Daily Archives: August 28, 2012

Mark Serreze 2008 Forecast

In 2008, Mark Serreze forecast an ice-free pole for the summer, because the ice was so thin. No one is making those kinds of forecasts any more, because the ice is thicker now.

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NOAA Showing 22% More Ice Than The 2007 Minimum

Turquoise represents ice present in 2012 which wasn’t present at the 2007 minimum. Red shows the opposite. There is 22% more ice than there was at the 2007 minimum. http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims/ims_gif/DATA/cursnow_alaska.gif http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims/ims_gif/ARCHIVE/AK/2007/ims2007265_alaska.gif Passive microwave measurements are missing vast areas of ice, … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Hansen’s Ice Loss Forecasts

Hansen forecast peak ice loss in the red circle below http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/effects/downloads/Challenge_chapter2.pdf The EPA has (of course) deleted this document from their web site, but the URL above is where it was located until a few weeks ago.

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Hottest Year Ever Update

discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/data/amsu_daily_85N85S_ch05.r002.txt Every day in 2012 except for nine has been cooler than 2010, with the year running 0.34 cooler than 2010. Experts tell us that 2012 is the hottest year ever.

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Hurricane Drudge

Drudge was saying yesterday that Issac would rival Katrina Tropical Storm Isaac is on the verge of becoming a Category 1 hurricane before it makes landfall, but forecasters say the biggest threat will be the rainfall and storm surge, not … Continue reading

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Obama Math – 4.4. Million Jobs Saved

Democrats win House, promise new direction POSTED: 6:05 p.m. EST, November 8, 2006 (CNN) — Democrats promised Wednesday to lead the country in a new direction after winning control of the House for the first time in 12 years in midterm … Continue reading

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No Way To Get To An Ice Free Arctic

Summer is too short, temperatures are too low, and the ice is too thick north of 80N to all melt. There isn’t any physical mechanism in our current climate to produce an ice-free Arctic.

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Quick Math Lesson For The Afflicted

The 2011 minimum extent was about 4% lower than the 2008 minimum, yet NSIDC shows that the percentage of MYI increased by more than 15% from 2008 to 2011. Which year had more MYI? If you passed third grade and … Continue reading

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Romm Flashback

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Arctic Melt Seasons Getting Shorter

According to JAXA, the Arctic melt season (date max minus date min) has gotten about 30 days shorter since 2005. If the melt season ends in the next eight days, 2012 will be the shortest on record. http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/plot.csv It is … Continue reading

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