How the Media Help to Destroy Rational Climate Debate

From Dr. Roy Spencer’s Blog August 25th, 2019 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. An old mantra of the news business is, “if it bleeds, it leads”. If someone was murdered, it is news. That virtually no one gets murdered is not news. That, by itself, should tell you that the mainstream media cannot be…

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Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming

By Jim Steele Published in the Pacifca Tribune May 28, 2019 What’s Natural Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming The globally averaged temperature rose 1.5°F from 1880 to today. Various narratives suggest the rise since 1950 was driven by increasing concentrations of CO2. The rising temperature before 1950 was considered natural. Since 1990, Arctic temperatures rose…

Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

From the BBC By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 14 May 2019 European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland’s most important glaciers. In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year. As it sped to the ocean, its front…

A Sea Level Rise Conundrum – Greenland’s Cycles

By Jim Steele After France fell to the Nazis, Britain desperately prepared for an invasion. The United States shuttled hundreds of planes to England via the Snowball Route, a series of secret bases on Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland. But in 1942 one squadron never completed the journey. A sudden July storm forced 8 planes to…

Study shows that Vikings enjoyed a warmer Greenland

Public Release: 6-Feb-2019 Study shows that Vikings enjoyed a warmer Greenland Chemistry of bugs trapped in ancient lake sediment shows a warm climate at a key time in Greenland’s history Northwestern University   EVANSTON, Ill. — A new study may resolve an old debate about how tough the Vikings actually were. Although TV and movies…

Antarctica and “alarming” Sea Level Rise

By Rud Istvan, WUWT reader KS of North Dakota emailed a request to ctm based on reading ‘alarming’ Wired journalism concerning $50 million being spent to further study the ‘dangerous’ Thwaites glacier in Antarctica. KS asked if WUWT could perhaps produce a factual overview. ctm asked me to provide it, since I had written an…

NASA flights gauge summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

  From NASA By Maria-Jose Viñas, NASA’s Earth Science News Team Earlier this year, Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic’s oldest and thickest sea…

Enormous Aquifer Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet

From NASA, I had to laugh at this statement: The water in the aquifer has the potential to raise global sea level by 0.016 inches (0.4 mm). That’s assuming it can get out sometime in the distant future. Greenland’s topography under the ice is bowl shaped. =================================== Buried underneath compacted snow and ice in Greenland…