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New Study: Northern North Atlantic Sea Ice Cover No Less In 2000 CE Than In 1600s - 1800s CE

New Study: Northern North Atlantic Sea Ice Cover No Less In 2000 CE Than In 1600s – 1800s CE

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Share this…FacebookTwitterThe northern North Atlantic’s sea ice records derived from ice cores and marine sediments consistently affirm there was far less sea ice during the Early/Mid Holocene than in 2000 CE. Even 17th to 19th century sea ice coverage was similar to (or less than) today’s. A 2020 study (Geirsdóttir et al.) indicated peak Holocene […]

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New Study: There Was Less Arctic Sea Ice In The 1700s-1800s Than From 2002-2006

New Study: There Was Less Arctic Sea Ice In The 1700s-1800s Than From 2002-2006

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Share this…FacebookTwitterPaleoclimate data indicate there was less Arctic sea ice during the pre-industrial period than in modern times, or when CO2 concentrations were 100 ppm lower than today (280 vs. 380 ppm). Scientists (Diamond et al., 2021) assert that during the 18th and 19th centuries Arctic sea ice extent minimum (September) values averaged 5.54 million […]

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More Evidence Antarctica Has Been Cooling, Regional Sea Ice Increasing For Over 40 Years

More Evidence Antarctica Has Been Cooling, Regional Sea Ice Increasing For Over 40 Years

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Share this…FacebookTwitterA new study (Kumar et al., 2021) reports the “overall SST trend in the Weddell Sea is negative” since 1979 and this has occurred in tandem with “the expansion of SIE [sea ice extent].” Another new study (King et al., 2021) reports the oldest temperature stations in Antarctica show a cooling/non-warming trend since 1956. […]

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In The 1970s Climate Modification Proposals Included Purposely Melting Arctic Sea Ice With Black Soot

In The 1970s Climate Modification Proposals Included Purposely Melting Arctic Sea Ice With Black Soot

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Share this…FacebookTwitterIn his 1975 book The Genesis Strategy, the late climate scientist Dr. Stephen Schneider reviewed contemporary climate modification proposals to reduce the severe 1960s and 1970s droughts, floods, and extreme weather…which were at that time associated with the ongoing global cooling. One proposal was to eliminate the Arctic’s sea ice by having aircraft dump […]

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Seal Numbers Increased 700% Since The 1970s - But Models Project Future Declines Due To Sea Ice Loss

Seal Numbers Increased 700% Since The 1970s – But Models Project Future Declines Due To Sea Ice Loss

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Share this…FacebookTwitterSea ice has been declining in the Canadian North Atlantic since the 1970s, and yet the harp seal population has been estimated to have risen from a little over 1 million in 1971 to about 7.5 million in 2012 to 2019. But model projections suggest the seal populations will decrease in the future due […]

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New Study: Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Now Extends ~80 km Farther North Than Prior Estimates

New Study: Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Now Extends ~80 km Farther North Than Prior Estimates

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Share this…FacebookTwitterIt was previously thought the northern limit for Southern Hemisphere sea ice was 55°S. But recent declines in surface air temperatures in southernmost South America have led to sea ice formation creeping 80 to 100 kilometers further north than previous estimates. Since 2000, sea ice has been extending well into 54°S. The southernmost tip […]

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March Sea Ice: Arctic Stable 16 Years, Gains 504,000 Sq Km Since 2017! Antarctic Above Mean!

March Sea Ice: Arctic Stable 16 Years, Gains 504,000 Sq Km Since 2017! Antarctic Above Mean!

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Share this…FacebookTwitterThough it has dropped since its peak in 1979, Arctic sea ice extent in March has remained stable since 2005. There are two months that are of particular interest in the Arctic: September, when sea ice reaches its minimum, and March, when it reaches its maximum. Gains 504,000 sq km. Today we look at […]

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New Study: 75% Of Recent Arctic Sea Ice Decline Is 'Accounted For' By An Internal Variability Pattern (PNA)

New Study: 75% Of Recent Arctic Sea Ice Decline Is ‘Accounted For’ By An Internal Variability Pattern (PNA)

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Share this…FacebookTwitterScientists (Liu et al., 2021) have assessed the Pacific North American (PNA) pattern, “largely a mode of internal variability,” is “an important driver of western Arctic sea variability and trends”. The heat-redistributing PNA pattern recently shifted from a negative (1980s) to positive (1995-) phase. This internal shift “induced significant increases in poleward heat” transport, […]

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New Study Finds A 79% Rise In Polar Bear Sightings Since 2005 As Their Arctic Habitat Dramatically Expands

New Study Finds A 79% Rise In Polar Bear Sightings Since 2005 As Their Arctic Habitat Dramatically Expands

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Share this…FacebookTwitterResearch on polar bear sightings using a systematic “regional marine mammal sightings programme” during 2005-2018 reveals there were 1,433 polar bears sightings from 2005-2011 compared to 2,569 during 2012-2018 around Svalbard. The perspective that polar bears  are endangered by global warming because reduced sea ice limits their seal-hunting opportunities is  again contradicted by real-world […]

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Seals, Mammoths, Horses, Waterfowl...All Tell Us Claims Of Exceptional Modern Warmth Are Bull Hockey

Seals, Mammoths, Horses, Waterfowl…All Tell Us Claims Of Exceptional Modern Warmth Are Bull Hockey

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Share this…FacebookTwitterThe survivable temperature thresholds for terrestrial animals in both hemispheres affirm recent millennia were much warmer with less sea ice than today. Antarctica hasn’t warmed in the last 70 years (Singh et al., 2020). The Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica has been cooling and sea ice has been expanding since 1979 (Fan et al., 2014; […]

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Over 400 Scientific Papers Published In 2020 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

Over 400 Scientific Papers Published In 2020 Support A Skeptical Position On Climate Alarm

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Share this…FacebookTwitter In 2020, more than 400 scientific papers were published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate’s fundamental control knob…or that otherwise serve to question the efficacy of climate models or the related “consensus” positions commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media sources. Over 400 scientific papers […]

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Modern Iceland's Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s

Modern Iceland’s Climate Is Colder With More Ice Than Any Other Time In The Last 8000 Years Except The 1800s

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Share this…FacebookTwitterA wealth of new research in glacier and sea ice extent show modern Iceland is 2-4°C colder than all of the last 8000 years except for a slightly colder late 19th century. Even the 1700s were warmer with less ice than today in and around Iceland. A new study (Geirsdóttir et al., 2020) now […]

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