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Jim Hunt
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Kano - Are you sure you're commenting on the correct article? In any event you may wish to read the following thread on the Arctic Sea Ice Forum: Increasing Antarctic Albedo?
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An email is "in the post" Larry. Thanks again.
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Thanks very much Larry, and I didn't actually mean that remark the way you seem to have taken it! FYI - Our latest guest post, hot off the GWC virtual presses: The Telegraph is Wrong Again on Temperature Adjustments
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@Vaughn - Don't forget the work of Larry Hamilton. We haven't! https://twitter.com/ichiloe/status/558663382685859841 Education and science knowledge matter too, but the effects of education and knowledge vary with political beliefs. Among liberal and moderate respondents, for example, expressed concern about polar change increases with education. Among the most conservative respondents, however, concern decreases with education. Re the Nat Geo article you mention, see: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text
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@Cincinnatus - Here's a remarkably patient video by a real live climate scientist explaining how you yourself can determine who it is that has in actual fact got their "thumb on the scales": http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2015/02/a-letter-to-the-editor-of-the-sunday-telegraph/#Kevin Please feel free to do your own due diligence and report back here with your findings.
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@Neven - This is the "explanation" we just received from The Telegraph for one of Booker's recent cherry picking articles: A newspaper is not a scientific journal, and is not required to represent all the possible shades of evidence and interpretation that might have a bearing upon any given topic. This is clearly an opinion article and identifiable as such. Against the background described above, readers can be expected to understand that any evidence offered is almost certainly contestable. It follows that in an opinion article of this nature only the most egregious inaccuracy could be significantly misleading. They don't provide a scientific definition of "egregious inaccuracy".
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@Neven - Snap, almost! This is using NSIDC data rather than high resolution JAXA AMSR2, and the 2015 Antarctic minimum extent is of course still very much provisional: Click the image for much more high res detail!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Shock news! at Arctic Sea Ice
@Jenny - My pleasure! @Cincinnatus - Because it does! Can you provide a link to a more recent one? If you'd bothered to click some of the links above it would quickly become apparent to you that we're working on a bang up to date independent version. However that project is on hold, because Christopher Booker is promulgating surface temperature nonsense in The Telegraph yet again, and we've been denied any right of reply: http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2015/02/a-letter-to-the-editor-of-the-sunday-telegraph/#Feb20 For an up to date Arctic only graph please feel free to go to: http://GreatWhiteCon.info/resources/arctic-sea-ice-graphs/#Extent and then scroll down slightly. @Andy - If Jakobshavn Glacier is of particular interest to you, we've received some input from Professor Jason Box, of Dark Snow Project fame: http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2015/02/shock-news-massive-calving-of-jakobshavn-isbrae/#JasonBox A cautious response: even if this calving were abnormal, we will likely see an advance in the next weeks that will fill the void. Why? A) This glacier flows fast, and B) Now with less flow resistance there will likely be an acceleration making the void filling happen even faster.
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George - You may be interested in the new regional Antarctic area/extent graphs available at: http://GreatWhiteCon.info/resources/antarctic-sea-ice-graphs/ For the moment they are manually updated, and currently a little bit out of date. Take a look at the Indian and Pacific Ocean sectors though. Back on the campaigning front, today we're idly wondering if there's any connection between Dana Rohrabacher and Christopher Booker: http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2015/02/bbc-radio-4-swallows-bookers-bait/
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Well Vaughn, one effect was to "persuade" both The Mail and The Telegraph to print "corrections" to their appalling Arctic sea ice coverage in the summer of 2013: http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2013/10/will-the-telegraph-print-the-truth-in-the-cold-light-of-day/ Unfortunately that didn't prevent the likes of Fox and Judy Curry repeating the nonsense across the rest of the Planet: http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2013/10/the-david-and-judy-show/ The UK's PCC was laboriously metamorphosing into IPSO in the summer of 2014, so we're still working on that one! http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2014/08/has-the-arctic-ice-cap-expanded-for-the-second-year-in-succession/
