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Re: Climate Science Questions
« Reply #105 on: February 01, 2015, 05:07:22 PM »
You seem to be avoiding answering a perfectly straightforward question by pretending that your "significant digits" are somehow really important, when your original intention was to cast doubt on climate science with your trick chart.

The original graphic I referenced did no such thing, casting doubt on climate science. It just makes the point, very well obviously, that those pretending that the world is ending because of a change in temperature are being over sensitive to a thing that has always been going on.

And your interpretation is incorrect, the axis you complained about isn't the issue at all, what IS the issue, are the assumptions, processes and systems used to weld different datasets together.

This issue is well known, and is also involved in Mann's wonderful demonstration of the survivor effect in his creation of the Hockey Stick graph.
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Re: Climate Science Questions
« Reply #106 on: March 31, 2015, 12:09:11 PM »
"A team of US scientists looked at 18 years’ worth of satellite data and found the floating ice shelves that skirt the continent are losing 310km3 of ice every year. One shelf lost 18% of its thickness during the period."

Antarctic ice shelves are melting dramatically, study finds
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Re: Climate Science Questions
« Reply #107 on: March 31, 2015, 12:20:20 PM »
 Antarctica Records Hottest Day Ever, New Study Finds Rapid Acceleration of Ice Melt

Cole Mellino | March 30, 2015 10:08 am

The warmest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica may have occurred last Tuesday with a thermometer reading 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit at Argentina’s Esperanza Base on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, according to Weather Underground. The previous record was set the day before at 63.3 degrees at Argentina’s Marambio Base on a small islet just off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.

The Antarctic Peninsula experienced record heat last week. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Prior to this week’s record heat wave for the icy continent, the hottest known temperature in Antarctica was 62.8 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded at Esperanza Base on April 24, 1961. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has not officially declared last week’s temperatures as all-time weather records for Antarctica, but “the Argentinian weather service has verified that the temperatures measured at Esperanza Base and Marambio Base were the highest ever measured at each site,” said Weather Underground.

The WMO has traditionally had a more narrow definition of Antarctica, which only include sites south of the Antarctic Circle and not the Esperanza and Marambio bases. But even if the WMO doesn’t officially recognize the recordings, the message is clear. The Antarctic peninsula is one of the fastest warming spots on the planet.

The record heat coincides with the release of a new study from Science that finds “ice shelves in West Antarctica have lost as much as 18 percent of their volume over the last two decades, with rapid acceleration occurring over the last decade. The study found that from 1994 to 2003, the overall loss of ice shelf volume across the continent was negligible, but over the last decade West Antarctic losses increased by 70 percent,” says Think Progress.

The heat wave also coincides with Robert Swan and his 2041 team’s Antarctic Expedition, which wrapped up last week. The point of the trip was to document the firsthand effects of climate change, which was obviously very apparent.

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Fig. 1 Linear temperature trend from 1900 to 2013. The cooling in the subpolar North Atlantic is remarkable and well documented by numerous measurements unlike the cold spot in central Africa, which on closer inspection apparently is an artifact of incomplete and inhomogeneous weather station data.
What’s going on in the North Atlantic? 

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The North Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland is practically the only region of the world that has defied global warming and even cooled. Last winter there even was the coldest on record – while globally it was the hottest on record. Our recent study (Rahmstorf et al. 2015) attributes this to a weakening of the Gulf Stream System, which is apparently unique in the last thousand years.  :o

Full article by a credentialed climate scientist at link.
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