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August Monthly Anomaly Smashes Previous Record

August sea ice extent in the Arctic this year was 640,000 square kilometers below the previous record set in 2007.  It is also already a record monthly low for any month, though that record will not last as it is going to be broken this September when the lowest extent of the year is normally…

Unraveling

As Eli Rabbet is noting, Anthony Watts is really unraveling, even further than we noted here a couple of days ago.  So, I just have to post the video below, picked up from Denial Depot.  I swear, I am NOT calling Watts Hitler, not even a Nazi, it is just pretty funny!

So as I warned about some weeks ago, almost all of the record lows are already broken in the arctic sea ice front.  Neven seems to have the best discussions going, but he is on holiday for the next couple of weeks.  You can see almost all (all?) of the scientific surveys of the various…

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…

Did Greenpeace lie about arctic ice?

A commenter here brought up the controversy du jour for the denialosphere, how Greenpeace alledgedly admitted lying in a press release. Of course that stretch, (well, it’s a stretch to call it a stretch), was further stretched to “Greenpeace just admitted that much of the human-caused global warming hype is also a fraud.” Talk about…

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.