Der Spiegel: ‘Are Climate Scientists Being Forced to Toe the Line?’: ‘Global warming is taken as dogma. Anyone who doubts it is bad’

Roger Pielke Sr. of the University of Colorado says, “Unfortunately, climate science has become very politicized and views that differ at all from those in control of the climate assessment process are either ignored or ridiculed. From my experience, I agree 100 percent with the allegations made by the very distinguished Lennart Bengtsson.”

‘Global Sea Ice Skyrocketing’: ‘913,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean’

Sea Ice Update May 23 2014 – Global Sea Ice Skyrocketing

A quick update for sea ice extent for day 142 of 2014:

Global Sea Ice Extent is 913,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean and is well above the one standard deviation mark.
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent is 1,378,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.
Arctic Sea Ice Extent is -465,000 sq km below the 1981-2010 mean.

NOAA Data here and here here.
Graphs below. Click for bigger.

Geochemist: Chilling the melting Antarctic hysteria – ‘Thawing of glaciers is historically followed by refreezing’

Carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere by man’s activities since 1950 (the post-World War II industrial expansion) has contributed little to global-scale warming compared with natural processes that dominate climate. Increasing carbon dioxide and slowly melting ice do not signal the imminent destruction of the West Antarctic Ice Shelf, as a New York Times reporter admitted in a May 12 article.

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