Daily Archives: August 1, 2011

What Is All This Talk About The Arctic Losing Albedo?

Isn’t that what they invented Viagra for?

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Canadian/Greenland Bears Have To Swim Through Zero Miles Of Ocean To Reach The Ice


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1890s Heat In California

The hottest summer (by far) in California was 1896. Three of the nine hottest years occurred during that decade, and a fourth in 1901. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/cag3/ca.html

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Polar Bears Don’t Need Ice In The Summer To Survive

If they did, there would be no bears in Hudson Bay – which is always ice free in the summer. We also know that the Arctic was ice free in summer 5,000 years ago. July 14, 2010 “Examination of several … Continue reading

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Hottest Month On Record In Washington DC

If you have 1,ooo stations and a 100 year record – you would expect 10 stations per year to have their hottest month ever. (There are other considerations for the time of year when record heat can occur, but they … Continue reading

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Time Of Observation Bias

The largest component of the USHCN upwards adjustments is called the time of observation bias. The concept itself is simple enough, but it assumes that the station observer is stupid and lazy. Suppose that you have a min/max thermometer and … Continue reading

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2011 Ice Continues To Track 2006

http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/AMSRE_Sea_Ice_Extent.png Red below shows 2006 ice present but not in 2011. Green shows 2011 ice present but not in 2006.

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Melting In Greenland?

In 1942, a squadron was forced down over Greenland and forced to abandon their planes. Forty-six years later, the planes were recovered under 265 feet of ice. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1199461.html

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Melting At The South Pole?

Every once in a while some victim of John Cook comes along and claims that sublimation is causing the thickness of the ice to decrease in the coldest regions of Antarctica. Rather than arguing against their silly claims, one picture … Continue reading

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Boehner : “There’s no agreement until we’ve talked to you”

“until we’ve talked to you” http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/ That is not how it works.. How about “There is no agreement until a majority of us agree”  

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