Facts About the Arctic in March 2024
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by Jim Hunt
18h ago
It looks as though the 2024 Arctic sea ice melting season has begun. For much greater detail see the 2024 maximum extent thread. However, here’s the latest JAXA Arctic sea ice extent graph: Here too is an animation of sea ice motion on the Atlantic periphery, showing the effect of the passage of several Arctic cyclones through the area over the past 5 weeks or so: Watch this space ..read more
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Will the AMO Save Arctic Sea Ice?
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by Jim Hunt
2w ago
According to Michael Mann he coined the name “Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation”: Two decades ago, in an interview with science journalist Richard Kerr for the journal Science, I coined the term the “Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation” (the “AMO” for short) to describe an internal oscillation in the climate system resulting from interactions between North Atlantic ocean currents and wind patterns. These interactions were thought to lead to alternating decades-long intervals of warming and cooling centered in the extratropical North Atlantic that play out on 40-60 year timescale ..read more
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Time for Toby Young to Stop all the Fudges, Omissions and Outright Deceptions.
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by Jim Hunt
3w ago
As I surmised only yesterday: The so called “skeptics” are probably already salivating over that image! The name may not be familiar on the other side of the Atlantic, but here in the once United Kingdom Mr. Toby Young self identifies as “skeptical”, having named his web site the “Daily Sceptic”. This morning he Xweeted thus: The linked article was written by the Daily Sceptic’s alleged “Environment Editor” Chris Morrison. Mr. Morrison Xweeted thus: You will perhaps have already noted that Chris and Toby both appear to have an irrational fear of what they refer to as “Net Zero”? Next let ..read more
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Facts About the Arctic in February 2024
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by Jim Hunt
1M ago
A change is perhaps even better than a rest? Let’s start February with a reminder that following close behind another recent Arctic cyclone, Storm Ingunn caused red weather warnings for high winds and avalanches in Norway two days ago: By yesterday evening another long period, storm driven swell was arriving at the sea ice edge in the Fram Strait, and to a lesser extent in the Barents Sea: By this morning Ingunn had merged with the remnants of the prior cyclone, as revealed in Climate Reanalyzer’s visualisation of the latest GFS model run:: The storms have sucked plenty of anomalously warm ..read more
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Climate Disinformation at a Glance
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by Jim Hunt
1M ago
I was mildly surprised when a somewhat “skeptical” interlocutor of my Arctic alter ego linked to “Climate at a Glance” in the course of our alleged “debate”. I was even more surprised to discover that the far end of the suggested link was not NOAA’s familiar overview of the Arctic temperature trend: but instead a similarly named web site proudly sponsored by the Heartland Institute: The “Climate at a Glance” home page currently features the Arctic at the top, and it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the linked article is full of half truths and untruths about “Snow White’s” favourite ..read more
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Jim Steele and Anthony Watts Embrace Bad Arctic Science
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by Jim Hunt
1M ago
Maintaining my New Year’s resolution to expose bad Arctic pseudo-science on (a)social media I stumbled upon this from the self confessed “skeptic” Jim Steele on XTwitter. Jim’s paid Elmo for a blue tick and is rather verbose, but these extracts will give you the flavour of his ramblings: How Bogus Arctic Warming Attribution Enabled the Climate Crisis Scam Abnormal warming over the Arctic Ocean and Arctic sea ice loss has been falsely blamed on rising CO2 and evidence of the climate crisis. Such alarmist graphic propaganda is common, like Yale 360’s emphasizing the Arctic Ocean’s warming of se ..read more
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Tony Heller Denies Global Warming
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by Jim Hunt
1M ago
Apart from (presumably accidentally) empirically confirming global warming and Arctic sea ice volume decline, Tony Heller has also been frantically attempting to persuade his flock of faithful followers that the current value of the OSI SAF’s extent metric means that the impending series of “2023 has been the hottest year evah!” stories are all lies. Here a few examples of his infamous oeuvre, together with “Snow White’s” responses: Can you rustle up one of those for another date Tony? How about 3 weeks ago for example? December 8th. — Snow White (@GreatWhiteCon) December 30, 2023 Tony has ..read more
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The 2023 Arctic Report Card
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by Jim Hunt
1M ago
The 2023 Arctic Report Card has been published by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). All sorts of things are discussed in the report, but sticking to Snow White’s speciality of sea ice here’s an extract: This satellite record tracks long-term trends, variability, and seasonal changes from the annual extent maximum in late February or March and the annual extent minimum in September. Extents in recent years are ~50% lower than values in the 1980s. In 2023, March and September extents were lower than other recent years, and though not a new record low, they continue ..read more
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Facts About the Arctic in January 2024
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by Jim Hunt
2M ago
Happy New Year to one and all. Whilst waiting for the all important thickness and volume data to arrive, we’ll start the new year in traditional fashion with a graph of JAXA extent: The 2023 calendar year finished with this particular extent metric sitting at 15th lowest in the satellite era. From Niall Dollard on the Arctic Sea Ice Forum comes evidence via the Sentinel 1A satellite that an arch formed in the Nares Strait between Greenland and Ellesmere Island in late December: Since it’s a hot topic on (a)social media at the moment, here too is the Northern Hemisphere Multisensor Snow Exte ..read more
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Tony Heller Confirms Global Warming!
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by Jim Hunt
2M ago
As the New Year rapidly approaches Tony Heller is up to his old Arctic tricks yet again. No doubt we’ll get on to many of his hoary old chestnuts in due course, but although I may easily have blinked and missed it he appears to have a new trick up his voluminous sleeve. Providing empirical evidence that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s global warming “predictions” are correct! Here is a recent extract from “Snow White’s” XTwitter feed: Here's @TonyClimate demonstrating yet again that either: 1) He has no understanding of all things #Arctic, or 2) He understands well enough ..read more
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