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Eighth day in a row for absolute ice records in Antarctica!!

Eighth day in a row for absolute ice records in Antarctica!!

The Antarctic sea ice now covers an area that is larger than United States and Canada combined, or more than twice the size of Europe..S_bm_extent_hires (2)

Another way to look at the ice cover size is, if the landmass of Antarctica is included, the ice cover is larger than Asia.

The amount of ice over last years absolute record is larger in area than the country of Spain.

Notice the ice extent goes all the way up to the 55th latitude, where a change in the albedo from the ice has a substantial cooling effect since a large portion of the sunlight gets reflected rather than absorbed. At the 55th latitude the sun is now 35 degrees above the horizon. The sun in the Arctic by contrast is now only 10 degrees above the horizon at the 80th latitude, so the effect of the Arctic ice is much less important.

This will probably not be mentioned at the United Nations’ Summit on Climate Change September 23 in N.Y. Instead President Obama will say something like “warmest August on record”, referencing a press release from NASA, confirmed by NOAA. These were preliminary figures excluding the polar regions, but when they are included, according to NASA’s own data http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata_v3/GLB.Ts.txt  it was the eighth warmest August, and the 89th warmest month overall.

This highlights the importance of the polar regions to be included when calculating the earth’s temperature and energy balance.

Here are the 30 highest values in square kilometers since satellite records begun.

 

2014,    09,  19,   20.12703,   Absolute record since satellite monitoring begun

2014,    09,  18,   20.11297,   Record 2 days ago

2014,    09,  17,   20.05201,  Record 3 days ago   

2014,    09,  16,   19.91462,   Record 4 days ago

2014,    09,  15,   19.81305,   Record 5 days ago

2014,    09,  14,   19.75260,  Record 6 days ago

2014,    09,  13,   19.73444,  Record 7 days ago

2014,    09,  12,   19.62641,   Record 8 days ago

2013,    09,  30,   19.57892,        2013 final absolute record

2013,    09,  28,   19.57295,         2013 record

2013,    10,  01,   19.57088,

2013,    09,  21,   19.56010,        2013 record

2013,    09,  14,   19.55145,         2013 record

2014,    09,  11,   19.54671,

2013,    09,  20,   19.53172,

2013,    09,  27,   19.51465,

2013,    09,  13,   19.50511,         2013 record

2013,    09,  22,   19.50450,

2013,    09,  29,   19.50390,

2013,    09,  18,   19.50078,

2013,    09,  17,   19.49298,

2014,    09,  10,   19.48881,

2013,    09,  19,   19.48110,

2012,    09,  22,   19.47713,       2012 new absolute record

2012,    09,  25,   19.47159,

2013,    09,  16,   19.47074,

2013,    10,  02,   19.46862,

2012,    09,  26,   19.47649,

2013,    09,  26,   19.46622,

Source: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/south/daily/data/

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Seventh day in a row for absolute ice records in Antarctica!!

The Antarctic sea ice now covers an area that is larger than United States and Canada combined, or more than twice the size of Europe..S_bm_extent_hires (2)

Another way to look at the ice cover size is, if the landmass of Antarctica is included, the ice cover is larger than Asia.

The amount of ice over last years absolute record is larger in area than the country of Spain.

Notice the ice extent goes all the way up to the 55th latitude, where a change in the albedo from the ice has a substantial cooling effect since a large portion of the sunlight gets reflected rather than absorbed. At the 55th latitude the sun is now 35 degrees above the horizon. The sun in the Arctic by contrast is now only 10 degrees above the horizon at the 80th latitude, so the effect of the Arctic ice is much less important.

One wonder is this going to be mentioned at the United Nations’ Summit on Climate Change September 23 in N.Y.?

The Climate Summit September 23 in N.Y. is expected to gather 125 heads of State or heads of Government.

Notably absent will be Aussie PM Tony Abbott representing 1.12% of the world’s CO2 emissions, Chinese President Xi Jinping with 24.65%, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 6%, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with 1.48%, German Chancellor Angela Merkel with 3% and Russian President Vladimir Putin with 5.18%.

The absences represent about 43% of the world’s CO2 emissions. Of course, when it comes to real pollution, nobody beats China. A good day in Beijing would be an air alert in the U.S.

Here are the  30 highest daily values for sea-ice in millions of square Kilometers.

