Record Sea Ice During Gavin’s Hottest Year Ever

Climate experts say that last year was the hottest year ever. They also say that sea ice is disappearing in the heat.

Neither claim is supported by actual data. Last year began the year with record amounts of sea ice on the planet, and finished the year just behind that record.

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The amount of sea ice on Earth has been averaging about one New England above normal since the start of 2013.

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Satellites have much better coverage than surface data, and they show that 2014 was nowhere near the warmest, and in fact was a fairly ordinary year

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Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

The NASA/NCDC announcement was clearly politically motivated, and is not supported by science. Look for President Obama to cite Gavin’s fake claim in his State of The Union speech.

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28 Responses to Record Sea Ice During Gavin’s Hottest Year Ever

  1. Chris Barron says:

    Typo ?
    “The amount of *sea* on Earth has been averaging about one New England above normal since the start of 2013.”

  2. emsnews says:

    They have to have this crazy claim to keep the CO2 taxes alive and justify it when explaining this to the lower classes who are the most harmed by this.

  3. Baa Humbug says:

    You got to hand it to Gavin Schmuck. He easily gets away with this data fiddling and gets paid handsomely for it. Nice scam if you can get a piece of it.

  4. gator69 says:

    “Marketing is what you do when your product is no good.”
    -Edwin Land

    • Gail Combs says:

      Got it in one. That is what Chris The Wind Barron is trying to do but he is such a really rotten salesman he couldn’t sell Sea Biscuit to a nine year old horse crazy girl.

      • Chris Barron says:

        Still banging on with that Gail ?
        I’m not trying to sell wind….you’re just a recovering shopaholic trying to find renewable excuses to resist your own urges.

        Wind works well enough for us, more wind power I say….would like to see tidal power being funded too. In the UK we have a phenomenal tidal range of 15m, close to the largest tidal range in the world in Canada of 16.3m. I’m sure that you can appreciate the power stored in a 15m head of water, measuring hundreds of acres across….refilled for free by nature twice a day.

      • Andrew Duffin says:


        The turbines are not shut down because they produce too much power (right now, for instance, they are – all together – producing just 0.37Gw or 0.76% of the demand).
        They are shut down because they produce power at the wrong times, power which cannot be controlled or even predicted.
        Without subsidies there simply wouldn’t be any turbines; they are not suitable for base load, not suitable for following load, not suitable for peak load, and in fact not fit for purpose – unless your purpose is transferring money from the poor to the rich. They are just gesture politics.

    • Chris Barron says:

      2 fatalities last year, 4 the year before, 14 the year before that…..more turbines installed last year than 3 years ago yet fewer fatalities.

      I have never seen a statement claiming that wind power is safe power, on the contrary if you look at a wind turbine common sense tells you that the nacelle is probably a high risk environment. Falls are commonplace. People fall from high things all the time, better training is the answer.

      In order to compare like with like, we should look at fossil fuel related fatalities, accidents and incidents (coal and gas in the main, with some oil). It is important not to ignore accidents at power stations too, as well as considering the health risks associated with living in the locales where coal and gas are produced. We don’t have to go too far back in the UK to find ‘Piper Alpha’

      The UK imports coal from Turkey, which last year saw a mining disaster which killed 300 men.

      Now, I’m not saying a life is worthless, but nor am I a hypocrite….all loss of life is terrible and the fossil fuel industry has some of the most disastrous single life ending events among all industries on the planet not related to military activity.

      But someone forgets to hook their harness on at the top of the windmill and their life is suddenly worth a lot more outrage than the 300 Turkish miners.

    • Chris Barron says:

      “107 accidents involved wind industry or construction/maintenance workers”

      Oh, so we should include accidents among construction workers at power stations, mines, pipeline workers, and because we import over 50% of our gas via LNG shipments from the Middle East, sailors lives at sea count too…..and then there’s the cost of life in the Middle East where the gas comes from…..and so on……..

  5. Gail Combs says:

    Chris Barron says @ January 17, 2015 at 3:56 pm
    ” I’m not trying to sell wind….”

    • Ben Vorlich says:

      Not so funny when you monitor what a damp squib you get for your buck or £ in this case.

      • Chris Barron says:

        So you’re quoting figures which I use and had rejected, and expect to get a reasonable response ?
        How funny !

        This time last week I was posting messages pointing out that the share for renewables (mostly wind) was at 18% and nuclear was at 21%….sourced from the same data (BM Reports) as yoiu just used . Wind actually produced more than a third of what coal was producing at that time.

        Dust to dust costs of wind turbines exceed the dust to dust cost of coal or gas., and about the most volatile price component of wind turbines which is subject to market economies is the price of copper.

        Coal and gas are subject to a myriad of variable and unpredictable cost….you only have to look at what happens when Putin turns off gas to countries he doesn’t like to notice that the price goes up again…and a few more wind turbines get installed….

  6. Chris Barron says:

    It’s odd how nobody has managed to really comment on the sea ice here……

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