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October 25, 2014

Sea Ice Extent – Day 297 – Global Sea Ice Higher Than 1984 1986 1987 1991 1995 1997 and more

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October 24, 2014

Sea Ice Extent – Day 296 – Antarctica Sets 200th Daily Record For 2014

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October 23, 2014

September 1897 Heatwave

Filed under: NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 3:26 PM
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Did you know 5 states have September 1897 as the warmest September ever? (Maximum temperature … not average)

NOAA_1897_SEPT_Illinois

Illinois 
Iowa
Minnesota
North Dakota
South Dakota

1897 was the 2nd warmest ever in Missouri, Nebraska and  Wisconsin

1897 was the the 3rd warmest ever in Indiana and Ohio

1897 was the 5th warmest ever in  Arkansas,Kentucky,New Jersey and Virginia.

Sea Ice Extent – Day 295

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October 22, 2014

Sea Ice Extent – Day 294

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October 21, 2014

Goats are SHRINKING because of climate change (or not)

Filed under: Humor,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 4:21 PM
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Goats are shrinking as a result of climate change, researchers have claimed.

They say Alpine goats now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2802123/goats-shrinking-climate-change-researchers-find.html

Shocking if true!

 

However, lets get to the important line:

The team delved into long-term records of Chamois body weights provided by hunters in the Italian Alps.

Wait!

Hunters have been shooting the goats? And the “scientists” have been in fact measuring only the dead goats? Well. Not measuring. Passing on the claims of hunters.

Could it be the hunters have been shooting the bigger and slower goats?

Resulting in smaller goats being the survivors?

 

I wonder how many are being hunted?

“There are also concerns about the relative over-harvesting of older males (e.g. Zeiler et al., 1990, 1992). Although not threatened overall in Germany, the small sub-alpine populations are vulnerable to poaching and stochastic events, and possibly to inbreeding depression. Disturbance acts as a major threat to small populations and has caused declines in some. Unless steps are taken to reverse this threat, declines will continue and most small populations are on the verge of extinction. Even large populations face threats. Numbers in the Bavarian Alps are currently decreasing due to sharply increased harvest rates. Tourist development has also affected many subpopulations negatively (e.g., disturbance, habitat isolation). In Italy, competition with introduced mouflon may cause problems for Alpine chamois in some parts of its range.”

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39255/0

over-harvesting of older males

sharply increased harvest rates

What a shocker.

 

 

Sea Ice Extent – Day 293 – Arctic Approaching 1 StdDev

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October 20, 2014

Sea Ice Extent – Day 292

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October 19, 2014

Sea Ice Extent – Day 291

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October 18, 2014

MASIE Oct 18 2014

Oct 18 2014  MASIE Update 

While the Arctic as a whole has been freezing, the Central Arctic has been a bit of a yo-yo. The Bering Sea had a tiny uptick after being 0 for a long while.

MASIE Central_Arctic Freeze.Melt as of 2014289

MASIE Northern_Hemisphere Freeze.Melt as of 2014289

MASIE Arctic Ice Extent as of 2014-289

Region 202 days ago End Last 201 Last 28 Last 14 Last 7 Last 3 Last 1
Chukchi Sea 966,006 401,082 -564,924 160,889 135,947 58,550 21,139 -2,531
Bering Sea 697,324 813 -696,510 813 813 813 813 0
Baltic Sea 15,337 0 -15,337 0 0 0 0 0
Sea of Okhotsk 853,240 0 -853,240 0 0 0 0 0
Yellow Sea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greenland Sea 603,416 394,133 -209,283 178,383 93,072 48,030 -6,252 210
Baffin Bay Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,688,530 69,086 -1,619,444 50,825 19,626 3,522 -5,545 1,042
Hudson Bay 1,260,903 30,471 -1,230,432 28,748 20,096 -4,933 -11,260 3,206
Beaufort Sea 1,070,445 834,187 -236,258 173,176 146,616 73,928 31,334 8,585
Canadian Archipelago 853,214 731,010 -122,204 392,935 139,177 43,590 41,651 10,315
Central Arctic 3,221,921 3,188,655 -33,266 206,663 127,358 10,325 -22,374 16,022
East Siberian Sea 1,087,137 591,126 -496,011 129,341 108,074 66,744 45,702 26,520
Barents Sea 645,917 266,906 -379,011 138,934 125,906 96,206 39,650 31,871
Laptev Sea 897,845 365,434 -532,411 364,438 343,578 204,047 140,164 47,323
Kara Sea 933,859 454,119 -479,741 390,964 373,625 293,748 194,384 56,004
Northern Hemisphere (Total) 14,805,115 7,328,164 -7,476,951 2,216,110 1,633,889 894,571 469,406 198,565
NH (Average Loss per Day) -37,015 79,147 116,706 127,796 156,469 198,565
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