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Arctic sea ice at fifth lowest annual maximum
Arctic Sea Ice news and Analysis ^ | April 22, 2014

Posted on 05/06/2014 7:57:08 AM PDT by don-o

Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 21, after a brief surge in extent mid-month. Overall the 2014 Arctic maximum was the fifth lowest in the 1978 to 2014 record. Antarctic sea ice reached its annual minimum on February 23, and was the fourth highest Antarctic minimum in the satellite record. While this continues a strong pattern of greater-than-average sea ice extent in Antarctica for the past two years, Antarctic sea ice remains more variable year-to-year than the Arctic.

(Excerpt) Read more at nsidc.org ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming
Headline is a little confusing, but bolded snip refutes one of the standard lies of the warmist witch doctors and voodoo priests.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 7:57:08 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

No mention of Antarctic sea ice because it doesn’t fit the narrative.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 7:59:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: don-o

Fifth lowest since 1978.

BFD.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: don-o
I think the ice is all in the Great Lakes, where it shut shipping down for the first time in 30 years.

The only constant in climate is change.

4 posted on 05/06/2014 8:07:00 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: All

If ALL the floating ice in the world’s oceans melted today, how much would the oceans rise?????

ZERO................


5 posted on 05/06/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: don-o

Idiots, summer was just finishing there. Wait till mid August!


6 posted on 05/06/2014 8:07:54 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Boonie

Their concern is the non-floating ice, the inland glaciers.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 8:08:35 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

Yep, and records show that some are receding....and that some are growing...


8 posted on 05/06/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: thackney
Their concern is the non-floating ice, the inland glaciers.

A geological study a few years back proposed that should all land ice go away, the net result would be that the land masses would rise due to the loss of weight from the ice. A process called Isostatic Rebound.

9 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:04 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: thackney

Why, then, was it entitled Artic “SEA” ice??????


10 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:59 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: thackney

Then, perhaps, they shouldn’t refer to it as “sea ice”.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 8:16:20 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: don-o

Whateverrrrrrr.....If everybody here was smart we would ban the subject of globull warming.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 8:17:41 AM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: don-o
Cliamte change scientists are the same scientists that brought us Brawndo:

“Brawndo’s got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes. You want us to put water on the crops instead?’

‘Yes.’

‘Like, the water that comes from the toilet?’

‘Well, it doesn't have to come from the toilet, but yes. We should put water on the crops instead of Brawndo.’

‘But Brawndo has what plants crave! It's got electrolytes!’

‘Well, let's look at the situation. The plants aren't growing, so I'm pretty sure that the Brawndo isn't working. We should just try the water out instead and see if that works.’

‘Yeah? Well, I've never seen plants grow out of a toilet.’

‘Okay, look - we want to get this problem solved. So we have to try a solution of some kind. Let's see if the water hypothesis works, and go from there, rather than worrying about what plants may or may not crave.’

‘But we know what plants crave. Brawndo. It's got electrolytes.’

‘...Okay - what are electrolytes? Do you know?’

‘Yeah. It's what they use to make Brawndo.’

‘But why do they use them in Bawndo? What do they do?’

‘They're part of what plants crave.’

‘But why do plants crave them?’

‘Because plants crave Brawndo, and Brawndo has electrolytes.”

- From Idiocracy: the frighteningly accurate 2006 Nostradamus-like prediction of what America would be like if Obama were to win the election in 2008

13 posted on 05/06/2014 8:18:34 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: don-o

A friend of mine owned a cottage in Canada. Each year for several years the water was higher up the wooden steps from the beach to the cottage. Finally, one spring the water was so high it destroyed all the steps which then had to be replaced.

My friend said many of the cottage owners were convinced the water would finally reach up the hill and destroy the cottages. She laughed and said, “It’s cyclical. You replace the steps and for several years the water recedes.” It did just that.

We had a similar experience in a cottage in a part of the US. Each year the water was higher. Finally, it started to lower. Again, cyclical.

But if it fits the Dems’ scare tactics, they ignore the fact that it’s normal.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: don-o

Reminds me of the old Soviet newspaper that reported the Soviets took third and the US second from last in some competition; there were only three teams competing.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 8:22:10 AM PDT by rey
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To: Boonie; Mr. Lucky

Rest assured, I am not a global warming alarmist. I do not want to see any government action related to that concern in any way. I do not see it as a concern.

