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The NSIDC #Arctic January update - Skeptical Science. Each month the National Snow & Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) issues an updated #Arctic Sea Ice update, and this week the January 2017 update has been published. 2016 has been and gone, and with it the impact of the cyclic El Niño warm phase has also passed.

The NSIDC #Arctic January update - Skeptical Science

You might perhaps speculate that some will latch on to that and suggest that arctic ice growth will rapidly rebound. You would be right of course. As an example here is a claim by Australian Climate Change denier Anthony Watts that popped up towards the end of 2016.. Since hitting its earliest minimum extent since 1997, Arctic sea ice has been expanding at a phenomenal rate. (about here is the right place to roll your eyes). OK, so let’s fact check and see if indeed the #Arctic sea ice has indeed bounced back, what does the latest NSIDC update tell us, has January been a normal Arctic January, and was 1997 the lowest ever recorded? TL;DR; … nope. Long Term Trends Tweets Are you a regular reader of our #Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis? Global Warming Data FAKED by Government. When drug companies are caught faking clinical trial data, no one is surprised anymore.

Global Warming Data FAKED by Government

When vaccine... When drug companies are caught faking clinical trial data, no one is surprised anymore. When vaccine manufacturers spike their human trial samples with animal antibodies to make sure their vaccines appear to work, we all just figure that's how they do business: lying, cheating, deceiving and violating the law. Now, in what might be the largest scientific fraud ever uncovered, NASA and the NOAA have been caught red-handed altering historical temperature data to produce a "climate change narrative" that defies reality.

This finding, originally documented on the Real Science website, is detailed here. We now know that historical temperature data for the continental United States were deliberately altered by NASA and NOAA scientists in a politically-motivated attempt to rewrite history and claim global warming is causing U.S. temperatures to trend upward. Nope. The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends. Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment.

The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends

But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic. It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken. But in fall of 2016 — which has been a zany year for the region, with multiple records set for low levels of monthly sea ice — something is totally off. The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia. Image obtained using a climate reanalyzer. What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise. Climate scientists tend not to report climate results in whole temperatures.

Instead, they talk about how the annual temperature departs from an average, or baseline. They call these departures "anomalies. " They do this because temperature anomalies are more consistent in an area than absolute temperatures are. NASA Says Antarctica Is Gaining More Ice Than It’s Losing & Here’s Why It’s Confusing.

According to a new study that was recently published by NASA, Antarctica is actually gaining more ice than it has lost.

NASA Says Antarctica Is Gaining More Ice Than It’s Losing & Here’s Why It’s Confusing

NASA made the announcement after their satellites examined the heights of the region’s ice sheet, and the findings are contradicting the claim (with more than decades of research behind it) that Antarctica has been losing ice and that this loss is and has contributed to a rising global sea level. The paper is titled “Mass gains of the Antarctic ice sheet exceed losses,” and was published in the Journal of Glaciology last Friday. (source) The authors of the study, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Maryland and Sigma Space Corporation, analyzed satellite data showing that Antarctica has actually gained 112 billion tons of ice annually from 1992 to 2001 and it’s been increasing ever since. According to Jay Zwally, lead author of the paper and NASA glaciologist: With that being said, Zwally also mentioned that:

Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses. An iceberg floats in Disko Bay, near Ilulissat, Greenland, on July 24, 2015.

Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

The massive Greenland ice sheet is shedding about 300 gigatons of ice a year into the ocean, making it the single largest source of sea level rise from melting ice. Credits: NASA/Saskia Madlener Sea level rise is a natural consequence of the warming of our planet. We know this from basic physics. When water heats up, it expands. For thousands of years, sea level has remained relatively stable and human communities have settled along the planet’s coastlines.

All signs suggest that this rise is accelerating. NOAA Refuses to Comply with House Subpoena on Climate Change Data - NOAA Refuses to Comply with House Subpoena on Climate Change Data A study done by NOAA scientists in July contradicted previous evidence that global warming was declining.

NOAA Refuses to Comply with House Subpoena on Climate Change Data -

The House science committee now demands internal communications related to the study. Last summer, scientists published a study that challenged the notion that global warming has been slowing down in recent years. Their analysis was based on temperature data that was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since that time, Congressman Lamar Smith has asked NOAA for the data and internal communications that were related to the study, but they have refused to hand them over. On October 13th, Smith filed a subpoena for the documents. World's Oceans Face Worst Coral Die-Off in History, Scientists Warn.

We recently reported on how Hawaii could be facing the worst coral bleaching in its history this year as surrounding water temperatures rise at unprecedented rates.

World's Oceans Face Worst Coral Die-Off in History, Scientists Warn

Now scientists are warning that it’s not just Hawaii but the entire world that is in the midst of the worst coral die off in history. A consortium of scientists today from the University of Queensland, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), XL Catlin Seaview Survey and elsewhere confirmed today that we are facing a third global coral bleaching event. Science publishes new NOAA analysis: Data show no recent slowdown in global warming. (Credit: NOAA)

Science publishes new NOAA analysis: Data show no recent slowdown in global warming.

NOAA: There Has Been No 'Pause' or 'Hiatus' in Global Warming. Just out in Science is a new article by Tom Karl of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center and colleagues driving another stake through the heart of the supposed “hiatus” or “pause,” i.e. what I like to call the “Faux Pause.”

NOAA: There Has Been No 'Pause' or 'Hiatus' in Global Warming

I expect this article will be attacked by climate change deniers who are unhappy to see the demise of a narrative they helped frame, a narrative that arguably took hold due in part to the “seepage” of contrarian framing into mainstream climate science discourse. Because the discussion of this matter has become so confused and misleading, it is worth clarifying what there is and is not evidence for. As I have commented numerous times before, there never was any “pause” or “hiatus” in global warming. There is evidence, however, for a modest, temporary slowdown in surface warming through the early part of this decade. Global Warming 'Hiatus' Never Happened, Scientists Say.

