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  • Cruise ship looks to make clean journey through Northwest Passage

    08/20/2016 10:40:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies ^ | 08/19/2016 | Alex Migdal
    Crystal Cruises has spent three years planning the Serenity’s voyage to prevent Titanic-like scenarios (and is requiring $50,000 in evacuation insurance for passengers). The Canadian and American coast guards and federal bodies including Transport Canada are also overseeing the trip. Such preparation is “unprecedented,” Mr. Hutchinson said. “We’ve seen a level of planning that suggests to us the company is taking seriously the conditions they’re going to face.” The British RRS Ernest Shackleton icebreaker is escorting the ship, along with two helicopters to assess ice conditions. The Serenity is outfitted with a forward-looking sonar, searchlights and a navigation system that...
  • Canadian Climate Change Arctic Expedition Derailed Due to Heavy Ice

    07/22/2015 9:42:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 22, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    So sad. A Canadian arctic research expedition to study "climate change" (always meaning global warming) has been derailed. Why? Heavy ice. However, readers of the CBC News account of the story are left in the dark as to the exact nature of the expedition that is not to be this year. Fortunately, a quick search has turned up a Daily Kos Kossack who is a member of that attempted expedition who was happily chirping out what it is all about last Thursday.Here is the CBC News report that tells what happened to the Canadian Coast guard cutter without telling us what the...
  • Arctic expedition to study global warming put on hold because of too much ice [photos]

    07/22/2015 8:45:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies ^ | 07/22/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Heavy ice in Hudson Bay derails CCGS Amundsen's research plans— CBC Canadian News (@CBCCanada) July 22, 2015 You don’t say…According to a Coast Guard officer, the icy conditions are the “worst he’s seen in 20 years“: A carefully planned, 115-day scientific expedition on board the floating research vessel, the CCGS Amundsen, has been derailed as the icebreaker was called to help resupply ships navigate heavy ice in Hudson Bay.“Obviously it has a large impact on us,” says Martin Fortier, executive director of ArcticNet, which coordinates research on the vessel. “It’s a frustrating situation.”During the summer, the Amundsen operates...
  • Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker

    08/31/2014 5:28:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    MailOnline ^ | August 31,2014 | David Rose
    Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now Seven years after former US Vice-President Al Gore's warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row An area twice the size of Alaska - America's biggest state - was open water two years ago and is now covered in ice These satellite images taken from University of Illinois's Cryosphere project show ice has become more concentrated To put it another way, an area the size...
  • Shrinking Arctic Sea Ice Means Scorching US Summers (Conclusions from earlier data)

    12/08/2013 6:41:54 PM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 8, 2013 | Becky Oskin
    Thirty years of shrinking Arctic sea ice has boosted extreme summer weather, including heat waves and drought, in the United States and elsewhere, according to a study published today (Dec. 8) in the journal Nature Climate Change. The new study — based on satellite tracking of sea ice, snow cover and weather trends since 1979 — links the Arctic's warming climate to shifting weather patterns in the Northern Hemisphere's midlatitudes. "The results of our new study provide further support and evidence for rapid Arctic warming contributing to the observed increased frequency and intensity of heat waves," said study co-author Jennifer...
  • Arctic ice [build-up] may help alter hurricane paths

    11/17/2013 1:47:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 16, 2013 | Ken Kaye
    A hurricane hunter aircraft sent to the Arctic to study ice formations returned this month with critical data that might explain why an increasing number of tropical storms seem to be taking irregular paths. Scientists are trying to determine how much heat is released into the atmosphere when Arctic ice builds up in autumn. That heat release is believed to shift the jet stream, a fast-moving, high altitude river of air, farther to the south. That shift, in turn, might be slowing down or even stalling tropical systems, before they can re-curve east and out to sea, scientists say. [Snip]...
  • Arctic Ocean Predicted To Be Ice Free By 2013 — Oops!

    09/24/2013 4:33:54 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Junk Science: Earth has gained 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since this date last year, the largest increase on record. There is more sea ice now than there was in mid-September 1990. Al Gore, call your office. A 2007 prediction that summer in the North Pole could be "ice-free by 2013" that was cited by former Vice President Al Gore in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech has proven to be off . .. by 920,000 square miles. But then Democrats have never been good at math — or climate science. In his Dec. 10, 2007, "Earth has a fever"...
  • Rapid Melting of Arctic Sea Ice Possibly Explained [new theory?]