That said, the sea ice is easier to measure and track for trends. While individual glaciers get measured, they don’t give as good as data since they are more effected by weather patterns in their specific area. It is also tough to measure thinning with any certainty.

And you may notice, this article, which only talks about sea ice, makes no mention of sea levels changing. It does talk about how more of the ice never melted during the summer months.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 8:25:16 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Fifth lowest since 1978. BFD.

Heh... yeah 5th lowest and 9th highest? :)
17 posted on 05/06/2014 8:26:26 AM PDT by Daus
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To: Boonie

We are also in an Inter-Glacial period!


18 posted on 05/06/2014 8:35:15 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: PATRIOT1876

Idiocracy bump

Brought to you by “Ow! My Balls.”


19 posted on 05/06/2014 8:41:05 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Global sea ice coverage is currently about 1 million square kilometers above the 1979-2014 mean. Reductions in the Arctic ice have been more than compensated for by increases in the Antarctic. But don’t expect any headlines to tell you that.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 8:43:50 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: BreezyDog

I love the scroll function on my mouse. Use it to cruise right on past what doesn’t interest me.

Try it!

Thank me.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 8:44:02 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o
Check out Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary for the reason - heat accumulating in the Arctic while Antarctic remains cold.

Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary May 3, 2014

22 posted on 05/06/2014 8:49:57 AM PDT by CedarDave (CNN: The "Crisis News Channel" - all Flight 370 hysteria and global warming blather, all the time.)
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To: don-o
.... One of the dirty little secrets of the Climate Change/Global Warming movement is that the polar ice is diminishing. Well .... Yes ... they are absolutely RIGHT!!!! However the question needs to be asked ..... Which polar ice fields are they talking about? The Arctic ... or the Antarctic icecaps?

..... As my 90 year old mother keeps pointing out to me, When she was in school she was taught that when the Antarctic ice shrinks .... the Arctic ice grows and Visa Versa! Somewhere along the lines in the Climate Change movement, this little factual tidbit seems to have been lost .... or ignored! Thus making it so much easier to keep the low information public at the lowest level of information as possible and so much easier to control. Kind of like the proverbial Used Car salesman's dream. Except in this case ... the results are much more dire for the world of capitalism. A wet dream for the world of Social/Marxist/Communism

23 posted on 05/06/2014 9:00:59 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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Guess it is time to post the WUWT LINKagain.
24 posted on 05/06/2014 9:04:27 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: neverdem; narses; Nachum; SunkenCiv; cogitator; E. Pluribus Unum
Hmmmn.

Today, just the EXCESS Antarctic sea ice extents alone - that amount of antarctic sea ice area LARGER than its normal for this day-of-the-year! - is 1.58 million square kilometers.

Sound like a lot?

Well, that EXCESS antarctic sea ice extents that the NSIDC is so quietly ignoring in this propagandist press release is 93% of the ENTIRE area of the Greenland ice caps.

25 posted on 05/06/2014 9:10:57 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: don-o

****1978 to 2014 record. ***

But, wait! 1978 is when we were supposed to be entering the NEW ICE AGE! We were warned for years about it, so WHERE IS IT!


26 posted on 05/06/2014 9:18:28 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
And what about the fact that lake Superior is currently 68% ice covered and is expected to remain partially ice covered into late June?

Global warming, my a$$

CC

27 posted on 05/06/2014 9:31:23 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: don-o

That’s because all the Arctic ice is stuck in the Great Lakes.


28 posted on 05/06/2014 9:48:47 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: CedarDave
Check out Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary for the reason - heat accumulating in the Arctic while Antarctic remains cold.

Read the book, The Chilling Stars. It has a wonderful explanation for this.

Henrik Svensmark's research is very eye opening. It is true science.

After reading that book and many others on this issue, I have come to the conclusion that man has absolutely NO effect on Climate change.

29 posted on 05/06/2014 10:00:35 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: don-o
A little real data is always a good thing (from wattsupwiththat sea ice page):

30 posted on 05/06/2014 11:18:26 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: don-o
As if 36 years -- the 1978 to 2014 record -- wasn't an infinitesimal snippet in geological/climactic terms, akin to analyzing the entire movie "Gone with the Wind" based on a nanosecond of film footage.

Ludicrous.

31 posted on 05/06/2014 11:46:23 AM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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