sunshine hours

January 28, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 27

DataSouth / North

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_27_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_27_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_27_1981-2010



  1. Boy, that was a long time without an update. (I had no idea how addicted I was!)

    I’m glad to see you’re “back in the saddle” again.

    Keep up the great effort.

    Comment by geran — January 28, 2015 @ 8:56 AM | Reply

  2. Erratic as normal: Arctic sea ice loss expected to be bumpy in the short term

    Arctic sea ice extent plunged precipitously from 2001 to 2007, then barely budged between 2007 and 2013. Even in a warming world, researchers should expect such unusual periods of no change–and rapid change–at the world’s northern reaches, according to a new paper.

    “Human-caused global warming is melting Arctic sea ice over the long term, but the Arctic is a variable place, said Jennifer Kay, a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and co-author of the new analysis out today in Nature Climate Change.

    The team also increased the time period of analysis, to see if longer spans of time would be long enough. In about 5 percent of model simulations, there were even 20-year time periods with no loss of sea ice, despite strong human-caused warming.

    “It is quite conceivable that the current period of near zero sea-ice trend could extend for a decade or more, solely due to weather-induced natural variability hiding the long-term human caused decline,” said Ed Hawkins, a co-author and researcher at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading.
    RIGHT ON SCHEDULE!! -> The Models are correct; just the time periods are a bit questionable. We will need to wait 10 to 20 more years. Seals the deal for more grant requests. Perfect.
    What about the Sun? It is continuing its “funk”. Will that have an effect? When will the CO2 boys look at something else??

    Comment by jlurtz — January 29, 2015 @ 6:24 AM | Reply

    • Absolutely agreed ten thousand percent. If a warming world allows for more Arctic sea ice to form, and have it continue for a period of 25+ year time frames where there’s no loss of sea ice, something is amiss about what “global warming” is actually supposed to manifest itself as being.

      I could have a programmer make code to find any result I want, regardless of what the data means. Trends and algorithms, faulty computer models, are meaningless when taken from the perspective of how it all relates back to our increase in atmospheric CO2. Either the forcing is not as great, or the models are wrong. Either way, CAGW ends up looking like one big lie.

      Comment by AZ1971 — January 30, 2015 @ 5:07 AM | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: