Climate Change Kicks Dutch in the ****

Thats a lot of money.

The cabinet has admitted it used old figures when calculating the impact of energy tax hikes and underestimated the impact on families. On Monday, the national statistics agency CBS said the average household energy bill would go up by some €334 this year, more than double the earlier government estimate of €150. However, economic affairs ministry officials now say they used statistics on energy consumption from 2017, which underestimated the amount of gas and electricity households actually use, much to the fury of MPs. ‘This is undermining trust in the government,’ Labour MP William Moorlag said. ‘It would appear that spending power estimates are based on mathematical models designed by magician Hans Klok.’

The ministry spokesman told the AD that Dutch environmental assessment agency staff were too busy working on plans to tackle climate change to come up with specific estimates last year. In addition, the agency and the CBS use different definitions of what constitutes the average household, the spokesman said. The price of gas and electricity has been pushed up by higher levies on CO2 emissions and the accelerated scaling back of gas extraction in Groningen, as well as a €50 rise in the amount households contribute towards sustainable energy subsidies (ODE).

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Global Sea Ice Extent Minimum – Day 37- 2019

Yesterday I did the Antarctic Minimum. I should have done Global first because it occurred on day 37. 2019 is the 6th lowest and 2nd earliest. (However global is fluctuating enough that it might set a lower minimum)

Year Min Max dMax dMin Avg_Anomaly
2018 16 25.297 308 41 -1.999859551707
2017 16.159 25.514 301 43 -2.122856811981
2006 16.766 27.121 298 30 -1.030958181844
2016 16.782 24.34 189 49 -1.891595298443
2011 16.789 26.173 307 53 -1.28041571609
2019 16.931 37
2005 17.137 27.383 308 38 -0.66262941472
2007 17.238 26.257 308 47 -1.103281469515
2010 17.467 26.72 313 38 -0.446300647597
2009 17.471 26.2 303 53 -0.283922565405
2000 17.642 26.972 302 49 -0.001786555273
1997 17.705 27.047 310 57 -0.206818455816
1984 17.784 27.234 316 40 0.104608166493
1996 17.844 27.505 293 57 0.352727105929
1993 17.877 27.994 310 57 0.078507571581
2012 17.891 25.914 313 53 -0.846652675492
2015 17.891 26.453 305 49 -0.284566401022
2014 17.957 27.3 307 43 0.302137708567
1985 17.97 27.636 306 50 0.348808166303
1999 17.983 27.626 295 62 0.187663735965
1991 18.003 27.067 291 63 0.029647297608
1992 18.013 27.608 322 60 0.251910166038
1989 18.038 27.536 299 48 0.128050037334
2002 18.123 26.83 297 55 -0.680010236638
1988 18.197 27.872 319 45 0.415307757873
1981 18.245 27.531 291 45 0.294626749663
2013 18.295 27.49 306 37 0.156236338704
2004 18.341 27.094 316 51 -0.055256500629
1990 18.407 27.407 294 46 -0.161048592803
2008 18.488 27.312 310 46 -0.039934096257
1998 18.521 27.603 297 47 0.231269215417
1995 18.543 27.135 306 45 -0.054618455816
1995 18.543 27.135 306 46 -0.054618455816
1980 18.59 28.145 307 57 0.314510311307
2001 18.602 26.748 319 38 0.00815688665
1994 18.614 28 309 47 0.520803461992
2003 18.781 27.105 306 37 0.1020253798
1982 18.819 27.871 302 42 0.827232408727
1983 18.848 27.911 307 41 0.448918530485
1986 18.863 27.019 317 45 0.020082914047
1987 19.055 27.157 317 46 0.429053635272
1979 19.127 27.49 178 38 0.768569874292

Arctic is 560,000 sqkm Higher Than 2018 – Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 50 – 2019

Arctic is 560,000 sq km higher than 2018 and higher than 2018 2016 2006 2017 2015 2005 2011 2014.

Global is a million sq km higher than 2018.

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Antarctic Minimum Approaching – Day 49 – 2019

Antarctic minimum is approaching (or may have occurred) 2017 and 2018 were lowest minimums. 2019 is 10th lowest (although that may change a bit).

That kind of oscillation is “normal” and getting larger. The oscillation graph is just Day 49 but thats close to the normal day of min.

Year Min Max day of Max day of Min Avg_Anomaly
2017 2.08 18.145 282 60 -0.904021753581
2018 2.15 18.222 273 49 -0.715287507005
1997 2.264 18.792 265 58 -0.262895726184
1993 2.281 18.71 263 50 -0.233008054951
2011 2.319 18.954 266 53 -0.152375178238
1984 2.382 18.37 266 58 -0.20397636284
2006 2.487 19.36 264 51 -0.192035452211
1992 2.492 18.467 255 54 -0.241630203122
1980 2.521 19.092 267 57 -0.390551802967
2019 2.544 48
1991 2.554 18.671 273 58 -0.108073808375
2000 2.582 19.159 272 49 0.106979086495
1996 2.597 18.831 267 56 0.12888072584
1985 2.602 18.931 254 50 -0.045367912714
2016 2.616 18.581 242 48 -0.438132935363
1988 2.639 18.785 277 55 -0.142789879716
2009 2.671 19.299 267 53 0.395643999844
1981 2.694 18.856 261 51 -0.210032677284
2002 2.697 18.116 252 51 -0.4313395618
1999 2.707 18.981 273 51 0.107734410803
1989 2.723 18.274 266 51 -0.227268328923
2007 2.723 19.086 272 50 0.034159068337
1998 2.772 19.244 258 56 0.085424821762
1990 2.784 18.379 273 53 -0.24335326043
2005 2.804 19.295 272 49 0.041931671077
2010 2.842 18.998 249 47 0.453843999844
1983 2.843 18.811 263 55 -0.256928852148
1982 2.89 18.55 246 54 -0.021131648978
1979 2.911 18.361 256 48 0.039939779594
1986 2.953 18.027 261 65 -0.555519016082
1987 3.01 18.524 258 52 -0.249198161098
1994 3.083 18.827 243 43 0.121022082036
2012 3.111 19.478 266 54 0.364189469009
2004 3.259 19.124 252 51 0.321249578299
1995 3.33 18.762 269 55 0.141808383406
2001 3.441 18.494 271 50 0.019676876556
2015 3.544 18.912 275 49 0.761153588885
2014 3.548 20.201 263 52 1.123178246419
2003 3.626 18.68 268 48 0.316339890255
2013 3.679 19.608 274 50 0.870657698474
2008 3.692 18.298 247 51 0.599159414364

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