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September 24, 2015

Sea Ice Extent – Day 266 – Strange Data – Antarctic Gains 2.4 million sq km in One Day

UPDATE 2: NSIDC shows a big jump (just not 2.4 million)


UPDATE: Interesting photo from NSIDC:

Global_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_266_1981-2010 Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_266_1981-2010 Arctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2015_Day_266_1981-2010

South / North



  1. It looks like someone let out some real Antarctic values for that last point instead of the Quality Controlled version.

    Comment by A C Osborn — September 24, 2015 @ 9:32 AM | Reply

  2. Obviously a mistake

    Comment by Raúl M. — September 24, 2015 @ 11:03 AM | Reply

    • Obviously … yet … NSIDC’s standard is 15% ice coverage. There is a lot of extra white.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — September 24, 2015 @ 11:43 AM | Reply

  3. How can they not see that this data point is way out of bounds? Or, maybe the real data leaked out! But, for what purpose? Why are THEY(whomever they could be) doing this? My pet theory is that aliens who do not tolerate CO2 want to take over the Earth, but they must make it habitable for their armies first! This could be the only logical explanation that I can come up with. I’m pretty sure that Michael Mann is one of their forward guard who has been surgically altered to breath CO2 without too many ill effects. One can tell from looking at him though to realize that they weren’t totally successful. Mann’s objective is to convince that we humans can control our climate by adjusting CO2 levels. The tree ring and data ideas splicing were his alone. sarc/off

    Comment by Gary Meyers — September 24, 2015 @ 2:27 PM | Reply

    • Sorry about the typos but I was laughing too hard picturing Mikey having a meltdown when he loses the law suit.

      Comment by Gary Meyers — September 24, 2015 @ 2:31 PM | Reply

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