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  • Media Ridiculed for Hyping "Antarctic Collapse" Amid Record Ice

    05/26/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 55 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    Media Ridiculed for Hyping "Antarctic Collapse" Amid Record Ice The New American 26 May 2014 In stark contrast to mainstream media's headlines of an imminent collapse of an Antarctic ice sheet, sea ice levels there are the highest ever recorded.
  • "Excess" Antarctic Sea Ice Area Now 97% the Size of Greenland's IceCap

    05/08/2014 7:13:51 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 32 replies
    NSIDC Sea Ice Daily Reports 1979-2014 ^ | 08 May 2014 | RACookPE1978
    All data from today’s WUWT (May 8) Sea Ice Page. 1. “Excess” total sea ice area anomaly is now greater than 1.050 million sq km’s. Hmmmn. An “excess” total sea ice area anomaly (which combines both the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice areas together) approaching the size of Hudson Bay. 2. “Excess” Antarctic sea ice area is now 1.67 Million sq km’s … Or 97% the area of the entire Greenland ice cap. (A fact which 97% of government-paid climate scientists in the Obama administration will chose to ignore.) 3. By itself, “Excess” Antarctic sea ice area is now back...
  • Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback [ice too thick for icebreaker]

    12/28/2013 11:41:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 72 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 28, 2013 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    SYDNEY (AP) A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice. The Snow Dragon icebreaker came within 7 miles (11 kilometers) of the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been stuck since Christmas Eve, but had to retreat after the ice became too thick, said expedition spokesman Alvin Stone. The Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been on a research expedition to Antarctica, got stuck Tuesday after a blizzard's whipping winds pushed the sea ice...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Didnt Get The Memo That It Was Supposed To Melt

    10/20/2013 12:55:53 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/20/2013 | justthefactswuwt
    By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Per the graph above, Antarctic Sea Ice Extent has remained above the 1981 2010 normal range for much of the last three months and the current positive Antarctic Sea Ice Extent anomaly appears quite large for a planet supposedly on the verge of Dangerous Warming. Furthermore, in 2013 we had the third most expansive Southern Sea Ice Area measured to date;
  • Arctic sea ice coming back strongly

    10/01/2013 8:35:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    IARC-JAXA ^ | 10/1/2013 | self
    This year's sea-ice Sept. minimum was significantly higher than that of 2007, 2011 and last year's. And, since the minimum,it has been increasing at a rate faster than the previous years as can been seen in this graph.
  • Earth Gains A Record Amount Of Sea Ice In 2013

    09/14/2013 11:40:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies ^ | 9/14/2013 | Marc Morano
    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 on this date in 2002.
  • Arctic Sea Ice bounces back

    09/01/2013 10:17:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    IARC-JAXA ^ | 9/1/2013 | IJIS
    The graph shows the Arctic Sea Ice Extant (in square kilometers) for 2013, 2011, 2007, and 2012. Arctic Sea Ice Extant has almost reached the minimum (which usually occurs around mid-Sept) for this year. In a December 2007 article appearing in National Geographic News, NASA climate scientist Jay Zwally predicted that the Arctic would be ice free in the Summer of 2012, That did not happen, as the graph shows, and this year the Summer minimum will be significantly higher than it was in 2012, as well as being higher than it was for 2007 and 2011.
  • Arctic Sea Ice making a comeback (bad news for the warmists)

    08/23/2013 9:12:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    IJIS Institute ^ | 8/22/2013 | JAX
    The graph below shows the current state of the Arctic sea ice extant (measured in square kilometers)and how it looked in recent years(2007, 2011 and 2012). It's looks like the 2013 sea ice extant minimum (which occurs in mid-Sept.) will be much higher than it was for last year, which was the lowest ever recorded.
  • Sea Ice extent greater than average extent (Third week)

    03/22/2013 5:48:29 AM PDT · by Kinsingmonster · 20 replies
    University of Ilinois ^ | March 21, 2013 | Universtity of Ilinois
    Sea ice extent has been above average for about three weeks now. No big deal, but worth a mention. Please see the attached link from The Cryosphere Today page, published by the University of Illinois.
  • More combined Arctic and Antarctic sea ice than 30 year average.

