Switzerland’s August 1.5°C Colder Than Normal…Arctic Sea Ice Explosion Despite Claims “Arctic Is Warming”

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The polar-vortex-inducing “warming Arctic” seems to be doing strange things to the Arctic itself – defying the very laws of physics: The “warmth” there is causing the sea ice extent to explode. Compare 2012 versus 2014:

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Arctic images for September 3. Source: www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/htm.

Depending on which dataset you use, the Arctic sea ice extent this year is about 1.8 million sq km more than it was at the same time in 2012. That’s equivalent to over 20,000 Manhattans.

Applying in reverse the theory that a warm ice-less Arctic produces bitter cold northern hemispheric winters though Rossby wave perturbations, we should expect that the recently added Arctic sea ice will now lead to warmer winters.

Of course that would be in stark contradiction to what was observed in the late 1970s. Back then we saw extensive Arctic sea ice cover, yet bitter northern hemispheric winters were generally the rule. Predictions of an impending ice age were issued. Today the global warming alarmist scientists wish we would just forget all that.

The notion that a warm Arctic causes frigid winters in Florida is a half-baked Hail-Mary hypothesis at best. It’s designed to buy a little bit of time.

Read more on Arctic sea ice here.

Switzerland sees bitter-cold, overcast August

A few days ago I wrote here how some Western European countries had seen a cold August, with mountain areas even getting the first licks of winter. Now Switzerland has just released its August data. The online 20min.ch site here writes that the Alpine country’s August was 1.5°C below the long-term mean. The 20min.ch writes:

‘In August a clear deviation with respect to the temperature value was observed,’ says meteorologist Sarina Scheidegger of Meteonews. ‘Only in Sitten did the deviation stay below 1°C. In the rest of Switzerland it was at least 1.5°C too cold.'”

August was also 50% less sunny than normal, the 20min.ch site reports.

 

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17 responses to “Switzerland’s August 1.5°C Colder Than Normal…Arctic Sea Ice Explosion Despite Claims “Arctic Is Warming””

  1. Kurt in Switzerland

    For those who don’t know Swiss geography, Sitten is the German equivalent for Sion (in the canton of Valais, aka Wallis), located in the Rhône Valley.

    For the entire “meteorological summer” (June-August), Switzerland was about 0.5-1.0 deg. C warmer than the 30 y avg.

    Ref. Arctic Sea Ice, it looks as though the Sept. minimum for 2014 will be approx. tied with 2009, which would mean you’d have to go back to 2006 to find greater min. extent. Could be a harbinger of cyclic cooling.

    1. Kurt in Switzerland

      And yes, our August was a real let-down.
      After a cold & wet July, our hopes were high for some summer-like weather.

      In So. Switzerland, the cold and wet were record-setting. Worst in 30 y or so.

      The Meteo Schweiz provisional reports are out for the month and the season; they will be updated with definitive data for the entire period by next week.

      Don’t forget that the UK and Scandinavia both had particularly warm & sunny summers.

      1. mwhite
  2. BobW in NC

    I love the chasm between science and non-science.

    Here at NTZ, we get valid, quantitative data—”the Arctic sea ice extent this year is about 1.8 million sq km more than it was at the same time in 2012…” and we find that this increase is “over 20,000 Manhattans” worth.

    Contrast such information with that reported in our popular news media here in the US.

    Example, the ever objective and unbiased /sarc/ Seth Borenstein who wrote in an AP article that Arctic sea ice “levels reached a record low in 2012 and are slightly up this year, but only temporarily…”

    Sea ice is “slightly”? And “only temporarily”?

    Source: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/09/02/4116300_study-links-polar-vortex-chills.html?rh=1

    Don’t you love it? Where’s my antiemetic med?

  3. DICK R

    IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE , IF THE ECOLUNATICS FROZE TO DEATH IN
    THE SAHARAH DESERT IN MID AUGUST IT WOULD STILL BE BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING !

  4. John M

    Is that the same Seth Borenstein that wrote this?

    “Arctic Sea Ice Gone in Summer Within Five Years?”

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/12/071212-AP-arctic-melt.html

    1. BobW in NC

      That’s our guy…solid scientist! (NOT!)

  5. Ric Werme

    JJA: For the entire “meteorological summer” (June-August), Switzerland was about 0.5-1.0 deg. C warmer than the 30 y avg.

    July: After a cold & wet July, our hopes were high for some summer-like weather.

    Aug: Switzerland’s August 1.5°C Colder Than Normal…Arctic Sea Ice Explosion

    June must have been awful (I don’t like hot weather).

    1. Kurt in Switzerland

      Ric,

      There were some warm days during the first half of June. That’s it.
      Since then it’s been cold and rainy.
      Hoping for a drier autumn.

  6. A.D. Everard

    I find this disturbing. Here in Australia we’re barely out of Winter (officially, literally only days), it’s still cold and wet of course – yet in the Northern Hemisphere, the cold is already closing in.

    Perisher ski resort (in New South Wales) has extended its season to October 10, stating, “The 2014 snow season has seen some of the biggest snowfalls in decades with over two metres of snow falling in a two week period,” and “Thanks to the amazing snowfalls that we received during July, super cold nights enabling great snowmaking through August and now more fresh snow in the first few days of September Perisher is experiencing some of the best spring skiing and snowboarding conditions that we’ve seen for many years” [said Peter Brulisauer, Perisher’s CEO today.]

    link: http://www.perisher.com.au/tickets-passes/extended-season.html

    We’re officially in Spring.

    How much evidence do alarmist doom-wanters need? Oh, I forgot, silly question. Never mind.

  7. DICK R

    It makes no difference to them whatever happens to the weather the ecolunatics will bleat about global warming .
    They are certifiably insane .

  8. Joe Bastardi

    The arctic has warmed, like the last warm amo cycle. in the winter where it has very little overall affect on the number GHG, water vapor. The distortion of global temps means we have been getting warmer arctic winter, like we did in the last warm amo cycle. This will soon flip and in fact the summers are now cooling. The problem is its easier to make what is brutally cold a little less brutally cold, so these fierce blood red anomalies that show up in the arctic winters are very deceptive. The fact that it is warming at the brutally cold time of the year there means very little to the overall climate. The recent trend of cooler summers is showing where this is going, and 20-30 years from arctic winters will be back to being cold again. Then we will have to deal with someone screaming something else

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  10. John van Raak

    mr Gosselin is a filthy liar!

    Yes, the summer ice at the Arctic did not shrink as low as in the disaster year 2012, but it is still WAY below the averages of the last decades.

    Get the scientific facts here:
    http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/en/home/seaice_extent.htm

    1. DirkH

      John, you’re a simpleton loudmouth. Pierre has compared 2012 with 2014.
      And we all get all the data you can cite right from WUWT’s resource pages, thank you very much.

    2. DirkH

      BTW, why is it a disaster when there’s less ice?

      Anyway. Don’t worry, Mr. Icelover. You like data? Here’s data. It shows Global Cooling for the last 16 years and 9 months.
      http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/plot/rss/from:1998/trend

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