Saturday, April 24, 2010
You'll never read it in the mainstream media, but on Earth Day Artic sea ice extant was at its highest level for the date in 8 years. One would think that would be cause for rejoicing, but apparently nobody is much interested.
TH: heads up for keeping up. I happened to check it last night and also noted the highest at that date in years.I wonder how the Iceland volcano affects it: temp down by ash blocking sun rays, or temp up by ash on the ice accelerating melting.
Sea Ice Extent has the graph.
Here is the source data for those who wish to make their own graphs.
Yes, but, does that mean that the brave and selfless effort of the Lord Gore and his noble "settled science" warriors have finally begun to take effect?
Let's ask some unbiased person at, say, the NYT or Maxine Waters office who is responsible for the unbelievable turnaround.
Maps here (NASA site)
The amount of ice has risen from a low level. That's a good thing, but it's not any enormous amount of encouragement. Catastrophists predicted the warming would be terrible, and it isn't. But it's no great shakes of cooling, either. It weakens, but does not disprove, the AGW argument. It could also be mild evidence against AGW.
(Don't read this, JP.)
Standard bet offer: a new all time ice extent low will occur within the next five years, or no new all time high will occur within the next five years, based on the 30-plus years of data.