    04/02/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT · by Kinsingmonster · 9 replies
    University of Ilinois ^ | April 2, 2012 | Universtity of Ilinois
  • Global Sea Ice Area Above Normal

    03/30/2012 11:02:52 AM PDT · by brookwood · 22 replies
    Global Sea Ice has returned to above-normal levels.
  • Barrow Sea Ice Webcam (It's -26F in Barrow, AK right now.)

    11/23/2011 3:00:11 PM PST · by Signalman · 22 replies ^ | 11/23/2011 | seaice.alaska
    It's Cold! Photo of downtown Barrow taken at 1:44PM Alaska Time: It's -26F. Photo updated every few minutes. The white area past the road going horizontally across the picture is a section of the Arctic Ocean, that has frozen over.
  • Sea Ice News: rapid re-refreeze of the Arctic in October, 40% faster than normal

    11/07/2011 10:54:35 AM PST · by Signalman · 12 replies
    WUWT ^ | 11/7/2011 | Anthony Watts
    Arctic sea ice extent increased rapidly through October, as is typical this time of year. Large areas of open water were still present in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas at the end of the month. The open water contributed to unusually warm conditions along the coast of Siberia and in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Overview of conditions Average ice extent for October 2011 was 7.10 million square kilometers (2.74 million square miles), 2.19 million square kilometers (846,000 square miles) below the 1979 to 2000 average. This was 330,000 square kilometers (127,000 square miles) above the average for October 2007,...
  • As Arctic Night Falls, Sea Ice Holds Its Ground

    09/29/2011 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies ^ | 9/29/2011 | Matt
    The sun has just set at the top of the world, and the weather in that neck of the woods is about as lousy as you would expect. the temperature dropped to 4 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this week at the worlds northernmost outpost, Alert, in Canadas Nunavut territory. Another Arctic winter is coming. Nevertheless, the high Arctic is still the epicenter of global climate change, and the scientific and policy controversies that surround the topic. much of the region has just experienced another abnormally warm summer. Springtime snowpack was extremely low across Siberia, which set the stage for thawing breezes...
  • Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe

    08/11/2011 3:20:21 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 11, 2011 | Audrey Hudson
    Polar bears drowning in an Alaskan sea because the ice packs are meltingits the iconic image of the global warming debate. But the validity of the science behind the imagepresented as an ignoble testament to our environment in peril by Al Gore in his film An Inconvenient Truthis now part of a federal investigation that has the environmental community on edge. Special agents from the Interior Departments inspector general's office are questioning the two government scientists about the paper they wrote on drowned polar bears, suggesting mistakes were made in the math and as to how the bears actually died,...
  • Polar Ice Rapture Misses Its Deadline

    05/26/2011 1:04:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies
    Forbes ^ | May. 25 2011 | James Taylor
    While Harold Camping spends this week trying to wipe egg off his face after real-world events spectacularly falsified his prediction that the Christian rapture would occur on May 21, global warming alarmists are similarly trying to wipe egg off their faces after real-world events spectacularly falsified their predictions of an imminent polar ice rapture. This week, a 1979 Palm Beach Post article resurfaced in which Steven Schneider, who for the past 30 years was one of the most prominent global warming alarmists, claimed the west Antarctic ice sheet could melt before the year 2000 and inundate American coastlines with up...
  • Arctic sea ice not melting: new research

    11/08/2004 11:00:30 PM PST · by Exton1 · 51 replies · 3,204+ views
    CNEWS Science ^ | April 24, 2001 | By BOB WEBER
    Arctic sea ice not melting: new research By BOB WEBER-- The Canadian Press IQALUIT, Nunavut (CP) -- A Canadian scientist is pouring cold, unfrozen water on the notion that global warming is melting arctic sea ice like a Popsicle at the beach. Greg Holloway galvanized an international meeting of arctic scientists Tuesday by saying there is little evidence of a rapid decline of the volume of ice in the northern oceans. Despite breathless media reports and speculation of an ice-free Northwest Passage, he suggests that it's far more likely that the ice has just been moved around in the...
  • Melting sea ice forces walruses ashore in Alaska