2014,    09,  18,   20.11297,   Absolute record since satellite monitoring begun

2014,    09,  17,   20.05201,  Yesterday’s Record   

2014,    09,  16,   19.91462,   Record 2 days ago

2014,    09,  15,   19.81305,   Record 3 days ago

2014,    09,  14,   19.75260,  Record 4 days ago

2014,    09,  13,   19.73444,  Record 5 days ago

2014,    09,  12,   19.62641,   Record 6 days ago

2013,    09,  30,   19.57892,        2013 final absolute record

2013,    09,  28,   19.57295,         2013 record

2013,    10,  01,   19.57088,

2013,    09,  21,   19.56010,        2013 record

2013,    09,  14,   19.55145,         2013 record

2014,    09,  11,   19.54671,

2013,    09,  20,   19.53172,

2013,    09,  27,   19.51465,

2013,    09,  13,   19.50511,         2013 record

2013,    09,  22,   19.50450,

2013,    09,  29,   19.50390,

2013,    09,  18,   19.50078,

2013,    09,  17,   19.49298,

2014,    09,  10,   19.48881,

2013,    09,  19,   19.48110,

2012,    09,  22,   19.47713,       2012 new absolute record

2012,    09,  25,   19.47159,

2013,    09,  16,   19.47074,

2013,    10,  02,   19.46862,

2012,    09,  26,   19.47649,

2013,    09,  26,   19.46622,

2012,    09,  24,   19.46327,

Source: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/south/daily/data/

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Antarctic sea-ice keeps growing and growing, now over 20 million square Kilometers!!. New absolute records set six days in a row.

The Antarctic sea ice now covers an area that is larger than United States and Canada combined. The amount of ice over last years absolute record is larger in area than the country of Sweden.

One wonder if this is going to be mentioned at the United Nations’ Summit on Climate Change September 23 in N.Y.

The Climate Summit September 23 in N.Y. is expected to gather 125 heads of State or heads of Government.

Notably absent will be Aussie PM Tony Abbott representing 1.12% of the world’s CO2 emissions, Chinese President Xi Jinping with 24.65%, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 6%, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with 1.48%, German Chancellor Angela Merkel with 3% and Russian President Vladimir Putin with 5.18%.

The absences represent about 43% of the world’s CO2 emissions. Of course, when it comes to real pollution, nobody beats China. A good day in Beijing would be an air alert in the U.S.

Here are the  30 highest daily values for sea-ice in millions of square Kilometers.

2014,    09,  17,   20.05401,  Absolute record since satellite monitoring begun

2014,    09,  16,   19.91462,   Yesterdays Record

2014,    09,  15,   19.81305,   Record 2 days ago

2014,    09,  14,   19.75260,  Record 3days ago

2014,    09,  13,   19.73444,  Record 4 days ago

2014,    09,  12,   19.62641,   Record 5 days ago

2013,    09,  30,   19.57892,        2013 final absolute record

2013,    09,  28,   19.57295,         2013 record

2013,    10,  01,   19.57088,

2013,    09,  21,   19.56010,        2013 record

2013,    09,  14,   19.55145,         2013 record

2014,    09,  11,   19.54671,

2013,    09,  20,   19.53172,

2013,    09,  27,   19.51465,

2013,    09,  13,   19.50511,         2013 record

2013,    09,  22,   19.50450,

2013,    09,  29,   19.50390,

2013,    09,  18,   19.50078,

2013,    09,  17,   19.49298,

2014,    09,  10,   19.48881,

2013,    09,  19,   19.48110,

2012,    09,  22,   19.47713,       2012 new absolute record

2012,    09,  25,   19.47159,

2013,    09,  16,   19.47074,

2013,    10,  02,   19.46862,

2012,    09,  26,   19.47649,

2013,    09,  26,   19.46622,

2012,    09,  24,   19.46327,

2012,    09,  23,   19.45940,

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For the Climate Summit! Fifth Day in a row for new all time record of sea-ice in the Antarctic!

The Antarctic sea ice now covers an area that is larger than United States and Canada combined. The amount of ice over last years record is larger than the country of Finland.

One wonder if this is even going to be mentioned at the United Nations’ Summit on Climate Change September 23 in N.Y.

The Climate Summit September 23 in N.Y. is expected to gather more than 120 heads of state.

Notably absent will be Aussie PM Tony Abbott representing 1.12% of the world’s CO2 emissions, Chinese President Xi Jinping with 24.65%, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 6%, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with 1.48%, German Chancellor Angela Merkel with 3% and Russian President Vladimir Putin with 5.18%.

The absences represent about 43% of the world’s CO2 emissions. Of course, when it comes to real pollution, nobody beats China. A good day in Beijing would be an air alert in the U.S.

Here are the  30 highest daily values for sea-ice in millions of square Kilometers.