    07/01/2011 6:46:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 49 replies ^ | 28 June 2011 | written by The Canadian Press
    Arctic researchers have discovered a clue as to why sea ice in the North is melting so much faster than anyone thought it would. Scientists have long puzzled over why Arctic sea ice is retreating at up to three times the rate that climate models say it should. In an effort to answer that question, a group of U.K-based explorers walked more than 500 kilometres of sea ice in the High Arctic, taking temperature readings of the ocean below them. They found a layer of cold, salty water about 200 metres down that they suspect has come from the melting...
  • Ash Backward (Global Warming Causes Volcanic Eruptions?)

    04/19/2010 5:58:49 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 46 replies · 1,050+ views ^ | April 19, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: An Icelandic scientist says climate change spurs volcanic eruptions such as the one disrupting air traffic in Europe. Rather, the evidence suggests volcanoes cause global cooling and Arctic ice to melt. The stunning eruption of a volcano under Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier has disrupted air traffic over the continent of Europe as vast plumes of steam and ash were spewed into the atmosphere. Once again, we witness the power of nature over man even as man blames himself for nature's acts. Almost every malady on earth has been blamed on global warming, so it wasn't all that surprising when Freysteinn...
  • Bad news: UK's winter from hell Good news: Ice cap has grown

    04/04/2010 4:20:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies · 333+ views ^ | 4/5/2010 | Susan Smith
    THE Arctic ice cap has dramatically increased to 2001 levels over the last few months, scientists have revealed. Thousands of square miles of ocean around the North Pole have frozen as a result of the unusual weather phenomenon that caused the dramatic snow experienced in Scotland this winter. Arctic oscillation has created unusually cold winds across the Bering Sea, which in turn has caused the increase in the ice cap and allowed icy blasts to escape southwards. This winter between December and February was the coldest in the UK since 1979, according to Met Office figures. The average temperature was...
  • Latest Global Warming Fear, Massive Build-up of Microbe Flatulence

    03/16/2010 6:25:39 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 27 replies · 392+ views
    the lid/Wired ^ | 3/16/2010 | The Lid
    Here's another entry from the "there is some stuff to weird to make-up" department. Apparently once again, the world is in huge danger from global warming, not caused by humans, this time the danger is coming from microbe flatulence. According to scientists, microbes living under ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland may be releasing large quantities of the greenhouse gas methane, just ready to burst through the ice, trap the sunlight and heat up the atmosphere.
  • Here Comes The Mini Ice Age

    01/10/2010 3:28:24 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 61 replies · 2,013+ views
    The Lid/UK Mail ^ | 1/10/10 | The Lid
    Back in September a climate Scientist, named Mojib Latif predicted that the earth was facing a mini "ice age," 20-30 years of global cooling. Latif said the cooling would be the result of changes to ocean currents and temperatures in the North Atlantic, a feature known as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Latif also said that the NAO may be partly the cause of warming during the past 30 years (he also said he is not a global warming skeptic). The prediction of this non-skeptic challenge some of the Church of Global Warming's most holy beliefs, like the claim that...
  • Spying On Icebergs?

    01/07/2010 5:16:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,205+ views ^ | January 7, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: We can't stop terrorists from boarding planes with explosive undies, but the CIA has assets sufficient to monitor Arctic ice and look for signs of global warming? Is al-Qaida recruiting polar bears? One wouldn't think that the increasing polar bear population and the increasing rate of recidivism of former Guantanamo detainees released into the wild were related, but they are. At the urging of Al Gore, the administration is signing on to a plan to task vital intelligence assets to protect not the people of the United States, but the environment. The program, shot down by President Bush,...
  • Arctic Could Face Warmer and Ice-Free Conditions (Pliocene projections - USGS)

