Polynyas are very important for marine life and cooling the oceans

An introduction to Polynyas Guest essay by Eric Stephens Many people think that once a sea freezes, it is one complete sheet. In reality, there are several open areas that…

Follow up: the bogus 'North Pole becomes a lake' story

Remember this Associated Press before and after image that purportedly showed the North Pole turning into a lake due to “global warming”? This was the day Brad Johnson of “Forecast…

According to this DMI temperature plot, the high Arctic has dropped below freezing about two weeks early

The daily mean temp 80 -90 degrees North has remained below climatological normal for more than 120 days, and has now dropped below freezing  Normally, we don’t see this sort…

UW issues statement on the 'North Pole Lake'

From the University of Washington: Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic By Hannah Hickey Santa’s workshop at the North Pole is not under water,…

Al Gore's "Reality Minions" think the North Pole is melting – except that's NOT a photo of the North Pole

Even journalists get tripped up into thinking this is photo from the North Pole. At the real North Pole, history shows this to be a relatively common occurrence. It isn’t…

Global warming whacks Earth's poles – is there anything it can't do?

Reader View from the Solent writes: Global warming shifts the Earth’s poles. North Pole heads for Greenland “Global warming is changing the location of Earth’s geographic poles, according to a…

Sea Ice News – Volume 3 Number 8 – meltwater hues, or blues?

WUWT commenter Caleb writes on 2012/07/20 at 7:53 am Check out the “North Pole Camera” on the WUWT “Sea Ice Page.” Both Camera #1 and Camera #2 show lovely summer…

Sea Ice News: NSIDC's Dr. Walt Meier on this Arctic ice season

Guest post by Dr. Walt Meier, National Snow and Ice Data Center Winds, Temperatures, and Arctic Sea Ice Extent As the summer sea ice melt season gets into high gear,…

The Guardian's ridiculous claim of 75% Arctic sea ice loss in 30 years – patently false

Reposted from “Haunting the Library” (well worth a bookmark), another clueless journalist combined with an artist/activist makes The Guardian look pretty darned stupid. Five minutes or less of checking would…

Cache of historical Arctic sea ice maps discovered

Arctic Sea ice data collected by DMI 1893-1961 Guest post by Frank Lansner I came across a number of maps showing Arctic ice extend from 1893 to 1961 collected by…

Tamino's Trick

Guest Post by Jeff Condon Tamino has his crowd all whipped up about sea ice.  He has done two posts now declaring how stupid I, Anthony Watts, and by association,…

Great Circle Route over the pole cleared for Branson's Virgin Air

This will shave six hours off a flight from London to Fiji, which had to either stop in Los Angeles or Seoul en-route. There’s a good side and a bad…

The Telegraph finally figures out where the North Magnetic Pole is was, issues microscopically sized correction

WUWT readers may remember this story I wrote about the clowns from Old Pulteney’s “Row to the Pole” who had headlines blaring in Britain exclaiming they had rowed to the…

Telegraph, BBC, and Independent geography FAIL: "Row to the Pole" never made it to the "North Pole" – they are 790 miles short

UPDATE: BBC (and now the Independent) commit the same FAIL. See below. More “Row to the Pole” nonsense writ large: Ummmm…no, Mr. Hough, the Telegraph’s headline and story are simply…

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…

Another stupid polar publicity stunt – "Row To The Pole"

I thought when I saw the Catlin expedition and their faked biotelemetry on their website I had seen the epitome of stupid when it comes to polar publicity stunts. I…

Sea Ice News #36 – Arctic maximum ice extent reached – NANSEN data disagrees with NSIDC's on the claim of a tie with 2006-2007

Now we start the slow slide into the Arctic Ice Minimum, likely sometime in September. It is important to point out that there’s a lot of ice up there, and…

A reply to Senator Menendez from Santa

People send me stuff. I’m on all sorts of mailing lists, and ever since WUWT started the Sea Ice Page, I’ve been on the Santa’s workshop mailing list. Believe me,…