2014,    09,  16,   19.91462,  New absolute record

2014,    09,  15,   19.81305,  Yesterday’s record

2014,    09,  14,   19.75260,  Record 2 days ago

2014,    09,  13,   19.73444,  Record 3 days ago

2014,    09,  12,   19.62641,   Record 4 days ago

2013,    09,  30,   19.57892,        2013 final absolute record

2013,    09,  28,   19.57295,         2013 record

2013,    10,  01,   19.57088,

2013,    09,  21,   19.56010,        2013 record

2013,    09,  14,   19.55145,         2013 record

2014,    09,  11,   19.54671,

2013,    09,  20,   19.53172,

2013,    09,  27,   19.51465,

2013,    09,  13,   19.50511,         2013 record

2013,    09,  22,   19.50450,

2013,    09,  29,   19.50390,

2013,    09,  18,   19.50078,

2013,    09,  17,   19.49298,

2014,    09,  10,   19.48881,

2013,    09,  19,   19.48110,

2012,    09,  22,   19.47713,       2012 new absolute record

2012,    09,  25,   19.47159,

2013,    09,  16,   19.47074,

2013,    10,  02,   19.46862,

2012,    09,  26,   19.47649,

2013,    09,  26,   19.46622,

2012,    09,  24,   19.46327,

2012,    09,  23,   19.45940,

2014,    09,  09,   19.45600,

2013,    09,  24,   19.44938,

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Fourth new absolute ice record in a row in Antarctica!! It’s not weather anymore, it’s Climate Change!!

The new record for sea-ice over the 2013 record now covers an area greater than Great Britain!

Meanwhile, the Climate Summit September 23 in N.Y. is expected to gather more than 120 heads of state. Notably absent will be Aussie PM Tony Abbott, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

But,  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Leonardo DiCaprio, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. He is their most credible voice since he got his big career break by being hit by an ice berg.

Anyhow, here are the new numbers for the 30 highest days. The 2013 record is number 5 and the 2012 record is number 20.

2014,    09,  15,   19.81305,

2014,    09,  14,   19.75260,

2014,    09,  13,   19.73444,

2014,    09,  12,   19.62641,

2013,    09,  30,   19.57892,

2013,    09,  28,   19.57295,

2013,    10,  01,   19.57088,

2013,    09,  21,   19.56010,

2013,    09,  14,   19.55145,

2014,    09,  11,   19.54671,

2013,    09,  20,   19.53172,

2013,    09,  27,   19.51465,

2013,    09,  13,   19.50511,

2013,    09,  22,   19.50450,

2013,    09,  29,   19.50390,

2013,    09,  18,   19.50078,

2013,    09,  17,   19.49298,

2014,    09,  10,   19.48881,

2013,    09,  19,   19.48110,

2012,    09,  22,   19.47713,

2012,    09,  25,   19.47159,

2013,    09,  16,   19.47074,

2013,    10,  02,   19.46862,

2012,    09,  26,   19.47649,

2013,    09,  26,   19.46622,

2012,    09,  24,   19.46327,

2012,    09,  23,   19.45940,

2014,    09,  09,   19.45600,

2013,    09,  24,   19.44938,

2013,    10,  03,   19.42935,

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Third day in a row for new record sea ice in Antartctica!!

New records for sea ice down under.

Obama! Look elsewhere for plunder!

CO2 makes it green,

To reduce it is mean.

It is worse than a crime, it’s a blunder.

Obama, Kerry and Hillary Clinton claim that “Climate Change” is the biggest threat to the world today, bigger than Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal threatened, bigger than North Korea and their ambition to build an EMP bomb, bigger than Russia and its ambition to rebuild the Soviet Empire, bigger than ISIS and their murderous rampages, bigger than the horrors in Nigeria. I could go on, but the irony is that CO2 is necessary for all life as we know it, and more CO2 helps stabilize the climate and improve our environment. The ecosystem is severely challenged by cutting down rain forests in Borneo to make bio-fuel plantations, making ethanol from corn just to name two gross examples.  See: /http://lenbilen.com/2014/02/22/co2-the-life-giving-gas-not-carbon-pollution-a-limerick-and-explanation/

 

Anyhow: here are the new 30 highest values for sea – ice in the Antarctic: (in millions of square kilometers)

2014,    09,  14,   19.75260,

2014,    09,  13,   19.73444,

2014,    09,  12,   19.62641,

2013,    09,  30,   19.57892,

2013,    09,  28,   19.57295,

2013,    10,  01,   19.57088,

2013,    09,  21,   19.56010,

2013,    09,  14,   19.55145,

2014,    09,  11,   19.54671,

2013,    09,  20,   19.53172,

2013,    09,  27,   19.51465,

2013,    09,  13,   19.50511,

2013,    09,  22,   19.50450,

2013,    09,  29,   19.50390,

2013,    09,  18,   19.50078,

2013,    09,  17,   19.49298,

2014,    09,  10,   19.48881,

2013,    09,  19,   19.48110,

2012,    09,  22,   19.47713,

2012,    09,  25,   19.47159,

2013,    09,  16,   19.47074,

2013,    10,  02,   19.46862,

2012,    09,  26,   19.47649,

2013,    09,  26,   19.46622,

2012,    09,  24,   19.46327,

2012,    09,  23,   19.45940,

2014,    09,  09,   19.45600,

2013,    09,  24,   19.44938,

2013,    10,  03,   19.42935,

2013,    09,  23,   19.42799,

2013,    09,  25,   19.42044,

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A second all time sea ice record for Antarctica. This time the size of Georgia!!

