Some surprises in polar bear sea ice habitat at mid-October 2020

Arctic sea ice has been growing steadily since the minimum extent was reached a month ago, with shorefast ice now developing along the Russian and Alaskan coastlines as ice cover…

A Geological Perspective of Polar Bears

Guest “geological perspective” by David Middleton A Popular Narrative Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are the poster child for the impacts of climate change on species, and justifiably so. To date,…

Sea Ice Caused the Little Ice Age… Cart Pulls Horse… Film at 11

Guest “I doubt it” by David Middleton September 16th, 2020Sea ice triggered the Little Ice Age, finds a new studyTakeaways >Sea ice can act as an agent of climate change…

Back to the Anthropocene! Arctic Sea Ice Edition

Guest geological story-telling by David Middleton Do you ever get tired of smarmy, snot-nosed articles like this? Obituary: Remembering the Holocene Epoch BY CHRIS WILSON AUGUST 29, 2016 The Holocene…

A Geological Perspective on Arctic Sea Ice Extent (AKA PIP25: “Miracle on Ice”)

Guest review article by David Middleton We’re often bombarded with headlines line this: Arctic sea ice continues its downward spiral At 4.6 million square kilometres in coverage, this year’s sea…

‘Arctic sea ice continues its downward spiral’… Warmunists keep using that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.

Guest drive-by by David Middleton NEWS 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 Arctic sea ice continues its downward spiral At 4.6 million square kilometres in coverage, this year’s sea ice minimum is the…

Throwback Thursday #2 – Al Gore's Arctic Facepalm Forecast

This is #2 in an ongoing series of serial forecast failures (that need to be thrown back in their faces) by climate alarmists and their helpers, the mainstream media. Here,…

Arctic Sea Ice Appears to Have Reached Maximum And Other Ice Observations

Image Credit: National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC) By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” Per the image above, Arctic Sea Ice Extent made a late season run, but it…

How Much Sunlight Actually Enters The System?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach There’s a new study in PNAS, entitled “Observational determination of albedo decrease caused by vanishing Arctic sea ice” by Pistone et al. Let me start…

New PNAS paper claims Arctic planetary albedo dropped significantly, yet recent CERES data shows no significant change

From PNAS: Direct satellite observation reveals that the Arctic planetary albedo, a measure of reflectiveness, decreased from 0.52 to 0.48 between 1979 and 2011, a change in albedo that corresponds…

No pattern found in Northern Hemisphere atmospheric blocking and weather extremes

A new paper in press at GRL (Barnes et al 2014) suggests that the idea of “blocking” patterns being on the increase due to climate change factors such as sea…

Observations From The WUWT Sea Ice Page

Image Credit: Cryosphere Today – University of Illinois – Polar Research Group By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Global Sea Ice Area, shown above, has remained quite average this year.…