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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

 

April 9, 2014

How To Get Cheap High Speed Trains

Filed under: Humor,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 10:02 AM
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I have a foolproof plan for cheap high speed rail.

hs_train

  • Take a medium speed train. Paint it in a new color scheme. And announce it is a new high speed train.
  • Wait until a stupid greenie holds a news conference demanding that the high speed trains run slower to save on CO2.
  • Have the train company announce that it will gladly comply with the greenies and run the new “high speed” train at “medium speed” train velocity.
  • Bank the savings.

 

(Inspiration Tim Blair)

 

April 8, 2014

Sea Ice Update April 8 2014 – Global Sea Ice 959,000 Above The Mean and Antarctica Set Another Record

A quick update for sea ice extent:

  • Global Sea Ice Extent is 959,000 above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 4th for the day. And that is 4.61% above ‘normal’.
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,403,000 above the 1981-2010 mean. That is ranked 1st for the day. And that is 23.74% above ‘normal’. 30th Daily Record for this year.
  • Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -444,000 below the 1981-2010 mean. That is -2.97% below ‘normal’.

Data here. Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_97_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_97_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_97_1981-2010

 

April 6, 2014

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Update April 6 2014 – Arctic Sea Ice Extent Is Climbing (A Little)

Filed under: Arctic Sea Ice,Uncategorized — sunshinehours1 @ 5:09 PM
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Arctic Sea Ice Extent has actually climbed 130,000 sq km over the last few days. Extent is now inside the one standard deviation mark again (by about 1000 sq km).

DMI’s temperature has been oscillating up and down but is sort of approaching normal.

Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2014_Day_95_1981-2010

 

HADCRUT4 February 2014 – Global Warming?

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,HADCRUT4 — sunshinehours1 @ 12:56 PM
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HadCRUT4 is a gridded dataset of global historical surface temperature anomalies relative to a 1961-1990 reference period.

 

HADCRUT4 Feb 1878 0.403C

HADCRUT4 Feb 2014 0.299C

 

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/HadCRUT4-gl.dat

 

Global Warming?

 

 

 

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Oscillation Pattern

I don’t know what it means, but I’ve been aware of an oscillation pattern in Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for some time. A week or two ago I made a slight change in one of my graphs to annotate the peaks and valleys with the year and now the pattern jumps out at you even more.

This graph is for day 95, but the pattern is similar in other parts of the year.

There has been since 1988 a  4 or 5 year oscillation where the ice extent goes to a valley in between peaks.  And the magnitude of the oscillation is growing.

These are not small oscillations. Sea Ice Extent as of today is 7,000,000 sq km.  The 2011 valley is 4,700,000 sq km. That is a 50% jump in sea ice on day 95 from 2011 to 2014.

I know the AMO has peaked and is poised to start down (it may take a few more years). But to repeat myself, I’m not sure what it means.

Click for larger.

 

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for Day 95 From 1980 - Oscilation

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