NOAA has reached new levels of fraud in their 2014 Arctic report card, with nearly every single talking point the exact opposite of reality.
What’s new in 2014?
Rising air and sea temperatures continue to trigger changes in the Arctic. The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth.
Nonsense. The Arctic hasn’t warmed for a decade.
North of 80N, the melt season was the coldest on record, with below normal temperature every day
The warming Arctic atmosphere was strongly connected to lower latitudes in early 2014 causing cold air outbreaks into the eastern USA and warm air intrusions into Alaska and northern Europe.
Nonsense. In the 1970’s they blamed the identical pattern on excess Arctic ice and global cooling. There isn’t one smidgen of science behind the NOAA claim.
Snow cover extent in April 2014 in Eurasia was the lowest since 1967 and sea ice extent in September was the 6th lowest since 1979.
Mind-boggling levels of dishonesty. Fall/Winter Northern Hemisphere snow cover was at or near the highest on record.
Polar bears numbers in western Hudson Bay and the southern Beaufort Sea are decreasing in connection with a decrease in the availability of sea ice.
Utter nonsense. Hudson Bay froze early this year, and the Hudson Bay Polar Bear population is stable according to Environment Canada.
The tundra is “browning” as the length of the growing season is decreasing in Eurasia, but maximum tundra greenness and biomass are increasing across the Arctic.
It is getting greener and browner at the same time? Did anyone at NOAA make it past middle school?
Sea surface temperatures and primary production are increasing as the sea ice retreats throughout the Arctic Ocean.
Utter nonsense. Arctic sea ice extent is at a 10 year high, and has been for almost two months
On the Greenland ice sheet nearly 40% of the surface experienced melting conditions in summer 2014 and the albedo (reflectivity) reached a new record low value in August.
Pure propaganda, and the opposite of reality. Surface melt across 40% of the surface is average, and Greenland has gained near record amounts of ice this autumn.
Every single talking point in the NOAA Arctic report card was either deceptive or outright fraudulent.