Arctic Sea Ice Extent Is Normal

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on him not understanding it

  • Upton Sinclair

You won’t read about this in the press, but Arctic sea ice extent is almost exactly “normal.”

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Ice is melting very slowly, and extent is highest in several years.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

Arctic temperatures have been below normal for the entire month.

Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut

Government scientists continue to lie about the state of Arctic sea ice and climate in general, because their jobs and funding depend on creating alarm.

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47 Responses to Arctic Sea Ice Extent Is Normal

  1. Andy DC says:

    Those 2 or 3 missing ice cubes north of Russia are the worst catastrophe in human history. Worse than Hitler, worse than Stalin, worse than ISIS! Just think how ornary Putin will be if he can’t chill his vodka! He might nuke us all, and it is all your SUV’s fault!

    • arn says:

      It is difficult to make a scientists admitt that there is no AGW,
      when the only reason for his salary and reputation is AGW.

    • Phil Jones says:

      Tony, after 2 decades of following Global Warming.. I think perhaps Climate Scientists entire Methodology is very flawed in a new way. Its as if these people have never handled large amounts of data.. Every alteration introduces Bias even if it seems to make sense, bias is introduced, and the combined dataset deviates further from the underlying measurements.

      Rather than normalizing or using interpolation, and adjustments, then factoring in CO2 Changes.. Each Station could be compared to itself over time… With the overall trends summarized as opposed to the the underlying data being combined first..

      Thus we can see overall trends per station compared to itself first.. Then trend up by area, or then combined Globally without introducing bias to the underlying data. In other words we’re looking for discrete trends per station +/- on any given measurement as opposed to figuring out some absolute Temperature, averages, .. But I agree min/max is important.

      Some UHI should be factored in due to the longevity value of so many stations.. Rural Stations are more ideal of course.

      • Andy DC says:

        It has nothing to do with methodology, unless you consider deliberate cheating to be a methodology.

      • gator69 says:

        If I recall correctly, UHI is countered with a .05C adjustment downwards. Because as we all know, our local weathermen always report that it will be .05C cooler outside the city.

        • Colorado Wellington says:

          Denver residents run out of the city on hot days. Colorado’s urbanites love the governmentally guaranteed cooling of 0.9 °F.

  2. CheshireRed says:

    Looking at the image of that ice pack there is no way on God’s Earth that amounts to a ‘collapsing’ Arctic. Rhetoric over reality every time with alarmists.

    • RAH says:

      As with much of the denial of the real world by progressives and their minions. For example an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist become a “suicide bomber” or just “a terrorist” because to admit his motivation would be to admit the truth that they refuse to acknowledge and have repeatedly denied.

      • gator69 says:

        God bless you RAH! You are spot on. They are not radicals, they are following the literal word of the prophet, which makes them fundamentalists.

        • RAH says:

          How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
          A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
          Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

          Winston Churchill as published in the original two volume set of ‘The River War’ 1899.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        Just as frequently they become simply “extremists”.

        Former Smiths frontman Morrissey calls the cowards out:

        Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an “extremist”. An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?

        The words “extreme” and “extremist” have joined the use of “moderate” as a noun in the progressive vocabulary to obscure the obvious.

        http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/05/23/morrissey-rips-british-politicians-manchester-attack-petrified-admit-islamic-extremism-behind-terror-attacks

        https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/265636

        • arn says:

          Well Andy Burnham(From the white intelectuall buttkissers The Smiths)
          is a genius for realising that such an extreme crime could have only be done by an extremist.

          And as every high end lefti hipocryt he is trying his best to turn attention away from the elephant in the room.
          Islam.

          Without extremism islam would be so small,all muslims would fit in a telephone cell.

          When mohammed was peacefull he needed many years to get a few dozens followers.
          The more followers he got the more violent he became.

          The success for islam started when mohammed became a massmuderer.
          Mohammed and the four kalifs have all been massmurders.

          • R. Shearer says:

            Ironically, Muslims conquering Damascus gave them the steel by the same name, which helped them take vast territories in Europe the first time.

          • Colorado Wellington says:

            I read somewhere that Burnham was a fan of the band but when he decided to go into leftist politics he started to “go off” The Smiths out of fear of appearing too superior and intellectual.

          • Robertv says:

            If you want to conquer a territory you have to be a mass murderer. Even Julius Caesar knew this. It is simple logic.
            It’s like climate. Either it is cooling or it is warming. It can never be stable. That is why they changed to ‘climate change’.

        • RAH says:

          They continually use “extreme” or “extremists” in many ways. Such terms are continually used in the press in politics. They term RINOs as “moderates” to portray conservatives as being on the extreme right. But they rarely if ever use such terms when referring to democrats.

  3. Latitude says:

    How many years are we going to have to go before they change the mean?

    ..and who decided that was “normal” in the first place?

  4. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    Jon Rappoport has great new insight on the vision and pitfalls of modern technology:

    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/the-vision-of-technoc

  5. LexingtonGreen says:

    I was curious if there were going to be any row to the Pole type things this summer. I found a square rigger trip that might make for fun observation and mockery should they get stuck. Who knows. http://arcticnorthwestpassage.blogspot.com/2017/05/arctic-square-rigger-sailing-voyage.html?view=classic

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      With “record low ice” in the Arctic I would expect not an attempt or two but a huge race to the Pole …

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        … and I don’t mean something tiny like Amundsen vs. Scott but rather an armada of global warming kayakers in a mass race like the Oklahoma Land Rush.

      • Steven Fraser says:

        The land closest to the pole has the thickest ice, and is still 450 miles.

  6. Psalmon says:

    From 80 deg to 87 deg, the buoys are all well below freezing and the sun is almost at maximum…Page: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/northpole/

  7. AndyG55 says:

    MASIE is continuing to show the SLOWEST melt from maximum in its whole record (starts 2006)

    NSIDC is continuing to show the SLOWEST melt from maximum this century.

  8. Robertv says:

    “The American people don’t believe anything until they see it on television.” Richard Nixon, U.S. president

  9. Advocatus Diaboli says:

    Hopefully people are still reading this post instead of moving on to the next one, as I have a question: in the “Arctic Sea Ice Extent” graph near the top, what is the conceptual difference between the “Climate Data Record” and the “Operational Product”? Not sure what these terms mean.

    Thanks.

    • RAH says:

      The operational product has to be validated before it becomes part of the permanent record.
      Just conjecture here but I know that at times satellite data gets corrupted for various reasons having to do with hardware maladjustment or failure or the orbit of the satellite being perturbed. A few years ago they missed a slab of sea ice off Alaska that was larger than Texas due to technical difficulties.

  10. John Smith says:

    Do you post any comments from folks that do not agree with everything you say ?

    • tonyheller says:

      The only comments I block are spam or abusive comments.

    • gator69 says:

      Yes, he does. This is not an granto-alarmist site with obligatory bore holes, like the site Joe Romm ru(i)ns.

      A place for comments that would otherwise disrupt sensible conversations.

      http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/the-bore-hole/

      Tony knows more than enough about climate science to know that it is not settled, and that alarmists cannot hold up to open debate. So yes, the doomers, the alarmists and the grantologists all have their say here John.

    • Latitude says:

      John…all the time
      Griff, Rick, and La Nita come to mind right off the bat

      Why don’t you give it a try and see?…. :D

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