Arctic sea ice still too thick for regular shipping route through Northwest Passage

Watts Up With That?

From YORK UNIVERSITY and the “paging Dr. Peter Wadhams” department…

Northwest_passage[1] Northwest passage routes. Stock Image: Wikipedia TORONTO, September 29, 2015  – Despite climate change, sea ice in the (NWP) remains too thick and treacherous for it to be a regular commercial Arctic shipping route for many decades, according to new research out of York University.

Prior to this research, there was little information about the thickness of sea ice in the NWP, which meanders through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Yet, next to ice coverage and type, sea ice thickness plays the most important role in assessing shipping hazards and predicting ice break-up.

“While everyone only looks at ice extent or area, because it is so easy to do with satellites, we study ice thickness, which is important to assess overall changes of ice volume, and helps to understand why and where the ice is most vulnerable to summer melt,”…

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Tired of the Claims of “Warmest Ever” Month and Year? They Will Likely Continue Next Year

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale

Last year, we discussed in a number of posts how the claims of record high global surface temperatures were due primarily to the unusual, naturally occurring warming event in the eastern extratropical North Pacific…known as “The Blob”.  See the list of posts about The Blob and its impacts at the end of this post.

This year, in addition to The Blob (which still exists), there is an El Niño developing in the eastern tropical Pacific. This has driven global surface temperatures even higher…once again naturally. As a result, it seems that NOAA has proclaimed “theee warmest ever [insert month name here]” each time they update their monthly State of the Climate Report.

Next year, can we expect a repeat of the monthly “warmest ever” claims?

Global surface and lower troposphere temperatures will often peak during the decay year of a strong El Niño, not the evolution…

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Sen. Sessions, Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee, shared the following warning concerning the Administration’s plan to resettle nearly 200,000 refugees in the U.S. over the next 2 years:

“The U.S. has already taken in four times more immigrants than any other nation on Earth. Our foreign-born population share is set to break every known historical record. Since 9/11, we have permanently resettled approximately 1.5 million migrants from Muslim nations inside the U.S. Ninety percent of recent refugees from the Middle East living in our country are receiving food stamps and approximately 70 percent are receiving free healthcare and cash welfare. All of the nearly 200,000 refugees the Administration is planning to bring over the next two years would be entitled to these same benefits the moment they arrive. Since we are running huge deficits, every penny of these billions in costs will have to be borrowed…

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Arctic Ice Rebound

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MASIE Proves Yearly Arctic Ice Recovering

You will be hearing a lot about 2015 having the fourth lowest minimum Arctic ice extent ever recorded.

Here is what they are not telling you:

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MASIE has very helpfully provided their records for the last ten years.  Since stormy weather can affect both maximum and minimum ice extents, emphasis on March and September averages can be misleading. From a climate change perspective, a better metric is the average ice extent over the entire year. By that measure we gain a realistic perspective on the last ten years of Arctic ice fluctuation.

While Arctic ice varies a lot seasonally, the graph shows that it is not that variable annually during this decade. Fluctuating about +/- 4%, there was a slightly increasing trend, particularly in the last five years.  Here are the ice extents in M km2:

YearAnnual  AverageMarch AverageSept AverageSept MinimumMarch Max

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Mind Blowing Sea Level Fraud At National Geographic

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National Geographic published this spectacularly fraudulent hockey of sea level, along with this wildly false claim.

Local measurements of sea level with tide gauges became common after 1880; satellites began global measurements in 1992. They’ve shown a clear acceleration: At an eighth of an inch a year, sea level is rising twice as fast as it was a few decades ago.

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Rising Seas – Graphic: Rising Seas 

NOAA says that sea level rise rates are one half of the fake National Geographic claims.

absolute global sea level rise is believed to be 1.7-1.8 millimeters/year

Sea Level Trends – Global Regional Trends

This hockey stick is exactly inverted from the real data. Sea level rise has slowed tremendously over the last seven thousand years.


And their claim of recent acceleration is wildly false.  Many gauges show no sea level rise, or sea level falling. Few, if any show acceleration (upwards curvature)…

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Hot Days Are A Thing Of The Past In Michigan

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Ninety degree days used to be common in Michigan, but rarely happen any more. The last really hot summer they had was 1988, when CO2 was still below 350 PPM.

Climate fraudster Heidi Cullen claims the exact opposite of what is going, saying that future Michigan summers will average higher than 90 degrees.

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Blistering Future Summers for 1,001 U.S. Cities | Climate Central

Heidi and Climate Central are committing blatant fraud, with zero factual basis to back up their absurd anti-science claims.

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Record Sea Ice Growth After The Shortest Melt Season On Record

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Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

The Arctic melt season normally last six months, from the first day of spring to the last day of summer. This year the melt season lasted just over five months and ice has been growing at a record rate since September 1. There was a dip after August 15 which was caused by early winter storms that broke up the ice.

Government experts say that the Arctic is ice free, because they are incompetent hacks.

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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013′

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Big ‘Green’ Wrecking Machines: The Wind Industry’s Woeful ‘Legacy’ – So Far ..


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America’s big ‘green’ wrecking machines
Mary Kay Barton
19 August 2015

Politically connected industrial wind zealots are destroying rural America and electricity markets

“If you have no conscience, no morals, no aesthetic sensibility, no understanding of free markets; if you hate wildlife, people and the natural landscape; if you loathe private property… then the … wind industry is undoubtedly the place for you…. Only the Taliban at Bamiyan or ISIS at Palmyra can really come close to matching the wind industry’s scorched-earth zeal…” ~ James Delingpole.

The destruction of rural America is ongoing, thanks to those who continue to push industrial wind energy as a fantasy-cure for the alleged problem of “Climate Change.”

$Trillions have been spent on ‘renewables’ worldwide, yet carbon dioxide has not been significantly reduced, while rural America is paying the ultimate price. Our countrysides, wildlife, and Constitutional private property rights are…

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Hilarious claim: “we know when global (cough, cough) warming first appeared in the temperature record, er, models”

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From the UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES (via Eurekalert) and the “Where’s Waldo?” department comes this hilarious claim. Why hilarious? Because the headline says “global warming”, yet the research says that warming appeared in different decades in different parts of the world. So much for the “global” part. But, it gets better, the money quote says the USA isn’t conforming to the expected warming signal, but, “…according to the models but it is expected they will appear in the next decade.”

And then there’s this:

Nevertheless, according to model evidence, both hot and cold extremes have already emerged across many areas.

I have to wonder, do these people even read their own press releases and apply a sanity check? Given that UNSW is the source of the Dr. Chris Turney “ship of fools” fiasco, probably not.

Researchers reveal when global warming first appeared
When global warming became clearly evident in the…

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US Wind Industry in Flat Panic: Report Confirms Turbines a ‘Human Health Hazard’



Back in October last year, we reported on the Brown County’s Board of Health’s declaration that Duke Energy’s Shirley Wisconsin Wind Development is a “Hazard to Human Health”:

Board of Health Declares Wisconsin Wind Farm a “Human Health Hazard”

Since then, for the wind industry, things have gone from bad to worse.

Wisconsin ‘health hazard’ ruling could shock wind industry
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Jeremy P. Jacobs
17 September 2015

A Wisconsin town of fewer than 1,200 stands on the verge of sending shock waves through the wind energy industry.

Late last year, Glenmore, a rural community just south of Green Bay, persuaded its county’s board of health to declare that the sounds of an eight-turbine wind farm pose a “human health hazard.”

It was the first time a health board has made such a determination. Wind energy opponents from across the country seized on the decision as proof of “wind…

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