Guardian : Record Gain In Ice Means Record Melt

The Arctic has gained a record amount of ice in 2013

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

The Guardian describes this record gain as being a record loss.

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Starved polar bear perished due to record sea-ice melt, says expert | Environment | The Guardian

When you are saving the planet, sometimes you just have to warp reality.

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12 Responses to Guardian : Record Gain In Ice Means Record Melt

  1. @njsnowfan says:

    The Greenland Summit Camp AKA Greenland Country Club groomed the entire coarse but this time did a sloppy job, Grass must of been to long on the greens and roughs.
    The Bar tender better weed whack the high grass around the Bar, someone is likely to pick up some ticks.

  2. @njsnowfan says:

    They ate setting up new buoy web cam #9. It was on a ship yesterday, an ice breaker? that I could not locate because no signal is being sent out.

    Live pictures as they set up the area on the ice. Cool
    http://obuoy.datatransport.org/monitor#buoy9/camera

  3. kbray in california says:

    http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/polarbears/pblongevity.html

    XI. Longevity and Causes of Death.

    A. Longevity.

    1.Polar bears can live 20 to 30 years, but only a small proportion of polar bears live past 15 to 18 years (Stirling, 1988).

    2.The oldest known polar bear in the Arctic lived 32 years. The oldest known polar bear in a zoological park lived 41 years (Stirling, 1988).

    The dead polar bear was 16.

  4. Wizzum says:

    Last time I checked, Polar bears don’t eat ice.

  5. @njsnowfan says:

    Polar bear picture messing with one of the Arctic sea ice buoy web cams on 8/04/2013. Only one glimpse of the polar bear. they did knock the closest to the N pole arctic web cam over in July

    picture From web cam #7
    http://obuoy.datatransport.org/monitor#overview/gpstracks

  6. Gerald Machnee says:

    Read polarbearscience.com for a good view on what ian stirling and Ashley are up to.

  7. @njsnowfan says:

    Last day this Arctic Web cam sent pictures after the Polar bear tracks showed up.

    Here is Healthy polar bears on the Arctic ice, video taken 8/28/2013 aboad the uscgc Healy
    https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B71Iow1yk_rpT2EtLUNJcGVFLVE

  8. Jimbo says:

    The silly people at the Guardian don’t know about Occam’s Razor. It probably died of old age. I read at the Guardian.

    This 16-year-old male polar bear died of starvation resulting from the lack of ice on which to hunt seals.

    After a little research I find that the average life span is 15 to 18 years.
    http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/about-polar-bears/faqs#q9

  9. rw says:

    I’m perfectly willing to accept the idea that this bear died of starvation because of lack of ice. But from this it doesn’t follow that it was “due to record sea-ice melt” – since there was no record ice melt across the arctic. What our breathless authors gloss over (while still mentioning it) is that this happened in Svalbard, in the Eastern Arctic. In a few years the sea ice will probably expand toward Svalbard and the local population will rebound (if it’s actually fallen).

    I also notice that further along in the article they say that “2012 saw the lowest level of sea ice in the Arctic on record”. The last time I looked, it was 2013. These people really are in the business of willfully crafting deceptions; that’s the only reasonable description of what they’re doing. Of course, it’s also handy to have the local ‘scientist’ on tap to give the wider, wilder claims (there go the polar bears! [you thoughtless people!]) an authoritative tone.

    Nice going, guys; you’ve earned your pay check for this week.

  10. Don says:

    Again with the polar bears. Have they no shame? LOL

  11. Perry says:

    This one seems to help: http://polarbearscience.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/sea-ice-extent-1979-2013-graph-composite-july-2013-sq-sm.jpg Look closely to June ice extent. My theory is that ice is increasing faster than suggested and this winter… a rough and brutal cold bear in store?

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