpful comparison widget that splits the before and after for comparison. I’ll…

Russian river water affecting the Arctic – AO shift blamed

From the University of Washington Russian river water unexpected culprit behind Arctic freshening near US, Canada A hemisphere-wide phenomenon – and not just regional forces – has caused record-breaking amounts…

Caribou supposedly roasted by global warming found unharmed

Another one for the Climate FAIL file… USA Today/Associated Press, in 2009: “They believe the insidious impact of climate change, its tipping of natural balances and disruption of feeding habits,…

Sea Ice News: rapid re-refreeze of the Arctic in October, 40% faster than normal

From NSIDC: A rapid freeze-up Arctic sea ice extent increased rapidly through October, as is typical this time of year. Large areas of open water were still present in the…

Warming Island / Greenland Sea Regional Climate and Arctic Sea Ice Reconstruction

Guest post by David Middleton The recent return of the Warming Island AGW myth inspired me to build a climate reconstruction for the Greenland Sea region. Temperature Reconstruction I performed…

Tisdale on Ocean Heat Content Anomalies

April to June 2011 NODC Ocean Heat Content Anomalies (0-700Meters) Update and Comments Guest post by Bob Tisdale A NEW APPEARANCE Due to the noise in the Ocean Heat Content anomaly…

Arctic ice refreezing after falling short of 2007 record

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow The arctic ice appears to have bottomed out at a level 6.4% higher than the 2007 record. Mark Serreze of the National Snow and…

Icebreaker at the North Pole

From the Alfred Wegener Institute news that a ship that reached the real geographic North Pole, unlike the hapless group of Whisky sponsored rowers (Row to the Pole) who are…

New study suggests Arctic 'tipping point' may not be reached

This is interesting. While there’s much noise from alarmists that we are on an “Arctic death spiral” the team for this paper’s press release today found evidence that ice levels…

Sea Ice News: Arctic sea ice extent making a sharp right turn

Over the past few days, Arctic sea ice extent has braked dramatically in the daily loss rate and now has made a sharp right turn, which is rather unusual. Here’s…

Another interesting sea ice interaction

Observing Arctic ice-edge plankton blooms from space False-colour satellite image of ice-edge phytoplankton blooms Ongoing climate-driven changes to the Arctic sea-ice could have a significant impact on the blooming of…

New paper: "unlikely that man-made global warming would cause a permanent El Niño state"

From the UK another paper with some pragmatic analysis, coupled with some rhetoric on sea ice: Arctic climate variation under ancient greenhouse conditions Tiny organisms preserved in marine sediments hold…

Arctic "death spiral" actually more like "zombie ice"

From the AGU Journal Highlights, some news that NSIDC’s “death spiral” has zombie like characteristics, and that the ice may quickly return from the dead, even if the Arctic turned…

The North Atlantic heat is on

From the University of Colorado at Boulder Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic, according to new study The temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean water flowing north into the…

Polar bears no longer on 'thin ice': researchers say polar bears could face brighter future

From the:USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station via Eurekalert Polar bears no longer on ‘thin ice’: researchers say polar bears could face brighter future VIDEO: Science team placing radio…