    09/14/2010 10:30:57 AM PDT · by Abathar · 55 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | Mon Sep 13, 2010 | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON Tens of thousands of walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska because the sea ice they normally rest on has melted. Federal scientists say this massive move to shore by walruses is unusual in the United States. But it has happened at least twice before, in 2007 and 2009. In those years Arctic sea ice also was at or near record low levels. The population of walruses stretches "for one mile or more. This is just packed shoulder-to-shoulder," U.S. Geological Survey biologist Anthony Fischbach said in a telephone interview from Alaska. He estimated their number at tens of...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extant (Sea Ice at Record High)

    07/29/2010 3:02:01 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies ^ | 7/28/2010 | Unk.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Melting Season Posts Latest Start on Record

    04/07/2010 9:27:10 AM PDT · by pissant · 9 replies · 465+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | 4/7/10 | Alex Morales
    The extent of sea ice over the Arctic Ocean grew until the last day of March, the latest the annual melting season has begun in 31 years of satellite records, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said. Cold weather and winds from the north over the Bering Sea and Barents Sea meant that the area of ocean covered by ice expanded through last month, the Boulder, Colorado-based center said today in a statement on its Web site. Thats two days later than in 1999, the previous latest start to a melting season since satellite monitoring began in 1979....
  • Data of Sea Ice Extent (Arctic Sea Ice at 7 year High)

    04/07/2010 8:52:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies · 319+ views
    IJIS ^ | 4/6/2010 | Unk
    See graph at link. Arctic sea ice (for date 4/6/2010) highest since 2003.
  • Increase in Arctic ice confounds doomsayers...

    04/05/2010 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies · 1,066+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/3/2010 | Mail Online
    The amount of sea ice covering the Arctic dramatically increased last month, reaching levels not seen at this time of year for nearly a decade. The scientists who released the data stressed that last month's rise was part of yearly variations in ice cover and could not be taken as a sign that global warming is coming to an end. But sceptics argued that the findings undermined 'alarmist' claims that the North Pole could be free of summer ice by 2013. -snip- The best measure of the health of the Arctic was not only the amount of cover, but also...
  • Oops - Arctic Sea Ice about to hit normal (bad news for GW alarmists)

    04/01/2010 10:31:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies · 481+ views
    Alaska Standard ^ | 3/31/2010 | Steven Goddard and Anthony Watts
    Barring an about face by nature or adjustments, it appears that for the first time since 2001, Arctic Sea ice will hit the normal line as defined by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) for this time of year. NSIDC puts out an article about once a month called the Sea Ice News. It generally highlights any bad news they can find about the disappearance of Arctic ice. Last months news led with this sentence. In February, Arctic sea ice extent continued to track below the average, and near the levels observed for February 2007. But March brought...
  • Oh, that inconvenient growing polar ice cap

    03/30/2010 7:29:12 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies · 675+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 3/30/2010 | Jerry Schmitt
    Global warmists continue to circulate alarming warnings that the past winter was among the warmest on record. See, for example, Andrew Freeman's March 15 article in the Washington Post entitled " D.C.'s winter was cold, but the globe stayed toasty". Somehow the Arctic Ocean did not get the memo. See here for an update on the rapidly growing extent of the polar ice cap throughout March 2010. Remember, ice-water is used to calibrate thermometers (zero Celsius). Polar ice therefore a much more reliable, widespread indicator of global temperature than the geographically-limited, fallible, error-prone network--array of thermometers employed by the "Climate...
  • Arctic Sea Ice Grows

    03/15/2010 10:26:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,300+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2010 | Jerome J. Schmitt
    Sea-ice grows and retreats each winter. Satellite images have record the extent of artic sea-ice coverage on a daily basis since 1979. The trend in March 2010 shown here is well above the lowest coverage recorded in 2006-2007. This should be encouraging news for all those alarmed that the ice-caps might be melting.
  • 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,...
  • The Problem With Melting Polar Ice

