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A Few Things In the Cryosphere

Some interesting goings-on in the cryosphere these days. In this chart (click the link for an interactive, larger resolution version) from the cryosphere today we can see that we are on the 45th day in a row of daily record lows in sea ice area. Note that this is area which is different from extent. …

Upside down hockey stick

No, this is not Steve McIntyre finally coming out with his own multi-century proxy temperature reconstruction. Nor is it Anthony Watt’s release of his surfacestations.org temperature reanalysis.

Arctic Sea Ice – 2011

Well, it is that time of year again, the sea ice in the Arctic has reached its minimum extent. (please note that the image above shows the August data, September’s graphic is not yet available though it will look very similar) So how’s that “recovery” coming along? According to NSIDC, this year’s September minimum is…

Arctic sea ice headed for a new record?

No too long ago the usual suspects were all a-twitter about arctic sea ice, which was tracking very close to the long term average. This was in late March, and though you would think a weather man would understand what weather is, this temporary upwards tic prompted the remarkable vapidity of this lead: “We’ve all…

From up north, we have some more troubling news. Actually very troubling. Catastophic release of methane hydrates is a prime suspect in a few events dramatic enough to show in the earth’s geological records, coarse and obscured as that record may be. (Our actions today will be featured prominently in that record for anyone looking…

Comment on unproven models

A recent comment, here, questions the AGW prediction of polar amplification. He cites a paper by Polyakov et al that he claims shows temperatures in the arctic were warmer than they are now earlier in the 20th century. [Update: paper is here[PDF]]

Summer ice in the arctic has recovered

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: Sea ice at the north pole recovered a whopping 9.4% from 2007 to 2008 despite the doom and gloom predictions of the alarmists. Yet another wheel falls…

Record Arctic Sea Ice Loss in 2007

Arctic sea ice dropped to a record low in 2007, surpassing by a very striking margin (twenty four percent!) the previous record of two years ago.

Sea Level in the Arctic is Falling

This is just one of dozens of responses to common climate change denial arguments, which can all be found at How to Talk to a Climate Sceptic. Objection: According to the latest state of the art satellite measurements from over the Arctic, sea levels are falling! Guess all that ice isn’t melting after all. Answer: