More Arctic Fraud From Mark Serreze And NSIDC

Another whopper from my neighbors up the street at NSIDC.

The ship sailed through the Northwest Passage in less than three weeks—52 times faster than Amundsen’s nearly three-year voyage.

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Arctic sea ice nears its minimum extent for the year | Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis

Mind-blowing fraud from NSIDC. Amundesn said the Northwest Passage was open the first year of his mission (1903) but he chose not to go through because his programme was to stay and do research. He could have gone through in a few weeks, just like the Crystal Serenity did this year.

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TimesMachine: March 9, 1907 –

But the NSIDC fraud gets worse. Amundsen saw the Northwest Passage open during one of NASA’s coldest years on record. It has nothing to do with “global warming”

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Amundsen could have gotten through the Northwest Passage in a few weeks in this little electricity-free sailboat, which Serreze is comparing to a 68,000 ton modern steel motorized vessel that has the advantage of modern communications and satellite imagery.



There seems to be no limit to how far Mark Serreze will go to misinform the public.

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52 Responses to More Arctic Fraud From Mark Serreze And NSIDC

  1. Andy says:

    This is not fraud, it’s accurate reporting. Whether it should be reported to put a “spin” on things is another matter ;)

    You keep claiming fraud. Maybe change the name to Real Litigation?

    In the old days you did sterling work for the Arctic when not many other people bothered, hence why I have kept posting, but you seem to have got side tracked to be honest. Go back to the science of the Arctic Tony and not all this shit.

    The arctic is an interesting beast to learn a lot more about, no need for either side to hold it to ransom.

    Let’s see how it goes over the next 6 months. It has not been an unusual year compared to 2007 ( sunny days and southerly winds) or 2012 ( disruptive storm causing excessive melt) so 2016 is more the general trend and should be noted as such.


    • tonyheller says:

      Andy believes that people receiving public funds intentionally misinforming the public is not fraud. Brilliant.

    • DK Rhideat says:

      Andy is right. It does not matter what happened or is happening. The key thing is to use climate change to transfer wealth and bring down economies like the USA

    • Sunsettommy says:


      The main point was the DELIBERATE intent to mislead the public.It is the warmists side that does most of this,while realists try to focus on the actual reality of the topic,like Tony is doing here.

      By the way Andy,how many others are doing what Tony does,exposing the Arctic being misrepresented, by the the like of Serreze,Beckwith,Box,Wadhams?

    • Gonzo says:

      [It has not been an unusual year compared to 2007 ( sunny days and southerly winds) or 2012 ( disruptive storm causing excessive melt) ] Are you kidding me? There was GINORMOUS recent storm which all the Arctic alarmist were hoping would tear the ice pack to shreds (paging Jim Hunt). It was one of the lowest Lows ever measured in the Arctic! So yeah things were “different” this year.

      The “fraud” comes into play when Serreze et al tell us the Arctic is screaming when they don’t ANY long term data to which they could make that claim. Every single colored global graphic temp anomaly map shows the Arctic glowing red when they don’t have anything close to good long term coverage. So YES it is fraud.

    • paul homewood says:

      Accurate reporting, Andy?

      Serreeze is not a journalist, but supposedly a scientist.

      It is his job tell us the facts, not mislead us with spin


    • An Inquirer says:

      Maybe some prefer the term intellectual dishonesty. It is hard to believe that Serreze is so ignorant that he does not realize how misleading and deceptive his statement is.

      At the time of Amundsen’s tarry of 3 years, his primary goal in life was to reach the South Pole. He spent those three years learning the art of dog sledding in polar conditions. He would not have succeeded in his primary goal if he had not invested the time in the Arctic.

  2. wizzum says:

    You forgot that the Serenity has an ice breaker (or ice breaking capable escort) with it too

  3. BallBounces says:

    Yes, and I predict the plane they fly home on will, due at least in part to climate change, go 52 times faster than the 1903 Wright Flyer.

  4. Gail Combs says:

    As usual the warmists are ignoring science and math. You just can not compare the voyage of the Crystal Serenity to that of the Gjøa.

