April Arctic Sea Ice Area Increasing

Over the past decade, April Arctic sea ice area has been increasing – with four of the five highest years occurring after 2008.

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arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/timeseries.anom.1979-2008

Actual data is not important to some climate scientists, who claim that the unprecedented cold weather in April 2013 is due to “rapidly melting Arctic Ice.”

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10-Day Temperature Outlook for the Conterminous U.S.

US policy is being set by people who are either grossly incompetent, grossly dishonest – or both.

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12 Responses to April Arctic Sea Ice Area Increasing

  1. kirkmyers says:

    The increasingly desperate AGW climate science team has gone from being simply prevaricators to now posing as stand-up comedians. Their claims of melting sea ice causing more cold weather is a real side-splitter. It certainly had me shaking my head and laughing. Next, they’ll be pronouncing that “up” is really “down.” Oops, they’ve already done that with their latest comments about declining Antarctic ice, which, of course, is on the increase.

    My guess is that the ringleaders behind the now-discredited AGW theory will cling to their prophecies of impending global warming doom as long there are research grants to be had and headlines to be made. They are a greedy, dishonorable bunch who long ago abandoned any semblance of integrity.

  2. tckev says:

    Obviously Northern USA and Europe is back-radiating the cold from the Arctic warm-melt cooling.

  3. Andy DC says:

    Snow in Minneapolis today, with more expected by midweek. Exceptional cold continues with places in ND averaging 10-15 degrees below normal for April.

  4. Brian D says:

    Interesting note on the anomaly map. The baseline is 1901-2000 from CRU. So that shows how chilly that really is. Blizzard conditions with 6″ of snow for me for a while tonight. More to come by next Wed.

  5. Rosco says:

    Melting ice requires energy input and temperatures above zero.

    The result is that melting ice does cause cooling of the surrounding environment as witnessed by ice in your drink.

    The problem climate scientists have taking this line is it admits it is the Sun that causes warming after all, not CO2, despite their decades of absurd claims that the Sun can’t be responsible.

    This must be so because once the melting ice has sucked all the warmth from the surrounding environment it needs more energy input else it will simply refreeze.

    Of course the fact that the actual temperature in the Arctic is only briefly above freezing point doesn’t matter in cloud cuckoo land inhabited by the team.

    I’ve seen absurd claim trying to explain not only the no increase in temperature for more than a decade – most involve a warm atmosphere sinking (?) and driving the cold air out of the Arctic or warm water sinking (?) and taking the warmth to the bottom of the ocean.

    When will someone in academia simply say enough is enough and laugh out loud at such absurdities ?

  6. Andy DC says:

    Bismarck, ND had it’s record April snowfall today of 16+ inches with more forecast for later this week.

  7. Jimbo says:

    So much for declining April snow in the Alps. I thought it was melting earlier and earlier. Warmists’ predictions now failing in slow motion.
    ———–

    Telegraph – 09 Apr 2013
    “What has turned out to be the best ski season for snow cover in Europe in at least 50 years still has a month to run before the last resorts shut for the summer – and there’s still a lot of extraordinarily good skiing to be found.

    Last week saw yet another half metre of snow fall across a wide swathe of the Alps and there’s more forecast for the rest of this week.

    French destinations such as Val Thorens, Tignes, Val d’Isere, Les Deux Alpes and Chamonix have more than three metres of snow……. ”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/snowandski/9981012/Alps-enjoy-best-spring-skiing-in-years.html

  8. Nikki Wahlster says:

    How much do you get paid for spouting this nonsense? Interesting work if you can stomach it. Obviously you know nothing about the jet stream or any basic physics at all.

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