Daily Archives: October 9, 2010

Look For A Record Gain In Multi-Year Ice This Autumn

From : http://nsidc.org/images/arcticseaicenews/20101004_Figure6.png Thanks to the surprising late season selective loss of multi-year ice (MYI) in the Arctic, we are likely to see the area of MYI more than triple over the next few weeks. All of the surviving areas … Continue reading

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Chasing The Wrong Story In The Arctic

We have had a lot of discussion recently about the loss of 5+ year old ice in the Arctic. Most of the older ice loss occurred between 1988 and 1996 – during a period of normal global temperatures.

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On The Safe Side Of 350

350.org This is a favourite topic of mine, because it is an idea which is easy to test. Prior to 1988, atmospheric CO2 was below 350 ppm. What was the climate like then? Was it “safe?”

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Early October Snow In Turkey

Winter is getting off to a fast start in most of Europe and around the Black Sea. http://wxmaps.org/pix/temp4.html Snow is forecast for Turkey, Romania and Northern Europe during the next three days.

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My Forecast : Romm Will Not Be Talking Much About October Satellite Temperatures

Joe Romm reported this week : ENDLESS SUMMER:  September was the hottest on record globally in the RSS satellite dataset.  In this country, the record-smashing temperatures in Southern California got most of the attention The LA Times had a different … Continue reading

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Holdren – Snipping You Since 1969

“. . . it cannot be emphasized enough that if the population control measures are not initiated immediately and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come.’Therefore, confronted as we are … Continue reading

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The Effect Of Soot On Arctic Summer Ice Extent

Scientists tell us that Arctic summer ice loss is primarily due to soot – not CO2.

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Arctic Ice In 1946 (Real Science Post #500!)

Reader Gary Boden forwarded me a nice collection of online Arctic ice maps made by the US Navy in the 1940s. The map below is from September, 1946. David Rumsey Collection : September 1946 As you can see, there was … Continue reading

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