NSIDC Demonstrates How To Construct An Arctic Ice Scam

The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado has demonstrated how to construct an Arctic ice scam. The key feature of the scam is a graph like the one below, which necessarily starts in the Arctic record cold year of 1979, and appears to show a linear loss of sea ice headed towards zero.


What you would not want to do is include the 1990 IPCC/NOAA Arctic sea ice data which shows that 1979 was a peak, and that 1974 had about 1.8 million km² less ice than 1979. that would wreck your linear trend scam.


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You would also not want to include this 1971 National Geographic map showing ice extent not terribly different from 2015.

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The composite map below shows that ice extent in 1971 (brown) was much less than September, 1979 ice extent. It also shows that 1971 ice was much less than the NSIDC median (pink line.) Providing that information would completely destroy your linear trend scam and imaginary relationship with atmospheric CO2.


Another thing you most certainly not want to mention is that the low ice extent of 1971 was 1.5 million km² higher than earlier years. That would further wreck your scam.

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TimesMachine: May 21, 1975 – NYTimes.com

If you were serious about destroying your multi-million dollar funding scam, you would mention that sea ice was no thicker in 1940 than it is now.


23 Feb 1940 – THE NORTH POLE. Is it Getting Warmer. | BUNDABER…

And you could bury your scam by showing that behavior of Arctic sea ice is cyclical rather than linear.

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Papers Past — Auckland Star — 14 December 1940 — WARMER ARCTIC

Keeping millions of dollars of climate scam money coming in requires lots of hard work cherry picking and ignoring reality.

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15 Responses to NSIDC Demonstrates How To Construct An Arctic Ice Scam

  1. AndyG55 says:

    This year’s Arctic sea ice extent is climbing rapidly.

    Its 1.5 million sq km higher than for the same day in 2012

  2. Andy DC says:

    It isn’t like we were naked savages in 1975, or 1940 for that matter. It should not be that difficult to reconstruct Arctic ice charts going much father back into the past, to give a much more comprehensive picture.

    It is a fabulous cherry pick for alarmists to start any climate data chart in 1979 (coldest year on record) thus purging those dirty 1930’s and filthy 1940’s from the record books. That, by their own admission. is their excuse for “adjusting” (scrubbing) those warm decades out of existence.

  3. Doug says:

    “Another thing you most certainly not want to mention is that the low ice extent of 1971 was 1.5 million km² higher than earlier years.”
    Your NYT clipping says 1.5 million square MILES.

  4. sfx2020 says:

    Wow. Imagine if just one single major news outlet reported on something like this.

  5. gator69 says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if scientists were held to the same standards of disclosure as advertisers and banks.

    • sfx2020 says:

      In many fields, science and researchers ARE held to standards, It’s actually insane how climate science appears at present.

      • gator69 says:

        Yes, some scientists are held to standards, but not all like advertisers and banks. If cereal ads and checking accounts are dangerous to John Q Public, what about wild eyed climate scientologists messing with entire economies and ecosystems?

        I guess some animals are more equal than others.

  6. sfx2020 says:

    “I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”

  7. The bipolar Professor Rockström of planetary boundaries’ fame says that the Arctic and Antarctic are deteriorating rapidly and could tip over. He feels a little better after being depressed for 20 years but there is a danger of relapse. It seems the whole world could tip over:

    The most pessimistic climate change scientist has had a sudden change of heart

    Johan Rockström, who shocked the world with a bleak prediction in 2009, has had a dramatic change of heart.

    But he has had a dramatic change of heart over global warming, and is more optimistic that the worst of the threat can be contained than he has been since 1992.

    But Professor Rockström warns: “The negatives remain. The world’s coral reefs are so worryingly close to collapse, while the Arctic and Antarctic are deteriorating so rapidly they could hit tipping points that are irreversible … it’s now or never towards tipping the world to a very costly, very devastating future, versus tipping ourselves towards a sustainable future.”

  8. Canadian Climate Guy says:

    Reblogged this on Canadian Climate Guy and commented:
    Ice ice baby!

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