    William Froude (1810 to 1869), a British engineer, found Hullspeed and the
    Speed/Length Ratio

    The Speed/Length Ratio

    S/L Ratio = hullspeed (in knots) divided by the square root of the waterline length (in feet)

    The Crystal Serenity has a Length of 820 ft (249.94 m) and a Beam: 106 ft (32.31 m). powered by Six Wärtsilä-Sulzer diesel engines with 33,880 hp combined. (Some would be for electric)

    Amundsen made that voyage in the 70 ft by 20 ft (21.3 by 6.1 m) square-sterned sloop named Gjøa. He did have a 13 horsepower single-screw marine paraffin motor installed. That is the same horsepower motor that you find on a riding lawn mower.

    The Gjøa is now displayed in the lower level of the Fram Museum in Norway.

    On the other hand I am sure the Brain Dead warmists will eat this up.

  5. Gonzo says:

    According to earthnullschool and Northabouts tracker they’re about to enter sub freezing weather for awhile and strong head/quartering winds. Weather reports from
    Resolute and nearby marine reports are all well below freezing in -3/4C range. Frostbite risk will be a serious issue while on deck.

  6. Gonzo says:

    At this point the wind is not there friend. Updated ice maps show Fury/Hecla straight to the south of Belloit straight blocked with thick ice. The wind is NW pushing “old” ice off the NE point of Prince Leopold island into the straight potentially blocking their exit to Lancaster Straight out to Baffin Bay. The fec al matter is about to hit the oscillating device.

  7. AndyG55 says:

    On another thread, I challenged Jimbo, Griff to get some trougher funding to do the trip next year in a small, non powered boat without access to satellite sea ice maps and weather reporting. After all, according to those two, it should be a doddle. !

    • Gator69 says:

      According to alarmist math, they would need to make the trip one million times before it would be considered accomplished. Anything less than one million is equal to zero.

    • AndyG55 says:

      Jimbo, where are you, cowardly pus ?

      All I can hear is crickets chirping… or is that my tinnitus. ?

  8. Richard says:

    If only the sea farers in the 19th century had this-

    “Despite the warming the Arctic has experienced to-date, icebreakers, satellite guidance, and other navigational aids remain a necessity for the majority of ships that would seek passage through these routes. Sea ice remains a considerable obstacle, and the prospect of being forced to turn back – or worse, becoming trapped – by ice is sufficient cause for most commercial ships to continue to use longer but more dependable trade routes until the Arctic routes have proven their reliability”

    Oh blimey, Richard Collinson got through the NWP in the 1850s without it.

  9. oldbrew says:

    A report on Amundsen’s trip claims the water was only one metre deep in places. How they know this is not made clear but presumably it came from Amundsen’s records of the trip.

    ‘As the water was as shallow as one metre, a larger ship could never have used Amundsen’s route. While his achievement ranks as one of the key milestones in the exploration of the Arctic, the discovery of a passage for commercial shipping – the original motive for finding the North-West Passage – was still out of reach.’

  10. Richard says:

    Norge footage 1927-

    “This visually stunning record has been little seen in the 85 years since it first thrilled adventure-loving audiences with its still awe-inspiring images of technological triumph and spectacular vistas of the frozen North. A perfectly preserved nitrate print in the Cinémathèque Suisse provided the material for this restoration by the Norwegian Film Museum.” (New Zealand International Film Festival 2012

  11. Richard says:

    “New York Times – May 18, 1926
    Lincoln Ellsworth of the Amundsen-Ellsworth transpolar expedition told The Associated Press here today that he saw much open water at the North Pole when he and his sixteen companions passed over it last Tuesday night in the dirigible Norge”

  12. AndyG55 says:

    The route that Larson took in 1944 would be impassable in 2016.

    Sea ice has closed Prince of Wales Strait all year.

  13. Jim Hunt says:

    “He could have gone through in a few weeks”

    He didn’t though, did he?

    “Could have” is an interesting phrase. How do you intend to go about proving that assertion?

    • gator69 says:

      Jim “could have” helped save 21,000 innocent humans yesterday, but he didn’t did he?

      Jim thinks that snuffing out 21,000 innocent humans every day for his agenda is ethical and laudable.

      “Could have” is an interesting phrase. How do you intend to justify this genocide Jim?

    • An Inquirer says:

      One will not win converts by calling them names . . . but it takes a lot of restraint. Perhaps without being too offensive, we can say that the educational system has failed so many . . . both in facts and in analytical ability.
      At the time of Amundsen’s tarry of 3 years, his primary goal in life was to reach the South Pole. He spent those three years learning the art of dog sledding in polar conditions. He would not have succeeded in his primary goal if he had not invested the time in the Arctic.

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