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August 10, 2014

63% of Plants Prefer It To Be Warmer!!!!!!!

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Cold Kills,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 9:00 AM
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This is huge. And logical. Only idiots thought plants prefer freezing to death.

“Not all species flee rising temperatures. As the mercury has inched upward across western North America over the last 40 years, many plant species have moved downhill, toward—not away from—warmer climates, according to the results of a new study.

The finding adds to growing evidence that temperature isn’t the only factor influencing how Earth’s life will respond to climate change.”

 

Isn’t that last sentence hilarious? “Temperature isn’t the only factor …’ Well DUH! But unfortunately the AGW cult has twisted science so much that many are surprised that plants might like it warmer than colder.

 

“The results of the analysis were unexpected. More than 60% of plants shifted their distributions downward, toward warmer, lower elevations—despite significant climate warming across the regions under study, the team reported online on 24 July in Global Change Biology. Even more striking, all plants within a region—regardless of species—moved in the same direction.”

What a shocker eh? Given a choice between the cold of the 1970s, plants like it warmer. Who would have thought? …. Only people with a brain thought that!

http://www.thegwpf.org/plants-have-unexpected-response-to-climate-change/

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12697/abstract

March 5, 2014

Canada February 2014 – Monthly Mean Temperature Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 10:43 AM
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I have mapped the February 2014 mean temperature anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The size if the dot represents the size of the anomaly. The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

Most of the prairies averaged 5C or more below “normal”. Click for bigger.

EC Canada Mean Temp Anomaly February 2014

 

February 11, 2014

Canada January 2014 – Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 5:54 PM
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I have mapped the January 2014 anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The size if the dot represents the size of the anomaly. The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

Not much sign of the Polar Vortex in BC and Alberta for January. A big change from December.

EC MonthlyNormalsTemperature2014-01

February 6, 2014

Canada 1930- Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 4:29 AM
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Yesterday I mapped the anomalies for 2013 using the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

Today I thought … why not 1930. I picked 1930 because I know the dustbowl occurred in the 1930s. So I assumed it would be warm at times. Remember, this is the anomaly from the 1971-2000 averages. It started out cold, but December was 3.21C warmer!

An example of the effect of the dustbowl. “In 1928, the net Farming income was $363 million; by 1933, it dropped to $11 million; and by 1937, two-thirds of the farm population of Saskatchewan was destitute.”

Click for a bigger version. (The black dot in the top left corner represents a 5C difference. Red = hotter than 1971-2000. Blue = colder.

MonthlyNormals_1930

February 5, 2014

Canada 2013 – Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 7:13 AM
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I have mapped the anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

April was cold. December ended up very cold across the country.

There is an animated gif at the top showing all months of 2013. You may have to refresh this page or click on the gif to get the full effect.

MonthlyNormals_2013

EC MonthlyNormals 2013-01
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-02
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-03
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-04
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-05
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-06
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-07
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-08
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-09
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-10
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-11
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-12

May 22, 2013

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Set A 2nd Daily Record in a row on May 21

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 7:21 AM
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Antarctic Sea Ice Extent set a 2nd daily record in a row on May 22 (day 141 of 2013).

That is the 10th daily record for the year.

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_141_1981-2010

Year No of Records
2010 129
2008 126
2006 29
2012 24
2007 21
2013 10
2009 8
2000 5
2004 5
1998 4
2005 3
1979 2
1980 1

May 21, 2013

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Set A New Daily Record on May 20

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 8:04 AM
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After setting 8 daily Antarctic Sea Ice Extent records earlier in the year, 2013 stayed near the top in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place until day 140 (May 20).

Another daily record was set yesterday breaking the old record set in 2000 by 66,000 sq km. 2013 is now in 6th place for daily records set.

Year No of Records
2010 129
2008 126
2006 29
2012 24
2007 21
2013 9
2009 8
2000 5
2004 5
1998 4
2005 3
1979 2
1980 1

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_140_1981-2010

April 13, 2013

Arctic Sea Ice 2013 is only 4th lowest so far

Filed under: Arctic Sea Ice,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 8:35 AM
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Arctic Sea Ice Extent 2013 is only 4th lowest so far using the mean up to this day in each year.

And the anomaly is half the 2006 anomaly.

We are saved!

Year Anomaly (sq km)
2006 -916,781
2005 -744,955
2007 -743,831
2013 -484,217
2010 -446,517
2012 -445,151
2009 -401,894
2004 -347,932
2008 -307,371
1996 -212,097
2000 -121,103
2002 -54,227
2001 -16,150
2003 14,480
1995 17,785
1991 52,640
1999 66,556
1997 96,180
1984 139,216
1992 184,595
1989 256,508
1994 271,011
1998 344,667
1981 375,843
1985 380,320
1990 399,046
1993 467,706
1988 479,840
1986 513,926
1987 598,476
1980 644,064
1983 693,561
1982 744,653
1979 950,301

(daily data from here)

Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_102_1981-2010

March 20, 2013

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Only 1.4% Lower Than 1981-2010 Mean

Filed under: Arctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 9:02 AM
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Did you know that the Arctic Sea Ice Extent is only 1.4% lower than the 1981 – 2010 mean?

NSIDC data says that on March 19 (day 78) Arctic Sea Ice Extent was 15.09 million sq km. The mean for 1981-2010 for day 78 is 15.30 million sq km.

Wow. Only 1.4% below normal. Has that made the news?

 

Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Anomaly_Pct

Arctic Data from here.

February 26, 2013

Antarctic Sea Ice Minimum Trend Climbing at 140,000 sq km per decade!

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 12:36 PM
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Antarctic Sea Ice Minimum Trend is climbing at 140,000 sq km per decade!

After declaring Antarctic had the 2nd highest minimum of all time I thought I should graph the trend.

Wow. At this rate Antarctic Sea Ice minimum will just keep growing and growing until you can’t get near Antarctica by ship at all! (probably not but it is fun to claim).

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Minimums_Trend

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