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April 16, 2014

Sea Ice Update April 16 2014 – Antarctic Sea Ice is 66% Higher Than It Was in 1980

The most recent sea ice extent data for Antarctica is from April 15th and that is day 105.

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for day 105 is 8.34885 million sq km.

In 1980,  Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for day 105 was 5.02921 million sq km.

That is a 66% increase.

If “climate scientists” were actually interested in science, you might think they would mention it.

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for Day 105 From 1980 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_2014_Day_105_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_105_1981-2010

 

 

 

 

Climate Change Is Damaging Brains (of the Researchers Probably)

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 7:30 AM
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Every once in a while I read the Daily Mail website Today I came across:

Climate change is damaging fish brains and causing them to lose their survival instinct, researchers warn

Immediately all I could think of was:

Climate change is damaging fish brains researchers brains and causing them to lose their minds

So lets get to the key point. They claim fish act bolder when exposed to water with a lower pH level:

There’s no difference between the fish treated with CO2 in the lab in tests for chemical senses versus the fish we caught and tested from the CO2 reef”

Could it be that catching the fish and not killing them causes the fish to act differently?

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2605560/Fish-losing-survival-instinct-climate-change-claim-researchers.html

April 15, 2014

Could CO2 have lowered the rate of natural warming?

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,CO2,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 3:03 PM
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Lets say you have a pot of water that is warming, but you can’t see underneath it. There is a thermometer in the pot, and intermittently you write down the temperature.

And at some point some people come up with a theory that suggests a 2nd candle is now adding its energy to the pot of water. So what are you going to do?

Well, one way is to take the temperature data and graph it and calculate the trend before and after the supposed appearance of the 2nd candle. The change in trend is possibly the extra energy added by the 2nd candle.

Of course the analogy is really about CO2. So lets pick say … 1945 as the supposed appearance of the 2nd candle (CO2).

Why 1945? That is when CO2 really took off. Here is the CDIAC data in million metric tons of CO2.

CDIAC-co2

 

And here is the data graphed. 1900 to 1945 in red. And 1945 to 2014 in blue. With trends.  I used Woodfortrees for the graph and here is the url.

Candle_1945_2014

 

So … what are the trends.

1900 to 1945 = 0.0110866C / Year

1945 to 2014 = 0.00954579 / Year

 

I conclude the 2nd candle actually changed the trend downward by 0.00154081C / Year.

Maybe it wasn’t a candle? Maybe it was an ice cube.

I think only conspiracy theorists could come up with a 2nd candle theory when the trend actually went down.

 

 

 

USA NOAA March 2014 – 43rd Coldest – Colder Than 1898,1900,1901,1902,1903,1904,1905,1907 …

Filed under: Mockery,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 8:28 AM
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According to the NOAA March 2014 was 43rd coldest out of 120 March’s.

That is the 2nd March in a row colder than the 1901-2000 average.

This is a partial list of the March’s warmer than 2014: 1898,1900,1901,1902,1903,1904,1905,1907,1908,1910,1911,1914,1916,1918,1919,1921,1925,1927,1928,1929,1933,1934,1935,1936,1938,1939 … 

NOAA_Mar_2014

 

Sea Ice Update April 15 2014 – Global Sea Ice 955,000 sq km Above Normal and Antarctica 1,451,000 sq km Above Normal

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 955,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,451,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is the 37th daily record for 2014.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -497,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. And just below the one standard deviation mark.

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_104_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_104_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_104_1981-2010

 

April 13, 2014

NOAA Precipitation Update as of Feb 2014 – Last 12 Months Were Normal

Filed under: NOAA,Precipitation,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 6:24 AM
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I missed this when it came out last month, but according to the NOAA Precipitation for the 12 month period ending February 2014 was normal.

It was .19 inches above the 1901-2000 mean.

Wasn’t there supposed to be a permanent “Climate Change” drought?

 

NOAA_Feb_2014_Precipitation_12 Months

 

Addendum: If you split the NOAA Climate History in two (March – February), these are the averages:

1895 – 1955 = 29.45 inches

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1896&lastbaseyear=1955

1956 – 2014 = 30.44

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1956&lastbaseyear=2014

 

One last one:

1980 – 2014 = 30.75 inches

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1980&lastbaseyear=2014

 

Climate Change … bringer of slightly more precipitation.

April 12, 2014

Sea Ice Update April 12 2014 – Global Sea Ice Over 1,158,000 sq km Above Normal! Antarctic Is Demolishing Old Records!

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 1,158,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,574,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is 220,000 sq km above the old record, 6th daily record in a row and 34th daily record for 2014.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -417,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean and within one standard deviation of normal.

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_101_1981-2010

 

April 10, 2014

93 Harvard Faculty Admit They Are Idiots

Filed under: Harvard,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 5:41 PM
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I see 93 faculty at Harvard University have signed a petition insisting that Harvard divest itself of investments in fossil fuel industries.

It is quite nice for them to come out of the closet and admit they are idiots. It is brave of them.

I may add to this post, but for the moment I amazed that on a day when global sea ice is 1,000,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean, those idiotic 93 lie and say:

a melting of ice the world over

If they had said “a melting of the arctic sea ice” I would have just called them ignorant (well ok … I still would have called them idiots) for not knowing there is sea ice at each pole.

But they are liars. And idiots. Students and Alumni who had the misfortune of being taught by those lying idiots should ask for their money back.

(h/t Marc Morano Climate Depot)

Climate Alarmist Backfire: People Buying SUV’s So They Can Cope With ‘Extreme’ Weather

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 2:37 PM
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I see that the NY Times isn’t quite as thick as they used to be in this article about climate alarmist tactics backfiring.

“But there is every reason to believe that efforts to raise public concern about climate change by linking it to natural disasters will backfire. More than a decade’s worth of research suggests that fear-based appeals about climate change inspire denial, fatalism and polarization.”

“Some people, the report noted, “are likely to buy an SUV to help them through the erratic weather to come” for example, rather than support fuel-efficiency standards.”

 

Sea Ice Update April 10 2014 – Global Sea Ice Over 1,000,000 sq km Above Normal!!!!

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 1,053,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,457,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1 for the day. And that is 32nd daily record for the year.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -405,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean. That is just inside the one standard deviation mark.

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_99_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_99_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_99_1981-2010

 

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