    02/22/2010 7:00:42 AM PST · by TonyfromOz · 26 replies · 603+ views
    PA Pundits International ^ | 22 February 2010 | TonyfromOz
    Climate Change/Global Warming believers accept by faith the most complex Science, but haven't they forgotten that basic Science we all learned in High School. Ice will not even begin to melt until it rises above 0C. (32F) If the temperature never gets that high, then the ice will never melt. The warmists accept as fact that the temperatures 'might' rise by as much as 5 degrees. This link, shows Antarctic weather, and even in Summer, the mean average temperature only rises to Minus 15, and even though at some time during the day for short periods of time it...
  • Polar bears near shore as ice vanishes (Study Shows 239% Increase In Polar Bears)

    01/10/2010 4:05:55 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 30 replies · 1,247+ views
    UPI ^ | 1-08-10
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A 27-year study of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea showed them spending more time on land and open water as ice disappeared, officials said. Between 1979 and 1987, 12 percent of bear sightings were associated with no ice. Between 1997 and 2005, however, 90 percent of bear sightings were associated with no ice, said Karyn Rode, a polar bear biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, Alaska. As sea ice disappeared, more bears were seen near shore in the southern Beaufort Sea, Rode said in a recent issue of...
  • 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...
  • Are the Polar Caps Really Melting Due To Global Warming?

    12/12/2009 2:34:32 PM PST · by Askwhy5times · 24 replies · 1,471+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Saturday, December 12, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    No. We came out of a 'little ice age' around 1850 and the temperature has increased slightly due to this, but nothing abnormal is happening. Global warming alarmists will tell you the polar caps are melting. This isn't exactly true. The University of Illinois keeps the sea ice data. As you can see from the chart below, Arctic ice is decreasing. However, Antarctic ice is currently increasing. When you combine the two charts into a global sea ice chart, you can see sea ice has been very stable for the last 150 years.
  • 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...
  • Foolishly Choosing Bears Over Barrels

    10/26/2009 5:25:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 826+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Ecology: The administration creates the mother of all protected habitats for a species whose numbers have increased since Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth." It's our hopes for energy independence that are drowning. When filmmaker Phelim McAleer, whose documentary "Not Evil Just Wrong" takes apart the myths of global warming, got to ask Gore a question at the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists, McAleer brought up the nine critical errors in Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth." A British court two years ago listed them and said they must be righted before the film could be shown in schools...
  • 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 Sea Ice Not Following Consensus (All the experts were wrong)

    09/20/2009 9:22:10 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies · 907+ views
    An Honest Climate Debate ^ | 9/20/2009 | Jeff Id
    From the NSIDC, Sea ice reaches its annual minimum extent growing by 370,000 square miles over 2007. An area 1 1/2 times the size of Texas. The recovery is 220,000 sq miles above last year alone yet the NSIDC claims below that the scientists dont consider this a recovery. They cite younger thinner ice again and a lower level than the 30 year mean as the reasons this is not a recovery. I have difficulty ignoring a near 400,000 sq mile increase in ice level. So I hope they dont mind if I do consider it at least a partial...
  • Data of Sea Ice Extent

    08/30/2009 10:28:01 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies · 406+ views
    IRAC-JAXA ^ | 8/29/2009 | IRAC-JAXA
    Please click the link to the IRAC-JAXA web site to reference the chart at this site. The important thing about this chart is the trend of Arctic sea ice extent from 2007 to 2009 as we approach the Summer minimum (mid-Sept). Note the yellow, orange and red lines which represent the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively. The trend is going back to greater sea ice coverage, where 2007 was the lowest coverage, last year had increased coverage while it looks like 2009 will have more sea ice coverage than the previous two years. So clearly, the trend is not...
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

    01/29/2009 7:12:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,121+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 29, 2009
    Climate Change: As a winter storm shutters D.C.-area schools, Al Gore does a show-and-tell on global warming before Congress. The road to Copenhagen is being paved with good intentions."When it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don't seem to be able to handle things," a joking President Obama told reporters Wednesday morning. Daughters Malia and Sasha had a snow day as the private school they attend, Sidwell Friends, closed due to a winter ice and snow storm. Truer words were never spoken. When it comes to weather, the current Democratic majorities in the nation's capital don't have a clue....
  • Arctic sea ice not disappearing Global Warming or Global Cooling?

