Articles Tagged "Ice Chart"
Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 6:38 AM EDT
First off, Climate Depot extends congratulations to the global warming activists as they celebrate current Arctic ice conditions and try to convince the public that it is a significant event that is due to man-made global warming.
But now, after years of waiting, the Arctic sea ice extent has – at least according to some monitoring sources (See: Update: NOAA Showing 28% More Ice Than The 2007 Minimum) – dipped below the 2007 amount. Of course this is only since satellite monitoring of Arctic began in 1979, so we are in reality talking about 33 years of monitoring. [Update: Has the Arctic record been achieved yet? See Anthony Watts: 'The NSIDC product, the new and improved “multi-sensor” MASIE product, shows no record low at ~ 4.7 million square kilometers']
Is this Arctic ice event significant and does it prove man-made global warming claims? Will skeptics now recant and call for carbon taxes to control the weather?
Saturday, September 1st 2012, 5:21 PM EDT
USS Skate at the North Pole in September, 1958.
Veteran German journalist Ulli Kulke at his website writes about the Arctic ice melt: Never Say “Like Never Before“. German media have fallen all over themselves ringing the alarms over the “new record” – as if we have an Arctic Fukushima on our hands.
Thankfully, however, there are still a few sane journalists left among us. Kulke is among that very small group and reminds us: “Is the ice melt at the North Pole really unprecendented? There are indications that show otherwise.”
Kulke labels claims of Arctic ice melt reaching “unprecedented” levels “gross nonsense” and reminds us that “during changeovers between warm and cold periods there have been already completely ice-free Arctics on multiple occasions.”
Kulke also quotes Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) physicist Rüdiger Gerdes (in Bremerhaven, Germany) who says the high Arctic temperatures are not only because of man-made greenhouse gases, but also because of natural periodic fluctuations with a rhythm of 60 to 70 years. Kulke quotes Gerdes:
"Right now we are in a warm phase.“
Click source to read FULL report from P. Gosselin
Friday, September 14th 2012, 2:48 AM EDT
There is no sugar coating the fact that the Arctic sea ice is well below normal.
The AGW agenda is jumping all over this metric as evidence that catastrophic global warming is upon us. After all, they really can no longer use earth's actual air and ocean temperatures as proof since they have leveled off, and are now cooling. The disconnect with C02, still on the rise, cannot be denied.
As you can see, I admit Arctic sea ice is on the decline, but the question is, why?
The answer can be seen through natural causes. A look at the ocean temperatures globally over the past 15 years, or since the global temperatures reached a peak in the major el Nino of 1997-1998 supplies the answer. Notice on Sept 1, 1997, most of the northern hemisphere ocean was quite warm, the southern hemisphere cooler. This is an example of the warm phases of the Pacific Decadol Oscillation and the Atlantic Multidecadol Oscillation both occurring at once. A tremendous input of heat (oceans have 1000 times the heat capacity of air) into the atmosphere has to be occurring, causing a rise in the global temperature which was well documented through the 1990s.
But one also notices a counter cooling in much of the southern hemisphere oceans.
Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 2:39 PM EDT
Antarctica gained 140,000 km² of ice overnight, to reach the sixth highest daily area ever recorded. Another day like today, and tomorrow will break the all-time record for most sea ice ever measured at either pole.
Climate experts tell us that the poles are melting down and that penguins are in danger of extinction due to missing ice.
Thursday, September 13th 2012, 5:46 AM EDT
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Sunday, August 26th 2012, 1:50 PM EDT
Turquoise represents ice present in 2012 which wasn’t present at the 2007 minimum. Red shows the opposite. There is 36% more ice than there was at the 2007 minimum.
Passive microwave measurements are missing vast areas of ice, because an early winter storm broke the ice up into chunks which the satellites are unable to detect. Alarmists are going hysterical, based on garbage data
Saturday, September 15th 2012, 5:51 AM EDT
The amount of sea ice around Antarctica is the greatest ever for the date, and the thirteenth highest daily value ever measured. Most of the world’s sea ice is located around Antarctica, and it has been steadily increasing for at least 30 years.
Hansen predicted peak sea ice loss around Antarctica, because he has no clue what he is doing.
Thursday, September 20th 2012, 7:40 AM EDT
Click source for bigger image, and note this time Joe mentions...Arctic Sea Temps and NOT ICE INCREASE.
Saturday, September 15th 2012, 9:02 AM EDT
The ongoing BBC-warmists-Greenpeace propaganda on the Arctic is not evidence of man-made CO2 Climate Change ('Global warming') but, as explained on the video Climate Change in the Arctic, their key "Anything but temperature" misleading story put out to COVER-UP the total, comprehensive and absolute failure of the CO2 warmist's 'theory'.
Recall these are the people who warned the world in 2000 that world temperatures would rise substantially and dangerously in the following decade or so, to expect the end of snow in Britain and much of the USA, more dangerous hurricanes in USA and Britain's summers would be drought-ridden. In fact the opposite has taken place for ALL their scaremongering predictions. The world is cooling, we've had snowmagedons in Britain and USA, less USA hurricanes and a series of floody summers in Britain. THIS IS TOTAL FAILURE of the CO2-Global-Warming - Climate Change story which no amount of delusional and insane announcements like, warming causes cold or floods with drought in England this summer can hide.
What we are seeing is the last desperate throes of a delusional quasi-religious sect whose end-of-the world kingdom didn't come and whose supporters are deserting (eg James Lovelock). Unfortunately this is also the new religion of governments across the world who need backing to create a new bubble of (Carbon trading and energy and food price hikes) false value and fiscal stimulants.
Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 8:23 AM EDT
THE DRASTIC melting of Arctic sea ice has finally ended for the year but not before demolishing the previous record – and setting off new warnings about the rapid pace of change in the region.
The apparent low point for 2012 was reached on Sunday, according to the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, which said that sea ice that day covered about 1.32 million square miles, or 24 per cent, of the surface of the Arctic Ocean. The previous low, set in 2007, was 29 per cent.
When satellite tracking began in the late 1970s, sea ice at its lowest point in the summer typically covered about half the Arctic Ocean, but it has been declining in fits and starts over the decades.
“The Arctic is the Earth’s air-conditioner,” said Walt Meier, a research scientist at the snow and ice centre, an agency sponsored by the government. “We’re losing that. It’s not just that polar bears might go extinct, or that native communities might have to adapt, which we’re already seeing – there are larger climate effects.”