    12/29/2009 8:37:20 AM PST · by decimon · 61 replies · 1,696+ views
    U.S. Geological Survey ^ | Dec 29, 2009 | Unknown
    There is increased evidence that the Arctic could face seasonally ice-free conditions and much warmer temperatures in the future. Scientists documented evidence that the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas were too warm to support summer sea ice during the mid-Pliocene warm period (3.3 to 3 million years ago). This period is characterized by warm temperatures similar to those projected for the end of this century, and is used as an analog to understand future conditions. The U.S. Geological Survey found that summer sea-surface temperatures in the Arctic were between 10 to 18°C (50 to 64°F) during the mid-Pliocene, while current...
  • Five Decades Of Cooling Ahead

    12/24/2009 3:44:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 86 replies · 4,041+ views ^ | December 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Climate Change: A peer-reviewed study by a respected Canadian physicist blames the interplay of cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons for 20th-century warming. The CFCs are now gone, and so is warming — perhaps for the next 50 years. Much of the nation got a white Christmas this year, some in unprecedented quantities. A record-breaking storm deposited 12 to 30 inches of snow in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Many places set records for the most snow in a single December day as more than 50% of the U.S. was covered by the white stuff. Scientists (and here we use the word...
  • More lies from the loon

    12/18/2009 3:32:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 533+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 18, 2009 | Editorial
    The Copenhagen Clown, er, Climate Conference winds down today, leav ing Al Gore with egg on his puss. Gore was addressing the assembled big-wigs earlier this week when he declared that "fresh" new research shows that there is a 75 percent chance that the Arctic will be "completely ice-free within five to seven years." The former veep cited Dr. Wieslav Maslowski of the US Naval Postgraduate School in California as his source. But Maslowski himself says he has no idea what Gore was talking about -- telling The Times of London: "I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything...
  • Dallas Morning News needs to start fact checking its AP News line

    12/15/2009 7:19:36 AM PST · by Til I am the last man standing · 6 replies · 603+ views
    Dallas Morning News | 12/15/09 | Arthur Max/AP
    From the article published in the DMN 12/15/09 edition: "Former VP Al Gore tod the conference that new data suggests a 75 percent chance the entire Arctic polar ice cap may disappear in the summertime as soon as five to seven years from now."
  • Palin Vs. Gore: Oceans Apart

    12/14/2009 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 2,002+ views ^ | December 14, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: The Alaskan governor who knew polar bears weren't endangered says the planet isn't either and challenges the oracle of climate change. Al Gore says despite the CRU e-mails, the situation is of the utmost gravity. In a Dec. 9 Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin noted that the Climate-gate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia "reveal that leading climate 'experts' deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures and tried to silence their critics from publishing in peer-reviewed journals." This did not sit well with Gore. "The entire North...
  • The Coming Climate Dictatorship

    11/12/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,923+ views ^ | November 12, 2009
    Control: The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a "climate emergency." As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. If you thought the House health care bill that nobody read has hidden passages that threaten our freedoms and liberty, take a peak at the "trigger" placed in the byzantine innards of both the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill and the Kerry-Boxer bill just passed by Democrats out of Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee. As Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation points...
  • Three Decades Of Global Cooling

    10/13/2009 7:20:50 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,342+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | October 13, 2009 | IBD Staff
    Climate Change: As a Colorado Rockies playoff game is snowed out, scientists report that Arctic sea ice is thickening and Antarctic snow melt is the lowest in three decades. Whatever happened to global warming? Al Gore wasn't there to throw out the first snowball, er, baseball, so he might not have noticed that Saturday's playoff game between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies was snowed out - in early October. The field should have been snow-free just as the North Pole was to be ice-free this year. It seems that ice at both poles hasn't been paying attention to...
  • Three Decades Of Global Cooling

    10/12/2009 8:33:35 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,783+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 12, 2009 | IBD staff
    Climate Change: As a Colorado Rockies playoff game is snowed out, scientists report that Arctic sea ice is thickening and Antarctic snow melt is the lowest in three decades. Whatever happened to global warming? Al Gore wasn't there to throw out the first snowball, er, baseball, so he might not have noticed that Saturday's playoff game between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies was snowed out — in early October. The field should have been snow-free just as the North Pole was to be ice-free this year. It seems that ice at both poles hasn't been paying attention to...
  • Arctic Ice Thickens: NYT Environment Writer Commits Global Warming 'Heresy' Again