The new absolute record for sea ice in Antarctica is about 60000 square miles above the 2013 record!! This is about the size of the state of Georgia. Or the Country of Georgia!

Anyhow, here are the 29 highest daily totals for sea ice:

2014,    09,  13,   19.73444,

2014,    09,  12,   19.62641,

2013,    09,  30,   19.57892,

2013,    09,  28,   19.57295,

2013,    10,  01,   19.57088,

2013,    09,  21,   19.56010,

2013,    09,  14,   19.55145,

2014,    09,  11,   19.54671,

2013,    09,  20,   19.53172,

2013,    09,  27,   19.51465,

2013,    09,  13,   19.50511,

2013,    09,  22,   19.50450,

2013,    09,  29,   19.50390,

2013,    09,  18,   19.50078,

2013,    09,  17,   19.49298,

2014,    09,  10,   19.48881,

2013,    09,  19,   19.48110,

2012,    09,  22,   19.47713,

2012,    09,  25,   19.47159,

2013,    09,  16,   19.47074,

2013,    10,  02,   19.46862,

2012,    09,  26,   19.47649,

2013,    09,  26,   19.46622,

2012,    09,  24,   19.46327,

2012,    09,  23,   19.45940,

2014,    09,  09,   19.45600,

2013,    09,  24,   19.44938,

2013,    10,  03,   19.42935,

2013,    09,  23,   19.42799,

2013,    09,  25,   19.42044,

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And this is what Antarctica looks today.

Antarctic sea ice

Highest ice cover ever recorded in Antarctica! 19.62641 million square kilometers! Third year in a row for new records!

The ice keeps growing and growing: The freezing point of ice is a constant, so it must be getting colder. Are we looking at the beginning of a new “little ice age”?

Here are the amounts of sea-ice for 2014, 2013 and 2012 in millions of square kilometers.

2014,    09,  12,   19.62641,

2013,    09,  30,   19.57892,

2013,    09,  28,   19.57295,

2013,    10,  01,   19.57088,

2013,    09,  21,   19.56010,

2013,    09,  14,   19.55145,

2014,    09,  11,   19.54671,

2013,    09,  20,   19.53172,

2013,    09,  27,   19.51465,

2013,    09,  13,   19.50511,

2013,    09,  22,   19.50450,

2013,    09,  29,   19.50390,

2013,    09,  18,   19.50078,

2013,    09,  17,   19.49298,

2014,    09,  10,   19.48881,

2013,    09,  19,   19.48110,

2012,    09,  22,   19.47713,

2012,    09,  25,   19.47159,

2013,    09,  16,   19.47074,

2013,    10,  02,   19.46862,

2012,    09,  26,   19.47649,

2013,    09,  26,   19.46622,

2012,    09,  24,   19.46327,

2012,    09,  23,   19.45940,

2014,    09,  09,   19.45600,

2013,    09,  24,   19.44938,

2013,    10,  03,   19.42935,

2013,    09,  23,   19.42799,

2013,    09,  25,   19.42044,

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Record Cold for June in Antarctica!

The French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station, on the Antarctic coast due South of Melbourne, Australia, made famous by the award-winning documentary, “The March of the Penguins” has experienced its coldest June ever.Base DDU_aticle.JPG

According to a press release from Meteo France, during June this year the average temperature was -22.4c (-8.3F), 6.6c (11.9F) lower than normal. This is the coldest June ever recorded at the station, and almost the coldest monthly average ever – only September 1953 was colder, with a recorded average temperature of -23.5c (-10.3F).

June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).

Other unusual features of the June temperature record are an unusual excess of sunlight hours (11.8 hours rather than the normal 7.4 hours), and unusually light wind conditions. This also lead to a new record for ice anomaly, the ice extent was nearly the size of Greenland larger than normal.

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Antarctic ice excess at new record!! The size of Greenland!! It is getting colder.

The nice things about ice is that it freezes at a certain temperature, and it doesn’t change unless salinity or CO2 levels change. If CO2 levels increase it means an ever so slightly more acidic ocean which would lower the freezing temperature making it harder to freeze, but otherwise the freezing of ice occurs at the same temperature year after year and cannot be adjusted or “homogenized”. So when the icecap has grown the size of Greenland above its 30 year average in the Antarctic this must come as an inconvenient truth for the warmists.

Without further comment let us take a look at the official data:

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And the 35 year anomaly:

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There has been no main street media report about this to my knowledge.

If there had been a loss of ice in Antarctica the size of Greenland do you think the media would have been silent?

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