Counting Arctic Angels – A Very Precise Science

Bremen shows Arctic ice 20% below the 2007 minimum.

The National Ice Center shows Arctic 36% above the 2007 minimum.

The National Ice Center is in the business of being accurate and saving lives, while Bremen is in the business of obtaining global warming grant money.

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7 Responses to Counting Arctic Angels – A Very Precise Science

  1. Bremen’s sea ice is affected by this issue:

    Another caveat: Uni Bremen was relying on the AMSR-E sensor that stopped functioning in October of last year, and has then switched to SSMIS data. As it says on the Uni Bremen SIE web page:
    To replace the missing AMSR-E-derived sea ice maps after the AMSR-E instrument failure on October 4, 2011, we apply the same algorithm (ARTIST sea ice) to the 91 GHz channels of the SSMIS instrument (DMSP satellites), the main difference being the change of frequency from 89 GHz (AMSR-E) to 91 GHz (SSMIS). To achieve the best compatibility, the parameters of the ASI algorithm would need to be adjusted. As we expect the changes would only be marginal, and in order to resume this service as quickly as possible, we refrain from any adjustment here. For compatibility, we keep the grid spacing of 6.25 km, although the resolution of the SSMIS 91 GHz data (footprint size) is 13.2 by 15.5 km

    But it is certainly scary-looking, so it gets favorable coverage.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  2. Andy says:

    “while Bremen is in the business of obtaining global warming grant money.”

    Proof of this? If you don’t have any please refrain from defamation for the sake of it.

    Thanks

    Andy

  3. While Arctic ice is below average Antarctic ice is above average. And Antarctic ice has been in a growing trend for decades. There is a natural balance in the earth. There’ is nothing to be alarmed about. People that are taking out what is happening in Arctic ice and using it to scare people about “global warming” are the same as Chicken Little—the sky is falling.

    • Andy says:

      “There is a natural balance in the earth”

      So what is the force in acton here then so that it balances?

      • I can’t decipher what you said.

      • Andy,

        If what is happening in Arctic ice really was from “global warming” then it would be happening with Antarctic ice too. The globe contains both Arctic ice and Antarctic ice, i.e. both North Pole and South Pole ice. But what is happening to Arctic ice is not happening to Antarctic ice. The opposite is happening to Antarctic ice. So what is happening with Arctic ice is not from “global warming”.

        That’s about as simple as I can say it.

        Also, the globe is not warming. The earth is in a cooling trend since 1998. And there has been nothing statistically significant happening in temperature for 18 years, Warming is not happening. Thus, what is happening with Arctic ice is not from warning. Arctic ice decreased for 3 decades, while Antarctic ice has increased for decades even longer than that.

  4. Windchaser says:

    Steven, any chance you’d be willing to take a bet on the IMS data reaching a new low this year?

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