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My pleasure ClimateHawk. My most recent Bookerish headline is in fact deadly serious. The Jakobshavn one was reasonably serious also. Espen is the expert in these matters, and he says "I have been digging into my Landsat Archives, and I cant find evidence of any real calvings this early in the season" https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,154.msg45780.html#msg45780
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There's even more "Shock News" this wet and windy Sunday morning over here in not so sunny South West England. Christopher Booker ups the stakes in his attempt to rewrite the climate science history books: The Greatest Scandal in the History of Science! This time around the BBC is helpfully looking over his shoulder as his cards part company with his furry white chest.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on Shock news! at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks very much Vaughn. We need all the support we can get, since it is something of an uphill struggle! The "official procedure" here in the UK involves attempting to negotiate a suitable "correction" directly with the offending newspaper. The publishers, of course, do their very best to ignore you. My evidence? A Letter to the Editor of the Mail on Sunday and A Letter to the Editor of the Sunday Telegraph
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on Shock news! at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks very much for your many kind words Neven. Firstly may I second your recommendation that anybody interested in the Arctic should take a good long look at the work of Jenny E. Ross. Secondly I bring you yet more "Shock News" hot off the Great White Con virtual presses. Never before seen video footage of the USS Skate surfacing at an "ice free" North Pole in the summer of 1958! Shock Historical News – Towing In at the North Pole in 1958! Not only that, but also the forerunner of the forthcoming Great White Con Arctic Basin Big Wave (Fantasy?) Surfing Contest! Have you ever imagined the likes of David Rose and Christopher Booker, clad only in polar bear suits, surfing the swell created by calving glaciers? We have!
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Ghoti - Don't forget the recent review paper by the likes of James Screen and Judah Cohen, as well as Jennifer Francis: http://epic.awi.de/36132/1/Cohenetal_NGeo14.pdf
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on PIOMAS February 2015 at Arctic Sea Ice
Espen's "Shock News" translated into a blog post: Shock News - Massive Calving of Jakobshavn Isbræ together with additional Sentinel-1A SAR and "Chasing Ice" video imagery.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on Erase and rewind at Arctic Sea Ice
Werther - You don't really need visually obvious changes to achieve a record low for the time of year by a whisker. The refreeze on the Pacific side has been lagging all winter. Now the Atlantic side has taken a beating from the recent stormy weather. Did you see the video? http://youtu.be/xmZkpURTJZs The title is of course designed to be read with tongue firmly in cheek!
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on Erase and rewind at Arctic Sea Ice
Please forgive the perhaps overly melodramatic headline, but: "Shock News! IJIS Arctic Sea Ice Extent Lowest Ever!!!" which follows an drop of over 100k from yesterday. Note too that: This site will be closed on February 22, and might be unstable from February 15, 2015. New sea ice monitor website will be coming soon. Stay tuned.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2015 on Erase and rewind at Arctic Sea Ice
Slightly belated thanks for the image over on the ASIF Jenny. Here's a slightly smaller version:
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2015 on PIOMAS February 2015 at Arctic Sea Ice
Is this the link you were looking for Pete? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2009GL041872/full Yours gives me a 403 error!
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Since you mention Sentinel Neven! Here's the remains of "the arch" on February 9th:
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Hi Jenny, Thanks very much. Beautiful! See also: "Life On Thin Ice" I hope that's OK with you? Any chance I could add one of your amazing photographs to that thread?
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2015 on PIOMAS February 2015 at Arctic Sea Ice
Thanks for the tip Arcticio! That is MUCH easier to use. There's even a southern hemisphere version: which is the broken chunk of ice shelf I mentioned above on January 30th.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2015 on PIOMAS February 2015 at Arctic Sea Ice
Drifting slightly off topic, in a generally southerly direction, I bring news that a big chunk of ice shelf has recently calved in the Eastern Antarctic: You will also note that the celebrated "Arctic Penguin" (AKA "Wipneus") has recently taken a trip to his ancestral home, and his trusty Raspberry Pi is now producing regional Antarctic area and extent data.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2015 on PIOMAS February 2015 at Arctic Sea Ice
Werther, Senntinel images are available to all and sundry via: https://scihub.esa.int/ You do have to register first. Personally I find the user interface rather painful! Wipneus has nonetheless been producing some very pretty images from the ESA S1A "quick looks": http://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,176.msg42492.html#msg42492
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2015 on PIOMAS February 2015 at Arctic Sea Ice