Global warming has not slowed.

Global Warming 'Hiatus' Never Happened, Scientists Say

The so-called hiatus remains just that—so-called. The world is warming as predicted and any apparent evidence that it is not doing so is a statistical illusion, according to U.S. scientists. Don't blame dairy cows for (greenhouse) gas emissions, new study shows. Forget all the tacky jokes about cow flatulence causing climate change. A new study reports that the dairy industry is responsible for only about 2.0 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions. The study, led by the University of Arkansas in association with Michigan Technological University, measures the carbon footprint of a gallon of fluid milk from farm to table and uses 2007 and 2008 data from more than 500 dairy farms and 50 dairy processors, as well as data from more than 210,000 round trips transporting milk from farm to processing plant.

It was commissioned by the Innovation Center for the US Dairy, an industry-wide group. The University of Arkansas addressed carbon emissions from the dairy to the milk in your cereal bowl. The Michigan Tech group looked further upstream. How Much Of California's Drought Was Caused By Climate Change? Scientists Now Have The Answer. Over the last few years, as California’s historic, four-year drought has intensified, scientists have found clues linking the extreme weather event to human-caused climate change. Huckabee’s Hot Air on Volcanoes. Mike Huckabee claimed that a single volcanic eruption “will contribute more than 100 years of human activity” toward global warming. This is far from accurate. Humans actually pump upward of 100 times as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year than all the world’s volcanoes combined.

In an interview with Katie Couric of Yahoo News (beginning at the 5:14 mark), the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate said he thinks “the climate’s been changing over the entire history of the earth.” Couric asked him if he believes that man contributes to global warming. He responded: Huckabee, July 28: He probably does, but a volcano, in one blast, will contribute more than 100 years of human activity. Huckabee gives volcanoes far too much credit.

According to a summary of evidence by the U.S. So that means, humans collectively are responsible for nearly 125 times as much CO2 entering the atmosphere every year as volcanoes. Volcanic eruptions can be powerful events. ‘The water table is dropping all over the world’: NASA warns we’re on the path to global drought. WASHINGTON — Drought-stricken California is not the only place draining underground aquifers in the hunt for fresh water.

It’s happening across the world, according to two new studies by U.S. researchers released Tuesday. Twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers — in locations from India and China to the United States and France — have passed their sustainability tipping points, meaning more water is being removed than replaced from these vital underground reservoirs. Thirteen of 37 aquifers fell at rates that put them into the most troubled category. “The situation is quite critical,” said Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the studies’ principal investigator. San Antonio Water System/Associated PressThis photo provided by the San Antonio Water System shows the Twin Oaks Aquifer Storage and Recovery site in far south Bexar County, Texas.

And it’s difficult to see it getting better soon. AP Photo/Jae C. US meteorological body finds global warming 'slow down' did not happen. Could Absolute Consensus on Global Warming Come in a Suitcase? (TNS) — NASA scientist Emily Wilson has big plans for a little gadget. The Top 6 Climate Change Problems. Source: Suspicious0bservers. No, Climate Change Is Not Experiencing a Hiatus. No, climate change is not experiencing a hiatus. Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming. How have we come to be told that global temperatures have suddenly taken a great leap upwards to their highest level in 1,000 years? In fact, it has been no greater than their upward leaps between 1860 and 1880, and 1910 and 1940, as part of that gradual natural warming since the world emerged from its centuries-long “Little Ice Age” around 200 years ago.

This belief has rested entirely on five official data records. UN Confirms 2014 Was 'Hottest Year on Record' Glaciers over 3000 years.docx. New Study: Two Thousand Years of Northern European Summer Temperatures Show a Downward Trend. In a paper published in the Journal of Quaternary Science, Esper et al. (2014) write that tree-ring chronologies of maximum latewood density (MXD) “are most suitable to reconstruct annually resolved summer temperature variations of the late Holocene.” And working with what they call “the world’s two longest MXD-based climate reconstructions” – those of Melvin et al. (2013) and Esper et al. (2012) – they combined portions of each to produce a new-and-improved summer temperature history for northern Europe that stretches all the way “from 17 BC to the present.”

And what did they thereby learn? As the international team of researchers from the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Sweden and Switzerland describes it, this history depicts “a long-term cooling trend of -0.30°C per 1,000 years over the Common Era in northern Europe” (see figure below). Northern Europe summer (June, July, August) temperature reconstruction. Vostok and the 8000 year time lag. Hottest year ever? Giant clam reveals Middle Ages were warmer than today. While government science and media begin the ramp-up to claim 2014 as the “hottest year ever” China’s Sea’s biggest bivalve shows that the Middle Ages were warmer than today, when Carbon Dioxide was lower. A daily record of atmospheric carbon dioxide from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. CRU Information Sheet no. 1: Global Temperature Record.

Climatic Research Unit : Information sheets. THE HOCKEY SCHTICK. Greenland Ice Melt Underestimated Study Says. CO2 in the Ice Core Record. Environmental Cost Makes Wind Cheaper Than Coal in Europe. Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists. Temperature record of the past 1000 years. Scientist: "We Are Living in the Steroid Era of the Climate System" NOAA: Temperature Data Shows U.S. in Decade-Long Cooling Trend. Government Data Show U.S. in Decade-Long Cooling.

Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions - How do we know more CO2 is causing warming? CO2 is just a trace gas. CO2 - the major cause of global warming. Instrumental temperature record. Latest Global Temps. Science & information for a climate-smart nation. How much has the global temperature risen in the last 100 years? GISS LOTI & NCDC Global Temperature Data Drop in February 2014.