Between 1893 and 1940, maximum Arctic ice thickness dropped from 365 cm to 218 cm.
The US Navy reports that ice thickness between Spitzbergen and Greenland is currently two metres – the same as it was in 1940.
This is why government climate experts have been tampering with data to make the 1940’s blip disappear.
From: Tom Wigley <email@example.com>
To: Phil Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:25:38 -0600
Cc: Ben Santer <email@example.com>
It would be good to remove at least part of the 1940s blip, but we are still left with “why the blip”.
Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise… Can you also email Gene [Wahl] and get him to do the same? I don’t have his new email address. We will be getting Caspar [Ammann] to do likewise.