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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? #Arctic Sea Ice Extent - Mid Jan Update - Skeptical Science. Extent of Arctic sea ice in September 2016 versus the the 1981-2010 average minimum extent (gold line) NASA The Arctic sea ice extent has never been seen this low before at this time of year.

#Arctic Sea Ice Extent - Mid Jan Update - Skeptical Science

Right now in the middle of winter it should be growing, but it is not, the growth has once again stalled. To drive this point home, here are a couple of extracts from Michael Le Page’s Jan 16th article in New Scientist … 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

Climate Deniers' Favorite Temperature Dataset Just Confirmed Global Warming. February smashed monthly global temperature records, according to the satellite data analyzed by the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH).

Climate Deniers' Favorite Temperature Dataset Just Confirmed Global Warming

At the same time, a brand new study concludes that miscalculations explain why the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) satellite temperature dataset had appeared to show a relatively slow rate of global warming. So Ted Cruz and his fellow climate science deniers need a new meme to replace their “satellites find no warming since 1998” talking point, which replaced the “there’s been no warming since 1998” talking point after that one fell apart when 2014 became the hottest year on record — and again when 2015 blew away the 2014 record.

In fact, for those who live in reality, as opposed to in denial, satellite data, ground-based weather stations, sea-based buoys, and even weather balloons all reveal a steady long-term warming trend. The lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly, via UAH scientist Roy Spencer. Real-Time Carbon Clock Shows Climate Change 'Danger Zone' Is Imminent. Bloomberg’s Carbon Clock serves as an ominous reminder that carbon levels are rising rapidly.

Real-Time Carbon Clock Shows Climate Change 'Danger Zone' Is Imminent

Page 4 of The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here. Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state's Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest July day ever recorded in the U.K.; The Guardian briefly had to pause its live blog of the heat wave because its computer servers overheated. In California, suffering from its worst drought in a millennium, a 50-acre brush fire swelled seventyfold in a matter of hours, jumping across the I-15 freeway during rush-hour traffic. Then, a few days later, the region was pounded by intense, virtually unheard-of summer rains.

Hansen's new study also shows how complicated and unpredictable climate change can be. Eighty-year-old Roger Thomas runs whale-watching trips out of San Francisco. But their situation is precarious. 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

A curious cold spot in the Atlantic has scientists thinking their worst fears have come true. 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. They report in the journal Climatic Change that they applied “rigorous, comprehensive, statistical analysis” to the global temperature data and came up with this unequivocal conclusion. Greenhouse gases piling on heat, says British Met Office. Man-made global warming is set to produce exceptionally high average temperatures this year and next, boosted by natural weather phenomena such as El Nino, says Britain's top climate and weather body.

Greenhouse gases piling on heat, says British Met Office

"It looks very likely that globally 2014, 2015 and 2016 will all be amongst the very warmest years ever recorded," said Rowan Sutton of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, which contributed to a Met Office report released yesterday. "This is not a fluke," Sutton said. "We are seeing the effects of energy steadily accumulating in the Earth's oceans and atmosphere, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. "