    04/27/2009 7:36:15 PM PDT · by Corky Boyd · 5 replies · 745+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | April 27, 2009 | Corky Boyd
    Arctic ice coverage, far from disappearing, is currently (04/26/2009) at the highest level for this date since 2002. It is nearly at the 1979-2000 average. Global sea ice (Arctic and Antarctic combined) is nearly a million
  • Growing Antarctic sea ice linked to damaged ozone [Ozone hole causes Antarctic sea ice to grow]

    04/21/2009 9:22:49 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 1,229+ views
    Growing Antarctic sea ice linked to damaged ozone 21 Apr 2009 15:57:10 GMT Source: Reuters * Ozone hole causes Antarctic sea ice to grow * Study helps resolve global warming puzzle By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 21 (Reuters) - An expansion of sea ice around Antarctica is linked to a hole in the ozone layer high in the atmosphere, according to a study on Tuesday that helps clear up a mystery about global warming. The findings, by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the U.S. space agency NASA, explain an apparent contradiction between a thaw of...
  • Sea Ice Ends the Year At Same Level It Was In 1979

    01/01/2009 9:09:10 AM PST · by ebayhater · 33 replies · 2,800+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | 1/1/2009 | Michael Asher
    Rapid growth spurt leaves amount of ice at levels seen 29 years ago. Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close. Ice levels had been tracking lower throughout much of 2008, but rapidly recovered in the last quarter. In fact, the rate of increase from September onward is the fastest rate of change on record, either upwards or downwards. [chart] The data is being reported by the University of Illinois's Arctic Climate Research Center, and is derived from satellite observations...
  • Rumors of the Death of Arctic Sea Ice Greatly Exaggerated

    12/20/2008 12:31:53 PM PST · by AJKauf · 34 replies · 1,806+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 20 | Timothy Birdnow
    Mark Twain, ever the wry observer of human nature, once famously quipped that everybody complains about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it. (Actually, Twain was quoting the essayist and novelist Charles Dudley Warner, but the colorful humorist gets credit for the line.) Whoever deserves the credit, the point was that there is a folly to human arrogance and some things cannot be fixed, are outside of the powers of man. The weather, for example, is governed by forces beyond human control. But the arrogance of the race is boundless, and there are those who actually believe that...
  • Arctic sea ice melt comes close, but misses record (OR SEA ICE EXPANDS 9.5% OVER 2007)

    09/16/2008 1:51:50 PM PDT · by milwguy · 11 replies · 179+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 9/16/2008 | yahoo
    WASHINGTON - Crucial Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level on record, continuing an alarming trend, scientists said Tuesday. ADVERTISEMENT The ice covered 1.74 million square miles on Friday, marking a low point for this summer, according to NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. Last summer, the sea ice covered only 1.59 million square miles, the lowest since record-keeping began in 1979. Arctic sea ice, which floats on the ocean, expands in winter and retreats in summer. In recent years it hasn't been as thick in winter. Sea ice is...
  • 9 polar bears observed on risky open ocean swims

    08/22/2008 12:44:47 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 79 replies · 399+ views ^ | 08/21/2008 | By DAN JOLING
    <p>AP) -- Nine polar bears were observed in one day swimming in open ocean off Alaska's northwest coast, an increase from previous surveys that may indicate warming conditions are forcing bears to make riskier, long-distance swims to stable sea ice or land.</p>
  • Solstice Sea update (Antarctic ice sheet at record HIGH extent!)