    10/07/2009 8:41:23 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 1,289+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 7, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the artificial panic pervading the CBS "Early Show" just a little over a year ago that, for the first time in history, the North Pole may not be covered with ice sometime during the summer of 2008? Well, not only did it not happen but evidence now shows that Arctic ice has been thickening substantially this year. And who is making that "heretical" claim? Why Andrew Revkin, the New York Times environment writer. On the heels of his recent "heresy" of quoting noted climatologist Mojib Latif's finding that the world will probably be in for a cooling trend for...
  • HOAX--Greenpeace Admits That It LIED About Arctic Ice

    08/20/2009 4:59:39 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 23 replies · 1,874+ views
    Big Hollywood/the lid ^ | 8/20/09 | The Lid
    It's incredible the way much leaders of the "Church of Global Warming Moonbats" build their case on fuzzy data. .... The Grand Poobah of warming screwed up the numbers. It was actually a quite average month. Ranked 70th in the last 114 years. And guess what? Its wasn't the first time Hansen has screwed up his numbers. A study published in the Journal of Nature Geoscience last month discovered that the model to predict Global Warming was was all wrong. According to the Article: ..... around 55 Million years ago there was a major incident of Global Warming. This warming...
  • Ice At The North Pole In 1958 And 1959 - Not So Thick

    04/27/2009 11:07:56 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies · 1,280+ views
    What's Up With That ^ | 26 April 2009 | Anthony Watts
    US Navy submarine "Skate," surfaced at the North Pole, 17 March 1959. Image from NAVSOURCE
  • Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979

    01/01/2009 7:03:46 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 46 replies · 1,979+ views
    Daily Tech/Yidwithlid ^ | 1/1/09 | Yidwithlid
    For most of the United States and much of the world, this has been one of the colder autumns in well over a decade, with reports of unseasonable snowfalls and plummeting temperatures from the American Great Plains to the Alps of Europe and into the inner reaches of Asia. Even China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever" in October. In the U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. In fact, it's...
  • Changing stats on Arctic ice

    12/15/2008 2:38:44 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,015+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 15, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    Arctic sea ice is alleged to be diminishing due to global warming. Want to see a half million square kilometers of Arctic ice disappear overnight? Compare the Nansen sea ice extent charts, from the Norweigian Nansen Environmental & Remote Sensing Center, shown on these two websites: This one has a "blink comparator" which alternates between both the original and the revision. It shows an initial extent of about 12.3 million square kilometers changing to 11.8 square kilometers overnight (data values as of December 11, 2008). Here is today's Nansen website, which has grown to 11.9 million square kilometers as of December 13, 2008. The...
  • Arctic sea ice now second-lowest on record

    08/27/2008 4:19:30 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 63 replies · 320+ views
    August 26, 2008 Arctic sea ice now second-lowest on record Sign up for the Arctic Sea Ice News RSS feed for automatic notification of analysis updates. Sea ice extent has fallen below the 2005 minimum, previously the second-lowest extent recorded since the dawn of the satellite era. Will 2008 also break the standing record low, set in 2007? We will know in the next several weeks, when the melt season comes to a close. The bottom line, however, is that the strong negative trend in summertime ice extent characterizing the past decade continues.
  • Will MSM Report on 2008 Arctic Ice Increase?

    07/18/2008 8:11:01 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies · 110+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 18, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Good news! Despite the recent global warming alarmism in the media that Arctic ice might melt away completely from the North Pole this summer, the latest scientific observations show that Arctic ice has actually increased by nearly a half million square miles over this time last year. This is in stark contrast to the Chicken Little hysteria that was being promoted less than a month ago on the CBS Early Show as reported by Kyle Drennen on June 27 here in NewsBusters: On Friday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Maggie Rodriguez teased an upcoming interview with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair about...
  • A different pattern of sea ice retreat

    07/18/2008 5:25:35 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 25 replies · 84+ views
    Arctic sea ice extent on July 16 fell roughly between the extent for the same day in 2007 and the long-term average. The spatial pattern of summer ice loss has evolved differently from last year; this reflects the prevailing pattern of atmospheric circulation. Areas of low-concentration ice are also developing at unusually high latitudes. Note: Analysis updates, unless otherwise noted, now show a single-day extent value for Figure 1, as opposed to the standard monthly average. While monthly average extent images are more accurate in understanding long-term changes, the daily images are helpful in monitoring sea ice conditions in near-real...
  • Arctic Sea Ice - Daily Comparison

