Another WWII plane found buried under hundreds of feet of ice in Greenland. Instead of describing the thickening ice sheet correctly, Popular Mechanics calls it a shifting ice sheet.
WWII P-38 Discovered Under 300 Feet of Ice in Greenland
h/t Kent Clizbe
Shifting ice doesn’t bury planes, but thickening ice does.
Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Budget: DMI
As the ice sheet thickens, the excess weight forms rivers of ice (glaciers) which flow to the sea. Climate alarmists watch these glaciers calve into the ocean, and cry.
Climate alarmists are Dark Ages mentality humans, working with 21st century tools to spread their superstitions.
I’m looking at what has caused the spike in temperatures in Canada the last five years.
There are only 85 stations in Canada which were active in both 1950 and 2017, and many of these have intermittent data during that time.
I found another flaky station, which since 2014 is reporting many fewer days, and seems to be losing all of the low temperatures.
It doesn’t take very many stations like this to create a large fake upwards trend.
I’ve been pointing out for several days that ice extent is hardly changing in the Arctic.
Index of /DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/images/2018/08_Aug/
It is starting to show up in the MASIE graphs. More heartbreak for Arctic alarmists.
Charctic Interactive Sea Ice Graph | Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis
These are all of the Canadian GHCN stations which have daily temperature data in both 1950 and 2017.
They show a sharp cooling trend before 1950, and a warming trend since 1980.
But the data is pretty useless for a number of reasons. The station count is too small.
The average latitude of the stations has moved further from the equator. This causes a larger cooling trend after 1940 than is realistic.
Like in the US, coverage and intensity of heatwaves has declined.
Because of the lack of data and poor geographical coverage, there is no way to establish a meaningful long term temperature trend for Canada – and anyone with an agenda can produce whatever trend they want.
As bad as Canada is, it is much better than most of the rest of the world. The US temperature record is the only large scale record with any validity, and NOAA massively tampers with it.
I have been analyzing the Canadian temperature record, and it is a farce. There are less than 25 stations in Canada with a relatively complete long term daily temperature record .
The average maximum temperature for all Canadian GHCN stations has plummeted since the 19th century, but the trend is meaningless because the average latitude of the stations has moved four degrees further from the equator during that time period.
If we look at only the stations which were active in both 1918 and 2017, they show a big jump in temperature at the year 2000. But there are some problems which make the trend meaningless.
First (huge) problem is that there are only about 20 GHCN stations in Canada which have reported consistently for the past century, compared with more than 700 in the US.
But here is the real killer. The jump in temperatures after 2000 is largely due to something going on at one station – Banff. Something went seriously wrong with that station after the year 2000, where almost all of the low maximum temperatures disappeared.
Without Banff, 2010 is barely warmer than 1940.
The yellow pin is at the latitude and longitude where GHCN lists the thermometer. It is almost like the moved the thermometer indoors.
You really can’t make this stuff up. Like just about every other country outside the US, the Canadian temperature record is a farce. I’ve developed some pretty sophisticated tools for detecting these problems, and I doubt that the people at Berkeley Earth, NASA and NOAA are even aware of how awful the global temperature record is.
The number of stations with long term records in Canada and their geographical location is much too small to draw any meaningful conclusions about Canadian temperature trends. You can get whatever trend you want by picking the right set of stations.
National Geographic published this map in 1971, showing the extent of Arctic sea ice at the end of summer.
We are nearing the end of summer, and the ice in some regions is more extensive now than it was in 1971.
Arctic sea ice volume is fourth highest since 2003, and melting very slowly.
This is why NOAA hides the pre-1979 sea ice data. It wrecks their Arctic melting scam.
1990 IPCC Report
NOAA wants you to believe that time began in 1979, the peak year for Arctic cold and Arctic ice.
The graph below explains how climate alarmists do their junk science.
August 13th afternoon temperatures have plummeted in the US over the past century, as has the frequency of hot days.
On this date one hundred years ago, almost the entire US east of the Rocky Mountains was over 90 degrees.
On this date in 1936, the average US afternoon temperature was 93 degrees. Kansas was 119 degrees, Oklahoma was 116 degrees, and Texas was 114 degrees.
On this date in 1944, two thirds of the US was over 90 degrees, and there were 100 degree temperatures coast to coast.
Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts
Tamino has acknowledged that my graphs are accurate, but says the data has to be tampered with because of changes in average station latitude. He also says we need to trust the experts.
USA Temperature: can I sucker you? | Open Mind
Rather than trusting the experts, let’s actually look to see if Tamino’s theories are correct. If we look at only the set of stations which were active in both 1918 and 2017, we see a nearly identical trend.
The average latitude of this set of 720 stations, has moved slightly closer to the equator, so it should produce an artificial warming trend and works against his theory. The average latitude changes, because not every station reports every day.
The percent of hot days at this stable set of stations has also declined.
Tamino also complains that I should include warming which occurred before the last 100 years, even though it had nothing to do with CO2. That theory doesn’t hold up either, because summer afternoon temperatures have declined since the start of records in 1895.
A few years ago, Tamino made a blog post saying that I was lying about increasing winter snow cover. He continues to bat 0.000, but his readers continue to believe his BS.
Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab
Tamino is making progress however, admitting that my graphs are accurate representations of the data. Data tampering by NOAA is junk science.
Let’s see if Tamino posts my response.