    06/29/2008 10:17:14 AM PDT · by milwguy · 10 replies · 128+ views
    icecap ^ | 6/25/2008 | Joe D'Aleo
    Some facts you're not likely to hear about from the mainstream media. By Joe DAleo. The Antarctic set a new record (since records began in 1979) for sea ice extent at the end of last winter. It stayed well above the normal through the summer with icemelt 40% below the normal. As a new height of irony and hype, the media made a big deal about a fracture of a small part of the Wilkins ice sheet in late February (160 square miles of the 6 million square mile Antarctic ice sheet (0.0027% of the total). Media headlines blared: Bye-bye,...
  • Secretary Kempthorne Announces Decision to Protect Polar Bears under Endangered Species Act

    05/14/2008 4:38:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 151+ views
    U.S. Department of the Interior ^ | May 14, 2008 | U.S. Department of the Interior
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced that he is accepting the recommendation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dale Hall to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  The listing is based on the best available science, which shows that loss of sea ice threatens and will likely continue to threaten polar bear habitat.  This loss of habitat puts polar bears at risk of becoming endangered in the foreseeable future, the standard established by the ESA for designating a threatened species. In making the announcement, Kempthorne said,...
  • New Data on Sea Ice Contradicts Media Climate Change Reporting

    05/06/2008 7:53:13 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 47 replies · 93+ views ^ | May 6, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    If the Earth has a fever, as former Vice President Al Gore suggests, it's not showing signs of it. According to's Steve McIntyre, global sea ice has actually increased. "On a global basis, world sea ice in April 2008 reached levels that were unprecedented' for the month of April in over 25 years," Steve McIntyre wrote on on May 4. "Levels are the third highest (for April) since the commencement of records in 1979, exceeded only by levels in 1979 and 1982." That data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Snow and Ice Data Center...
  • Arctic lost part of its perennial sea ice in 2005: NASA

    04/03/2007 9:38:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 843+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/3/07 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Global warming may already be having an effect on the Arctic which in 2005 only replaced a little of the thick sea ice it loses and usually replenishes annually, a NASA study said Tuesday. Scientists from the US space agency used satellite images to analyze six annual cycles of Arctic sea ice from 2000 to 2006. Sea ice is essential to maintaining and stabilizing the Arctic's ice cover during its warmer summer months. But "recent studies indicate Arctic perennial ice is declining seven to 10 percent each decade," said Ron Kwok from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in...
  • Sea Ice May Be On Increase In The Antarctic: A Phenomenon Due To A Lot Of 'Hot Air'?

    08/22/2005 9:19:51 AM PDT · by doc30 · 37 replies · 953+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Aug 21, 2005 | NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
    A new NASA-funded study finds that predicted increases in precipitation due to warmer air temperatures from greenhouse gas emissions may actually increase sea ice volume in the Antarctics Southern Ocean. This adds new evidence of potential asymmetry between the two poles, and may be an indication that climate change processes may have different impact on different areas of the globe. The researchers used satellite observations for the first time, specifically from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager, to assess snow depth on sea ice, and included the satellite observations in their model. As a result, they improved prediction of precipitation rates. By...
  • Decline in Krill Linked to Sea Ice Patterns; Antarctic Wildlife Affected

    11/04/2004 8:46:19 AM PST · by cogitator · 8 replies · 409+ views
    Space Daily ^ | 11/04/2004 | SPX
    Food Shortages Threaten Antarctic WildlifeAntarctic whales, seals and penguins could be threatened by food shortages in the Southern Ocean. Numbers of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), a shrimp-like crustacean at the heart of the food chain, are declining. The most likely explanation is a dramatic decline in sea-ice. The results are published this week in the journal Nature. Sea-ice is a vital feeding ground for the huge number of krill in the Southern Ocean. The new research shows that krill numbers have dropped by about 80% since the 1970's. Less sea-ice during the winter is likely to be the cause and...
  • Early explorers' journals throw cold water on global warming theory

    03/09/2003 5:39:35 AM PST · by jimtorr · 15 replies · 639+ views
    OTTAWA (CP) - Data compiled from the journals of early Arctic explorers casts doubt on the assumption that recent thinning of Arctic ice is the result of human-induced climate change. A Norwegian study using the explorers' ancient logbooks suggests that dramatic shrinkage of sea ice, widely cited as evidence for global warming in recent years, has occurred before. That doesn't necessarily prove that recent disappearance of sea ice is natural, but raises the possibility that it could be, researchers say. Adventurers of the 1700s, who took meticulous notes on their voyages, encountered ice conditions similar to those seen today, researcher...