    06/30/2008 10:40:39 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 30 replies · 496+ views
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ^ | Daily | Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UI-UC
    Over the past few days, a plethora of articles have been published saying that Arctic ice is melting at a faster rate than last year, which was a recent historical record, and the North Pole will soon be ice free. The graphic below and link to this thread show the opposite: Compare (Arctic) Daily Sea IceAssociated web page:The Cryosphere Today As for the North Pole being ice free, there are openings in the sea ice that don't mean the entire surrounding area is free of ice:The Top of the World: Is the North Pole Turning to Water?
  • Cold Irony: Arctic Sea Ice Traps Climate Tour Icebreaker

    05/29/2008 12:34:03 PM PDT · by samtheman · 29 replies · 128+ views
    What's Up With That ^ | may 27, 2008 | Anthony Watts
    Last year as arctic sea ice melted to record levels, panic set in for many. But then, as the sea ice rebounded and froze again quickly in the 2007/2008 winter, making up for that record loss and reaching heights not seen for several years, many exclaimed that even though the ice areal extent had recovered, this new ice was “thin” and would likely melt again quickly. There were also many news stories about how the Northwest Passage was ice free for the first time “ever”. For example, Backpacker Magazine ran a story saying “The ice is so low that the...
  • My Goodness, Can This Be Right?

    02/19/2008 7:31:52 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 3 replies · 91+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/19/08 | Purple Mountains
    I know we are having a very cold winter, and, normally, I would not cite that fact as evidence of anything related to global warming. That would put me in the same category as the alarmists who think that a few hurricanes means the end of the world and the propagandists who are endlessly pointing out occurrences they think are signs of man-made global warming.
  • My Goodness, Can This Be Right?

    02/19/2008 5:32:28 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 16 replies · 94+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/19/08 | Purple Mountains
    I know we are having a very cold winter, and, normally, I would not cite that fact as evidence of anything related to global warming. That would put me in the same category as the alarmists who think that a few hurricanes means the end of the world and the propagandists who are endlessly pointing out occurrences they think are signs of man-made global warming.
  • British Yachtsman who Counted on Global Warming to Cross Arctic Now Trapped by Ice

    09/04/2007 5:08:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 121 replies · 7,375+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 4, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    In one of the most hilarious cases of being tripped up by dubious scientific hype, British yachtsman Adrian Flanagan attempted to be the first to sail across the arctic north of Russia. He based his hope on the fact that he believed in the Global Warming propaganda that the arctic is rapidly losing its ice thus making his trip possible. One little problem. Cold cruel reality has crushed the Global Warming hype and now Flanagan's boat is trapped by ice in the arctic. To add to the irony, Flanagan who seems to be destined to go down in history as Wrong...
  • The End of Earth? - Global warming & climate change in arctic region

    03/10/2005 8:24:42 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 771+ views
    Special Report with Brit Hume - The Grapevine ^ | Thursday, March 10, 2005 | Brit Hume/Michael Levine
    The International Climate Change Task Force, established by the liberal American Center for Progress, among others, to develop long-term solutions to global warming has warned that the planet could reach a "point of no return" in ten years, when ice around the North Pole completely melts away. But Scottish scientists working at the Norwegian Polar Institute say the melting sea ice is merely part of a natural global cycle and will soon be coming back. After researching 300 years worth of logbooks made by Arctic explorers, climatologist Chad Dick now believes the ice expands and contracts over regular periods of...
  • Report: Arctic Ice Shrinking Due to Global Warming

    08/13/2003 9:55:48 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 566+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed, Aug 13, 2003
    Global warming (news - web sites) will melt most of the Arctic icecap in summertime by the end of the century, a report showed Wednesday. The three-year international study indicated that ice around the North Pole had shrunk by 7.4 percent in the past 25 years with a record small summer coverage in September 2002. "The summer ice cover in the Arctic may be reduced by 80 percent at the end of the 21st century," said Norwegian Professor Ola Johannessen, the main author of the report funded by the European Commission (news - web sites). The Arctic Barents Sea north...