Antarctic Sea Ice hits another record: 900,000 square kilometers above average
Antarctic Sea Ice has hit it’s 23rd daily record for the year. (Thanks to Sunshine Hours for tracking these things.) 2013 is the red line. (click to enlarge) In terms of the number of daily records in a year, the Big Year for sea-ice was 2008 where records occurred on 125 days. 2010 was nearly as “big” when records occurred on 118 days. 2013 is currently in fifth spot. If the tally rises to 28 records this year, it will leap to third place. Not that any of this matters, of course. “Sea ice in the Arctic and around Antarctica responds directly to climate change and may, if properly monitored, become increasingly important for detecting climate change.” IPCC Third Assessment Report, Cryosphere Processes, Box 7.1 “The sea-ice albedo effect is an important contributor to the amplification of projected warming at high latitudes.” IPCC Third Assessment Report, WG1, 7.5 Cryosphere Processes and Feedbacks, Box 7.1 The impacts of this climate change in the polar regions over the next 100 years will exceed the impacts forecast for many other regions and will produce feedbacks that will have globally significant consequences. IPCC Assessment Report 4, […]Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)…
Claim: ‘The polar bear who died of climate change’ — Bummer: A wild polar bear has been found dead at 16 years of age; since they normally live 15-18 years in the wild, CO2 must have killed this one
Bummer: A wild polar bear has been found dead at 16 years of age; since they normally live 15-18 years in the wild, CO2 must have killed this one
The polar bear who died of climate change – big picture | Environment | theguardian.comA lack of sea ice, caused by global warming, meant the bear was unable to hunt seals and starved, according to an expert who had been monitoring the animal in Svalbard, Norway…A male Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) starved to death due to climate change, Svalbard, NorwayThis 16-year-old male polar bear died of starvation resulting from the lack of ice on which to hunt seals, according to Dr Ian Stirling, who has studied polar bears for almost 40 years with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the University of Alberta. Polar Bear FAQs | Polar Bears InternationalIn the wild, polar bears live an average 15 to 18 yearsBy the way, since this bear was unable to violently kill seals as usual, can we see some pictures of adorable young seals who are alive and happy today only because CO2 killed this bear?…
New paper finds more evidence the Medieval Warming Period was global — Published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology — published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
New paper finds more evidence the Medieval Warming Period was global
A new paper published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology reconstructs climate in Kenya, Africa over the past 1700 years and finds evidence of a Medieval Warming Period and Little Ice Age, adding to the papers of over 1,200 scientists who have proven these climate phenomena were global, not local as claimed by Michael Mann. The authors also find that “the Little Age Ice was the wettest and most humid period of the entire record,” contrary to the claims of climate alarmists that warmer climates cause increased flooding. The authors also find, “From the late-18th to early-19th century and again in the 1870’s, the region experienced two episodes of drought more severe than any recorded in historical time,” once again demonstrating that man-made CO2 is not the control knob of climate.
Late-Holocene and recent hydroclimatic variability in the central Kenya Rift Valley: The sediment record of hypersaline lakes Bogoria, Nakuru and Elementeita
Gijs De Corta, , ,
a Limnology Unit, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000, Gent, Belgium
b Isotope Geology and Evolution of the Paleoenvironments Research Unit, Department of Geology, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Pleinlaan 2, B-1050, Brussel, Belgium
c Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteensweg 13, B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium
d Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Laboratory, Department of Biology, Queen’s University, 116 Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
We document the sediment record of three lakes in the Kenya Rift Valley.
Salt mineralogy and sedimentology provide indications for climate change.
During the first millennium AD up to the 12th century AD, the area was mostly dry.
The Little Ice Age equivalent was the wettest period of the entire record.
Lakes Nakuru and Elementeita were desiccated during the late-19th century drought.
The sedimentology, salt mineralogy and stable oxygen- and carbon-isotope signatures of a mid-lake sediment sequence from hypersaline Lake Bogoria in Kenya reveals marked climate-driven changes in water-column mixing regime and salinity over the past 1700 years. Combined with sedimentological data on short sediment sequences from nearby lakes Nakuru and Elementeita, this results in a preliminary reconstruction of hydroclimatic variability in the central Kenya Rift Valley since ca. 300 AD. Stratigraphic analyses of bulk sediment composition, texture and magnetic susceptibility of all three cores; …
Quietest Hurricane Season On Record To Date: ‘8 years since a major hurricane hit the US, the longest such period since the Civil War. Obama has had the fewest hurricanes of any president’
Quietest Hurricane Season On Record To Date
There have been no hurricanes in the Atlantic yet this year. It has been eight years since a major hurricane hit the US, the longest such period since the Civil War. Obama has had the fewest hurricanes of any president.
Weather Street: 2013 Atlantic Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
By this date in 1886, the US had already been hit by four hurricanes – with two major hurricanes on the way.
1886 Atlantic hurricane season – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been eight years since a major hurricane hit the US, the longest such period since the Civil War. Obama has had the fewest hurricanes of any president.
Chronological List of All Hurricanes
Real Science, 5 August 2013
Sea Level Rose Three Times Faster From 1930 To 1948: ‘According to the most bloated alarmist numbers, sea level is currently rising 3 mm/year. But from 1930 to 1948, sea level rose almost 9 mm/ year’
Sea Level Rose Three Times Faster From 1930 To 1948
According to the most bloated alarmist numbers, sea level is currently rising 3 mm/year. But from 1930 to 1948, sea level rose almost 9 mm/ year. New Scientist – Google Books Hansen says that temperatures were much colder then, during that time when glaciers were melting three times faster than they are now. Disclaimer : If […]…
Global Sea Ice Area Averaging 1,800 Manhattans Above Normal In 2013
The poles are melting down due to polar amplification, which has caused a persistent excess amount of thin, rotten, decayed ice on Earth in 2013. arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/timeseries.global.anom.1979-2008…