Daily Archives: October 6, 2010

Polar Bears Learning Levitation

Now that the ice is almost gone in the Arctic, Polar bears are learning to adapt in a quite clever way – levitation. With no ice to stand on, they will have to hover over the water when hunting seals.

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Arctic Amplification In Autumn

Julienne reminded me of something I meant to write about today. In recent years, we have been seeing this pattern. http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php Arctic temperatures have been jumping up in September as the ice starts to freeze. The latent heat released when … Continue reading

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On The Safe Side Of 350 – Part II

Before 1988

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Taking The Blinkers Off

Our friends have become quite focused on one particular aspect of Arctic ice – the September minimum. The claimed rationale is that it affects the Earth’s energy balance, by reducing albedo. That argument is very weak – because very little … Continue reading

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Equal Application Of The Law

R.T Jones says “Climate Change Deniers Should Be Blown To Bits!” Instead of “Climate Change Deniers” what if he had said :

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Update From Julienne – October 6

Julienne Stroeve from NSIDC has been very busy this week, but is looking in to the disappearing MYI issue for us : Steve, I will try to take a look later today.  I know that open water developed later this … Continue reading

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They Wonder Why We Don’t Take Them Seriously – Part II

JAXA shows record fast early-season ice growth. DMI showed the coldest summer on record near the pole. Buoy data says temperatures have been below freezing near the pole almost continuously since the end of July.

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Hottest Year Ever : Record Fast Ice Growth Continues

Since mid-September, JAXA ice extent has gained more than one million km²  That is more than 18,000 Manhattans, or one new Manhattan of ice forming every minute and a half. This is the fastest gain for the period in the … Continue reading

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Is It OK To Use This On People Who Disagree With You?

Mao, Stalin and some other well known people  thought so. When Herod realised that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were … Continue reading

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Climate Modification In Russia

Russia has been experimenting with climate modification for decades, so Mother Nature got really pissed off at them this past summer. But how did their efforts work out last winter? Moscow Testing Cloud Seeding; Promises Winter Without Snow Posted by … Continue reading

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