Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 268 – 2016

A quick recovery for the Arctic sees day 268 2016 higher than 2012, 2007,2008,2011,2015 and 2010.



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Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 267 – 2016

Day 267 1.2 million sq km above 2012.

And also higher than 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2010.

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Greenland is melting! 40 Trillion Pounds A Year!!!! Ooops.

Greenland is melting!!!

40 Trillion Pounds a Year!!!

Ooops. A trivial amount.

The extra ice loss adds a tiny amount — one-sixtieth of an inch (0.4 mm) a decade — to global sea level rise, Bevis said.

Altogether, Greenland melt adds one fiftieth of an inch — 0.54 mm— a decade, he said.


Bad Science Evolves

“As long as the incentives are there, then rewards will be there for those who can cheat the system, whether they do so intentionally or not.”

Now, imagine you’re a researcher who wants to game this system. Here’s what you do. Run many small and statistically weak studies. Tweak your methods on the fly to ensure positive results. If you get negative results, sweep them under the rug. Never try to check old results; only pursue new and exciting ones. These are not just flights of fancy. We know that such practices abound. They’re great for getting publications, but they also pollute the scientific record with results that aren’t actually true. As Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet once wrote, “No one is incentivized to be right. Instead, scientists are incentivized to be productive.”