New research first to relate Antarctic sea ice melt to weather change in tropics

Diminishing sea ice translates to warmer ocean, more rain, and stronger trade winds University of California – San Diego Arctic and Antarctic ice loss will account for about one-fifth of…

Svalbard Norway now has more polar bear habitat than it did two decades ago

From Polar Bear Science Posted on March 1, 2020 |  Sea ice around Svalbard, Norway at the end of February 2020 is way above average, as the graph below shows…

2019 Alaska aerial survey found the most polar bears since 2012 – dozens of fat healthy bears

Reposted from Polar Bear Science Posted on January 12, 2020 | This aerial shot of six fat polar bears lolling around on a sand beach on the coast of the…

Polar bear cubs play on the thin ice that supposedly threatens them with extinction

From Polar Bear Science Posted on December 21, 2019 | This video tweet deserves a post of its own: two relatively inexperienced cubs-of-the-year in Russia deliberately break through thin ice,…

Gore Says His Global Warming Predictions Have Come True? Can He Prove It?

From Issues and Insights J. Frank Bullitt When asked Sunday about his 2006 prediction that we would reach the point of no return in 10 years if we didn’t cut…

Shockingly thick first year ice between Barents Sea and the North Pole in mid-July

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on July 29, 2019 | In late June, one of the most powerful icebreakers in the world encountered such extraordinarily thick…

Mark Z. Jacobson: “oil, gas, and coal companies are killing many of the 22,000 remaining polar bears”…

Guest Ayeuhhh???? by David Middleton Meanwhile, oil, gas, and coal companies are killing many of the 22,000 remaining polar bears by melting the ice and destroying habitat, yet get away…

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…

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…

The Ice Was All Between

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I do my best to maintain my sense of awe regarding the things I study. I’ve had the good fortune in my life to be…

Introducing The WUWT Beaufort Sea Ice Reference Page – With Observations

Guest Post by WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” With Arctic Sea Ice minimum rapidly approaching, we are pleased to introduce the WUWT Beaufort Sea Ice Page. Beaufort Sea Ice has been an…

Southern Sea Ice Area Minimum 2nd Highest on Record

By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area reached a minimum of 2.447 Million Sq km on February 23rd, 2014, which exceeded the prior 2nd highest minimum of…

A Retrospective: Fun With Sea-Ice

At right: Portrait of the artist first writing on sea-ice; coastal Maine, January 1977 Guest essay by Caleb Shaw PART ONE Nearly forty years ago, back when nobody talked of…

Antarctica Has Sea Ice Rabbit Ears, a V for Victory or Maybe It's a Peace Sign?…

Image Credit: NSIDC WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” As you can see from the Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent With Anomaly map above, there are currently two large fingers of…

Now that the 'Ship of Fools' is safe in Antarctica, tough questions need to be asked

UPDATE: Perhaps the headline was premature, the latest SITREP from the rescue ship Aurora Australis indicates they are having some trouble getting into open water. UPDATE2: It seems the cause…

Negative feedback? Storing CO2 in the Arctic

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: While the Arctic Ocean is largely a carbon sink, researchers find parts are also a source of atmospheric carbon dioxide For the past three…

The Guardian's 'ursus bogus' moment

Dr. Susan Crockford writes: Regarding: Science self-corrects: bogus study claiming Roundup tolerant GMO corn causes cancer to be retracted This ratty story reminds me of the polar bear incident I just…

On data losses -vs- geography in Cowtan and Way 2013: data dropout may account for most of the recent observed differences

At Climate Audit, Roman M. has a very interesting analysis that shows the surface grid cell losses from HadCRUT4 in C&W. It hones in on the issue of why the…

A new record: the most sea ice in Antarctica in 30 years by extent and by volume

Translated by Google from this press release in German at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany: Never so much sea ice at Antarctica in the last 30 years In light…

Antarctic Sea Ice Didn't Get The Memo That It Was Supposed To Melt

Image Credit: Cryosphere Today – University of Illinois – Polar Research Group By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Per the graph above, Antarctic Sea Ice Extent has remained above the…

Weekly Area of Snow Extent

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I got to thinking about snow the other day. It was occasioned by my look at the correlation (both positive and negative) of temperature and…

Global Sea Ice Overview, Walrus Gathering and Northern Regional Sea Ice Retrospective

Image Credit: Cryosphere Today – University of Illinois – Polar Research Group By WUWT Regular Just The Facts For those beating the “imminent Arctic ice death spiral” drum, 2013 has…

Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 6: Arctic sea ice has most definitely turned the corner – Maslowski is falsified

Plus notes on the ARCUS sea ice forecasting contest As I pointed out on September 16th in Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 5: No ice free Arctic this year…

Sea Ice News Volume 4 Number 5: No ice free Arctic this year – it appears that Arctic sea ice has turned the corner

It looks like the Maslowski Countdown has ended early and there will be no “ice free Arctic” as predicted this year. From NSIDC, which has a 5 day average in…