The BS meter just broke!
You really can’t make this stuff up!
H/t reader kevin a.
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More than 4 feet (120 cm) in some areas.
Almost double previous record.
Wind chills near -55 C (-67 F).
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Wind chill values as low as minus 60 C (-76 F). Hard to envision much ice melt at those temperatures.
9 March 2017 – Extreme Cold Warning for huge number of areas (see link):
A period of very cold wind chills continues. The coldest wind chill values will be between minus 40 C and minus 45C (-40 F to -49 F). Continue reading »
Beginning in 2003, software engineer William Connolley quietly removed the highly inconvenient references to the global cooling scare of the 1970s from Wikipedia, the world’s most influential and accessed informational source.
It had to be done. Too many skeptics were (correctly) pointing out that the scientific “consensus” during the 1960s and 1970s was that the Earth had been cooling for decades, and that nascent theorizing regarding the potential for a CO2-induced global warming were still questionable and uncertain. Continue reading »
Solar Forcing Of Modern, Historic Arctic Sea Ice
Only Slightly Less Sea Ice Now Than Little Ice Age
In a new paper (Stein et al., 2017), scientists find that Arctic sea ice retreat and advance is modulated by variations in solar activity.
In addition, the sea ice cover during the last century has only slightly retreated from the extent reached during coldest centuries of the Little Ice Age (1600s to 1800s AD), which had the highest sea ice cover of the last 10,000 years and flirted with excursions into year-round sea ice.
The Medieval Warm Period sea ice record (~900 to 1200 AD) had the lowest coverage since the Roman era ~2,000 years ago.