Eleven years of Arctic Sea Ice Thickening

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  1. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

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  2. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

  3. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    So if you poke around on the DMI website, you could counter my point with their data .... except .. notice how the graphic view (February) stops in 2009 (no updates in 10 years?) .. then you can look at the similar NASA graphic ,,.. and looks fairly downward trending on the two months shown (Sep, Mar) , ... except it starts to turn around at about 2009 .... hmmmm. Sure would be interesting to see the same graphic for january with all the data available.
  4. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

  5. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    The animation based on satellite data. it stops in 2009.

    /I think we have "satellite history" of the ice in the area dating back to about 1978.
    // also of note: .. the area of the "Northwest Passage" can be seen in same satellite graphic animations. This is the route that was supposed to open up and be a boon to shipping commerce. That's been the dream since 1848 when the HMS Terror (is that a good name for an exploration vessel?) met it's demise in the ice . -- So far, no boon. Maybe that will change. Maybe it won't.

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  6. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

  7. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    I'm not disputing that glaciers have been melting , .... for thousands of years (and sometimes growing). It's the cause that I question.

    I think (don't know, just think ... think) there's a possibility that we are headed back into another mini-ice age... which would be bad news.

    /Glacier National Park is awesome, .. I'd like to go back and see it again sometime.
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  8. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    We KNOW why climate change is happening. We will not be having an ice age anytime soon.
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  9. priusCpilot

    priusCpilot George

    Until Florida is underwater. There will be no change or the large scale belief that ice is melting.
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  10. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

  11. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    4 and 5 years ago:
    By the end of February, the maximum extent of ice cover was 88.8%, which was the first time since the late 1970s that Great Lakes ice cover has topped 80%in consecutive years (last year’s maximum extent was 92.5%).

    Last year:

    2017–18 North American cold wave

    This year:
    A Polar Vortex Visit Is Bringing Winter Weather That May Feel Like The Coldest Ever
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  12. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    The breakdown of the polar vortex is the result of climate change.

    The warming climate is melting the Arctic ice. This weakens the jet stream, and it gets wobbly. And this results in the cold Arctic air "spilling" out into more southern areas than usual.
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  13. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

  14. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    It seems to be linked to reduced arctic ice coverage. So climate changes that would reduce ice coverage (including but not limited to Milankovitch cycles) would probably contribute to and weakened polar vortex and colder temperatures.

  15. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    It is not the Milankovitch cycles.

    Climate scientists know what they are talking about. If you think you know better than they do - PUBLISH!
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  16. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Hold on there partner, ... I gotta read all these guys stuff first --

    These scientists have said that it is not possible to project global climate accurately enough to justify the ranges projected for temperature and sea-level rise over the 21st century. They may not conclude specifically that the current IPCC projections are either too high or too low, but that the projections are likely to be inaccurate due to inadequacies of current global climate modeling.

    These scientists have said that the observed warming is more likely to be attributable to natural causes than to human activities. Their views on climate change are usually described in more detail in their biographical articles.

    These scientists have said that no principal cause can be ascribed to the observed rising temperatures, whether man-made or natural.

    These scientists have said that projected rising temperatures will be of little impact or a net positive for society or the environment.

    These scientists published material indicating their opposition to the mainstream scientific assessment of global warming prior to their deaths.

  17. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    Plus, if it DOES warm up and the oceans rise, .. I guess that'll just mean more beach time. .. and that gets me excited.

  18. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    How is a botanist's opinion on global climate modelling relevant to the discussion?
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  19. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    ... Or Al Gore's, .. for that matter.

    "The Washington Post reproduced Mr. Gore's Harvard transcript as well as his grades and scores at the elite St. Albans high school and later at Vanderbilt University's divinity and law schools. In a word, the transcripts reveal that Mr. Gore's post-secondary academic performance was rather dismal, particularly in the field of science."
    The education of Al Gore

    (David J. Bellamy is an English botanist, international consultant, author of 44 books, and writer and presenter for some 400 television programs on botany, ecology and the environment.

    Bellamy is Hon. Professor of adult and continuing education at the University of Durham; Special Professor of geography at the University of Nottingham; and Hon. Professor of the University of Central Queensland. He is one of Britain’s most well-known environmentalists, serving as president for (among other organizations) The Conservation Foundation, Durham; Surrey and Birmingham Wildlife Trusts; National Association for Environmental Education; and British Naturalists Association; vice president for the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, Fauna and Flora International, Marine Conservation Society, Wild Trout Trust, and other organizations; and trustee of the Living Landscape Trust.

    He has received numerous awards for his research, including The Dutch Order of the Golden Ark, the United Nations Environmental Programme Global 500 Award; and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for Underwater Research.)https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/david-bellamy
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  20. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Nobody is talking about Al Gore here. How is a botanist's opinion on global climate modelling relevant to the discussion?

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