Category Archives: Arctic

Did a 2006 Arctic “Heat Wave” Largely Cause 2007’s Sea Ice Melt?

In terms of the mechanisms restricting ice melt this season, to the extent that they have anything to do with air temperature, a cool Arctic above 80N basically means an absence of overrunning air from southern latitudes. Pretty much every temp spike up there is simply a wind spike — from the south. While warm sea water incursions probably matter significantly more than air temps when it comes to sea ice melt, air temps do for sure matter, too. As an example, maybe the best example: I don’t believe that 2007’s then-record melt could have taken place without a prolonged high-Arctic warming, wind-generated without doubt, during the first months of 2006.

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What’s Going On Up There?

When it was initially apparent that a period of mild cooling was taking place in the high Arctic one month ago, I decided to reach out to Walt Meier of the National Snow and Ice Data Center. I wanted him … Continue reading

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DMI Arctic Sea Ice Graph Goes Back to Normal

Many had taken note of the Danish Meteorological Institute’s strange sea ice graph apparently showing projected sea ice for the next two weeks. It couldn’t have looked much weirder, unless they had continued the line off the graph and off … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Trip to Arctic Deconstructed

If you’re a busy politician and you want to sound green, what’s better than a quick trip to a polar ice cap? Nothing! Unfortunately, sounding green and understanding the environment and Earth’s paleoclimate are wildly different things, it turns out. … Continue reading

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Frozen Hindsight is Twenty-Twenty

Richard Black, environment correspondent for BBC News, has a story explaining that the cold, snowy winters faced by Europe in recent years are … wait for it … the result of global warming. Specifically, the peer-reviewed article that Black draws … Continue reading

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The End of the Holocene Will Look a lot Like This

It’s a fairly important piece of AGW dogma that Alaska has warmed to a significant extent during the last human generation. Bringing this up with anyone who actually lives in Alaska at this time might not be a great idea, … Continue reading

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Giving Shape to Phantoms

What follows is the second excerpt from my new book, Don’t Sell Your Coat, which can be purchased as a paperback on Amazon here. It will be available on Kindle, iPad, and Nook by New Years. The excerpt is from … Continue reading

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You Cannot Have It Both Ways

I spent 25 years of my life worried about global warming. And one of the best proofs that the scientists and the media both had to keep me convinced was warmer winters, with less snow. Al Gore talked about it. … Continue reading

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How to Measure Temperature in the Arctic — the Lesser of Two Evils

As has been well covered by Steve Goddard on WUWT, the “interpretation” of Arctic conditions by NASA/GISS is based on astonishingly little data north of 80 degrees latitude, which is to say no data at all. As the Danish Meteorological … Continue reading

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UN Climate Report Confuses Arctic and Antarctic

Things get stranger and stranger with the United Nations’ climate change science compendium published two weeks back. First, it was learned that the graph indicating temperature for the past 1,000 years had been taken from Wikipedia, where it had been … Continue reading

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